(Cleveland.com) – This time, free agency for LeBron James could be a drawn-out process or a fairly quick transaction. It all depends on how things shake out come July 1.
The contract situations of Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and to a certain degree Brendan Haywood are expected to be resolved before the Cleveland Cavaliers re-sign the world’s most dominant player.
James will take a wait-and-see approach while the Cavaliers tend to their housekeeping matters, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group.
The four-time MVP has a player option deadline of Monday, and he will decline to pick up that deal for next season.