ESPN’s Doris Burke says LeBron wants to play off the ball more

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Monday night, Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon reported that "the Cavs' front office and James' camp have been in contact over the phone and in person, though there has been no meeting with James present, nor has there been any real dialogue as far as James' future is concerned".

While it doesn't look like a ton of big names will be moved, there's potential for a few teams to be busy on the trade market if the prospects they covet are available at the right price. Their pick is likely locked on Arizona center Deandre Ayton.

"Kemba Walker was dangled by Charlotte before the trade deadline", Begley continued "If you could somehow land a player like him in a trade prior to the draft ... shortly after the draft, I certainly think that would impact LeBron's thinking".

LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft.

Following Game 4 in the Finals, James said he'll factor in his family's well-being along with his thirst to win more titles into a decision that once again has Cleveland edgy.

The Cavs, too, have been secretive while general manager Koby Altman prepares for his first draft by consulting with his staff on what to do with the No. 8 overall pick, the one they received last summer in the seismic trade that sent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

Granted, if James re-signs, the Cavs - barring a near-miracle on draft night - won't be on the Golden State Warriors' level. Love, 29, has two years and almost $50 million left on his contract.

All of the above makes it nearly impossible to envision the Cavs being able to swing a trade for disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.

Love has two years remaining on his contract with the Cavs worth approximately $49.6 million, however he has a player option for the final year of the deal in the 2019-20 season.

"Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes", Love said. "Anything is possible. People have been saying that for the past four years".

LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal were teammates for a brief period of time.

"Somebody told me a long time ago - they said your book is already set [before the later stages of your career]".

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