Cavs superstar LeBron James could be on his way out of Cleveland once he hits free agency this summer.
According to various sources, the three time champion is considering the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers as potential landing spots this summer, if he chooses to not re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.st for when he hits free agency this summer.
With his current season being MVP worthy (27 points, 9 assists and 8.4 rebounds), LeBron will be looking for a max-contract and a team that can take him back to the NBA finals, again.
But will LeBron want to leave Cleveland again?
After struggling in comparison to previous years, the Cavs look like they have made moves for Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and George Hill, who have all brought some fresh energy and much needed bounce to a lumbering and thinly resourced Cavs team.
However, if James doesn't choose to re-sign with the Cavs, the Lakers, Rockets and 76ers all could be realistic options.
LeBron has a home in L.A, and like any big name, would be attracted to the purple and gold, bright lights and the simple fact it's Los Angeles.
The equally realistic (and in my opinion, the destination), is Houston. It was reported earlier in the season that inner circles in the Rockets organisation believe they have a chance to land LeBron this summer, thanks to them competing for the one seed in the West, having a potential MVP and the relationship he has with Chris Paul. And let's face it, a Paul/Harden/James/Tucker/Capela line up would be a dream.
The outsiders in this chase are the Philadelphia 76ers. Their young core have the chance to go far for a number of seasons in the weaker Eastern conference, and yet again, could you imagine a starting line up of Simmons/Redick/James/Saric/Embiid would dominate the East.
James undoubtedly will be the crown jewel of free agency if he opts out as expected. Whichever team is fortunate enough to land the four-time MVP and three-time NBA champion could vault into immediate title contention.