Cleveland’s star is reportedly not happy with his team’s offseason.
It might be time to start panicking, Cavs fans.
USA TODAY is reporting that LeBron James is “frustrated” with Cleveland and unhappy with the team’s offseason so far.
James reportedly expected the Cavs to have an aggressive offseason that pushed them closer to Golden State. Instead, Cleveland has mostly stood still while losing general manager David Griffin.
From USA TODAY:
Expecting an aggressive offseason approach that would close the gap on the champion Golden State Warriors, James soon found his anticipation and optimism diminished after Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert dismantled the front office, declining days before the draft and free agency to bring back general manager David Griffin and vice president of basketball operations Trent Redden.
Gilbert’s decision left the Cavs without the franchise’s top two front-office execs at a critical time, and it left James frustrated and concerned about the team’s ability to put together a roster that can better compete with Golden State, the person with direct knowledge of James’ thinking told USA TODAY Sports. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.
James is going to be a free agent next summer. There are already rumors of him bolting for Los Angeles or Miami or somewhere.
This report is not going to distill them.