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Brian Windhorst: "Door Has Closed" On Kemba Walker-Cavs Trade

Kemba Walker dribbling at the Charlotte Hornets center court

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 20: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up against the Atlanta Hawks during their game at Spectrum Center on October 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

LeBron James has just over 24 hours to decide whether or not he will opt in to the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's the question everyone is asking: will he stay or will he go?

If LeBron decides to opt-in to his deal and remain with the Cavs, he'll be playing alongside rookie Collin Sexton. Cleveland used its No. 8 pick in the draft on the Alabama star, but he's been the subject of trade rumors.

Sexton and Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson were included in potential trade rumors for Charlotte guard Kemba Walker.

Bill Simmons detailed a potential trade earlier this week. "One of the reasons Cleveland took (Collin) . Sexton is because they knew Charlotte liked him and if LeBron does decide to stay, they know they have the Sexton and (Jordan) Clarkson for Kemba trade sitting there," Simmons said on his podcast.

According to a new report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the "door has closed" on a potential trade that brings Walker to Cleveland.

Will LeBron want to play alongside a rookie guard during his 16th NBA season? That's up for debate, but one thing is clear: the Cavs roster needs another overall if they're to compete with the Golden State Warriors for championships (assuming LeBron stays).

In the next two days we'll know whether or not LeBron opts in to the final year of his contract with the Cavs, or decides to take his talents elsewhere.

Stay tuned for the latest free agency news.