LeBron is staying in Cleveland.
LeBron James is set to become a free agent following the 2017-18 season. The King was in the middle of an MVP caliber season when the Cavaliers started their slump.
Cleveland has lost 13 of its last 20 games. The slide is leading some to question whether or not the Cavaliers would attempt to trade LeBron.
Now, LeBron has a no-trade clause in his contract, so trading him is no easy task. James would have to accept a trade to a team of his choosing.
Before the season began many believed LeBron would leave Cleveland following this year, and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. That move is now up in the air — no one seems to know where James wants to be for the 2018-19 season.
LeBron, 33, rejoined the Cavs in 2014 and has led the team to three straight trips to the NBA Finals. In fact, James has been to seven-straight NBA Finals with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Right now, though, Cleveland sits at 30-21 on the season, 7.5 games back of the Boston Celtics.
The Cavs struggles have reportedly led teams to inquire about the chance of landing LeBron. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, LeBron won’t waive his no-trade clause.
Sources: As NBA teams do due diligence on his no-trade clause and potential of him dropping it, LeBron James is determined to see year through in Cleveland, focused on season and will not waive the clause.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2018
It seems every year we question the Cavaliers right around this time, and LeBron still finds a way to drag his team to the Finals. However, this year might be different.