Here’s where LeBron will play.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made headlines on Thursday when they traded a significant portion of their team. Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and Isaiah Thomas are no longer on the Cavs.
Wade is back in Miami, while IT is headed to Los Angeles to join the Lakers. D-Rose is likely to be released, thus being eligible to possibly join his former head coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota.
Meanwhile, LeBron James holds down the fort in Cleveland with a new cast of characters. The Cavaliers landed star point guard George Hill from Sacramento, and got more athletic with the additions of Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood.
The Cavs were in trouble before the trade deadline, but now look primed for a run in the Eastern Conference. However, much of the talk centering around Cleveland isn’t about their new additions impacting this season.
It’s about whether those new additions will convince LeBron James to stay in Cleveland past this year. LeBron is a free agent after this season, and no one truly knows where he’s going to land.
He’s been rumored to the Los Angeles Lakers, who opened up plenty of cap space to offer the star a max contract. He’s also been rumored to the Houston Rockets to play alongside Chris Paul.
Las Vegas has finally weighed in on the decision. Cleveland fans might not want to see this.
What team will LeBron James play for Game 1 of the 2018-2019 Season
Houston Rockets: 5/2
Cleveland Cavaliers: 11/4
Los Angeles Lakers: 5/1
Golden State Warriors: 6/1
Detroit Pistons: 10/1
Philadelphia 76ers: 10/1
Minnesota Timberwolves: 12/1
San Antonio Spurs: 14/1
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 9, 2018
Houston is the favorite, followed closely by Cleveland. Joining the Rockets likely gives LeBron the best chance of competing with the Warriors for a title.
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