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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: Don't Rule Out 76ers For LeBron Yet

LeBron James walking onto the court in his black Cleveland Cavaliers uniform.

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 13: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers walks onto the court during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cavaliers defeated the Suns 129-107. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NBA free agency is officially underway. Deals are being reported, even though they can't officially be signed until the end of the week.

LeBron James remains the biggest prize on the market. As he goes, so goes the rest of this class.

The Lakers are still considered the most likely destination for James, and the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going out quietly. They reportedly spoke with James and his agent right after midnight, when the free agency period kicked off.

The Denver Nuggets are apparently making a surprise run at James as well. It seems like the Philadelphia 76ers, who had been mentioned as a possible landing spot for James, are being put on the backburner.

But not so fast, says ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Speaking on SportsCenter this morning, Woj said the Sixers are "still in this" and can't be ruled out yet.

As we said yesterday, LeBron in Philly makes sense in two ways. First, he can play with two rising stars, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, which would take some pressure off him having to be "the guy" at all times.

Secondly, Philly is in the East, where LeBron stands the best chance of reaching the NBA Finals. He doesn't have to worry about facing the Warriors until the NBA Finals.

Will that be enough to keep Philly in the mix? We'll see.