Marc Stein of the New York Timessuggested Friday that James could try to recruit Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Don’t discount the idea that James could try to bring Paul with him to a team that can afford two superstars, such as the Lakers, because he and Paul really are that close,” Stein wrote.
Stein noted the belief from people in the NBA is that James’ top priority is “chasing championships,” which likely means he’ll head to a franchise in a better position to upgrade its roster than the Cavs.
The Lakers currently have $39 million in salary commitments next season. The NBA salary cap for 2018-19 will be $101 million with the luxury tax at $123 million, giving Los Angeles the ability to add two max contracts.
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