Cavs' eyeing Kemba Walker trade to keep LeBron in Cleveland

Cavs' eyeing Kemba Walker trade to keep LeBron in Cleveland

Cavs' eyeing Kemba Walker trade to keep LeBron in Cleveland

With an eye toward rebuilding - and maybe persuading James to re-sign this summer - the Cavs selected Sexton, the lightning-quick Alabama point guard, on Thursday night with the No. 8 overall pick.

Although Shaquille O'Neal has publicly said that LeBron doesn't need more championships to prove his status as the best in the world, it still comes to "King" James and his decision as he has made it plenty clear that he's chasing Michael Jordan's record of winning the National Basketball Association championship 6 times.

"That's probably all I can say at this point regarding him, but we don't take him for granted. He means the world to us and this franchise".

James has yet to inform the team about his decision this offseason, and will not do so before the draft as he is now on vacation with his family, ESPN reported.

James has until June 29 to exercise the $35.6 million player option on his contract for next season. "If you could somehow land a player like him in a trade prior to the draft ... shortly after the draft, I certainly think that would impact LeBron's thinking". Cleveland lost three of them to the Golden State Warriors. "I just grinded. Started at the bottom and came back up to the top".

The team needs a player that is able to lead, a player whose weaknesses the Cavs can potentially correct, build up his current strengths and grow new levels of performance inside of his role.

The 19-year-old lacks professional experience, but Altman pointed out that James dealt with that issue this season.


"What we're trying to be about in Cleveland right now is guys with great attitude, great work ethic, and who really want to be here", said Altman.

The Cavaliers own the No. 8 pick in this year's draft, with a number of forwards likely available to them.

Love posted impressive numbers in games 1, 2 and 3 of the Finals, with an average of 21 points and 12 rebounds. "I'm going to come in and learn and be the best player I can be on the court as well as off the court".

But history shows the Cavs can find a good player even lower than the No. 8 pick they now own. He had surgery, then didn't play until his final two games of the season. Young could maybe sell tickets and generate a little buzz in a way no one else in Thursday's NBA Draft (7 p.m., ESPN) could.

"We managed to get younger".

If there's no good landing spot or flawless landing spot for him then Cleveland maybe turns out by default to be the best place.

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