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LeBron James | Forward | #23

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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LeBron James said that he has not retired from USA Basketball, and hinted that he'll consider suiting up for the US squad during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
"Every time I watch them, I wish I was out there," James said of the US Team. "I did not retire from Team USA, I just did not play this summer. So I still left the door open." James will be 35 years old when the next Olympic Games are played, and with how many minutes he's already logged through 13 years of NBA experience, it would be a bit surprising to see him take the court one more time for the US squad in 2020. As for fantasy hoops, LBJ is more of a late first-round target at this point in his career. Aug 17 - 11:44 AM

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Cavs sign F LeBron James.

The three-year, $100 million deal is official with the Cavs announcing it today. James was unbelievable against the Warriors in the NBA Finals, averaging 29.7 points, 11.3 boards and 8.9 assists. While he's one of the greatest ever, LeBron is likely looking at some rest days down the stretch during the regular season. His value in reality is more than it is in fantasy these days.
Aug 12 - 7:44 PM

LeBron James has a player option for the third year of his deal.

It's a three-year, $100 million deal, but there's a good chance that he opts out after the second year to take advantage of the rising salary cap once again. Standard-league owners should target James towards the end of the first round.
Aug 12 - 10:22 AM

LeBron James confirmed in a video posted on Uninterrupted that he will indeed re-sign with the Cavs as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

James privately informed Cleveland management of his intentions back in July, but now he's made the public proclamation that he will be returning the state of Ohio to defend the Larry O'Brien trophy as a member of the Cavaliers. The contract will reportedly be a three-year deal worth $100 million, with him earning $33 million this upcoming season, which is the highest single-season NBA salary in NBA history. He should be off the board towards the end of the first round on draft day.
Aug 11 - 5:21 PM

LeBron James said he's motivated by chasing Michael Jordan.

This certainly won't do anything to quell the LeBron-Jordan comparisons. "My motivation," James said in an interview with Sports Illustrated, "is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago." Chasing Jordan aside, James will enter the 2016-17 season rested after not playing in the Summer Olympics and should be an option in the later part of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 2 - 11:33 AM

LeBron James has informed the Cavaliers that he will re-sign with Cleveland this summer.

Coming off an emotional championship victory, James was never expected to entertain offers from other teams. He's in no rush to sign a deal and still needs to meet with his agent to survey his contract options -- in all likelihood he'll sign a deal that includes a player option next summer, to maximize his long-term salary. In the meantime, the Cavs are still working to retain unrestricted free agent J.R. Smith.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 18 - 2:27 PM

LeBron James has yet to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers when he intends to re-sign.

Team officials have reached out to James for an answer, but they haven't received a response yet. However, some officials within the organization don't view this as a concern, especially since James said during their championship parade that he will be back in Cleveland next season. Additionally, James' agent has been telling opposing teams that his client will remain with the Cavs. Expect James to re-sign soon.
Jul 9 - 11:37 AM

LeBron James' agent has been telling interested teams that James will remain a Cavalier, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Teams have been calling James as he's still technically a free agent, but his agent Rich Paul has been telling teams LeBron will stay with the Cavs. While James isn't a top-3 fantasy asset anymore, he's still worth a pick in the latter half of the first round on draft day.
Jul 5 - 12:22 PM

LeBron James will likely sign another two-year deal with an opt out on Year-2 this offseason.

James declined to pickup his player option for the 2016-17 season, but he did so for financial reasons, and there is absolutely no indication that he has thought about leaving Cleveland. If James does indeed sign another short-term contract with the Cavs, it'll set him up to sign the largest contract in NBA history next summer.
Jun 29 - 1:33 PM

LeBron James will decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

It's an easy decision for James considering the salary cap will jump up to $94 million next season. James recently said that he isn't planning on leaving Cleveland, but signing another two-year deal with an opt-out clause in 2017 would make the most sense since the cap will expand again.
Jun 28 - 11:39 PM

LeBron James has informed Team USA that he will not participate during the 2016 Olympic Games.

After what James just accomplished, it's far from surprising to see him sit out the 2016 Olympic Games. He'll use the offseason to rest his body up as the Cavs attempt to repeat. James ranked No. 9 overall in 9-cat leagues after the 2015-16 season, so he'll be more of a late-first round target on draft day.
Jun 23 - 5:12 PM

LeBron James told reporters that he is leaning towards not playing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

James just finished a taxing 2015-16 season, so his inclination to pass on the Olympics comes as no surprise. The 31-year-old is all but a lock to return to the Cavaliers to defend their championship in 2016-17 and will assume his normal spot as a first-round option fantasy drafts.
Jun 23 - 12:07 PM

LeBron James said that he has "no plans" to leave the Cavs as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told cleveland.com, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs' championship parade through downtown Cleveland. "Obviously my agent will take care of all the logistical things but, I'm happy. I've got no plans to go nowhere at this point." James will likely opt out of his deal, and it'll be interesting to see if he signs another one-year with an opt out, or if he decides to just sign a long-term max-contract. Either way, he's not going anywhere.
Jun 22 - 12:22 PM

According to The Vertical, LeBron James is leaning toward not competing at the Olympics.

He hasn't informed Team USA of his decision yet, but team officials are planning to be without him. It makes sense for James to get some rest after a grueling NBA Finals, and he will likely join a long list of superstars who won't play in the Olympics such as Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and James Harden.
Jun 20 - 12:37 PM

The Cavaliers won their first ever NBA championship during an instant-classic Game 7 on Sunday, led by LeBron James' 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and two steals in 47 minutes.

LeBron's legacy is constantly in the spotlight but hopefully that narrative will be put to rest after a phenomenal 2016-17 campaign. LBJ helped his team rally from a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in NBA Finals history, pushing his career Finals record to 3-4 in the process. He unanimously won the Finals MVP, and the city of Cleveland will be buzzing for weeks after earning their first major sports championship since 1964. LeBron has a player option this summer and while he might sign a longer-term contract, it's safe to say that he's not going anywhere.
Jun 19 - 10:42 PM