This summer will be full speculation and anticipation as we will witness some of the NBA’s best players becoming free agents and might possibly see a sudden power shift in the league.
There are plenty of game changing players that will be available come July 1st, but the two big-name free agents that everyone will be paying attention and watching their every move is the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
At this point in time, it seems like D-Wade will most likely stay in Miami if Pat Riley can convince either Amare Stoudemire or Chris Bosh to play alongside him with the Heat, but if he can’t then the New York Knicks or the Chicago Bulls have the best shot at signing him.
LeBron James on the other hand, has given no indication on what his intentions are for this summer, but he may have dropped a hint recently after being interviewed on Larry King Live.
Obviously, anyone who can get any information out of LeBron James about his future right now might have big paycheck headed their way and one guy that is good at doing just that is Larry King. Even though LeBron didn’t say that he was going here or there in his interview with Larry King, he did say that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the “edge” over all the other teams pursuing him this summer.
Personally, I believe LeBron James is done in Cleveland. After two straight seasons of failing to live up to expectations in the playoffs, I really can’t see LeBron being motivated to come back once again, but you never know.
In my opinion, the New York Knicks will be too tempting for King James to pass up as it is the biggest market in the league and he already has said his favorite place to play is New York. The Chicago Bulls are also an intriguing place for LeBron as they already have some talented players to surround him with, but he will be in the shadow of Michael Jordan the entire time.