LeBron James Reportedly Not Actively Recruiting Free Agents to Cavaliers

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 2, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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While players around the league are doing whatever they can to bring top free agents to their teams, LeBron James is not taking part in the theatrics.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, James is not actively recruiting any free agents to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is instead spending the weekend at a wedding for Phoenix Suns star Eric Bledsoe.

The idea of players working to bring in other players has become more prevalent in recent years, with seemingly everyone in the league involved in the recruitment of Kevin Durant last season.

Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Heat brought out five players in Saturday's meeting with Gordon Hayward, including Hassan Whiteside. Cleveland doesn't have the salary-cap space to add a max contract like Hayward would require, but the squad is still targeting players who can help win another championship.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the team already agreed to a deal with point guard Jose Calderon. David Aldridge of Turner Sports added Zach Randolph as one of the team's targets.

Without a permanent general manager or any help from James, improving the roster will likely remain a challenge.

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