LeBron James isn’t leaving the Cavaliers this summer. We just need to say that up front before some commenter makes a ridiculous leap. LeBron has said he’s going to re-sign with the Cavs, plus if he were going to leave he wouldn’t have waited until every good team had filled up their cap space.
That said, he hasn’t told the Cavaliers when he will put pen to paper, reports Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LeBron James has yet to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers when he intends to re-sign, league sources informed cleveland.com during NBA Summer League….
Team officials have reached out to the camp of James for an answer to no avail, sources say. However, there are some officials within the organization who don’t view the situation as a concern. James will eventually put the pen to the paper, but his hesitancy is unclear at the moment. The day of the championship parade, James told cleveland.com he was returning to defend the city’s first professional title in 52 years.
There seems to be lingering tension between LeBron and the Cavaliers organization, but that will not change the outcome this summer.
LeBron has some difficult contract decisions to make about the one-year deal he will sign, but he will sign. He will be back for a victory tour with a Cavs team that is a massive favorite to come out of the East and make the Finals.
Beyond that… it remains to be seen.