There are reports LeBron James is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season.
The move makes him an unrestricted free agent, although he could still sign a new deal with Cleveland. Free agency officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
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LeBron James has informed the Cavs he won’t opt into his contract. This decision is favorable to the Lakers chances, hurts the Rockets chances and the Cavs remain firmly in mix.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 29, 2018