January 9 According to a report by US media Heavy Sports reporter Sean Deveney, league executives revealed that multiple teams
The team is preparing for James’ possible forced application for a trade this summer.
Sean Deveney said that James just passed his 38th birthday and hopes to end his career in a winning environment.
During the offseason last year, buyers in the free market were caught off guard by Durant’s sudden application for a transaction. This time the executives will not repeat the same mistake, and they will prepare for James’ possible application for a transaction.
An anonymous executive said: "If you think there is a chance to get James, then we will try. We are preparing just in case. We all know it will not be easy, because there are many elements, the Lakers may still trade this year
, It may also reverse the situation. This summer, the Lakers have the opportunity to do something that James likes in free agency, which may change the prospects of the Lakers."
"Since James joined the Lakers, there has been a general thinking that James will end his career in LA because he wants to be an entertainment mogul, so he needs to stay in Hollywood. Now he realizes that his basketball career is only left.
Not many opportunities, but film and entertainment opportunities are not going away. He doesn’t want his career to end up missing the playoffs with the Lakers every year."
James has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, with a salary of $44.47 million for the 23-24 season and $57.63 million for the 24-25 season (player option).
James averaged 29.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1 steal per game this season.
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