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“It definitely could. But only one person knows what he’s thinking and that’s ‘Bron. I think at the end of the day, we would love to have a long run, but that’s going to be up to not only him but all of us. And you know I don’t mean only the players, but the coaching staff and everybody. I mean, really getting on board and, you know, sticking to our schemes and playing great basketball.”
James holds a $ 35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season as part of the three-year deal he signed with the Cavs two years ago, per Spotrac.
In December, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst reported James’ desire to receive a max contract “hasn’t changed.”
Per Hoops Rumors, James can sign a max contract with the Cavs worth up to $ 205 million. Other teams can only offer the four-time NBA MVP a four-year deal worth $ 152 million.
James is coming off one of his best seasons. The 15-year veteran appeared in all 82 games for the first time in his career and averaged a career-high 9.1 assists per game.