LeBron James hasn’t made any decisions about his future. He has noticed, though, that he’s had very little, if any, communication with the front office. Same for his representation. James was in constant contact with David Griffin when he was general manager. There isn’t much to be said between James and owner Dan Gilbert as far as next season or James’ next contact goes, because James will deal with that at season’s end. When the team was winning 18 of 19, it sure didn’t feel like James had anywhere else to go. Having lost eight of the last 11 games, it’s easy to say “who would want to hang around for this?” Don’t let the ebb and flow of this season sway you one way or the other on James.
January 16, 2018 | 6:05 am EST Update
Marc Stein: One trusted source pulled me aside at the @nbagleague Showcase last week in suburban Toronto and insisted that the Cavs will “definitely” swing at least one deal before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. But is there really one deal out there that closes this gap?
With that in mind, the prudent route is to take on players — even if they carry larger salary obligations than the Mavericks would like — provided the Mavericks also can get prime assets in return. “I would say we are looking to use our cap space actively,” Cuban said Monday. “We will take back salary to get picks or guys we think can play.”
For a few fleeting moments, several Clippers dared the Rockets to come farther into the room, sources said. Security and team officials soon converged on the Rockets, pushing them out the door and back toward the visiting locker room, sources said. Ariza was described as the first one through the door, with Paul lingering in the back, witnesses told ESPN.
Michael J. Duarte: Mike D’Antoni said Blake Griffin hit him right before each got in each others faces and were issued technicals. #Rockets #ItTakesEverything