HoopsHype Rich Paul rumors

July 7, 2014 Updates

Several NBA executives that are in Orlando for Summer League that tried to get an audience with James said frankly that they did not believe there was a window to obtain James away from Miami and that all the meetings and posturing from James’ side was more about agent Rich Paul using his uncertainty to get meetings for his other clients including restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Basketball Insiders

Rich Paul, the president of Klutch Sports, has been funneling belief into the organization that the Cavaliers are in strong position to lure James from the Miami Heat, sources told Yahoo Sports. For years, Paul has confided to people that bringing back James to Cleveland has been something of a mission for him, and he's encouraging Cavaliers officials to offer no restraint in the recruitment of James, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, plan on meeting with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in person early this week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. James is a free agent, and the revelation that he will be sitting down with Riley soon is surely comforting to Heat fans who have every reason to wonder if he may be heading elsewhere soon. USA Today Sports

July 6, 2014 Updates
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Joe Kotoch: According to one exec whose team has met with LeBron's agent seems like he's waiting Heat to make a move & they can't. Twitter @Probballdraft

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July 1, 2014 Updates

The question in the coming days and weeks will be whether there's any chance of the Cavs pulling off the seemingly-impossible free agency coup: landing LeBron James. Again. James' most recent maneuverings have led many around the league to believe he'll re-sign with Miami, but the Cavaliers are likely to speak with his agent, Rich Paul, about a possible reunion that seemed so unlikely when he left on the worst of terms via free agency in the summer of 2010. USA Today Sports

June 30, 2014 Updates
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James is not currently planning on being present in the initial meetings with teams that are recruiting him, a person with knowledge of his situation told USA TODAY Sports. Instead, his agent and longtime friend, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, is expected to handle the early conversations before James decides how to proceed. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process. USA Today Sports

The Suns are aware that landing James, let alone James and another superstar, is unlikely in Phoenix but their work with Bledsoe through his first season as a starter and a knee surgery and rehabilitation process has given them a relationship with Rich Paul, the agent for Bledsoe and James. Since Bledsoe played at Kentucky, he has developed a brotherly bond with James. Arizona Republic

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