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Cavs having 'good dialogue' with LeBron's management team

Cavs having 'good dialogue' with LeBron's management team

Altman said he has had "really good dialogue" with James' management team.

"I think externally things that may happen are more likely to keep LeBron there than anything the Cavs can do".

It is a big off-season for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they look to prove to LeBron James they can build a long-term contender around him.

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland.

Not counting James, Pluto says there are just two players on the current Cavs' roster that the team drafted: Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson.

Collin Sexton is going to wear No. 2 for the Cavs, previously worn in Cleveland by Irving. He played such a specific role with Kentucky, and I think with Kevin, people are seeing an 18-year-old, 6-foot-9 kid who has length and can score in a variety of ways.

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That was evident in the drafting of Collin Sexton, a 19-year-old point guard out of Alabama who while talented, is still raw.

Sexton averaged 19.2 points and 3.6 assists as a freshman for the Crimson Tide.

"I'm excited. He's a young guy", said head coach Tyronn Lue.

Bottom line is that he is a younger, much-needed upgrade over the likes of George Hill and Jordan Clarkson, and depending on LBJ, could make an immediate impact and be a legit candidate for Rookie Of the Year honors. While consistently averaging a double-double, making All-Star appearances, and being able to knock down open threes all while continuing to produce on both ends of the floor even though the power forward has been counted on to guard the opposing center at times, Love hasn't let any of that affect him.

Another league source pushed the notion of a trade for Walker one step further when it comes to the Cavs' chances of keeping LeBron: Acquiring Walker, the person said, "is the only way LeBron stays". "I don't ever want to grant somebody that". TO stands for team option, FA means unrestricted free agent and RFA means restricted free agent. After James' decision to leave The Land back in 2010 and join the Miami Heat, Gilbert wrote one of the nastiest public letters an owner has ever written in sports history.

Adding to the intrigue about James' future is a report via Ryen Russillo of ESPN, who appeared on SportsCenter alongside Scott Van Pelt after the Draft ended. That gives you a little more than a chance to compete for a championship. Anything. They have enough tradeable players and contracts that a rebuild may not take five years like it did for Philadelphia (the only other "successful" rebuild in recent memory, although time will tell if it works or not), and maybe they could get a jump on it sooner.