Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has not discussed holding a potential free-agency meeting with the Golden State Warriors, or any other team, according to a report from Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.
An ESPN story posted Thursday morning suggested James would have an interest in meeting with the Warriors if they could clear the necessary space for him under their salary cap.
But as Vardon wrote:
“Golden State could not clear the space to sign James without tearing up its team through trades. The ESPN report suggested trading Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala to the Cavs in a sign-and-trade for James, as well as dumping Shaun Livingston and getting Kevin Durant to pick up the player option in his contract — which is akin to taking a pay cut.”
James and the Cavs (30-20) have struggled mightily in recent weeks, winning just six of 14 games in January. James’ numbers were down across the board for the month.
Several Warriors reacted to the report Thursday, with Durant calling the idea of James joining the team, “Bullshit.”
Also, Warriors general manager Bob Myers, while unable to address James, said that “the cohesiveness of our team matters to us and the continuity matters to us.”
The Cavs remain active ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, according to multiple reports.