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It appears that no one on the Cleveland Cavaliers is untouchable heading into Thursday’s trade deadline — unless you count LeBron James, that is.
Despite their issues, the Cavs are not looking to move their hometown superstar. And even if they were, according to Yahoo Sports, James has no plans to waive the no-trade clause in his contract.
As NBA teams do their due diligence on his no-trade clause and the potential of him dropping it, LeBron James remains determined to see the season through in Cleveland and will not waive the clause, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo went on to report that the Cavs’ recent struggles have teams “openly wondering” if James would waive the clause.
“However, James remains solely focused on competing for a championship in Cleveland this season and evaluating his future after the season ends,” Yahoo reported.
James, 33, is averaging 26.3 points, 8.7 assists and 8.0 rebounds in 51 games. But the Cavs (30-21) recently lost All-Star forward Kevin Love to a broken hand and have dropped nine of their previous 14 heading into Tuesday’s game at Orlando.
James is expected to enter free agency in July, enabling him to sign with any team.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.