Former Cavs’ GM David Griffin: 76ers Have “A Leg Up” in Landing LeBron James

LeBron James (23) drives to the net against Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby in 2018. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (9315656c)

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James will be a free agent in the summer and there are already numerous speculations about his future. While some say that he could stay with the Cavs, other think that he could take his talents to Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets or Philadelphia 76ers. It is safe to say that nobody knows where he will start his 2018-19 NBA season, but former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is the man who could have a good idea about that.

Griffin, who helped the Cavs to win the 2016 NBA championship, recently talked to Zach Gelb on CBS Sports Radio and decided to give his thoughts about James’ upcoming free agency.

“I don’t know what boxes he would be checking. I think staying in the East probably gives him the best chance to win a championship if he was going to leave Cleveland.” – he said. “Maybe staying in Cleveland gives him the best chance to get there, I don’t know. If I knew what boxes he was going to check, I’d have a better feel for it.”

According to Griffin, out of all candidates, the 76ers should be seen as the team that will have “a leg up” in pursuing LeBron James once the free agency begins.

“I do think it is significant, though, that Rich Paul is the representative for Ben Simmons as well,” he added. “So he’s going to know the organization very well, and I think that will certainly give them a leg up, because I know Brett Brown is somebody that you’re going to look at when you’re LeBron, and you’re going to look at Pop, you’re going to look at the coach in LA … all the teams he’s went to, coaching is going to matter. And I think because Ben has intimate knowledge of Coach Brown, that will probably help.”

LeBron James is currently displaying some of the best basketball ever seen in the history of NBA and giving his all to fight back against the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals. Although every basketball player in the world should enjoy this, the Cavs’ fans are the ones who should really cherish the James’ current display of inspiring basketball skills. Because this might be the last season he is wearing their team’s jersey.