There will be no drama surrounding LeBron James and his free agency decision this offseason.
James has signed a two-year, $47 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports. The deal contains a player option for the second year and will reportedly pay LeBron $23 million next season. He’ll almost certainly opt out again after the 2015-2016 season, just as he did this offseason.
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This has been the play for LeBron all along. By opting out once again next summer, he can take advantage of the salary cap increase that is forthcoming and sign a massive extension. In addition to securing as much money as possible, LeBron’s ability to become a free agent again can be used as leverage against the Cavs.