Now that the NBA Draft is over, the basketball world will turn it’s attention to free agency.
The 2014 class could be one of the best of all-time. It will obviously be headlined by Miami Heat forward LeBron James. James has already made his decision to opt out of his contract public so he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Every team in the league will at least make some sort of overture to James because he is the game’s best player.
In 2010 when James became a free agent, he changed the landscape of the NBA by teaming up with big man Chris Bosh, who left the Toronto Raptors to join guard Dwyane Wade with the Heat. The Heat have won the Eastern Conference Championship in each of the last four seasons, winning two NBA titles along the way.
Now, James can do the same. The Houston Rockets could be the most enticing offer for James because they have guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard, which would give James young and more balanced sidekicks than he has now. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will all make serious runs at James.
Our friends over at Bovada have sent over their latest odds regarding James and what team he will sign with.
Where will Lebron James Play his first game of the 2014-2015 NBA Season?
Miami Heat 1/6
Cleveland Cavaliers 5/1
Los Angeles Clippers 10/1
Houston Rockets 12/1
Los Angeles Lakers 12/1
Chicago Bulls 20/1
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe last season.