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LEBRON JAMES OPTS OUT OF CAVS DEAL BECOMING A FREE AGENT

LEBRON JAMES OPTS OUT OF CAVS DEAL BECOMING A FREE AGENT
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James declined his player option for the 2015-16 NBA season Sunday, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. It’s a decision that was expected as he seeks to maximize his contract while waiting for the league’s new television deals to take effect in 2016. Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, citing league sources, reported Friday that “James will take a wait-and-see approach while the Cavaliers tend to their housekeeping matters.” The bottom line is it’s a smart financial move to ensure he’s a free agent after next season. Despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, James enjoyed a terrific first season back in Cleveland after a four-year journey in Miami that yielded a pair of championships. The 30-year-old Ohio native averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 69 games during the regular season. Although his efficiency was down a bit—he posted his lowest field-goal percentage since the 2007-08 campaign—he remained among the best players in the league. He ranked inside the top eight in player efficiency rating, value added and estimated wins added, according to ESPN. The bottom line is it’s a smart financial move to ensure he’s a free agent after next season. Despite losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, James enjoyed a terrific first season back in Cleveland after a four-year journey in Miami that yielded a pair of championships. The 30-year-old Ohio native averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 69 games during the regular season. Although his efficiency was down a bit—he posted his lowest field-goal percentage since the 2007-08 campaign—he remained among the best players in the league. He ranked inside the top eight in player efficiency rating, value added and estimated wins added, according to ESPN.