LeBron James to Decline Player Option

Lakers star LeBron James is likely to turn down his $51.4 million player option for the 2024-25 season, making him a free agent.

Rich Paul, LeBron’s agent from Klutch Sports, hinted at this move during a TNT Sports broadcast last month but later tried to retract the statement. If LeBron opts out, he can negotiate a no-trade clause if he re-signs with the Lakers.

This would give him more control over his future . Due to the Over-38 rule, any new contract would be limited to three years, though LeBron might only play one or two more seasons. In 2023-24, he averaged 25.7 points per game and continued breaking records by making his 20th consecutive All-NBA team and All-Star appearance.

LeBron’s Future and Lakers’ New Coach

Fans might wonder what this means for the Lakers’ chances next season. Woike’s report also talks about J.J. Redick becoming the new head coach of the Lakers after they failed to hire UConn’s Dan Hurley. A prominent figure in the Lakers organization was “never more shocked” upon learning about their secretive attempt to get Hurley.

What do you think about these changes?

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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