It is pretty far-fetched to talk about LeBron James suiting up in a Clippers uniform next year. The Clippers already have around $70 million committed to their roster for the 2014-15 season. Furthermore, word around the league is that Blake Griffin is “untouchable,” meaning the Clippers will have to find a way to unload DeAndre Jordan’s contract along with some combination of JJ Redick, Jamal Crawford, Jared Dudley, and Matt Barnes in order to offer James the type of money he will command in free agency. While Jordan has blossomed into one of the more desirable centers in the league, none of those other players will be easy to trade (except for Dudley… who is downright untradeable at this point).
But what if LeBron James was willing to sign for the veteran’s minimum of $1,448,490? I know what you’re thinking: “It’s rumored that LeBron wants the max. So why in the world would he sign the veteran’s minimum?”Read More