The NBA Finals are over, but that doesn’t mean the Cavs and LeBron James are not in the news. LeBron is expected to once again work out a one-year contract with a player option for the 2016-17 season. Doing so would allow him to again hold the leverage next summer and sign a new deal after the league’s salary cap and maximum salaries rise due to the NBA’s massive new TV contract. He’s expected to wait until the Cavaliers resolve situations with Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Brendan Haywood’s non-guaranteed contract and J.R. Smith before making his new deal official.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals last night when midseason pickup J.R. Smith dumped in 28 points on a Cavs playoff record eight three-pointers! With injuries continuing to plague the Cavs we’re going to need continued contribution from the likes of Smith and Dellavedova.
The Cavs and Hawks go at it in Game #2 in Atlanta on Friday May 22nd @ 8:30 PM. Let’s Go Cavs!!!