Every team in the NBA is going to put their bid in for LeBron this summer, though he’s never indicated he’s going to leave Cleveland. Still, expect to hear all kinds of wild ways teams will be looking to separate themselves for King James’ affections.
A HUGE Part of many successful free-agency pitches will be the subtle & non-subtle player-on-player recruitment efforts. I’m sure LeBron won’t struggle with this, but one of the most important aspects of a player’s free-agency visit is the player leaving the city feeling wanted. Not just by the organization, but by the players alongside going to battle night in and night out.
When Kevin Durant left OKC for Golden St., Draymond Green, Steph Curry, & others made it clear during the summer that Durant was the missing piece to a juggernaut. In essence, they stroked his ego.
This brings me back to the impending summer of LeBron. We’ve already seen other players & front office personnel slyly hint at going after James, & now count San Antonio Spur Danny Green as the latest to shoot his shot at him.
While appearing on Chris Broussard’s podcast, In the Zone, Green made it clear there was a place in San Antonio for LeBron, should he choose to join the squad:
via Slam Online:
How would you see LeBron fitting in to the Spurs culture?
Green: “Obviously, they’ll make it work. They’ll find a way, I’m sure. I think he’ll fit in perfectly.” […]
“For him, not just us, but any team where they have good coaching or a good organization or a good surrounding or a good foundation, I think we’ll take him in and a win a lot of games and also be a contender.
“He himself can make any team a contender. Being in the Spurs organization, obviously with Pop, and depending on who they’ll be able to keep—
“If they can still keep Kawhi and [LaMarcus Aldridge] and those foundational pieces, it would be interesting to see.”
Flip the page for the entire episode, the LeBron talk begins around the 42 minute mark: