Report: Los Angeles Lakers Clearing Cap Space to Make Big Run at LeBron James in 2018

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With the Los Angeles Clippers‘ strategy to try and get LeBron James to play for them in the 2018-19 NBA season, the other Los Angeles team is reportedly laying the groundwork for that exact same possibility. That’s one take on the news that the Los Angeles Lakers will be sending former Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

James has a home in Los Angeles and is a potential free agent after next season, which could lay the blueprint for him to once again leave the Cavaliers. The departure of David Griffin as the Cavs’ general manager is something that won’t help such a rumor from fading away, given James’ public support of him in the past.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.