With James’ reps and the Sixers meeting on Sunday, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, let’s take a look.
Whether the 76ers can sign LeBron this summer or not, they’re set up to contend in the East for years as a product of Sam Hinkie’s rebuilding process. Alongside Embiid and Simmons, the 76ers started 24-year-old Dario Saric and 27-year-old Robert Covington, both of whom will be part of the team’s core, barring a trade. Saric still has two years left on his team-friendly rookie contract, and Covington signed a four-year extension last fall that will pay him a reasonable $47 million after a renegotiation bumped up his 2017-18 salary.
From there, Rivers might get moved to third by a Willie Randolph bunt and then driven in on a Thurman Munson sacrifice fly or ground ball to the right side.
Sevy, your stuff is so good. Tell them. Tell them. And prove to yourself that [the struggles] aren’t you, and things will fall into place for you,’ Guidry said. Now look, it’s not because of me he’s become the guy. He’s worked hard, and now you see how good that kid is.Are the Sixers the best destination for LeBron James?
The focus now returns to the second line on the wing, with Rick Nash having announced that he’s unsure about playing in 2018-19. The trade market is full of options.
When Ryan McDonagh signed a seven-year extension for $6.75 million (starting in 2019-20), it signaled that the Lightning were likely out of the Tavares derby. Acquiring Tavares would have likely meant center Tyler Johnson ($5 million through 2024) and winger Ryan Callahan ($5.8 million through 2020) would have to be moved out to accommodate the hit.
Instead, they’ll likely remain, and the focus turns to fleshing out the blue line next year — with McDonagh, Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev inked — and dedicating funds to winger Nikita Kucherov, who will be a restricted free agent next summer.