LeBron headed for free-agency?; Knicks in holding pattern on Sessions


The Knicks and Donnie Walsh seem to want Ramon Sessions, but not at the cost of valuable salary cap space to sign a max free agent next summer.
Now more than ever, after LeBron James essentially said yesterday that he plans to become an unrestricted free agent in 2010.

No, that doesn’t mean he’s leaving Cleveland, with the Cavaliers able to offer him more years and more coin than anybody else. But yesterday King James said he wouldn’t sign the extension the Cavs had offered last month, and wouldn’t pick up his own player option that’d keep him in Cleveland through 2010-11.

"I signed a contract in 2006 with an option. It would make no sense for me to sign that contract if I didn’t keep my options open. I’ll let you fill in the blanks,” James told cleveland.com at the launch of his new Nike Air Max LeBron VII sneakers. They were King James’ strongest comments to date.


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