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Spurs rumors: LeBron James would listen to a free-agent proposal

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 23: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on January 23, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 23: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on January 23, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Soon-to-be free agent LeBron James will reportedly listen to a proposal from the San Antonio Spurs, among other teams.

The San Antonio Spurs were linked to big names in the 2017 offseason, including Kyrie Irving and Chris Paul. Both went elsewhere via trade, so the Silver and Black lost out on adding a superstar to Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Well, there’s at least the possibility of this changing in the 2018 offseason. According to Bleacher Report, ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes told Los Angeles radio host Jorge Sedano that LeBron James would listen to proposals from the Spurs and Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Houston Rockets were all mentioned.

Free agency has apparently arrived five months in advance, with rumors set to take over the next rest of the winter and into the spring. Especially as James and the Cavaliers go through dysfunction, injuries and potential roster movement before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

James’ rumored willingness to listen to the Spurs means fans can expect a meeting between the two sides in early July. However, it depends if the organization has the cap space to fit his max contract, which the Spurs will not have unless Danny Green, Rudy Gay and Joffrey Lauvergne all opt out of their respective contracts and at least one eight-figure salary gets removed; Pau Gasol and Patty Mills would fit this bill.

It may be a multi-team race for King James’ services, though. The previously-noted organizations either fit land in a big market (Lakers), have superstar pieces (Rockets, Warriors), or are familiar to the future Hall of Famer (Cavaliers, Heat). So, it could be the battle of the summer to acquire his services.

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Will San Antonio stand a chance at James in the offseason? It’s possible, but it may take other movements.

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