NBA Draft: Cavs Make The Right Pick In PG Collin Sexton

LeBron James is the centerpiece of the Cavs but he's also like a franchise unto himself

Anything. They have enough tradeable players and contracts that a rebuild may not take five years like it did for Philadelphia (the only other "successful" rebuild in recent memory, although time will tell if it works or not), and maybe they could get a jump on it sooner.

The Cavs need a point guard with energy, and the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder will deliver just that. That struggle was epitomized during the NBA Finals, in which Cleveland was swept by Golden State, with J.R. Smith's blunder at the end of regulation in Game 1 coming to symbolize James as Atlas struggling to hold up the sky.

There's still a chance James will return to the Cavaliers next season, but Stephen A. Smith revealed Friday on ESPN's "First Take" there's only one thing that could keep the National Basketball Association superstar in Cleveland.

James will be playing his 16th season in the league.

Rather, the addition of Sexton is the latest step of the Cavs toward a different era not seen since the days when Irving was drafted first overall in 2011, up until LeBron James returned in 2014.

Cleveland's starting point guards ranked 28th in points per game in 2017-18 (9.5) and last in assists per game (3.2), according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information.

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The Cavs had sent strong signals ahead of the draft they wanted to upgrade the roster with veterans, and they still can with some trade chips and their salary cap exception (which Altman said Friday he intends to use).

Altman said he has had "really good dialogue" with James' management team.

Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman said no matter what happens now, James had a remarkable and historical season and has "earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does".

All the arrows point to him bolting, but I know for a fact LeBron is trying to figure out if other stars around the league wanna come play with him, but come play with him in Cleveland, first.

While both Cleveland-and the rest of the planet that isn't watching FIFA World Cup 2018-awaits where the King will go, his present kingdom selected a possible apprentice known as The Young Bull who may one day inherit his throne. "And what was really encouraging about the workout is he actually shot it a lot better". "I don't ever want to grant somebody that. It's go time when you get on the court". That doesn't even include Clint Capela, who is a restricted free agent after a season in which he was Houston's third-best player.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that James' camp "liked" Sexton. He set the Alabama single-season scoring record for a freshman and was named the SEC Newcomer of the Year and the Co-Freshman of the Year with Kentucky's Kevin Knox.

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