Collin Sexton makes case for LeBron James to stay in Cleveland

Ruben Hill
June 22, 2018

After making their pick in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft Thursday, the Cavaliers will "continue to have a good dialogue" with LeBron James as he considers whether or not to stay in Cleveland.

The 33-year-old is not expected to reveal his intentions until after the draft.

The Cavs managed to get to the Finals for the fourth straight time, but they didn't have almost enough firepower to hang with the Golden State Warriors, who swept them and won their third title in four years. The confident 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is a proven scorer and he addresses a major need for the Cavs, who traded All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston previous year and spent all season trying to replace him.

There were worries Kevin Love could also leave the Cleveland team, who lost the NBA Finals to Golden State this year.

It's also possible that James hasn't made up his mind. I think hes looking for reasons to want to stay in Cleveland, ” Windhrorst posted @WeAreCavsNation. As a result, the Cavs have one of the oldest teams in the league. Although this offseason's trade rumors seem to be real this time around, the Cavs have seemingly shut them down, at least for now.

The Cavaliers drafted Collin Sexton at No. 8.

Immediately after getting the message, the Lakers, the Rockets and Sixers signified their interest in landing the much-touted best player in the world in their roster.

The 6-foot-2, 183-pound guard has athleticism to burn. In the postseason, James averaged a tremendous stat line of 34.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game, as a ball-dominant point-forward who spent most of the time on the court either setting his teammates up for scoring chances or creating buckets himself.

After finishing with a 21-61 record last season and having the lottery balls roll in their favor, the Phoenix Suns will be selecting first in this year's draft.

The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man. After the Cavs won the championship in 2016, James signed a two-year contract with an option for this season.

Cleveland certainly helps its case by drafting a young score-first point guard to potentially pair alongside LeBron James for the future.

He's been quiet, but there's no doubt he's watching.

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