If he stayed in Cle., went to NY, went to CHI., or went to NJ? Pick one for All scenarios
A- Next yr.
B-2 yrs from now
C-3 yrs from now
D-4 yrs from now
E-5+yrs from now
You left out if he went to Miami - a possibility. And it all depends on who goes to those places with him.
Given what we know now, though Chicago is his best bet out of those choices. I don't think he'd ever get one in New Jersey.
If NY could get Chris Bosh and keep Wilson Chandler and Gallo?
NY could get LeBron and then we could go from 29 wins to 50-55 wins.
Cleveland - Maybe next 2 years...
Knicks - depends, if he goes to NY its gonna be with someone else, lets say its Chris Bosh, then 1 year, but if hes by himself, or with a much lesser talent than Bosh, it could be 3-4 years....
Chicago - Noah, Rose, James, next year...
NJ - Harris, Lopez, James, maybe a improved T-Will, and a D. Favors, maybe next year or 2
Miami - James, Wade, Beasley, I wonder how that'll work, but i'll say next year
I mean its absolutely impossible to predict, for all we know, he could retire without a ring..
Thanks for being the only one to make an attempt, Magikknick. I know there are alot of if's but just make an educated/uneducated guess
I don't think
PG - X
SG - Chandler
SF - Gallo
PF - James
C - Bosh
would be a good team at all they're all forwards who need the ball to score.
Cleveland - 4+ years from now...They're aging, capped out, & don't have the assets to improve the team.
Knicks - 4+ years from now...Bosh compliments James very well, but they don't have anybody else that compliments them, nor do they have any draft picks. It will take years before they can add enough serviceable guys with the mid-level exception to be a Championship competitor.
Chicago - 2 years...It will take time to mesh, although I'm not sold on Rose & James meshing well. They'll at least need to add a sharpshooter or two to the team.
NJ - 3 years...They'll need time for Favors to develop & to get some reliable shooting from the guard position. It could be sooner if they trade #3 for a more immediate impact player, most likely at one of the guard positions.
Miami - 3 years...It'll take time & a serious ego manager to get the two "Alpha Dogs" to play well together. I just can't see this as a realistic possibility.
i dont see him ever being a winner he doesnt have that killer instinct such as a kobe or a mj i think indvidually best offensive player in the game but he doesnt make those aroudn him any better once again like kobe does or jordan did
I think if Lebron goes to the Knicks and by that 3rd year Knicks will have enough fire power to win one. Knicks can get any player they want once they get their blue prints down. They will not worry about being 50 million or so over the cap if they have a nucleous of Bosh and Lebron. It takes time to build a winner unless you get lucky like Boston and have two all star caliber player come to you for cheap.
I say cheap meaning Boston did not give up much to get both players. Minny gave up Garnett for Jefferson and some role players. Ray Allen was had for a 5th round pick which helped OKC long term but gave Boston help in the present. They did not have to give up Rondo or Pierce to get this done. Garnett was a upgrade over Jefferson. Ray Allen was an upgrade over whoever they had. They drafted well. They won it. They also got a defensive minded coach to give them a system to take advantage of the strengths of his players. They would not have been as good if not for Garnett and the development of Perkins and Rondo
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Cleveland - 5+, I honestly don't think he'd ever win in Cleveland. His team is aging and I just feel like they rely on him way to much when under pressure. They just don't work well together.
NY - 1 with another star player, 3 without. I don't know why everyone throws out the possibility of him coming to New York. All you ever hear about is Miami and Chicago. LeBron and Bosh together would make them instant contenders, but not the favorites out of the East in the first year. As for the comments above stating how the players the Knicks have are compatible with James, I have to disagree. Gallo does NOT need to handle the ball to score. I actually think he would be a better sidekick than Bosh. Yes Bosh is way better right now than Gallo, but Gallo would give James three after three. James would have the option to kick out the ball to Gallo when penetrating to the basket. Plus Gallo is just getting better and better after every game. Chandler is also very talented and would need the ball more, but I don't think it would effect the flow of the offense. Lastly, Douglas is a hard nosed defender and is also shot a very good percentage from 3 this year. I really don't know why people just discredit New York as a destination.
Chicago - 2+, I just don't know how well James and Rose will work. They both need the ball, and I don't see Rose being as effective without the ball in his hands controlling the offense. Noah, however, is a great player to have around James. He's a better version of Varejao, with better offensive and defensive skills. He also has the heart. Deng and Hinrich are also good, but not great players around James. If he does go to Chicago, it will take time for the team to adjust.
Miami - 2+, If James comes to Miami, then Beasley has to go. There is no way James, Wade, and Beasley can all play on one team. Wade and James would work though. Both players would be mature enough to split control of the offense, and both just want to win. If Miami could retain Richardson and Haslem, then even better. I just don't think Miami would have the greatest bench to really reach the NBA finals in one year. However, with James and Wade together anythings possible.
New Jersey - 3+, They have alot of pieces, but they are still very very young. Harris is a talented point guard and does have experience, but Lopez and Williams, two very key players, don't have playoff experience. Lee and Harris are the only two who have played in a playoff game. James going to the Nets would instantly make them better, but they wouldn't be as big of contenders as everyone thinks they'll be. The 3rd pick also works in their favor, but if they go with Favors, then they will have to wait for him to hopefully reach his full potential.
Bulls 2 years....1st year they will give it a good run, the year after they might make it to the ship.
Knicks 3+ years ....Even with 2 studs, not sure his supporting cast would be good enough
Heat 2 years....I think LeBron wants to be the man, rather then sharing the spotlight
Nets 3+ years...supporting cast way to young, havent even sniffed the playoffs yet
Clippers 2-3 years....Again, dont think LeBron wants to share spotlight with Kobe...but their team would be solid.
I like how many people are saying Knicks wont have enough of a supporting cast.
Gallo, Chandler, Walker, TD are all very good complimentary players that work well with a superstar. Gallo basically in his rookie season proved to be one of the best shooters in the league while playing with ball hogs and bums like duhon and harrington. He also has a winners mentailty and a lot of heart, better defender that people give him credit for. If you put a distributor who draws double teams like Lebron next to Gallo he can easily be a number 2 option on a deep championship contending team. On the Knicks he would be 3rd since a second max would come. TD, the biggest knock on him is hes not a playmaker- well guess what Lebron is and TD does everything else well, great shooter and defender. Chandler also very young played the whole season hurt and was still very effective look for him to be better next year. Walker is also a great bench player. After that they will probably buy a late 1st round pick. That rounds the roster out to 7 players. Then Eddy Curry is a huge expiring contract that can be used to acquire a very good player (Okafor caliber) with a bad contract. That gives you a solid 8 man rotation. To solidify the bench they still have some 2nd round picks and at least one decent bench player will come for the veterans minimum (Kurt Thomas, Grant Hill type). Maybe McGrady still has something left and swallows his pride and becomes a bench player for the veterans minimum as well. That makes a very solid roster in my opinion that has about 10 capable players.
A possible roster:
Thats a championship caliber team.
i have to say 2 yrs becuz i jus dont see a player who will be able to stop lebron or hault is goal of getting a ring by then. Kobe will be old and i think his game will fall off enough to where bron wil finally get wat he wants
really too many variables obviously. People act like becasue lebron is great or even the best player that a title is inevitable. Lots of things have to come together. Obvioulsy any of those teams you mentioned have the assests to build a winner around him, but its too hard to say it will result in a title.
Lehype= Dominque Wilkins, he will never win a ring. He doesn't make players around him better, and he is lacking a post game.Lebron also doesn't have that killer instinct necessary to be a champ. The only teams that will have a shot a Lebron next year will be the Cavs and the Mavs. Knicks fans give it a rest please, it aint happenin.
People keep sleeping on Lebron going to the Mavs, they have players to complete a sign and trade such as Caron Butler and Marion.
James/Marion on the bench
If he stays on the Cavs they will trade Delonte West for Joe Johnson(Knicks fans better hope he goes to Dallas so that Johnson goes to New York)
You have no credibility whatsoever...Why do you post such nonsense? Do you really need attention that badly?
DID YOU JUST SAY DELONTE WEST FOR JOE JOHNSON?!?!?!?!
what the hell is wrong with you?
And Lebron for Butler (who was dumped for garbage) and an overrated Marion who is getting old and has really been nothing special lately??
Just stop it, you should be banned from posting.
people are really sleeping on what Lebron can do for Gallo
"In this ESPN Insider piece laying out the Knicks’ free agent sales pitch, Chad Ford says the Knicks’ current supporting cast will be a big part of the courtship:
"The idea is to let LeBron or Wade handle the ball and surround them with long, athletic players who can spread the floor, opening up the lane for penetration and kickouts. In a column last week, John Hollinger used a statistical breakdown to describe a similar strategy, and the Knicks concur ...
"In particular, the Knicks believe 21-year-old Danilo Gallinari, who was second in the NBA in 3-pointers made (186-for-488, 38.1 percent), and 23-year-old Wilson Chandler, a slashing wing player who shot 52.4 percent on field goals inside the arc, would thrive alongside a star playmaker."
Chandler may be a fantastic finisher at the rim, but the real carrot here is Gallinari. He will help usher in a new, more efficient brand of Knicks basketball, a style that made Mike D’Antoni the most sought after coach in the game.
Knicks fans might glance at Gallinari’s .423 field goal percentage and counter with skepticism, but reducing Gallinari down to that one number completely ignores why he’s one of the most valuable commodities in the game. Guess how many players in the history of the NBA have maintained a .381 3-point percentage on at least 400 3-pointers over a course of a season? 83. And guess how many were 21 years old? Just Gallinari. He’s as efficient as they come.
Gallinari offers something that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have never had: a real stretch four. Sure, James had Antawn Jamison this year and Wade has had Michael Beasley but they can’t shoot it like Gallinari. Despite his sharpshooter reputation, Jamison grades out as an average 3-point shooter at his very best and became a liability on both ends of the floor in the playoffs. Beasley took a big step back in his second-year, shooting just .275 on 3-pointers while only taking about one 3-pointer per game. But Gallinari, on the other hand, represents the very best in the game.
The scariest part is that Gallinari has been this deadly from downtown without an offensive force to consistently draw his defender away to double team. But with James, Wade, Chris Bosh and Amar'e Stoudemire all on the table this summer, that’s about to change. And so will everyone’s appreciation for Danilo Gallinari. "