Top 5 NBA Teams for LeBron James if Not Los Angeles Lakers

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: NBA

After missing out on the NBA Finals after getting eliminated by the Nuggets this season, Lakers star LeBron James is hinting at taking leave after his no-trade clause expires soon.

At the post-game conference, LeBron commented, "We'll see what happens going forward. I've got a lot to think about, to be honest. Just for me personally going forward with the game of basketball."

Currently under a $46.9 million contract extension for the next season along with a player option, LeBron's plans for trade can involve a probable five teams.

After starting his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 for 7 seasons, LeBron may make a return to the team where it all began. However, there have been fewer rumors about the possibility.

Having players like Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson, Derrick Rose on the team, the New York Knicks with no star players are currently in need of one, and LeBron might be a good option as a valuable player.

Standing in the 5th position representing the West team in the 2023 Playoffs, Los Angeles Clippers might be a good option for the legend playing alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Consisting of a dynamic duo of players like Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, LeBron might consider joining the Pheonix Suns as the team is on the lookout to trade Chris Paul.

The last one on the Lakers legend list is the 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls. With Michael Jordan being a great part of the franchise's success, LeBron can continue on with the legacy.

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