Love posted impressive numbers in games 1, 2 and 3 of the Finals, with an average of 21 points and 12 rebounds. As a 19-year-old freshman. 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.
James has led Cleveland to four straight NBA Finals but his chances of winning any more titles with the Cavs appear unlikely after they were comprehensively swept by a far-superior Golden State Warriors.
Even if James is intrigued by the possibility of playing with Sexton, Cleveland knew giving LeBron his way in the draft would not be almost enough in and of itself to convince him to stay.
The thing is James doesn't necessarily have to opt out of his deal, as he has a player option for next season with the Cavaliers that would pay him $35.6 million.
The Cavs could attempt to draft Young tonight if he is available at the eighth spot as a selling pitch to James.
Argentina vs. France odds, lines, expert picks, and insider predictions
If a manager's demeanour in front of the cameras is an indication of the state of his team then France risk staring into the void. Les Bleus have conceded just one goal in the tournament in Russian Federation and that came on a penalty kick.
Brazil see off Serbia to top group
Mitrovic has scored 18 goals in 26 games for Fulham and Serbia in 2018 and is a constant threat, especially from crosses. Serbia ended third on three points and are eliminated along with Costa Rica.
Uruguay 3 Russian Federation 0
There is a sense that Uruguay have done the bare minimum needed to top Group A, but the signs are that they are picking up form. Uruguay spoiled Russia's feel-good start to the World Cup on Monday with a comfortable 3-0 to finish top of Group A.
-After Real Madrid clinched the Spanish league championship, Slovenian star Luka Doncic will head to Brooklyn and attend the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center, according to an ESPN report.
But a newfound devotion to "player development" is, at minimum, a phrase seldom used on any LeBron James team during his current run of eight consecutive Finals.
"We continue to have good dialogue with his management team", Altman said Thursday after the Cavs drafted Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick. "LeBron has more than earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does". As a result, the Cavs have one of the oldest teams in the league. Perhaps this player offers new options on the trade market, or perhaps this player is actually good enough to contribute, even though Ty Lue doesn't like playing rookies.
I probably would have taken Mikal Bridges over Sexton. And then you feel people, like, you feel them.
My favorite player in the draft! The Cavs have gotten younger and because we have young guys now they need direction not just from the players perspective but from the coaching angle as well.
-Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk admitted that his National Basketball Association draft strategy one night earlier was altered by a leaked media report during trade talks, leading to him backing out of a proposed trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. "Now having him (Sexton) and having Clarkson and Hood and Cedi, Big Z, and now we have guys we can develop and help and try to mature as they go along".