Ever since the Philadelphia 76ers’ season ended after being taken down by the Boston Celtics, it seems like the only thing Sixers’ fans can look forward to, is the potential signing, of arguably the best player in the NBA, LeBron James.
Veteran LeBron, 33, looks to enter free-agency this 2018 NBA Offseason. Numerous websites are saying his best odds, are signing with the Sixers’, which is indeed possible.
The Sixers’ will have about $31 million in cap space once they enter free-agency. They are expected to part ways with Jerryd Bayless, who will save the Sixers’ about $5 million in cap space. Which would move the Sixers’ cap space to about $36 million this offseason, per nj.
According to Spotrac, last season LeBron made $33 million, which is obviously enough for the Sixers’ to afford, assuming he’ll take less than $36 million, which is and should be likely.
Going into possible contract details, would most likely be no more than a two year deal. In the 2019-20 NBA Season, the Sixers’ will have roughly $44 million in cap space, which would still be enough to pay LeBron for another year.
So… possible contract predictions for a signing with LeBron James (after advertisement):
2 yrs / $68,000,000
Avg. Salary $34,000,000
Personally, I think the Sixers’ should sign LeBron James for a reasonable amount, obviously.
Although LeBron James would be a superior and great addition for the Sixers’, he wouldn’t complete the process if you take his age into consideration, unfortunately.
So the answer is yes, the Sixers’ could indeed afford LeBron James this offseason, and even into the 2019-20 NBA Season.