NBA Rumors: LeBron, Lillard, Knicks, Rose, Turner

LeBron James playing for Team USA | USA Today

LeBron James still has a few years left in the league, but if you ask Jerry Colangelo, he likely played his last game with Team USA.

“You know, Father Time takes its toll,” Colangelo said. “… If you’re a human being, your body is built to go so long depending on what your sport is, and then it’s a downhill situation. LeBron made choices these last couple of Olympics not to participate because he’s got a lot of things going on in his life. So he put in his time, he made a contribution that is appreciated, but I think his time is over.”

If this is it for James, what a run it’s been. He’s won two gold medals with the squad and we’ve all been treated to see him play alongside other great players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. But if you think this is an easy decision for James, think again.

“Every time I watch ’em, I wish I was out there,” James told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in 2016.

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More NBA Rumors

  • The Knicks are interested in trading for Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal, and are willing to trade RJ Barrett in any potential package, according to Kristian Winfield of The New York Daily News. New York is also said to be monitoring Collin Sexton, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Terry Rozier. In the event they add a star, they’re also interested in adding Kelly Oubre Jr.

  • Knicks fans are hesitant to mortgage their future for Lillard, but if they truly have a shot of adding the superstar guard, they have to do whatever it takes to land him. Especially coming off the season they just had. Tommy Beer of Basketball News explains exactly why.

  • Sports fans always love a feel-good story, and Derrick Rose returning to the Bulls would be no exception. Rose became the youngest MVP in league history while playing for his hometown team. K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago explores how the Bulls can bring him back this offseason.

  • Myles Turner‘s name has been on the trade block recently, but new Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle believes he and Domantas Sabonis can be a great fit next to each other, Wheat Hotchkiss of writes. Turner was in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation, but injuries sidelined him for the greater part of the last two months of the season.

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