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Report: Several teams would be hesitant about trading for LeBron James

Report: Several teams would be hesitant about trading for LeBron James
Published On: Thu, Mar 14
Jun 16, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones (1), guard Matthew Dellavedova (8), guard J.R. Smith (5), and forward LeBron James (23) during the third quarter of game six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Van Gundy suggested during a recent broadcast that the Los Angeles Lakers need to consider the possibility of trading LeBron James this summer, and he is not the only one who feels that way. However, finding a team that would give up a kinga€™s ransom of The King might be more difficult than you would think.

Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report spoke with several NBA team owners and executivesA about the possibility of LeBron being traded, and the general consensus was that teams would not be willing to give up nearly as much for James now as they would have a year ago.

a€œAt this point, probably not, given where we are,a€ one Eastern Conference owner said of trading for James. a€œI wouldna€™t want to gut the team for a player that isna€™t committed and is toward the end of his career.a€

Others said they would add James, but only at the right price.

a€œDepends on what Ia€™d have to give up,a€ a Western Conference owner said. a€œI wouldna€™t roll up the truck and give more than one protected first[-round pick].a€

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