Cavs' Koby Altman Says Teams Has 'Good Dialogue' With LeBron James

Cavs' Koby Altman Says Teams Has 'Good Dialogue' With LeBron James

Cavs' Koby Altman Says Teams Has 'Good Dialogue' With LeBron James

Sexton is only 19 and his one weakness is outside shooting -.336 from 3-point range. He's confident, a proven scorer and he addresses a major need for the Cavs, who traded All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston previous year and spent all season trying to replace him.

James led the Cavs to their fourth straight NBA Finals this season, carrying a team that endured injuries and a roster overhaul at the trading deadline.

Cleveland entered the draft in the dark on James' plans.

Altman was asked if the four-time MVP would have the patience to play alongside a 19-year-old rookie point guard in his 16th season if he decides to re-sign.

Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it's a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James' next move. The Cavs had no pick in the 2010 draft, which meant their rebuilding efforts were pushed back by a full year. Both had LeBron James putting up otherworldly figures to keep the team in contention.

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around.

In fairness, no one available at No. 8 would've dazzled James and sent him scrambling to commit long term in Cleveland.

All the arrows point to him bolting, but I know for a fact LeBron is trying to figure out if other stars around the league wanna come play with him, but come play with him in Cleveland, first.

Although Shaquille O'Neal has publicly said that LeBron doesn't need more championships to prove his status as the best in the world, it still comes to "King" James and his decision as he has made it plenty clear that he's chasing Michael Jordan's record of winning the National Basketball Association championship 6 times. "And what was really encouraging about the workout is he actually shot it a lot better". "I'm going to come in and learn and be the best player I can be on the court as well as off the court".

"It just shows that all my hard work paid off", Sexton said during an interview with ESPN following the selection. "I think (Knox) is a guy who's really helped him in this pre-draft process".

Now comes this report from Bleacher Report's Ken Berger noting that the Cavaliers are still in on Walker despite selecting Sexton Thursday night. Dan Gilbert is well-known for being very hands-on as an owner, and while he doesn't technically make the draft choices, the guys that he hires do, and they have been less than stellar. He set the Alabama single-season scoring record for a freshman and was named the SEC Newcomer of the Year and the Co-Freshman of the Year with Kentucky's Kevin Knox.

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