David wrote: CubColtPacer wrote:
if that was his concern, he wouldn't be in boston either
Boston needs one more top player to get there, and will have both draft chances (Brown/Tatum/Brooklyn pick/Lakers or Kings pick) and trade possibilities to get there. Those are pretty good odds.
Are they trading those for LeBron?
No, but I don't think he has a stranglehold over the conference over the course of Hayward's contract either. Cleveland is almost out of reasonable ways to improve, and that team is going to slowly even if imperceptibly decline year after year. They'll almost certainly always be better than any of the EC teams from last year, but if Boston adds Hayward and another star, they'll be better than in Cleveland in a year or two.
And of course, that is if the rumors that LeBron wants to go to LA turn out not to be true.