Batman Needed Robin: Five Best Fits to Be LeBron James’ Sidekick

June 26th, 2010 by Brent Donenfeld Leave a reply »
After Chicago proposed a deal that would send homegrown product Kirk Hinrich to the Wizards in exchange for virtually nothing, one thing became apparent: LeBron isn't coming alone. The first team to notice this was the New York Knicks back in February. They traded away their 2009 lottery pick Jordan Hill, as well as two potential lottery picks, in order to clear enough cap space to bring in a "sidekick" for LeBron in New York. Furthermore, it appears that more and more teams are beginning to clear the cap space necessary to sign two maximum contract free agents. Currently, the Knicks and Heat can offer two max contracts, but the trend suggests that more teams will make moves. The Heat have gone as far as shopping 2008 number two overall pick Michael Beasely for virtually nothing in order to clear enough cap space for three maximum contract players. This trend will continue until July 1. Who are these teams clearing this cap space for anyway? Who is LeBron's best sidekick? I took it upon myself to do the research and find LeBron's perfect fit.Begin Slideshow


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