The LeBron James Ripple Effect: How Every Team Will Be Affected

July 7th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
With LeBronMania soon to reach its end, there's no better time than now to break down the effect his decision will have on the six teams pursuing him. James invited the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, and Los Angeles Clippers to make pitches to him last week. Now, the King will be making his decision live on ESPN, Thursday night at 9 PM. Check with B/R for live coverage and reactions throughout the night. No matter where he commits, there will be a ripple effect. All of his suitors have cap space, so a strikeout with LeBron would send them all scrambling for more or less the same handful of players. Let's take a look at projected starting lineups for each of these six teams, with or without LeBron. (Update: Ray Allen has agreed to return to Boston for a two-year, $20 million deal)Begin Slideshow


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