Will Lebron James Sign with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010?

November 12th, 2009 by Jack Bender Leave a reply »
OK, this week Lebron James has made it crystal clear that he is no longer going to answer questions about his impending free agency in the huge NBA summer 2010 Lebron sweepstakes. 

But, after watching him dominate the Orlando Magic and put on an absolute show against the Miami Heat (his running jump shot at the end of the first quarter was sick), I could not help, but imagine LBJ in an Atlanta Hawks' uniform next season. 

That's crazy you say, but let's breakdown the Hawks franchise and why Atlanta is a perfect fit for King James.


Salaray Cap Situation

Hawks' GM Rick Sund would have to be creative, but the money is there.

The Hawks spent the last part of this summer trying to negotiate an extension with Joe Johnson for four years and over $60 million.  Joe is making a little more than $15 million this year and becomes a free agent in 2010 as well.  That money will come off the Hawks' books.

It looks like the salary cap will be around $55 million.  The Hawks could use the Joe Johnson money, make a trade or two to come up with $7 million more per season, and make Lebron an offer.  I have read ...

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