Broussard: Nets, Knicks in LeBron’s “Top 5”

LeBron James, Paul Pierce

Apparently, LeBron James may still have dreams of playing in the state of New York. Sportswriter Chris Broussard went on ESPN Radio this afternoon and talked about LeBron James’ possible landing destinations.

According to Broussard, James, who opted out of his contract yesterday, would prefer to play for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks or, yes, the Brooklyn Nets. The source is somebody close to James.

Broussard has used mysterious sources before (remember when Deron Williams re-signed with Brooklyn?) so this rumor may not have much to stand on.

Brooklyn almost has no money to offer James unless they can somehow free up some cap space — they can only offer the taxpayer mid-level exception unless they shed their major contracts, gutting the team that James would potentially desire.

With the NBA Draft tomorrow night and free agency rapidly approaching, James’ intentions will clear up soon.