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J.J. Redick returns to the rising Sixers

J.J. Redick returns to the rising Sixers

While the Los Angeles Lakers were fumbling around in the post-LeBron signing haze, Redick appeared to be the flawless addition to the Lake Show, but as they were scurrying to lock down JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, Philadelphia ensured the former Duke standout was not going to call anywhere but the Wells Fargo Center home in 2018-19.

The length of the deal, the longest since he joined the Miami Heat in 2010, signals his intent to build a long-term contender in Los Angeles.

James was on a plane that flew into Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles on Saturday. The belief is that no meetings are scheduled with any teams at this time, with James' agent Rich Paul preferring to conduct all business over the phone.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) in game three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. In fact, James might not even speak with top team officials before making a decision on his destination for next season.

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On an Instagram story, James wrote: "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons".

Redick, 34, had a tremendous impact on the 76ers last season, averaging a career-best 17 points and shooting 42 percent from 3-point range. But there are at least three other teams - and maybe an outsider or two - with legitimate shots at landing James, who made it clear following this year's NBA Finals that he's still driven to win championships. Leonard has been at odds with the Spurs for months and asked for a trade, preferably to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cleveland can offer the star more money than any other team in the National Basketball Association - a whopping a five-year max deal worth around $205 million.

Everything is starting to take shape in the Lakers' favor as Wojnarowski reported earlier today that Paul George would not be opting into his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.