According to reports, LeBron James will be eligible for a two-year $97.1 million extension with the LA Lakers on August 4. However, he is set to miss the playoffs for the second time in four seasons. Recovering from a sprained left ankle, James was on the bench watching his team get eliminated from playoff contention after a 121-110 defeat to the Phoenix Suns.
With the Lakers missing the playoffs, they can focus their attention on getting better in the offseason. James only has a year remaining on his contract, but he’ll be eligible for a two-year extension in August this year.
According to reports, “The King” is eligible for a two-year contract extension worth $97.1 million. That means James could be part of the Lakers till the 2024-25 NBA season if he signs the deal. With his son Bronny set to enter the league in the same season, it could be an exciting scenario.
There were rumours after the trade deadline that the Lakers should consider trading LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook in the offseason. With the Lakers not having a first-round pick till 2026, it’s important to build for the future. However, the trio never really had a chance to gel together due to injuries.
LeBron James is currently second in the NBA in scoring this season, behind Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. The race for the scoring title will go down to the wire, but can James become the scoring champion this season?
James is averaging 30.3 points per game this season, but he still needs to play two more games to qualify for the scoring title. The required minimum number of games is 58 or 70% of the 82 games played in a season. The LA Lakers have three games left in their schedule, so James has a chance.