Isiah Thomas wants LeBron James to join Warriors if he decides to leave Cavaliers

One of the biggest stories in the NBA over the past year has been whether or not LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers will use his player option this summer to enter free agency and try and find a new team to pursue another championship before retirement.

The Cavs have done their bit to at least try and convince James to stay in Cleveland this summer, as, on trade deadline day, they made three big trades, creating a new-look for the franchise. Rodney Hood, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr were traded in, while Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, and Iman Shumpert were traded out.

While the four-time MVP has stated that he’s excited about the new-look Cavaliers, there is still doubt in many people’s minds that he’s not staying with the team beyond this season and that the trades were made so that the team can still compete without him. If James does decide to move on, one Hall of Famer has a suggestion as to where he should play next.

Appearing on Tuesday’s First Things First on FS1, Isiah Thomas believes James will stay put with the moves that have been made, but he says LeBron should sign with the Golden State Warriors if he doesn’t return to Cleveland this summer.

Thomas sees James joining the Warriors over the Los Angeles Lakers because they provide him with the best opportunity to win another championship without having to carry the team on his back in the process.

Reports have suggested that James would consider a move to the Warriors if they are able to create a max salary slot for him on their roster. However, the man himself has denied he has even looked ahead to free agency.

The Cavaliers star said recently to ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin: “It’s a discredit to my teammates and the coaching staff here. My only focus right now is trying to figure out how we can become a championship-caliber team in these next few months.

“It’s been so many stories about me in the last few months, in the last few days, about where I’m going and where I’m at and what place I’m in. I’m here, I’m right here, I’m right now and this is my present and this is where I’m at. If you don’t hear something coming from my voice, then it’s not true.”

At the moment, the team that James most likely plays for next season is the Cavaliers, but imagine what a Warriors team would be like with James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. They would be unstoppable. Financially though, it’s probably not viable for the future of the Golden State franchise.

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