What Are The Clippers' Chances Of Getting LeBron James?

The Clippers are one team that cleared enough cap space at the trade deadline to make a run at LeBron James. They're noted as one of the darkhorses in the LeBron sweepstakes because they could surround LeBron with a nice core of Baron Davis, Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman.

So what are their chances? Steve Perrin from SB Nation's Clippers blog Clips Nation writes that they aren't great, but even a small chance to get LeBron was worth it. He also writes that the Clippers have as good a chance as anyone outside of Cleveland.

The Clippers chances of luring LeBron James to LA may not be particularly good - but if there's any chance at all, you absolutely have to go for it.  This is a franchise-changing opportunity, and if you don't believe me, look at Cleveland's record the five years before and after the 2003 draft.  Moreover, even if the odds don't look good today, you never know what's going to happen in the next few months.  Maybe LeBron and the Cavs will have some sort of falling out.  It's not like he has gone on record saying he's planning on playing his entire career in Cleveland.  I've said before and I still believe that he's most likely, even highly likely, to be a Cavalier next season.  But it's not at all difficult to make the case that if he wants an alternative, the best one is LAC (although the Knicks managed to clear enough space today to make them more attractive than they were yesterday).

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