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Rumor: LeBron James’ list comprised of only Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, 76ers

LeBron James, Brandon Ingram

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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I believe LeBron James has not yet decided where he’ll play next year.

But I also believe he’s already considering his options.

That could mean steering his current team’s course, visiting schools with his wife, talking to friends on other teams and setting up legacy-impacting narratives. All that provides opportunities for his planning to leak.

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer:

I’ve consistently heard from multiple league sources that LeBron currently has only four teams on his list: the Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, and 76ers.

Notably absent from that list: Warriors, Spurs and Clippers – teams all linked to LeBron at one point.

But it’s important to remember LeBron’s list can change. He doesn’t need to lock in a final four at any point. There’s so much left to play out, especially the postseason. That’ll affect how LeBron views things.

And just because O’Connor hasn’t heard about LeBron considering a team doesn’t mean LeBron isn’t considering that team. LeBron isn’t clearly revealing his intentions. This stuff comes at least second-hand.

But this is a logical list that fits what we already (think we) know. Bayesian reasoning dictates bumping up the odds of the Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets or 76ers signing LeBron this summer.