Tuesday , May , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James Wants Change in Cleveland

”I think what we have is very good, but we need to continue to get better. We know that,” James said. ”If that means some personnel changes that need to happen, then so be it. The teams around us in the league are continuing to get better.”

The Cavs could have as much as $30 million in expiring contracts to work with in trades. They also will have the No. 19 overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. As for free agency, they will have the $5.5 million midlevel exception and the $1.8 million biannual exception to use, though their payroll is so high. they probably will look at trade options first. [Akron Beacon Journal]