LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft.
At least not directly.
With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a player to help them — and James — contend for another championship, develop a prospect for the future or potentially take a player to trade.
It's a guessing game.
James has until June 29 to exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season or decline it and become an unrestricted free agent, officially making him the planet's best and most coveted player.