Allen, Redd on LeBron's free-agent wish list

Updated: June 24, 2005, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James says he would like to have some input on which players the Cavaliers add to their roster as the free agency period begins next week.

LeBron James
James

He shared his thoughts about the Cavaliers' offseason during a news conference Friday in his hometown of Akron to promote "LeBron's King for Kids Bike-a-thon."

The 20-year-old All-Star said he hasn't gotten involved in the hiring of a coach and general manager, but would welcome Larry Brown as president, even though Brown limited him on playing time during the Olympics.

Brown, whose season as coach of the Piston ended Thursday night, has had discussions with the Cavaliers' ownership about becoming the team's president.

James also said he would like to see Joe Johnson, Michael Redd, Ray Allen or Larry Hughes join the team, as well as Chicago's Eddy Curry.

James did not mention Cavaliers free-agent center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, whom James openly campaigned to keep last season.


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