LeBron James could become a free agent this offseason but he could also control his destiny in another way by orchestrating an opt-in-and-trade similar to Chris Paul last offseason. On The Lowe Podcast, Brian Windhorst talked about a scenario in which James could have an extended period of time to work on his offseason plans if the Cavaliers are eliminated from the playoffs before the Finals. "All I'm going to say is you don't want LeBron to have two months to plot with other players," said Windhorst. "Because, you know, Chris Paul and James Harden have now written the script. While the Finals are going on, if you're not in them, let's just get together in L.A. and plot how you're going to get together. You know, we've gotten in the point in the league where the players have so much power. They can force trades." When James was a free agent in 2010, the Cavaliers were eliminated in the second round on May 13th.