AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James is home and he’s not leaving again.
James said he intends to play the rest of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he returned to last month after four seasons in Miami.
When he re-signed with the Cavs to a two-year, $41 million contract that included an option after one year, there was speculation he would one day test free agency again. The contract made Cleveland fans nervous, but they can now relax.
“I don’t plan on going nowhere,” James said. “I don’t have the energy to do it again.”
James returned to northeast Ohio after winning two NBA titles.
ROCKETS: A person with knowledge of the deal said Houston agreed to terms with Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou.
The 6-foot-9 Papanikolaou was drafted by New York in 2012. His rights were traded to Portland, then to Houston in July 2013.
SUNS: Phoenix signed first-round draft picks T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis.
Warren, a 6-foot-8 forward, was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year last season for North Carolina State. Ennis, a 6-3 guard, averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists in his lone season at Syracuse.
HORNETS: The assault and battery case involving rookie guard P.J. Hairston was rescheduled for September in Durham, North Carolina.
Hairston was due to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery following an altercation with a high school basketball player during a pickup game last month. Police had issued a summons for Hairston but didn’t arrest him.