From Steve Aschburner, in Cleveland:
After meeting with the Knicks and Nets on Thursday, LeBron James left the downtown offices of his marketing and management company at about 3:30 p.m. ET, shortly after finishing with the Knicks.
“It was a good meeting, and we’re ‘cautiously optimistic,’” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said afterward. D’Antoni was accompanied by, among others, team president Donnie Walsh and team exec Allan Houston. “You know what was good? LeBron was there.”
The Knicks are now off for more recruiting, reportedly to Chicago for some Friday meetings. (Dwyane Wade met in Chicago with the Bulls on Thursday.) The Knicks, on their way out of town, confirmed some earlier Thursday meetings with the Hawks’ Joe Johnson and free-agent forward Mike Miller of the Wizards.