In less than 10 hours LeBron James’ decision will mercifully be made.

Best choice for LeBron? Easy ... the Nets.

The last thing the world needs is another blogger throwing in his two cents on the ordeal.

Luckily I’m not worried about what the world needs.

The team that makes the most sense for LeBron is the New Jersey Nets.

That wasn’t a misprint: The Nets make the most sense for LeBron.

First you must consider what the Nets already have.

Brook Lopez is one of the best young centers in the game. In his second NBA season the 7-footer averaged 18.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game.

The Nets have a solid point and shooting guard on the roster in Devin Harris and Courtney Lee. Harris averaged 16.9 points and 6.6 assists per game last season, while Lee averaged 12.5 points.

Lopez, Harris, and Lee are hardly elite players, but they can all score, they are all young, and they are all under contract for at least two more seasons. Most importantly, they are all affordable. The three will take up just $13-15 million of the Nets cap room for each of the next two seasons.

So if the Nets sign LeBron to a max deal he, Lopez, Harris, Lee, and a few other scrubs currently on the roster would account for roughly $35 million or so against the cap.

The Nets should then scoop up David Lee – who will get paid, but won’t break the bank (certainly upwards of $12 million a year one would think).

So this season the Nets could trot out a starting lineup of Harris, Courtney Lee, LeBron, David Lee, and Lopez. Not too shabby. Certainly a team capable of earning a top-four seed in the East.

Next year it would get very interesting for the Nets, who would be in great shape for 2011 free agency.

With only LeBron, David Lee, Harris, Lopez, and Courtney Lee on the books (along with Terrence Williams and whoever else the Nets brought on board for the 2010-11 season) it appears the Nets would be in a position to bring in a max contract.

And guess who will be a free agent? Carmelo Anthony.

Now I apologize for wasting five minutes of your life because we all know LeBron is not going to the Nets, but think about this starting lineup for the 2011-12 season: Harris, LeBron, Carmelo, David Lee, and Lopez. And, the Nets would still have some good bench players in Williams, Courtney Lee, and whoever else was brought in for the 2010-11 season.

In addition, it would be LeBron’s team without question. No power struggle with Wade, no shadow of Michael Jordan. Also, Avery Johnson is a good head coach, the team is soon moving to Brooklyn, and owner Mikhail Prokhorov can help James become the richest man on the planet.

So there you go LeBron – sign with the Nets. And thank me later.

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