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Updated Jun 30, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Gambadoro: Suns will move on quickly if they don't hear from LeBron James

In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Miami. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Time is a luxury that the Phoenix Suns do not have, especially when it comes to dealing with LeBron James says John Gambadoro.

"They'll wait 24 to 48 hours, and if they don't hear back they'll move on," Gambadoro told the Burns and Gambo show Monday afternoon on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "They're not going to wait five days to maybe end up with nothing because other free agents are going to end up elsewhere."

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported Sunday that the Suns are planning to put the full-court press on James to try and lure him to Phoenix when free agency begins Tuesday. Gambadoro added that James is probably staying put in Miami, but the situation there isn't ideal either.

"All indications, even the Suns believe, he is likely headed back to Miami based on the fact that Bosh and Wade opted out," Gambadoro said. " The belief is that if all three guys go back, even if they take less money they are still not going to have enough money to really do anything."

Besides the salary cap and roster issues in Miami, Gambadoro mentioned that part of the Suns' pitch to James needs to include that that the future of professional basketball in the Valley is bright.

"When you start to look at situations and what the best situation is to win? Man this (Phoenix) is a really good situation," Gambadoro said. " Nobody can deny that."


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