The NBA's free-agent period began at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday, but the Bulls will have to wait a couple of days to speak with LeBron James.
According to sources, the Bulls will have their meeting with James on Saturday in Northeast Ohio. It will be one of the last meetings James holds with teams interested in signing him, but there could be advantages to going last. The Bulls' pitch could be fresher in his mind when he makes his decision on Sunday or Monday.
James has informed teams that he wants to make a decision by Monday at the latest so as not to drag out the process.