Lakers Rumors: Asking price for Kawhi Leonard is absurd

05 July, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Once James committed to the Lakers, Stephenson was a top player on the team's priority list. JaVale McGee is also headed to Los Angeles on what is expected to be a small, one-year contract.

On June 29th, LeBron James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers that he would not opt-in to the final year of his contract, becoming an unrestricted free agent.

LeBron James' decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers immediately raised questions about the team's future. While the 32-year-old point guard experienced something of a renaissance last season with the Pelicans and meets James' expressed preference for teammates who play with intelligence, he won't have the ball in his hands as much as he would like.

According to Elias, the Warriors will be the first team since the 1975-76 Boston Celtics to boast five all-stars from the previous season.

Perhaps James wanted to join the Lakers because of his family's wishes and his own aspirations in the film and entertainment industry.

Although it was mostly Lakers revelry Sunday night, a handful of Cavaliers stood on the perimeter - "This is a funeral, " one bemoaned - and Drake Heidepriem was among those caught in the middle. Only 15 of them have been featured players in the East, the remaining four (Dwight Howard, Tony Parker, Al Jefferson and Isaiah Thomas) filled by players who are free agents.

The San Antonio Spurs star has been tipped to move this summer after his relationship broke down with the franchise.

Lakers LeBron Jerseys won't ship until the deal is signed, which could happen as early as noon on Friday.

To win another championship, LeBron will have to overcome some challenges. The Lakers are also going to bring in James' former nemesis, Lance Stephenson, on a one year, $4.5 million deal.

The 2,600-pound banner posted on the Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters Wall was originally installed in 2014 when James returned to Cleveland from the Miami Heat. However, it seems that they could have made more cost-effective and well-reasoned acquisitions. Los Angeles has such a place in Sierra Canyon High School, featuring plenty of second-generation National Basketball Association hopefuls, though nothing is officially confirmed yet.

Rajon Rondo isn't coming to Los Angeles to watch LeBron James play from afar.

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