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July 8, 2019, 2:56 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers intend to enter the season with LeBron James as their starting point guard, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
It's a sensible decision given the dearth of quality point guard options left in free agency. The Lakers had to wait for Kawhi Leonard's decision and missed out on the top-level guards, but plugging in the most cerebral player in the league is not a bad consolation prize. It'll open up more minutes at the forward spots and shooting guard and limit opportunities for the other point guards on the roster. Kyle Kuzma, Avery Bradley and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should see more minutes, while this hurts the stock of Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso. LeBron is already a de facto point guard, so it'll be interesting to see how much the positional change affects his sterling numbers.
Source: Yahoo Sports
June 27, 2019, 2:49 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
Per Chris Hayes of Yahoo! Sports, LeBron James is giving up his number 23 jersey number to Anthony Davis for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
LeBron and AD are on the same page in their pursuit of a championship in LaLa Land. For all the ugliness that was reported on the franchise and both players since the initial deadline deal fell through, we're starting to see the seas part and the master plan forming. In a few days, we will find out who will be joining James and Davis in Los Angeles.
Source: Yahoo! Sports
June 11, 2019, 9:41 pmLeBron JamesF, Los Angeles Lakers
Speaking on ESPN's NBA Mock Draft Special, Adrian Wojnarowski said the Lakers are "in trouble" if they keep the No. 4 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Woj also mentioned the Lakers are "not a top free agent destination." The Lakers are at a major crossroads over the next week leading up to the NBA Draft, as they are currently considered frontrunners in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes. If the AD deal doesn't happen and Woj is right about top free agents ditching the Lakers, Plan B could get ugly. It's showtime or no time.
June 4, 2019, 11:48 amLeBron JamesF, Los Angeles Lakers
Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is hearing that if the Lakers whiff on free agency, and if they whiff on a trade, the LeBron James era could be over before it even starts.
The Lakers will have max cap space, they have the No. 4 pick and they have talented young players like Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart to use in a trade but the stakes also might be especially high. LeBron’s move to the Lakers had to do with non-basketball reasons as well so it’s hard to envision him leaving Los Angeles but the constant organizational turmoil doesn’t seem to help.
May 8, 2019, 8:46 amLeBron JamesF, Los Angeles Lakers
While Tyronn Lue appears likely to become the next coach of the Lakers, Tom Thibodeau isn’t enamored to the idea of becoming an assistant.
LeBron’s close associates were gauging Thibodeau’s interest in becoming a top assistant two weeks ago in a role similar to the one Mike Brown and Ron Adams serve under Steve Kerr in Golden State. Rather than joining the Lakers, it appears that Thibodeau will hold out for his next head-coaching gig and that’s why Lue may turn to former Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
Source: The Athletic
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