Though the particulars of the LeBron's contract with the Lakers are not completely revealed, he is entitled to an average yearly salary of $38.5 million or Rs 264 crore over the next four seasons. "Some championships for the Lakers". L.A. signed former James nemesis Rajon Rondo and overpaid Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the tune of $12 million for one year.
After just two days into the offseason, Clint Capela is headlining the remaining free agent class, and the Lakers should take advantage of this.
There's a risk in waiting for Leonard, as the Lakers just saw this summer. If that aspect does not change over the next season, they will be able to make an offer to Leonard that would allow him to become a part of the team on a more permanent basis. While many assumed that Paul George was going to be coming to Los Angeles, he ended up staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers should think long and hard before they part with any of their key assets.
San Antonio will unlikely want to lose Leonard for nothing next year, meaning a trade could still be well on the cards.
In the first three hours of sales, there was a 600 percent spike compared to how his new Cavaliers jersey sold on the site on the day when he returned to Cleveland from Miami in July 2014.
McGee, 30, was a reserve on the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship teams the past two seasons. "As we updated the number today, we've actually seen the business accelerate", Doyle says. They traded up with the Atlanta Hawks to acquire the No. 3 overall pick, Luka Doncic, a 19-year old 6-7 guard from Slovenia. This was all because of the pressure James put on the organization with his short-term contracts and his demands to win now.
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There was only one victor, though, and all that preparation paid off: So many of James's Lakers jerseys moved in just the final three hours between the announcement and midnight that the piece became one of the 10 best sales days for a jersey in Fanatics company history.
The contact also suggests James does not necessarily expect Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson to land him another big star immediately, something many believed the team had to do to lure the league's best all-around player to the west coast.