There is a war brewing between Lonzo Ball and the Lakers

05 July, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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LaVar Ball firmly thinks his son will be the flawless sidekick to the newest Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James. JaVale McGee is also headed to Los Angeles on what is expected to be a small, one-year contract.

On Monday, the Lakers also renounced Julius Randle, who then became an unrestricted free agent and ironically signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Lakers could always wait a year to acquire Leonard outright through free agency.

"The Warriors can sign Boogie, Prince, Michael Jordan, anybody they want!"

"Julius Randle has made it clear that I don't think he really wants to be back there, so are you putting money into a guy that doesn't really want to be back there", Aldridge reported per Silver Screen and Roll.

As Ball touched on, the Golden State Warriors went out and signed All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins in free agency.

National Basketball Association salary cap expert @LarryCoon was on tonight's show to break down the #Lakers' cap space flexibility following today's moves. "My sources are saying Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, two firsts and two pick swaps ..." Unfortunately for Lakers fans, the team made a decision to pass on the star big man this offseason.


James' vacation time has been cut short during the past eight years of his career.

For the first time in four years, Cleveland has to get used to life without LeBron and the fact his departure might have been on the cards for some time does not make it any easier.

He won't come at almost the same price as other top trade targets such as Kawhi Leonard, and given the Cavs poor cap situation, the Bulls would have a ton of leverage in any trade talks.

Fans in L.A. have been waiting for this kind of moment. Led by most improved player/All-NBA guard Victor Oladipo, the Pacers defied pre-season, post-Paul George prognostications by 15-20 wins, something Cory Joseph razzed the media about last week when Team Canada took on the Dominican Republic.

Expect to see the Lakers continue trying to improve the roster throughout the remainder of the offseason.

LeBron James is gone from Cleveland, and so, too, is the enormous Nike billboard that was erected as a love note to James after he returned to his hometown Cavaliers in 2014.

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