James has agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $154 million to join the Lakers, who have not made the National Basketball Association playoffs for five straight years. With the exception of James, Los Angeles is only bringing in players on one-year deals which allows them to be players in free agency in the summer of 2019.
For obvious reasons, any team would love to have the talents of James since there's a reason why he's considered one of the greatest players of all time, and he would have increased Philadelphia's chances of winning next year's NBA Finals. This would change a bit if the Lakers were to trade for Kawhi Leonard, but L.A. would also have to trade salaries in that deal as well. The Celtics also have other potentially enticing trade pieces, such as point guard Terry Rozier or forward Marcus Morris, both of whom are on affordable deals.
Fans in OH, meanwhile, are looking to move forward: James' jersey sales have plunged by 40 percent in the Cavs' team shop at Quicken Loans Arena. "And Rondo is going to challenge Lonzo Ball". The same can be said about McGee, Caldwell-Pope and Stephenson's respective contracts but it does seem as though the Lakers paid a premium on players that other teams weren't bending over backward to sign.
Perhaps the Lakers weren't locks to land quality free agents like Tyreke Evans or DeMarcus Cousins. He only signed for a year and for $12 million, but will give the Pacers a nice complement to Oladipo.
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.
Leonard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists during 2016-17, his most recent healthy season. James will join the Lakers on a four-year contract worth a total of $154million, according to a press release by Klutch Sports Group. (Reporters) probably don't care about the names, and that's your job is to make good stories and have things to talk about on the air. Not exactly the most appealing situation to a player trying to win championships as his career approaches its end.
James is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based production company SpringHill Entertainment, which has developed more than a dozen TV series and films including Starz drama "Survivor's Remorse" and NBC game show "The Wall".