Paul George twisted the knife for Lakers fans Tuesday, confirming that he did want to play for Lakers before being traded to the Thunder.
The King's decision to sign with the Lakers will help Eastern Conference teams that are on the coming up, rebuilding or tanking.
Although there were suggestions of installing a Browns-related image after James's move was announced, another team in town got a little salty about being overlooked.
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It was then reported that the Lakers had renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent. The four-time All-Star and three-time National Basketball Association assist leader will follow JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and, of course, James among the Lakers' new recruits.
Per the report, the Lakers were looking for "tough-minded playmakers" like Rondo and Stephenson. And as we've seen throughout his career, LeBron operates best with the ball in his hands and shooters spaced out around him.
He put up 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, and he got even better in the playoffs, much like James. Many suspect his next fortune will be made in the entertainment industry.
"He is available. The Lakers are signing a bunch of one-year contracts to create cap flexibility next year - the year that Magic has said he'll quit if he doesn't land somebody. And that is what the Lakers have always been about".
Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out. Kentavious Caldwell Pope has opted to return to the Lakers after agreeing to a 1-year deal. They have set the groundwork to win a championship in the next 2 season when they will make a bid for superstars like Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and DeMarcus Cousins to play alongside LeBron James. Why did he say two years?