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The Lakers Aren't Getting Out of First Round Unless They Get Kawhi Leonard

The Lakers Aren't Getting Out of First Round Unless They Get Kawhi Leonard

Nearly immediately after the James news was announced, it was reported that San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard is "set" on being a Los Angeles Laker as a result of James signing with the team.

The Golden State Warriors responded to one of the most seismic moves the National Basketball Association has ever seen on Monday night by reminding the other 29 teams in the league they're only nominally playing the same game. Crawford has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award three times in his career, and he is coming off a season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in which he averaged 10.3 points while playing 20.7 minutes per night. I'm going to stress this: "There's no guarantee if Kawhi Leonard hits the market next summer he's going to sign with the Lakers, period", Charania said. The Celtics also have other potentially enticing trade pieces, such as point guard Terry Rozier or forward Marcus Morris, both of whom are on cheap deals.

McGee, 30, was a reserve on the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship teams the past two seasons. If Rondo outplays Ball in any significant manner, it may deflate Ball's value on the market and make it more hard to swing a deal for Leonard. But players can not sign contracts and teams may not comment until 12 p.m. on Friday. He only signed for a year and for $12 million, but will give the Pacers a nice complement to Oladipo.

The Suns believe they have their shooting guard for the foreseeable future in Devin Booker, and the two sides are closing in on a five-year, $158-million extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. However, they did later reopen talks with the Lakers as well as other teams but refuse to be strongarmed as they have demanded a huge package for the 2014 Finals MVP. Evans offers the same sort of skill set as Stephenson but at a higher level and without the on-court antics. At least until when Klutch Sports announced that James had agreed to a four-year deal with Lost Angeles.

That might not necessarily be a bad thing either, given their disastrous selection of Anthony Bennet at number one pick of the 2013 draft had long-lasting effects, which partially contributed to the current situation. Common sense seems to indicate that this is the case, especially after Los Angeles signed LeBron James over the weekend. They still ain't gonna win with this team right here-the Lakers with LeBron!

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