With Magic Johnson stating just a few days ago that if he couldn't land a big name free agent in two years that he would step down, so the time was ticking for the Lakers front office. With the signing of LeBron James, it is now time for the Lakers to build a team around the King.
With the 2018 NBA Summer League now concluded, the NBA has announced the 2018 NBA All-Summer League Teams. Kevin Knox, Wendell Carter Jr. and Josh Hart headline the first team. Deandre Ayton and Trae Young headline the second team.
Day 1 of the 2018 NBA free agency period began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 1. Stay tuned with VAVEL USA's live coverage as we will be bringing you live stream commentary, up-to-date signings, trades and other news starting on the eve of free agency through the conclusion of the first several days.
Coming into the draft, Kawhi Leonard expressed his interest in being traded and playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the Lakers were unwilling to pay the Spurs asking price and now trade talks have stalled.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
At the beginning of the season it was almost a forgone conclusion that Julius Randle would not be in a Lakers uniform after this season. With his recent burst on to the national scene, has the 23-year-old Lakers' forward done enough to secure a long term contract with his current team?