Lakers Have Limited Free-Agent Options After Signing LeBron


"I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing". "The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders".

Imagine it: LeBron James Jr, coming up against his own father on an National Basketball Association court, and just ruining the old boy by dunking all over him.

"It's so exciting that you're coming to the city of stars".

Former Hollywood action hero and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also weighed in.

But he shocked fans in 2010 by going to Miami, where he won his first championship with the Heat in 2012.

In a lengthy statement thanking James, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert said: "Words do not express the meaning and the feeling this accomplishment brought to the people of Northeast Ohio. This will always be home".

Once James answered the question that had dominated the free agent picture for months, the Lakers began filling out the roster for next season, agreeing to one-year deals with swingman Lance Stephenson, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and center JaVale McGee.

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Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors stands for the national anthem before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 16, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cleveland Cavaliers unrestricted free agent has made a decision to take his talent to the iconic franchise.

The Warriors are still the clear-cut favorite to win their fourth title in five years.

The 76ers have also been engaged in talks with the San Antonio Spurs on a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and so far, they have kept three players off-limits in talks, team sources told ESPN: Embiid, Simmons and Markelle Fultz.

The Cavaliers had hoped to re-sign James, who has appeared in eight consecutive National Basketball Association finals.

Many have thought there would need to be a third team involved in order for the Lakers to unload the contract of Luol Deng - that's where the Bulls come in. Paul informed the Cavs on Friday morning that the four-time MVP would not opt in to the final year of his contract; James was scheduled to make $35.6 million in 2018-19.

James signed a four-year, $154 million max contract, according to a release from Klutch Sports Group.