It's always been reported that the Lakers aren't the No.1 choice for any top free agent.
The Lakers probably would need to incentivize the trading of those salaries with cash or draft considerations. Failure to tilt their finances could weigh heavily since they do have to get role players and reserves for the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season. However, because of Davis' trade kicker, the Lakers will not have enough space for a third max guy but can still afford to fill out the depth of the roster.
How much compensation will both the Pelicans and a third team demand to allow the Lakers to potentially build a super team? If the trade is announced formally on July 6, the Lakers will only have $23.7 million left in cap space.
Depending on the exact timeline of the trade, the pick may contractually become a member of the Lakers, but only for 30 days.
Zion Williamson, Barrett's running mate at Duke, is expected to be the No.1 overall pick in the draft.
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After that, there's about a dozen players that could be taken anywhere from around 10 to 20. He was traded to Orlando the following offseason, then moved on to Portland for two years.
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Alexander stopped Bonsegundo's effort from the spot, following it up with another save, seemingly securing the win for Scotland. On 68 minutes, Cuthbert latched on to a long ball forward and, after a good turn, forced a low save from 18 yards.
Chatter around the Lakers' interest in Leonard is likely to ramp up even more from here, but prior to those rumblings, the team was linked to Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker.
Ever since the Knicks secured the 3rd overall pick, the consensus choice for NY has been R.J. Barrett out of Duke University.
"They went all the way down the road and it's been described to me as a 'the Lakers called back, ' after everything had been discussed about this", she said. Additionally, they would have those players' bird rights down the road, giving them the ability to get over the cap to re-sign them. A team keeps a player's draft rights for exactly one year if a required tender (contract offer) is made by July 15.
Should a player simply refuse to sign the required tender, he will be placed in the following year's draft pool, and the process begins again.
The 2019 NBA Draft is now just one day away, which means it's time for teams to start finalizing their draft boards.