Those young players and future picks can be crucial to improving if a team signs star players like James or Leonard in free agency.
The Celtics have popped up in a variety of trade rumors this offseason, particularly in connection with Leonard, after the two-time Defensive Player of the Year reportedly requested a trade.
James announced this week that he will quit the Cleveland Cavaliers - for the second time - and head to LA.
The top markets for sales of LeBron's Lakers jersey were Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Cleveland. Michael Carter-Williams, the former Syracuse standout, took a one-year minimum contract with Houston, the team that finished with the NBA's best record last season. They pulled off the surprise of the summer: a one-year, $5.3 million bargain deal with free agent DeMarcus Cousins. You have LeBron James now, and he's 33 years old.
Perhaps James wanted to join the Lakers because of his family's wishes and his own aspirations in the film and entertainment industry.
Another reason for James's willingness to sign a long-term deal with the Lakers is the team's proximity to Hollywood. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick. Not exactly the most appealing situation to a player trying to win championships as his career approaches its end. He advanced to eight straight NBA Finals that routinely last until mid-June.
"However, when Magic spoke to James late Saturday, he assured them this was a long term play and his decision wouldn't be affected by a transaction they could make under a time pressure". The Cavs made the NBA Finals in each of the last four seasons since LeBron returned to OH in 2014, but that chapter is over and odds on the Cavs winning the title next season went from 25/1 to 500/1 once his departure was announced. Los Angeles has such a place in Sierra Canyon High School, featuring plenty of second-generation National Basketball Association hopefuls, though nothing is officially confirmed yet. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you.
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