On the first day of the free market, the Lakers did not make any response because they were accumulating energy to talk to Leonard.
It is expected that in the past two days, Leonard’s team will be negotiating with the two teams of the Lakers and Clippers.
Today, the Lakers finally made the most correct choice, and the Lakers management finally got the hang of it. The two signings that were completed were both what James wanted.
The lineup of the Lakers last season was actually not bad. Before James was injured, they also had a top four record in the Western Conference. However, the shooting problem has always been the weakness of the Lakers. Their lineup lacks shooters, especially those with outstanding three-point ability.
The first signing of the Lakers this summer is to sign a three-point shooter. Troy Daniels, who played for the Suns last season (1 year, 2.1 million US dollars), joined the Lakers. He averaged 6.3 points per game and made three-pointers.
As high as 38.2%, the Lakers averaged only 33.1% of their three-pointers last season.
Then, the Lakers signed another undrafted pick. He is also a shooting-oriented guard, averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, and his three-point shooting percentage also reached 37.4%.
Very good shooter guard.
Judging from the two consecutive signings of the Lakers today, the Lakers are preparing to introduce a number of stable three-point shooters this year. They want to improve the team’s overall shooting ability.
This is a very correct direction, and it is also the talent that James has always wanted, especially some three-point shooters who do not occupy the ball.
The Lakers are now fully pursuing Leonard. James posted a post on social media today congratulating Anthony Davis and Wade on the cover of 2K20 at the same time.
Today’s update of Leonard’s next home odds, the Lakers also received good news. The Lakers’ odds of getting Leonard (-200) are far ahead of the Clippers (+500) and Raptors (+800) (as shown in the screenshot
Many American media believe that the Lakers are already in a leading position to get Leonard.
Once Leonard really joins the Lakers, the NBA will be in a situation of one super and many strong.
The big fish in the free market are basically locked in their next home (except Leonard). Today, the US media also updated the odds of winning the NBA’s new season.
The Lakers are also good news, ranking first and leading (3/2), Bucks ranked second (13/2), 76ers and Warriors tied for third (10/1), Rockets and Clippers tied for fifth
(12/1), the Jazz and Raptors tied for seventh (14/1).
The prospect of the Lakers winning the new season, even if Leonard has not yet decided, is still very good, because the Lakers have a very good starting foundation of James + Big Eyebrow + Kuzma.