on June 25th, the NBA free market came shocking news, Wo Shen
It was announced that the 1-for-1 deal was finally completed, and the Blazers introduced players again. Bazemore, who had been chased by the Rockets many times, was traded to the Blazers. The 32 7 Lakers will continue to strengthen the Blazers.
The opponents reinforced at full speed, putting pressure on the Lakers.
In this case, the Lakers of LeBron James also made a major move. They announced the new goal of the third giant. The famous NBA reporter authoritative American media confirmed that the Lakers will contact D’Angelo Russell.
The contract that the Lakers are going to offer Russell has been exposed.
There are a total of four super giants in the free market this season. Among them, Durant is definitely impossible to join the Lakers to assist James. What he wants is to surpass James.
At present, the Nets are chasing Durant and Irving with all their strength, and are preparing to win them at the same time, just to form a new giant lineup.
In this way, the Lakers’ two goals have disappeared, and the only ones they can fight for are Kawhi Leonard and Butler.
The news reported by Warshen shows that Xiaoka currently has only two next homes, one is to stay in the Raptors, and the other is to return to Southern California to play, but the problem is that when he returns to Southern California, the team he is most likely to go to is not
Not the Lakers, but the Clippers.
Leonard’s latest home odds have been updated. The Raptors are 2 to 1, the Clippers are 1 to 2, and the Lakers are only 1 to 8. It can be said that the possibility of the Lakers winning the small card is not high.
Coupled with the fact that the Rockets are chasing Butler, there is little hope of the four super giants that the Lakers may win in the free market.
So in this way, their targets are obviously only those superstars.
The latest news confirms that the Lakers have targeted Russell. They have even disclosed the contract amount the Lakers will give Russell, an annual salary of around 20 million. If signed, it is expected that the two parties will reach a 4-year $80 million contract.
The point is that before the opening of the free market, the two sides have already started the dialogue in advance. The reason is also that the Nets have no interest in keeping Russell at all.
The source pointed out, “As the Nets focus on pursuing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Russell is more and more open to returning to the Lakers. He is expected to give up the new season early and return to the Nets.
options, and to start negotiations with the Lakers. The two sides are negotiating the possibility of dialogue, of course, the Lakers will not provide him with a maximum salary.”
Russell has reached the peak of his career this season, averaging 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game, shooting 43.4% from the field and 36.9% from the three-point range.
Scored 27 points and 4 assists in a single quarter.
And throughout the season, he has scored more than 40 points three times, has become an excellent scorer in the league, and has hit 9 three-pointers in a single game.
This is the fastest progress so far between the two sides. Russell is ready to give up returning to the South Open, and the two sides are negotiating at the same time.
It seems that the Lakers have a new goal.
As Warshen personally reported the situation of Leonard’s next home, the Lakers may have already understood that the possibility of them winning the small card is almost zero, and it is also impossible for Durant, Irving, and Butler to come to the team.
Under the circumstances, coupled with the strong pressure brought by the operation of the Blazers, then they must win the third giant. Now they have decided that the candidate is Russell, and the 20 million contract is also within the range that the Lakers are willing to bear.
It seems that if nothing else, the third giant of the Lakers is him.
And the point is to win him. The Lakers don’t need to operate to make room. They can continue to recruit other people.
And this old Lakers player is also very interested in his old club. Of course, the reason is that he can see the hope of a championship when he comes to the Lakers to join forces with Zhan Huang and the 59-point super giant thick eyebrows.