Lakers Go Big With Wagner

Betting world going crazy for LeBron-Kawhi Lakers union

The Lakers, with the prowess to add two maximum contracts, are in position to pursue the likes of LeBron James and Paul George when they officially become free agents in roughly a week's time.

In addition to the big names, a few key role players could alter the plans of certain teams if they choose to join or reject them.

I could see him moreso playing for the Clippers than I would the Lakers.

With the 47th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected Kansas' Sviatoslav "Svi" Mykhailiuk.

Pelinka did not want to address the talks, saying he wanted to respect other teams with which he has discussions.

Los Angeles went 35-47 previous year, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. "I think I got to go with Kobe, especially since he stayed there for his entire career".

While free agency doesn't start for another week, and players can't officially sign until Jul 6th, we could know where the biggest free agent will be going.

Thursday night's draft came a little more than a week before what could be the Lakers' most important free agency period since Shaquille O'Neal signed in 1996.

Fresh off a season that saw his Lakers shoot the league's second-worst 3-point percentage, the President of Basketball Operations set his focus on bolstering the team's perimeter attack. Las Vegas oddsmakers have access to plenty of information to make educated guesses on odds, so to have the Lakers at these odds is telling. "I am just going to give it all, my 100 percent every day".

After falling to the Warriors for the third time in four years, James' championship prospects with the Cleveland Cavaliers have plateaued.

With only three-four potential openings on their roster going into 2018, free agency notwithstanding, the 76ers simply can't keep five, let alone six players moving forward, and while they could obviously draft a foreign player and stash them overseas, like they did past year when they traded up to select Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks 25th overall, those prospects seldom turn into starters, let alone solid role players.

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