NBA free agency in 2019 has been wild. A record number of All-NBA players switched teams through a combination of trades, sign-and-trade deals and free agent signings in the first days of July. Away from the biggest names, plenty of other significant moves were made with many NBA teams overhauling their rosters.
Guard Avery Bradley will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers once he clears waivers, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Four-time All-Star centre DeMarcus Cousins has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
It was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday morning that the Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kawhi Leonard. The NBA Finals MVP is heading to their Staples Center rivals, the Clippers, along with All-NBA wing Paul George.
From reports of incompetence within the Lakers organisation - which included Pelinka lying about an encounter between Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger - to the obvious incompetence shown in the Lakers front office the past year. While it is true Pelinka secured All-Star Anthony Davis, it appeared that the bumbling GM got a bit too excited and executed the trade before July 1st.
Boston Celtics centre Al Horford will not take his $30.1 million player option for the 2019/20 NBA season per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The NBA's worst kept secret was revealed on Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans traded top five talent in the league Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis is the type of talent that when he becomes available, general managers leap before they look. It's very much a case of secure the talent first and then take it from there. Whether or not Rob Pelinka of the LA Lakers adopted this mindset is up for debate, however, what we do know is that the Lakers gave up a king's ransom for Davis.
The Denver Nuggets were involved in trade talks for All-NBA forward Anthony Davis according to the Denver Post.
After months of discussions, the Los Angeles Lakers finally traded for Anthony Davis on Saturday, pairing the All-NBA forward with four-time MVP LeBron James at Staples Center.