According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Lakers could get the Spurs attention by proposing the right deal, despite San Antonio’s reluctance to deal Leonard to the Lakers.
“They clearly do not want to do business with the Lakers but if the Lakers could assembly the best deal…if the Lakers could use their assets to bring in a 3rd team & San Antonio gets the most out of a trade from the Lakers…they would do it.”
– @TheSteinLine on the Spurs
— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) June 18, 2018
According to Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli, the Lakers “have long been Leonard’s preferred destination,” although they are concerned about the extent of his injury.
It is likely that the Spurs may have interest in Laker assets such as Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis Says He is the Best in the World
Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis isn’t short on confidence, and he believes he is the very best in the world.
Although he didn’t win much during his tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans, nor has he ever won a championship, Davis is likely to be in title contention on his new team, the Lakers.
“I’m the best in the world,” Davis proclaimed, according to Alam Abdeldaiem of Sports Illustrated. “I think I do a lot of things that a lot of players can’t do as far as playing a complete game. I can play on the block, play on the perimeter, play defense on both ends, switch 1-5, guard, score the basketball. I want to be the most dominant player in the game, and I’m going to continue to do that.”
Davis also considers other players on the same level as himself, including his teammate LeBron James.
“Obviously you have players like Kawhi, KD, LeBron, Steph all of those guys who are the same way. They’re great players, talented players, Hall of Famers, and that’s what makes our game fun. Everyone wants to be the best in the league. Everyone wants to be the most dominant, and that’s when our competitive edge comes out on the floor and makes the game so fun to watch.”
Lakers Reach Out to Patrick Beverley
According to the Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner, the Lakers have reached out to the reps for Beverley.
Beverley hits free agency and will draw interest from a number of teams, including his last team, the Clippers.
Clippers, Mavs, Bulls, Lakers Interested in Patrick Beverley
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley will see his fair share of interest as he heads to free agency, and that includes interest from the Clippers as well.
However, Beverley will be seeking to be rewarded for signing with his next team, or staying with the Clippers.
According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Beverley is looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million.
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