Someone dig up Randy Newman. They’re back. From Buddy Phipps:
It seems to be fashionable to issue hot takes on the Lakers — that their signings post-LeBron make no sense; or they are bringing in ball-dominant veterans to build a win-now club with LeBron in the post as a secondary creator.
There’s another shoe to drop next summer, Buddy — with all due respect, LeBron didn’t leave Cleveland and his home because of Lance, Rondo, etc. With James on the ground in L.A., the Lakers are all but assured to get one of the group of elite players who’ll be unrestricted in 2019 — Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker or someone else who shakes free or is otherwise available. In the interim, James will be surrounded by tough-minded, veteran, defense-centric players (along with the re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope) who’ll create turnovers and allow LeBron to take a break at that end of the court — where his effectiveness has dropped off significantly the last couple of seasons.
Source confirms reports that Gregg Popovich met in San Diego tonight with Kawhi Leonard. First direct communication between the two since Leonard’s trade demand Friday.
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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne have more on the meeting between Popovich and Leonard as well:
For weeks, Popovich has been working to set up a meeting with Leonard to discuss the issues that have fractured the franchise’s relationship with the All-NBA forward and caused him http://www.ramsfootballofficialproshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_MARK_BARRON_JERSEY.html to make public in the media his desire to http://www.tampabaylightningofficialonline.com/Adidas-Anton-Stralman-Jersey be traded, league sources said.
Leonard wants a trade to Los Angeles, preferably the Lakers over the Clippers, Mark Barron Jersey league sources said. He has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play in San Antonio and will eventually alert rival teams considering trades for him that his intention is to sign in Los Angeles when he can become a free agent in 2019, league sources said.
This was also the third time in Sabathia’s past five starts that he made it through the seventh inning.