jkw3000 wrote:Funny, I'd be shocked if he went to the Lakers as opposed to any other team. But only because we've already seen PG13 to the Thunder, Kawhi to the Raptors, and Butler to the Sixers - all teams that weren't the first rumored destination in each situation.
When he hired Bron Bron's agent I figured it was only a matter of time. Plus, Boston would have to move Kyrie which I don't see happening.
Eh, it'll depend if the C's underperforming this season makes him change course. I don't see it happening either but I also didn't see him calling LeBron to apologize for how he acted in Cleveland. He's a free agent either way, just a matter of whether he resigns with Boston.
Honestly, I know my bias, but it really is to NO's advantage to not be rushed on this. It's one thing if AD was on an expiring contract, but his deal isn't up until 2020. They have him for the summer, when not only could they take whatever Boston has to offer, but they could leverage that to get more from other teams. As much as Bron's agent may have sway on AD, he's not going to be able to get the Pelicans to take a worse offer just to get him to go to LA. Kawhi's people tried to leverage a specific trade destination too and look where he ended up - doesn't matter if he seems hellbent on LA if another team thinks they can change their mind with winning (worked on PG13).
Really, the release of this info just means that AD's people are signaling to the Lakers to throw everything but LeBron to the Pelicans to get him there before everybody else can join in, but again, dunno what the Lakers have to offer that'd excite NO.
Also pretty funny that LA's best hope is tanking like crazy and getting the number 1 pick...even though that'd hurt the value of all the other tradable players on that team.