ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Rondo will sign a one-year deal with the Lakers for $9 million after releasing forward Julius Randle to free up space under the National Basketball Association salary cap.
The top markets for sales of LeBron's Lakers jersey were Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco and Cleveland. Leonard's value also decreased once he requested a trade through the media. "How's LeBron going to play point?"
Whether the Lakers win a championship this season or not, James is committed to the team long-term.
Perhaps the Lakers weren't locks to land quality free agents like Tyreke Evans or DeMarcus Cousins. For example, Seth Curry agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.75 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game. Evans offers the same sort of skill set as Stephenson but at a higher level and without the on-court antics.
To win another championship, LeBron will have to overcome some challenges.
There was only one victor, though, and all that preparation paid off: So many of James's Lakers jerseys moved in just the final three hours between the announcement and midnight that the piece became one of the 10 best sales days for a jersey in Fanatics company history.
However, as we have seen in the past, James can not carry a team to a championship by himself, certainly not in the jam-packed Western Conference.
"Around Kawhi, what's been made abundantly clear is that there's not an interest to join a superteam".
With the Lakers signing LeBron James, there are certainly a lot of things to take in for what his impact on the franchise will be.