Believe it or not, Byron Scott has what one source described as a “major chance” to stay with the Lakers; Jeanie Buss is said to be pushing for Scott behind the scenes. If so, it could clear the way for a top-to-bottom reset for the franchise in 2017, and the possible return of Jackson to run basketball operations with Luke Walton as the coach. There are a lot of dots to be connected to get from here to there, though — not to mention a lot more games for the Lakers to lose.
August 30, 2016 | 9:59 pm EDT Update
Matthew Dellavedova: It was great to have Larry out to visit! A big thank you to the Cavs, the NBA and LeBron for letting me have the trophy for a couple of days 👍 great having a chat to these blokes @hamishandandy, see you in Milwaukee for a rematch @hamishblakeshotz @upandgoau
August 30, 2016 | 5:27 pm EDT Update
Joffrey Lauvergne: Glad to be a new part of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Can’t wait to start this new challenge.
Dellavedova told the crowd at Fed Square that playing under legendary point guard Jason Kidd was a key in signing with the Bucks. “To be able to play for a coach who is one of the best point guards of all time, I’m going to be able to learn a lot off him and try to really expand my game and be in more of a leadership role than I was in Cleveland,” he said.
“My agent was talking to a fair few teams, the Bucks were interested, Sacramento, the Cavs, but Milwaukee just seemed like a really good fit for me (as a) young up and coming team that’s got a lot of potential.”