Indeed, as he has shown in trying to carry a chemistry- and health-challenged Cavs team to a fourth straight Finals appearance, LeBron James is a franchise-changer, but is he the right target for this Lakers franchise? “I don’t think he’s the best fit with Lonzo [Ball],” one Eastern Conference executive said. “I think James would stunt his growth. Ball is talented enough to play off the ball and make it work, but he’s best with the ball in his hands. With him wanting to secure his first payday, I don’t think he’ll be too happy deferring to James. You know his pop won’t.”
June 18, 2018 | 3:44 pm EDT Update
“You know what if they don’t get two…I don’t think they’re getting one. LeBron is not going there alone…so 50.” – @TheSteinLine on the percentage if the Lakers acquire one player
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: I’m told the Boston Celtics are giving strong considering to bring over Euro star Brad Wanamaker – MVP of the Turkish finals with Fenerbahce. Other NBA teams with interest: ORL, BRK, PHI and MIA.
Ian Begley: After signing his lifetime deal with Puma, Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he talks about his confidence in Frank Ntilikina and why Year 2 is a pivotal one for the guard:
John Meyer: Local prospect Gary Trent Jr. back in town for a workout at Target Center today — used see him at games all the time with Tre Jones. Latest ESPN mock has him going 28th to Golden State. He has elite shooting potential. pic.twitter.com/k1CQVZQZVy