Rob Pelinka Rumors
Bill Oram: Troy Daniels said that he also received veteran minimum interest from Golden State and OKC. Anthony Davis and Rob Pelinka personally appealed to him to choose the Lakers. “You’ve got to win in this league to get paid, and I totally understand that,” he said.
Harrison Faigen: Troy Daniels says Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis called him in free agency with a simple pitch: “Hey we need you. We need a shooter.” It’s one of a few things that has him excited to join the Lakers.
How often did you, LeBron and Lakers GM Rob Pelinka talk on the phone during that crazy week of free agency? Anthony Davis: Oh, all the time. It was, like, every 30 to 45 minutes, Rob would be callin’ me.
Mike Trudell: Pelinka on Davis: “There is no more complete basketball player in the game. There is nothing he can’t do. He can shoot. He can make plays. He can defend 1-5. He can protect the rim. He can handle the ball. His dedication to his craft is unparalleled.”
Harrison Faigen: Anthony Davis said he waived his trade kicker to help the Lakers go after Kawhi, but that he’s still happy he did because it helped the team. He said the front office “did a great job” of using the extra space.
Harrison Faigen: Pelinka as part of a longer answer on how hard DeMarcus Cousins is working with Judy Seto to regain his prior form. “A lot of times beauty comes out of pain, and hope comes out of brokenness.” Pelinka thinks Cousins can be “an X-Factor” for the Lakers.