Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
“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
The star forward’s willingness to leave the Spurs became clear Friday morning, when the San Antonio Express News first reported he wants to be traded. According to sources not authorized to speak publicly, the Lakers have long been Leonard’s preferred destination, though the Clippers are among the teams he would consider.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.
LaVar went on to demonstrate (and denigrate) the Lakers’ supposedly lax approach to coaching Lonzo, as only he can, before suggesting what he would do. “Me, I would’ve told him, ‘Hey man, put the ball in the hole and quite f’ing around. If you’re gonna play, play. If you not, don’t even do nothing, but let somebody else just pass the ball, man,’” the Big Baller said. “They don’t do him like that.”
LaVar insisted that he told the Lakers to “stop babying” Zo, but “if that’s not in you like that,” L.A. may not be able to get the message across in the right way. “He responds to that because that’s the way I got him,” he added. “I don’t respond to him like, ‘Hey Lonzo, what do you think, man? You’re gonna be alright.’”