Friday, 17 August, 2018

LeBron James could take Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers - Stein

Chris Paul Won't Take Pay Cut To Stay With Houston Rockets: Report Report: Rockets will aggressively pursue Paul George this summer
Sidney Guerrero | 09 June, 2018, 06:22

James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George had reportedly had conversations about potentially joining forces - with the only team capable of hauling in such max-level contracts being the Lakers.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski brought that up on his latest edition of The Woj Pod. It's increased more in recent months with Los Angeles putting itself in prime position to land two max-contract free agents this summer.

Paul George and LeBron James have been the team's top targets for those slots since new team president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka took over, and according to one report, that plan will come to fruition.

Whether it's to play alongside his close friend Chris Paul on the Houston Rockets, to help groom the talented youngsters on the Philadelphia 76ers, or to continue growing his massive brand off the court with the Los Angeles Lakers, it is hard to deny that there are more attractive places for James to play than the Cavs.

Trump Will Leave G-7 Early and Avoid Meeting Allies
President Donald Trump on Friday said Russian Federation should be readmitted to the G-7 group of leading industrial nations. Trump was expected to meet with his French counterpart when he arrived at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec.

Now, they are reportedly looking into adding even more fire power for the 2018-2019 season. Chris Paul didn't turn down $200 million from the Clippers because he thought that somehow the Rockets were gonna talk him into saving them luxury-tax money. "I don't imagine it playing out that way". Paul, meanwhile, will be an unrestricted free agent following his first season with the Houston Rockets. Paul injured his hamstring late in that series against the Golden State Warriors, though, and missed the final two games - both of which Houston lost.

They have a real opportunity to keep him, but the Lakers are home.

For the Rockets to get James, they would have to get very creative with some trades to unload players for cap space. So if Paul is re-signed, they won't have much flexibility in free agency.

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