After Kawhi Leonard signed with the Clippers in free company, the cross-town rival Lakers wasted no time submitting out its roster with the addition of three extra gamers.
Danny Inexperienced, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee are all anticipated to signal with the Lakers, in accordance with ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.
Inexperienced, who was Leonard’s teammate with the Raptors and included in final summer time’s commerce with the Spurs, indicated he was ready for the NBA Finals MVP to make his choice earlier than agreeing to a brand new deal.
However after experiences got here out that Leonard intends to signal with the Clippers, Inexperienced agreed to a two-year, $30 million take care of the Lakers.
He supplied an replace on his Instagram account, thanking Toronto for its help: “Thank you Raptors fans. This is a run we’ll never forget. We can’t thank you enough for the love and support we experienced over the last year. You are some of the greatest fans basketball has to offer. Thank you #WeTheNorth. Stay tuned for another episode with more details.”
Caldwell-Pope is about to re-sign with the Lakers after coming off a one-year, $12 million contract with the Lakers. He averaged 11.four factors, his lowest since his rookie season, whereas taking pictures 43% from the sphere in 82 video games for the Lakers final season.
McGee additionally will re-sign with the Lakers for 2 years on a deal value $8.2 million that has a participant choice.
Caldwell-Pope, McGee and Inexperienced be a part of a rebuilding Lakers workforce that has seen plenty of change for the reason that season ended. They are going to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis because the workforce works to enhance from a 37-45 file from final season.