• Western Notes: Lakers, Barnes, Rockets, Belinelli

    28 days ago - By Hoops Rumors

    Two major factors related to the Anthony Davis deal will contribute to how much cap room the Lakers have available in free agency this summer. One is the timing of the trade's completion, while the other is Davis' trade bonus.
    While we don't yet have definitive word on when the Lakers and Pelicans will finalize the AD blockbuster, early reports suggest it will likely happen on July 6, which would cut into L.A.'s projected cap space by several million dollars. If Davis chooses not to waive his trade bonus, that would reduce the Lakers' flexibility by about another $4MM, and ESPN's Ramona...
    Read more ...

     

  • Rajon Rondo wants to return to the Lakers, per report

    28 days ago - By Yardbarke

    The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be a popular free-agent destination for veterans chasing rings after acquiring Anthony Davis in a blockbuster trade this past weekend. Considered favorites to win the NBA title, these Lakers will also have about $24 million in cap room to attract free agents. It's in this that veteran guard Rajon Rondo would reportedly like to return to the Lakers. “In the case of Rondo, because he played for them last season, he would be difficult for them to bring back. I think first they want to look to other players, like Seth Curry, for example,” Broderick Turner of...
    Read more ...

     

  • Best bets to become next Lakers starting point guard

    28 days ago - By TheScore

    All it takes is one trade or free-agent signing to cause a ripple effect in the betting markets. Following the Los Angeles Lakers ' trade for Anthony Davis over the weekend, the attention turns to how the franchise will round out the rest of the roster in its pursuit of a championship. And you can bet on it. With a glaring hole in the L.A. backcourt, shops are now hanging a prop bet on who'll be the Lakers' starting point guard next fall. Odds
    Player
    Odds
    Kemba Walker
    +300
    Kyrie Irving
    +400
    Jimmy Butler
    +721
    D'Angelo Russell
    +825
    Patrick Beverley
    +883
    Ricky Rubio
    +1038
    Malcolm...
    Read more ...

     

  • NBA Rumors: Why Lakers Won't Sign Max Free Agent After Anthony Davis Trade

    28 days ago - By NESN

    Think the Los Angeles Lakers will add a third superstar alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Think again.
    While it was reasonable to wonder after the Lakers reportedly agreed to acquire Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday whether Los Angeles would turn its focus to signing a high-profile free agent, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski explained Monday on “SportsCenter” why that's probably not going to happen.
    Basically, according to Wojnarowski, the timing of the Davis trade is important: If the deal is completed when free agency begins July 6, as expected, the Lakers only will have...
    Read more ...

     

  • Report: Anthony Davis intends to receive full trade bonus

    28 days ago - By ProBasketballTalk

    Lakers project to have just $24 million in cap room
    Read more ...

     

  • Lakers free agent targets: What are LA's next moves following Anthony Davis trade?

    Lakers free agent targets: What are LA's next moves following Anthony Davis trade?

    28 days ago - By Sporting News

    As hard as it was for the Lakers to trade for Anthony Davis, their next move in the roster-building process might be even more difficult. Here are Los Angeles' options in free agency.
    Read more ...

     

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Are ‘Sniffing Around' On Trade For This Star Guard

    28 days ago - By NESN

    The Boston Celtics might have identified Kyrie Irving's replacement.
    (Assuming Irving actually walks in free agency, of course.)
    During the latest episode of “The Lowe Post Show,” ESPN NBA insiders Zach Lowe and Kevin Arnovitz discussed the fallout of reported Anthony Davis trade, particularly how it affects the Celtics. At one point in the discussion, Arnovitz mentioned 29-year-old New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who could want out now that the Pelicans have lost Davis and reloaded with young talent.
    “Maybe they get Jrue Holiday there - that would be fun,” Arnovitz said of the...
    Read more ...

     

  • Lakers Rumors: Latest on Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker

    28 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The Los Angeles Lakers have made the biggest move so far this NBA offseason with their trade for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, but they are not expected to be done just yet...
    Read more ...

     

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    28 days ago - By Sportsnet

    I have a theory.
    And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I've decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return.
    So, why didn't it happen?
    I think teams believe the NHL and NHLPA, to maintain labour peace, are going to tighten the cap for two years until a new U.S. television deal is announced. Here are the factors:
    CHANGING PLAYER ATTITUDES
    The days of the hometown discount are ending. There will always be exceptions - Tampa Bay having an excellent team and terrific taxation...
    Read more ...

     

  • Lakers ticket prices expected to be most expensive in NBA following Anthony Davis trade

    28 days ago - By Yardbarke

    The Los Angeles Lakers are suddenly the toast of the NBA once more following the Anthony Davis trade, which is set to spark significant inflation for Lakers ticket prices in 2019-20. Brett Goldberg, co-CEO of no-fee secondary ticket marketplace TickPick, expects Lakers ticket prices to top the Association next season. “With the Lakers landing Anthony Davis, it's a near lock they'll have the most expensive ticket heading into the 2019-20 season. After comparing the price jump from the season before LeBron joined the Lakers to last season, we project ticket prices to increase 15 to 20...
    Read more ...

     

  • Lakers salary cap: How Anthony Davis trade date impacts free agency

    Lakers salary cap: How Anthony Davis trade date impacts free agency

    28 days ago - By Sporting News

    You might have heard that the Lakers' salary-cap space for NBA free agency will be impacted based on the timing of the official completion of the Anthony Davis trade. But you might not understand why. We're here to help.
    Read more ...