LeBron James free agency tracker

Paul George

The concept of James joining the Lakers included teaming with Paul George, a hometown high scoring forward, and perhaps either guard Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard, another forward who is seeking a trade from the San Antonio Spurs and has his eyes on Los Angeles.

George confirmed the deal at a party hosted by Russell Westbrook in OKC.

Despite the worst year of his career, Melo is still one of the best scorers the National Basketball Association has ever seen. The announcement was a big surprise to many who thought, from the moment George was traded from IN to OKC last June, would sign with the Lakers this summer.

"That's always been, I feel with players, they want that option", George said at exit interviews after the season. Then he was traded off to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rest is history.

Rumor: With Paul George closer to staying in Oklahoma City, the Lakers may chase DeMarcus Cousins.

Kevin Durant plans to re-sign with Golden State Warriors
Durant had stressed repeatedly throughout the 2017-18 season he planned to re-sign with the Warriors for fairly obvious reasons. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity today because the deal can not be signed until Friday.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sends message of thanks to LeBron James
The move is a major success for the Lakers, who have had trouble attracting big-name free agents in recent years. If the Lakers are going to add another game-changer this summer, it'll likely be through a trade.

Trump says his U.S. Supreme Court pick will be 'outstanding'
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he would not ask candidates where they stand on the 1973 abortion ruling. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said on Sunday that any nominee for the Supreme Court that had demonstrated hostility to Roe V.

As OKC general manager Sam Presti noted in his draft news conference, Thunder officials have been in communication with George and his representatives since the end of the season.

Kevin Durant will re-sign with Golden State for two years, the New York Times reported, keeping the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player with a club that has won three of the past four crowns and seeks a fifth consecutive trip to the finals next year.

After acquiring Carmelo Anthony in September, the Thunder appeared to have formed a superteam with the then-reigning MVP. He proceeded to explain why George's contract decision made little sense.

The Houston Chronicle and ESPN reported Paul's deal to reunite with NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring champion James Harden will be for four years at $160 million. It was the biggest shock of National Basketball Association free agency so far, but there are still plenty of quality players still available.

Another thing that should have Thunder fans excited abut their chances to keep George in Oklahoma, is a tease from the players' barber, namely that they should be getting ready for some "GREAT NEWS". The team could significantly reduce their tax bill if they waive him via the stretch provision. Last season he was 29% from downtown (which is right around his career average of 30%), but the previous season he was shooting 37% a clip from that range.

Related News:

  • Andres Iniesta retires from worldwide football after Spain exit

    As a result, the game was decided on penalties which were won by Russian Federation . David de Gea has not had the best World Cup .
    Bakery confused with restaurant where Sanders denied service

    Bakery confused with restaurant where Sanders denied service

    The owner later confirmed the reasoning to media, and the incident drew praise and condemnation online for the restaurant. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday after posting a sign outside that said Sarah Sanders was "welcome any time".
    LeBron James' business, basketball worlds collide in Los Angeles — Showtime

    LeBron James' business, basketball worlds collide in Los Angeles — Showtime

    From the public celebrations to the personal tweets from fellow Lakers, there is an intense excitement going into this season. Even you have said that you want your legacy off the court to be remembered far more than what you have done on the court.
  • India's Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

    India's Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

    The opposition has to get in. "We have to be open to what might be the best combination down the line". Because it is not such a long batting innings, we can afford to do that.
    ‘N. Korea’s n-weapons can be dismantled in a year’

    ‘N. Korea’s n-weapons can be dismantled in a year’

    Pompeo spoke with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha by telephone on June 29 to discuss the next steps in negotiations. The Defense Department has always been skeptical of North Korea moving quickly to denuclearize.
    North Korea Secretly Ramping Up Secret Nuclear Production

    North Korea Secretly Ramping Up Secret Nuclear Production

    The official pointed out that intelligence analysts firmly believe the rogue regime was attempting to deceive the U.S. Four other officials familiar with the intelligence assessment also said North Korea meant to deceive the U.S.
  • 650 people complained to OFCOM about Love Island gaslighting Dani Dyer

    650 people complained to OFCOM about Love Island gaslighting Dani Dyer

    Love Island fan Debbie Ekins, from Glasgow, said she felt "horrible" when Dani burst into tears and questioned her own happiness. Georgia Steel received a text on her phone, saying: "Girls, you have been sent a Villa Story from the boys at Casa Amor".
    Dell confirms plan to return to public markets

    Dell confirms plan to return to public markets

    Earlier this year, Dell disclosed that it was considering a reverse merger with VMware as part of its public market return. A report by the Wall Street Journal suggests that Dell could be on the verge of becoming a public company once again.
    New charges filed against Harvey Weinstein in NY

    New charges filed against Harvey Weinstein in NY

    Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex, with his attorney challenging the credibility of his alleged victims. Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman said at the time: "We remind everyone that an indictment is merely a formal accusation".
  • More misery for Warner in Canada

    More misery for Warner in Canada

    David Warner has refuted rumours of a rift with former captain Steve Smith in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, saying the banned Australian duo remain "good mates".
    Germany's Seehofer announces deal with Merkel, both survive

    Germany's Seehofer announces deal with Merkel, both survive

    There were fresh signs on Sunday that the two leaders, entrenched in their positions, may fail to resolve their differences. But earlier, Bavaria's premier Markus Soeder, mindful of the October regional elections, was positive.
    First Video of Rescuers Finding Thai Soccer Team in Cave

    First Video of Rescuers Finding Thai Soccer Team in Cave

    Worrying predicted of heavy rains later this week mean rescuers must scramble to shuttle help and supplies to the stranded kids. Emaciated and bedraggled, the football team was crammed onto a wedge of dry ground surrounded by water deep inside the cave.

Most liked

Astronomers Believe They Have First Image of Newborn Planet
Researchers have long suspected the existence of the planet in orbit around the star PDS 70, but now they have the proof. One astronomical unit is the distance between the sun and Earth, or almost 93 million miles.

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview
Possible nominees being eyed include Thomas Hardiman, who serves alongside Trump's sister on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Trump told reporters Friday he would not ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v.

Colombia are big World Cup threat to England, says Dennis Wise
"This gives us an important opportunity because we have played very tough, decisive matches until now", Pekerman said. England meet Colombia on Tuesday night with the victor playing advancing to the Quarter Finals in Russian Federation .

Trump threatens action on WTO after reports he wants to withdraw
Trump is pushing a bill that's literally called the US FART Act. Trump reportedly was briefed on the working draft in May.

Shark pulls woman overboard in crocodile-infested Australian waters
The finger was also badly infected, The West Australian reported , and Brunning had to undergo surgery to flush out the infection. But Ms Brunning considers herself lucky and wants people to know that the shark bite incident was "completely my fault".

Now, 5 Lynched By Villagers In Maharashtra Over Child-Lifting Rumours
One of the victims was seen pleading for help in the video, while the bloodied bodies of the other victims were lying beside him. The five victims, along with other friends were seen getting down from a state transport bus, the police said .

Tiger Woods seems to take shot at USGA while praising British Open
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jerry Kelly squandered the lead, then regained it, and will head into the final day of the U.S. And yet, with a new putter in the bag this week, Woods felt good about the improvement he made on the greens.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Fighting Trump's Tariffs with Facts
The tit-for-tat duties are a response to punishing USA steel and aluminum tariffs imposed at the start of last month. USA allies are upset with Trump after he imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

Julius Randle agrees to two-year, $18 million deal with New Orleans
National Basketball Association money guru Bobby Marks tweeted out that the Lakers have just under $6 million in room. Rondo is coming to training camp with plans to compete for a starting job, source told @YahooSportsNBA .

Roger Federer confirms shock Uniqlo switch
The top seed, however, was wearing Nike footwear as Uniqlo does not manufacture shoes. I'm looking forward to see what shoes I will be wearing in the near future.

Serena Williams back in search of reclaiming Wimbledon crown
So I'm just not used to that yet. "I think I would be very ungrateful if I sat here and said it was too low, to be honest. Serena Williams is responding to a report that she is being drug-tested more than any other USA women and men in tennis.

PillPack founders will receive about $100 million each in Amazon deal
It counts Accel Partners, Atlas Venture, CRV, Founder Collective, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Techstars among its investors. The company boasts that it works with doctors and insurance companies to manage refills and cost coverage on customer's behalf.

HTC is firing 25% of its staff to cut costs once again
The workforce which HTC plans to lay off makes up around a quarter of the 6,450 staff it employed globally as of June. According to a dispatch published today from Reuters , HTC is going to eliminate 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Taiwan.

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter
According to Telegraph , Faid escaped with the help from 3 heavily-armed accomplices while he was being visited by his brother. This is the second time in 5 years he has pulled such a spectacular escape.

Thai navy divers widen cave passage in search for missing boys
Another chimney was discovered nearby and helicopters carrying food, water and medical supplies were dispatched to the area. The dramatic wait has transfixed Thailand , dominating front pages of newspapers and grabbing worldwide headlines.