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Since it Z that time of the year, it's a different time.
It's MBA free agency time and there's a This is this is actually not gonna This is gonna be like daily stuff now, Like it's not always gonna be OMG but, like just some breaking news stuff, uh, like stuff like breaking news because it is.
There's so money.
Teams that made good, big moves like the Rockets like these air future teams that might discuss the Rockets, the Hawks, the Clippers, maybe the Celtics, um, the Raptors, the, um, the Raptors, the Hawks, they always say the Hawks, like maybe the kings like the box.
There's a so many teams, um they're like new look and then the O K C Thunder.
You can't forget about them.
Um, so there's so many teams, the new look.
But today I'm talking about the one team that's the Los Angeles Lakers.
That's the defending champion team that we didn't expect to do much in the freedoms You, but had a lot of free agents, Um, that some they could resign, but somebody could walk.
I mean, they still would be good, no matter what would that do All that they have? LeBron and 80 80 still hasn't actually resigned with the, um, with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yeah, but I'm confident he will.
I mean, he's just waiting, Thio waiting.
He's just hearing out the other offers and waiting to get, um, a big contract from the Lakers.
But even if they which is mostly gonna happen, they made They got the defending champions.
Got even better heading to 2021 2020 2021.
So basically, um, the first trade of the off season officially happened with the L.
A Lakers, and this is basically getting a point guard.
They had some guys testing the waters Free agency Rejean Rondo uh, Avery Bradley to free agents, Um, and J.
R. Smith was a free agent.
They traded Danny Green on a one year, $50 million.
He was gonna be expiring contract the following season.
They traded him away to the Oklahoma City Thunder and their 28th overall pick, which the thunder used to dry.
I think this might been trained to that.
I think this was traded to the Timberwolves for Jay McDaniels.
If I'm not, if I'm not mistaken.
The, um, they used to draft like the Timberwolves got it to Gene McDaniels, but the Lakers got Dennis Schroder.
Dennis Schroder had a tremendous season.
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Much reason Dennis Schroder had a tremendous year last year.
Sixth man of the year candidate.
He was my sixth man of the year.
He averaged 19 points for shooting the ball much better.
Was the leading scorer for the thunder off the bench.
The Lakers got him to be a guard for them.
Maybe they're starting point good, and it will really help them as they might lose some guys in free agency.
But that's not it.
They still had some.
This was before free agency really was there.
And then they made some deals.
They made some deals.
There's some other small ones.
I'll just quickly, uh, quickly go over Jordan Bell and Alfonso McKinney got traded from Cleveland to Los Angeles, but they won't really play rotational minutes anyway.
Uh, so then they made.
So they lost any green.
But they had some wings that they resigned contagious.
Pope, who had a great, um, playoffs.
I mean, he was actually doing pretty good.
He was actually know, like, kind of like people didn't want him on his team because he was shocking up threes and stuff.
But he was actually playing his role really well and shooting it well from the three point line during the during the playoffs.
And then, um, they brought him back on a pretty good contract.
Um, I'm not really sure.
Look, I can't really see the contract from here, but he got a good, good money, like 13 year from Not mistaken.
Um, just look at it.
Three years, $38.
8 million for three years. It's around.
He'll get 13 year ago around which is a good contract for him.
Honestly, I think he deserves it.
He had a good, good bubble, and I do like a C P a good shooter.
And he'll come back to Los Angeles to be, maybe play more minutes because Danny Green is gone.
They're losing a shooter.
They're losing some defense with Casey.
Peten, Um, can do those things pretty well, but that's not it.
In fact, they also, um, they did lose people.
They were actually their bigs.
Dwight Howard, who had a great redemption year last year, was actually rumor to come back to the Lakers for a cheap contract because he was already on the cheap contract.
But still, he was one of the more best value players in the what their contract and the league.
Still the staffer down.
But being a seven and seven guy, good defense, it really took a less role.
We'll also be in the defensive stopper that he is.
He that really, really did.
He was a and he really was great for the Lakers this year.
He was actually going to come back, but he decided to take his talents elsewhere.
He went to Philadelphia 76 years.
Probably get that backup center you know, get that backup center.
Philly traded our Horford away, um, to get that back up center.
They got him for a pretty one year.
He's standing orders.
I do expect him to sign these one year deals, but it's still it's gonna be helpful for the Phillies.
Philadelphia's I definitely also team to talk about because they made some good moves as well.
That's gonna be a team to talk about in the future people so they lose out on Dwight Howard.
But what they dio is get a energy based big who runs the floor well, is a lob threat and 1/6 man off the year they grab Montrezl Harrell from their cross town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers and their biggest threat in the West.
Golden State Warriors is definitely up there, too, but one of their biggest threats in the entire league and steal him for he was one of the best free agents.
I mean, he came off a great, great regular season.
He was one of the best free agents, but they actually got him for tremendous value, tremendous value.
In fact, they got him for two years 19 million from the Clippers.
Um, and that I'm just gonna talk in depth about that one.
That is a great signing.
He brings what? Dwight Howard brains.
He isn't as good defensively, but he made, um He was already making six million a year.
So he wanted to pay, but he didn't get the biggest payday, but he will be a crucial He's a better, better edition addition to Dwight Howard.
You think he probably the starting role because, you know, they they'll have JaVale McGee At the current moment, Uh, he'd probably get a starting role or 80 comes to the center position, But he signed, um, they signed him for a cheap contract from what he actually brings to the table.
Because if when he's tired, he is an effective.
But when he's, like, ready to play, he is one off the best guys energy guys to have in the entire league.
He brings all of it on the court.
And he got signed for a great contract to the Los Angeles.
Because I'm pretty sure at this time, Dwight Howard.
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I know they lost Dwight Howard.
But I'm pretty sure at this time Dwight Howard left and then they got Montrezl Harrell back, which was a great value, will play next to Anthony Davis because he's gonna come back. Yeah.
Yes, he hasn't signed yet, so that's but with that duo LeBron and a d you get the whole other guys are going to change, you know, they're going to change, um, and get losing Dwight Harbor bringing in Montrose Harold is an upgrade, and they got even better with that.
They got even better with that, um, one of their, um but they still have some other free just to take deal with.
For example, Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo.
They also waive Quinn Cook.
He wasn't playing.
They had a lot of guards on the team case.
He wasn't really playing that kcp.
They had Rondo who really showed his worth in the plot.
Three is at a better rate than ever.
Um, he's being that leader being that vocal leader, being the playmaker, secondary playmaker.
Um and yeah, that he was They had Avery Bradley continues Caldwell, Pope Rajon Rondo.
Uh, Danny Green.
So they really need Quinn cook, so they actually waved him.
I don't know if he'll get picked up by a team.
But I don't really know if that's gonna happen.
Um, but they also lost Rondo.
They lost Rondo at Rondeau, actually went to sign to the Hawks.
Um, no, it was not actually a contending team that Hawks are definitely a team that made a lot of moves.
He had a great playoffs.
He's a good play maker and a good backup to Trae Young.
He's a good he can help him with playmaking.
Um, just a veteran guy to have a, um behind Trae Young.
They got Chris done, which was a good defensive guy that have behind Trae Young.
Um, so they lost him.
I feel like one of the biggest weaknesses is not the biggest weakness for the Lakers upcoming this year.
Coming to this year, there's not many but lack of a secondary playmaker without Rondo.
Um, so But then they still had some work to do.
In fact, they've got to solid role players.
Uh, they lose some of their guards, they wave Quinn cook, they lose Rondo, and they actually lose every Bradley to the Heat, who they actually play in the finals about them on the defensive end since okay, yeah, he'll help them on the defensive end.
Um, since they lost their Jones Jr is a solid wing defender.
Um and yeah, basically, they want to get some other good defenders role players and will help them championship.
Not maybe, Champ, not championship.
Like being on winning teams.
They want to get, actually, um, Wesley Matthews, who's been? You can really feel that Damien Green role.
So you're not merely really missing anything Feel like Danny Green is? If there's a three time champion, Wesley has and actually won a championship.
Yeah, but he's still a guy who could knock down the threes at he's been always been shooting, and he and a 36% rate for a guy that shoots as much as he does is a good, um, good rate.
He plays good defense.
Uh, will be that Danny Green replacement.
Since they didn't lose him, they got Dennis shooter from him, which is definitely eso.
They have shorter as a depth in the guards.
They still have Caruso.
They don't have Rondo or Bradley, Um, but bringing in a guy like Wesley Matthews Thio be a wing as well.
We'll definitely like that.
Will be That's gonna be a game changer for them because that it'll he provides the same thing that Danny Green does.
And hell doesn't really lose anything.
They get Denish they practically getting Wesley Matthews.
Really? They knew what they were doing and they got all these guys on small contracts, which was big because all like, um, well, for nine million a year from Montrose, Harold is definitely a steel.
And the fact that West Wesley Matthews can play great, he can play, he even play great and he'd be a good valuable asked.
But the fact that you got him on a $2.
6 million deal is very good value for a guy like that.
But they actually javale McGee and Dwight Howard being their main centers, like they had Anthony Davis playing center.
But being their main centers, they actually both got shipped the loose javale McGee through the Cavaliers to clear up the cap space to sign Marc Gasol on a two year, $5.
Um, this is a perfect signing.
Now, you basically have a better big man rotation without not Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee.
You are both also getting older, but Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol I've been feeling that Marc Gasol will start because he's always a winning player.
Um, he's always a winning player.
He's 35 years old, but he can stretch the floor.
Great team defender.
And losing those two guys in the paint on defense would be thank you, March and champ for during the broadcast.
Um, losing Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee on the defense event could hurt them.
Getting more Castle, who is arguably a better like he'd be like He'd be much better shooter.
You can stretch the floor.
He's the winning player, the winning piece and he got it on a small, small contract.
So this was a great, great free agency period for the Los Angeles Lakers.
I'm a Celtics fan, so you might be thinking like Why you super excited for this? Because, well, the Celtics and the Lakers have, like a rivalry, right? I'm not super excited.
I'm just mind blown of what they could actually pull off.
And if we're talking about we're talking about here.
There's but this not this.
This is not the only team I'm going to talk about.
And they made some big, big moves like for sure.
Um, getting these role players getting these winning players with Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol replacing Denny Green.
Wesley Matthews is his replacement in the bigs with Well, I mean marks like they don't you bail and let's be JaVale and Dwight are like seven footers and, um, javale enjoy, like, seven footers.
And your mantra is like 68 And Marcus was like, 6 10.
But still, you get more, get on the wings, get it at the big man position was really needed.
Losing those guys.
You lose Rondo, which would be crucial if you could bring him back.
But I feel like they could make another good signing here and there.
Um, they still have Like like Anthony Davis on the player option, who obviously declined it because he's worth more than 28 million.
He is worth more than 28 million, but I feel he's definitely gonna come back and play that powerful position there.
I feel like they're afraid Superior is basically over There's still some guys like it's basically over.
But for the Lakers, I feel like they could make maybe another minimum deal, because people who want to play on the defending champs they would like to play.
They would like to play there.
Um, they would definitely like to play there.
Um, I'm just trying to think of guys that could actually, like, come in and be a good secondary playmaker, because, LeBron, that's kind of what they lack right now.
Let's be, let's be honest, they don't without Rajon Rondo.
They don't really have that secondary playmaker.
Um, so just thinking of guys off the top of my head, it's kind of hard.
Yeah, there's, there's everyone's getting signed and everyone's, um um getting signed, maybe get someone, Um I mean, it's kind of hard.
I'm trying to think of one.
Yeah, maybe get a guy like a veteran, like, um, wait.
No, Matthew DellaVedova is already signed with the cabs, right? I was like reuniting with LeBron.
Uh, yeah, but yeah, Even if they don't get a backup point guard, this is still a championship team.
This is afraid. The best in the league. They're really stacked.
They got even better.
Um, so, yeah, that's gonna be it for me.
That's the Lakers got better.
They got some upgrades and they're loose.
But they got some guys, and right now there's still the favorites.
In my opinion, during the 2021 MBA championship, they have a great squad next to LeBron James.
I do expect them, LeBron and maybe put the point guard position again.
Um, getting West Matthews at the wing position is, um, to play the small for it in.
I don't know who else they'd put their maybe actually feel like maybe then sure, they could play there.
But I like him off the bench this year. I don't know if he'll play.
I don't know how good will play in the starting position, but I like him off the bench this year.
Um, so yeah, getting KCP and West Matthews on those wings and then getting a d and Marc Gasol.
And then you have shooter and Harold.
That could be like a Clippers lineup.
Brother, you have two guys coming off the bench and being sixth man of the Year can accept yelling together, have better chemistry and just better line up in general.
Um, and you have You have one of the best play makers in NBA history And clippers really lacked a playmaker because Montrezl Harrell kind of needs a playmaker with LeBron.
That could definitely work.
Yeah, that's gonna be it for me.
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