LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis, gives him No. 23

LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis, gives him No. 23

Just moments after it was reported that Anthony Davis would waive his trade kicker worth approximately $4 million, another report of a benefit for Davis surfaced. Given the available max contract space, it makes sense that the Lakers would want to target Irving, who has played with and won an NBA Finals alongside James on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pelinka was able to trade Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards to clear up extra space.

The addition of the Wizards to the deal does not change anything on the Pelicans side of things. It technically is not a 10-for-1 move, because the newfound cap space will bring at least one other player to Los Angeles.

The Russell rumors have been growing steadily and we even urged readers to calm down, that it would not happen.

Is Butler a better option than Leonard? The lack of jersey insurance coverage will affect a large amount of fans, as the NBA Store lists James' jersey as the top-selling jersey from October 2018-February 2019, ahead of such stars as Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving.

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Russell not only fills the hole at the point guard position but is that ideal shot-creating guard that LeBron has had on all of his title-winning teams.

So in relation to this roundtable, I asked the KJG team about what they thought of the picks, how the picks could affect the Cavs' rotation/potential trading of expiring players, a bit on summer league and a bit more on Smith.

No team would pick him up and his career seemed in doubt. What once looked like a two-team race between the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers appears to be wide open with the Lakers having a real shot at landing the NBA's most unpredictable superstar.