"They obviously are a flashy franchise, they like to play fast", Wagner said at the time.
First up - the nitty-gritty details.
Neither Theo Pinson, nor Joel Berry II - the team's two draft eligible players - heard their names called during Thursday night's draft, but that doesn't mean it's the end of the road for either. James and his agents have enough experience and will be able to navigate the terrain if he decides to become a free agent, league sources told the site.
The Pacers will decline Stephenson's $4.36 million team option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent.
"We do feel like the road is a flexible road for us, if July 1 happens with one or two superstar players, great", Pelinka reiterated. "So it's not like teams are saying, 'Oh, I'm not going to do a deal with the Lakers, ' but I do think when you have 16 banners, there's going to be a natural envy from your competitors because you're sitting at the top of the food chain, but that's just life in general".
Although George is yet to hit the open market, there are many who believe that his deciding to take his talents to Los Angeles to join the Lakers is a foregone conclusion. However, a Nike outlet store based in OH is also getting the same idea as Dick's Sporting Goods, as they were selling LeBron Cavs jerseys at 40% off.
All of these things are self-evident, and that last note is of particular importance.
Another day... Another story about Paul George's pending free agency. It's as simple as the head coach/interim GM desires it to be, and nothing about Brown's style suggests he would make this any more complicated than it needs to be.
It's also fair to expect Michigan's draft success to continue in 2019. "When you build a team, you have to have pillars that you build on". NBA Trade Rumors Kawhi LeBron Lakers is sure to be one of the more searched topics in the coming days. If Anthony opted out of his contract to test free agency waters, it would have gone down as one of the dumbest contractual decisions in National Basketball Association history considering Anthony would have earned a fraction of that if he chased a ring with his buddy LeBron.
However, with free agency nearing, it appears as though some of James' best options are falling away. The Oklahoma City Thunder took a chance by trading for him last summer in the hopes they could convince him to stay long-term, but they failed to get out of the first round of the playoffs in a relatively disappointing campaign.
The LeBron-to-Philly speculation has run rampant throughout social media and Philadelphia during nearly the 2017-18. With very minor corresponding moves, the Sixers can boast a big three that will put them in a class with the league's elite.