- Report: Cavs viewed Kevin Porter Jr. as ‘untouchable’ and considered him ‘most talented’ youngster on roster
- Report: Cavs send Kevin Porter Jr. to Rockets for 2nd-round draft pick
- Report: Jarrett Allen was talking trash to Nets about Collin Sexton before his shots even went in
- Cavs head coach issues striking comparison between Collin Sexton and Michael Jordan
- Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant give major props to Collin Sexton after he drops 42 points on Nets
- Video: Collin Sexton drills cold-blooded 3 in Kyrie Irving’s face to send game into double overtime
- Cavs unveil tribute video as Nets superstar Kyrie Irving returns to Cleveland
- Report: Kyrie Irving to officially start and play in Nets matchup vs. Cavs
- Report: Dylan Windler to return to Cavs lineup Friday vs. Nets
- Report: It’s ‘doubtful’ Cavs will be able to trade Kevin Porter Jr.
Report: LeBron James ‘Would Love’ to Team Up With Russell Westbrook
- Updated: September 2, 2017
While the current sentiment is that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will likely leave the team after the upcoming season, for the revamping Los Angeles Lakers, building a team the four-time MVP will be pleased with will be a significant task.
The Lakers may have to stretch that wallet out a little more for another player of James’ liking: Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. A move of this magnitude would take quite a bit of maneuvering for the Lakers front office.
“Westbrook’s availability may be the most fleeting,” said Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus. “Whispers around the NBA suggest James would love to team up with the explosive guard.”
The pairing of athletic triple-double machines would present an exciting duo for the Laker faithful, immediately putting the team in championship contention. Putting Los Angeles back onto the national and international front pages for print and sports digital ink sites — as well as the likely continuous ESPN/Fox Sports obsessions with the players and the Lakers — would be a boon for the league.
However, aside from James coming to LA, this would require the reigning league MVP and Palmdale, CA native to forgo inking a massive five-year, $207 million extension, which he’s yet to sign. Many league executives do expect him to accept the terms.
In addition, until the Lakers move some burdensome contracts, such as that of forward Luol Deng, the Lakers do not currently have the necessary cap space to sign both James and another max player.