Winners of 65 games in 2017-2018, the Lakers' and Warriors' personnel moves are bad news for the Rockets, who have dipped to +800 after opening the summer sitting second to Golden State with +525 odds.
While the Lakers could create more room under the salary cap by parting ways with Britain's Luol Deng or free agent Julius Randle, the signings mean Los Angeles is likely to wait until 2019 when they can make another run at a top free agent. The stage was set for George, James, and Leonard to team up in Hollywood.
The hesitancy on dealing for Leonard, however, is not just because of his impending free agency. After signing a four-year $153 million contract, he can afford the luxurious side of life. However, they did later reopen talks with the Lakers as well as other teams but refuse to be strongarmed as they have demanded a huge package for the 2014 Finals MVP.
Charania said Leonard may still wind up in Los Angeles and playing in Staples Center, but with the Clippers. "My sources are saying Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, two firsts and two pick swaps ..." A team full of young talent, with no idea how to play in, or win big games is not exactly going to topple what is waiting for LeBron in the West. However, James chose the Lakers anyway. Is it Los Angeles or bust?
The Suns believe they have their shooting guard for the foreseeable future in Devin Booker, and the two sides are closing in on a five-year, $158-million extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.
Todd was strolling along with Paula and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona when they came upon a hidden rattlesnake . He saved his human from a rattlesnake yesterday". "It was a lovely morning", Godwin wrote in a Facebook post .
He says slightly cooler temperatures are forecast later Monday but gusty winds that could spread the blaze are also expected. The wildfire is burning in Grand and Clear Creek Counties in the Williams Fork range.
Jerry Johnson , president of National Religious Broadcasters, joined many in noting the importance of Kennedy's replacement. But fast forward just months later in January 2017, following Trump's presidential win, and McConnell had a change of tone.
The latest: Former Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo has signed a one year, $9 million deal, according to multiple reports. Despite losing Randle's defensive abilities, the Lakers have managed to upgrade their defense in the past 48 hours.
Collins made headlines this weekend when she told CNN she wouldn't support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" toward Roe v. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of IN , who is one of seven judges considered to be front-runners.
Mexico , who lost 3-0 to Sweden , go through in second place, while the Swedes took top spot in an incredible Group F. The changes made for a balanced team that was relieved to pull out the win against Sweden .
Especially after Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called out Canada's dairy industry . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released on Friday the full list of items that Canada is targeting.
He moved beyond the previous world record T20I high score of 156, which he set against England 2013, with his ninth six. Finch's sparkling innings of 172 came off just 76 deliveries and included a stunning 16 fours and 10 sixes.
Bartiromo asked him about the historic summit with Kim in Singapore just weeks ago, saying North Korea should be telling the U.S. Trump had showered Kim with praises, calling him a "very talented man", and made security concessions in return for very little.
Messi, Ronaldo missed out on the big one
The game ended with France impressively overtaking Argentina in a 4-3 loss in the 16th round. Thanks to a 2-1 win over Nigeria (and Croatia beating Iceland 2-1) La Albiceleste advanced.
Supreme Court upholds travel ban in major win for Trump
The travel ban has already been in effect since late a year ago and targets Venezuelan government officials and their families. Chad was recently removed from the list after the administration said that country had beefed up its information-sharing.
Floating AI Robot Sent to Space
The robot is a "mobile and autonomous assistance system" meant to help astronauts out with their day-to-day tasks. And CIMON has trained some time on Earth with German astronaut Alexander Gerst , who is already on the ISS board.
Fans react to blistering start in Croatia v Denmark
Denmark , which is set to take on Croatia Sunday, suffered its last defeat against Montenegro in 2016 in the World Cup qualifiers. When Ivan Rakitić calmly buried the decisive penalty , the fans in Croatia immediately ignited flares to start one insane party.
LeBron James, Magic Johnson Yet To Meet
The 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are seen as the favorites to sign James on the NBA's free-agent market. While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.