According to a person close to the Lakers management, through the negotiation process the Lakers developed concerns about Lue’s fit with the organization. Part of those concerns stemmed from Lue’s disagreement with the Lakers about who would be on his staff. While they agreed on Vogel, they disagreed on Jason Kidd, whom the Lakers insisted he include. They also balked at Lue’s counter to the three-year deal the offered. … [Read more...] about Lakers! The new-look Lakers organization dives into the combine
The same “weighted” system is used three more times to determine picks 2 through 4; after that, the draft order is determined by remaining teams’ records from the 2018-19 season, from worst to best. Therefore, the Knicks can’t drop any lower than No. 5, the Cavaliers won’t pick any lower than No. 6, etc. … [Read more...] about What time is the NBA draft lottery?
Kidd sold himself as a confidante of LeBron James and possible mentor for Lonzo Ball to Pelinka and Rambis’ husband, Kurt, the team’s senior basketball advisor — and, by extension, to Buss. She ignored her initial misgivings. … [Read more...] about Jason Kidd’s reputation could mean trouble for the Lakers
Bickerstaff is scheduled to meet with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka, co-owners Joey Buss and Jesse Buss, president of business operations Tim Harris, director of special projects Linda Rambis and senior advisor Kurt Rambis. … [Read more...] about Lakers to interview J.B. Bickerstaff for coaching position
Adding a Durant, Leonard, Klay Thompson or Kyrie Irving, among other star players, would transform the balance of power in the Western Conference, but landing a marquee name isn’t the end of building a championship contender. For that, the front office will face hard decisions whether to retain familiar faces integral this season in building what Rivers termed a hard-nosed, hard-playing “culture.” … [Read more...] about Clippers face biggest offseason decisions in franchise history