With Leonard’s camp reportedly meeting owner Jeanie Buss and former president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, James and Davis are planning on being a part of the team’s pitch to him now, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
As no one truly knows what Leonard will do, his decision will change the landscape of the NBA as he is also linked to the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers.
Here is more from Los Angeles:
- Klay Thompson will reportedly ‘listen’ to the Lakers if the Golden State Warriors do not offer him a max deal, according to Brad Turner of Los Angeles Times. However, the Warriors will offer him one, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
- Kyrie Irving reportedly ‘remains as much a target’ as Leonard for the Lakers despite being linked to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Marc Stein of New York Post.
- Patrick Beverley is reportedly seeking a three-year, $40-plus million deal in free agency as the Lakers are interested, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
- Talen Horton-Tucker will not play in the 2019 California Classic due to a stress reaction in his right foot, according to Kyle Goon of Orange County Register.