The Los Angeles Lakers were awestruck when Kawhi Leonard agreed on terms with Los Angeles Clippers. It came as a big surprise when Paul George was also sent to Clippers on a blockbuster deal with Oklahoma City Thunder. Leonardo was always in talks with most of the franchises. He was in talks with not one or two but three clubs – Clippers, Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Finally something for Lakers:
Leonard was never seen settling with free agency terms. Since Lakers were not able to sign Leonard they were having around $32 million in cap. This amount left with them could help them sign up the best options available off the board. It does appear that they have finally cracked a deal with money in the bag according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent guard Danny Green will sign a two-year, $30M deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
They have just bagged a good deal for Leonard’s former teammate from Spurs and Raptors Danny Green for a two year, $30 million deal. Green has confirmed the report with ‘Inside the Green’ podcast with the Lakers.
— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019
Green could be just the perfect player to fit alongside Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Danny will also bring championship presence to a team with aspirations of winning the league. With the likes of Anthony Davis and LeBron James paired along with Green will just give the perfect shape to the team.
LA Lakers looks powerful now
Green brings the skills featuring perimeter defence and shooting. In the 10 seasons Green has played, he is a 40% career shooter from the three-point line. He was also named in the 2017 NBA All-Defensive Second team with his time in spurs.
In the 80 games that he played at Raptors, he averaged 10.3 points, 1.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds. In 46.5% he was shooting from the field, 84.1% from free throw line and 45.5% from three. After this signing Lakers will still have $17 million left in their bags for spending.
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