LeBron James wastes no time to improve the Lakers.
With the chaos in the Lakers Front Office finally over, their star game begins with recruiting potential free agents. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, he already had contact with Kawhi Leonard of the Raptors and Jimmy Butler of the 76ers to join him in LA.
"I do not think LeBron is able to be too picky." ] Windhorst said on Thursday "Pardon the Interruption." "As far as I know, he's already started recruiting. I heard he had contact with Kawhi Leonard. I heard he had contact with Jimmy Butler. There is no enforcement of player manipulation, and while Magic Johnson, the guy who was previously in trouble for manipulation, is no longer there, LeBron is now the LBC Commander in Chief.
The Lakers, who own the fourth After playing in the James & # 39; s first season with the team between 37 and 45, there were many upheavals in the front office. Johnson abruptly resigned as team president and accused General Manager Rob Pelinka of having talked behind his back. Pelinka dismissed coach Luke Walton after three seasons and replaced him with Frank Vogel.
Windhorst is not sure if James will be able to overcome the franchise's shortcomings and turn the team into a great free agent this off-season.
"I do not know if lyrics and maybe a dinner with LeBron will be enough for the Lakers to overcome the hurdles they will have," said Windhorst.
He said the "door is open-minded" for a James reunion with former Cavaliers team-mate Kyrie Irving and the Lakers may come to a meeting, but the potential soon-to-be ex-Celtics star will still be the up-and-coming one Free Agent Kevin Durant ̵
"From what I've heard, Kyrie's relationship with Kevin Durant has never been so close," said Windhorst. "And while he's repairing and resuming his relationship with LeBron, I think if you want to know where Kyrie will go, look at Kevin Durant."