Los Angeles Lakers to challenge Pelicans to sign DeMarcus Cousins
04 July, 2018, 08:05 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
George played last season with the Thunder, averaging 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Paul George made the biggest National Basketball Association free agency decision of the summer (so far, anyway) when he agreed to a four-year max contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Also he's been much more efficient with a year ago being a career high in field goal percentage (54%).
First, if the Lakers make a trade for Kawhi Leonard (or some other star) and have to empty their cupboard of young players like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Josh Hart, they have signed players who fill their positions at cheap rates.
It was to no avail, however as James wound up making the jump to Los Angeles.
George became an unrestricted free agent on Thursday after declining his player option. After bolting from Cleveland in 2010, he returned in an emotional homecoming four years later, determined to make the Cavs champions.
While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.
The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in 2016.
Golden State's biggest challenger in the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets, also reached an agreement to hold on to a key piece as the NBA's free agency negotiations officially began.
Privately, Thunder executives have said going all the way back to the start of last season that they were prepared to spend heavily this season if they had to. He didn't disappoint in Miami either, winning titles in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but losing to seasoned Dallas and San Antonio teams in 2011 and '14, respectively.
Representatives from the team will meet in Los Angeles with James' agent Rich Paul on Sunday, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. Lakers fans were holding onto hope that his return to his hometown would mark a new era for the franchise, with many singing his praises before anything was set in stone.
Leonard has one year left on his contract and will be a 2019 free agent unless he re-signs. Instead of being "just" a role player this contract could put Grant in the starting lineup (depending on how the rest of free agency pans out). Still, no one can deny the fact the Anthony remains a reliable contributor on the offensive end of the floor.
Russian Federation 2018 was the 33-year-old's third World Cup and it's unlikely he will be available for Qatar four years time. Portugal hasn't reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the semifinals.
The Associated Press reported that 575 protesters were eventually arrested after refusing to leave the building. All 50 Senators keep an office in the building, and it houses the offices of three Senate committees.
And Russell Westbrook has been in regular contact with George in an attempt to convince the five-time All-Star to stay. For one, he'll likely now sign a max contract, with the Thunder having the option to bring him back on a massive deal.
Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. Police said the body of an elderly woman was lying on the floor, while the others were found hanging.
He'd been expected to be in the consideration for next speaker if Democrats retook the House in the November midterms. Republicans see Heitkamp's seat as a key pickup opportunity in their battle to keep the Senate in GOP hands.
The official had to check with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) before confirming the goal, but it was good. The Swedes won the group on Wednesday after beating Mexico 3-0, but the central Americans also went through.
Sweden's Ludwig Augustinsson put his side ahead against Mexico and in return, he sank Germany's hopes of progressing. Top stat: Sweden's game against South Korea saw the most fouls (43) of any game at Russian Federation 2018 so far.
As the reptile lunged at her, Golden Retriever Todd jumped to her aid. "He for sure saved me from being bitten", Godwin said. Popular Twitter account We Rate Dogs even posted a message praising the pup to its 7 million followers.
In mainland China, where the OnePlus 6 runs HydrogenOS, the company has pushed the HydrogenOS 5.1.10 update to the users. As usual, a new color finish revealed a new set of technical challenges that the company had to tackle.
Saudis will pump up oil production, says Trump
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said this week Europe has guaranteed that Tehran will be able to sell its crude. That raises the odds of a much more serious outage from Iran than previously expected.
GM warns import tariffs may lead to fewer United States jobs
The Camry would see a cost increase of about $1,800, which would be passed on to buyers in the form of higher prices, Toyota said. German automakers are said to be urging the Trump administration and the European Union to set vehicle tariffs to 0%.
Neymar stars as Brazil prove too much for gallant Mexico
But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions. First, Jesus scuffed his close-range volley wide, and then Coutinho flashed an effort well over from 20 yards out.
Southgate backs Delph's decision to go home for birth
I thought they had the better controlled possession, and the better chances in the first half", said Soutgate. France's Just Fontaine holds the all-time record with an astonishing 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup .
AirAsia cancels Bali flights after volcano spews ash
However, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said Agung's danger status had not changed and flights were not in danger. The 3031-metre high volcano's last deadly eruptions occurred in 1963 and 1964, during which about 1200 people were killed.