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George was better in the playoffs, averaging 24.7 points on 41.8 minutes per game.

If George opts to do this, the full scope of his commitment to Oklahoma City could end up being for seven years and almost $300 million.

Gordon is going into his fifth season. Last season he was 29% from downtown (which is right around his career average of 30%), but the previous season he was shooting 37% a clip from that range. With a decreased role on a stacked roster, Anthony is not the valued player he once was in Denver and NY.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, were the top seed in the East and hailed by many as a shoo-in for the NBA Finals in a dream match against the Lakers. "(Later, it was revealed that the deal is actually worth only $153.3 million.) "Oh man Staples center is bouta be on fire", tweeted the Heat's Josh Richardson, referring to the Lakers" arena.

This offseason has already been a compelling one, but it's about to reach a new level with free agency getting under way at midnight on Saturday (EST, 08:00 UAE time). The game's best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team that has been overmatched in recent years while rebuilding but will instantly rise with James. Los Angeles will still be there, calling, winking, tugging at his heartstrings the way it clearly has for years.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. Here's a collection of folks convinced he would end up in LA or, at the least, would not re-sign with Oklahoma City.

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Nothing is official as the teams and players can not formally sign contracts until Friday, July 6.

The 6-foot-7 wing played in 14 games with Miami last season, starting eight.

It was a good time, especially sticking it to the Warriors, who went 73-9 and set the National Basketball Association record for wins in a season. Miami does not have much in the way of financial flexibility this summer, with the luxury tax threshold looming and the Heat trying to keep Wayne Ellington. The Lakers were one of the teams most often linked to George, especially in conjunction with fellow free agents LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. In his ESPN special called "My Journey", he stated in part 2 of the series that he isn't very concerned with the contracts and money.

Instead, they wanted to bring back Lakers Exceptionalism.

Simmons and James are represented by the same agent.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that it is "increasingly likely" that the Lakers will pursue Cousins.

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