Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard will become free agents this summer. Free agency always brings a challenge, and LeBron James talked about it.
According to the king of basketball, his decision to add Irving and Leonard in his All-Star team is in no way related to their impending free agency.
The Los Angeles Lakers are still trying to sign a big
name. They were after New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, but the team was
asking for too much. Eventually, they rejected all six of his offers.
LA is now planning to catch another player, including the big fish in the sea. Irving and Leonard are two of the most popular names at the moment. The same applies to the Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.
LeBron mentioned these players as part of the starting
lineup for the All-Star game.
all good and well and dandy, but for me, I picked according to my draft board,
and I picked according to who was the best available,” LeBron said. “It just so happened that I had
KD, who’s a pending free agent, and Kyrie, who’s a pending free agent. James [Harden] is under contract until
2030. Kawhi’s a free agent.”
Pelicans chief Dell
Demps revealed the details about Anthony Davis and his link with Los Angeles.
“Anthony Davis will play the
remainder of the 2018-19 season for the New Orleans Pelicans,” he said. “A
number of factors contributed to this decision. Ultimately, Anthony made it
clear to us that he wants to play and he gives our team the best opportunity to
win games. Moreover, the Pelicans want to
preserve the integrity of the game and align our organisation with NBA
policies. We believe Anthony playing
upholds the values that are in the best interest of the NBA and its fans.”