The Golden State Warriors responded to one of the most seismic moves the National Basketball Association has ever seen on Monday night by reminding the other 29 teams in the league they're only nominally playing the same game.
Since the Lakers secured an agreement from LeBron James, they've devoted most of their remaining financial resources to one-year deals with the likes of Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee.
Cousins joins a superforce, a four-time All-Star joining a team that had four All-Stars and has won three out of the past four championships. Lonzo Ball was thought to be the team's point guard of the present and future, but the Lakers reportedly told Rondo the best point guard will earn the starting job because they want to win now. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick. If not, doesn't it make sense to target him in free agency next summer? Don't feel too bad for Cleveland, though as fans there seem to be supporting the move: Cleveland is the fourth-largest market buying James' new Lakers jersey.
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The saving grace is that Rondo's contract is for one year, meaning it won't compromise the Lakers' cap space for next offseason.
Los Angeles could consider trying to acquire Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers. Evans is coming off a resurgent season in which he averaged 19.4 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds over 52 regular season games. James' decision left a power vacuum in the Eastern Conference.
Fans in OH, meanwhile, are looking to move forward: James' jersey sales have plunged by 40 percent in the Cavs' team shop at Quicken Loans Arena.