Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Latest on Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James Rumors and More

Latest on Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James Rumors and More

The Los Angeles Lakers had a formidable starting frontcourt last season with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. In 2017, the Lakers were able to strike gold at the end of the first round, as they selected Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

While there are certainly things to like about drafting Wagner, reaching for a prospect is never good. That game topped a 30 points effort he had against Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament.

However, Beilein has taken several athletes who were much less heralded than Wagner out of high school and has molded them into professionals as well. After getting the call from Pelinka, Wagner already knew it was Showtime. However, the Lakers front office has a knack for selecting players that they see something special in that others did not. There has also been reports LeBron has been leaning towards Cleveland and not LA so everything is in play. "Coach [Luke] Walton used to play, he is a player's coach, he wants his players to play and be confident, and they focus on playing fast, and that is something I am very excited to prove".

Embiid believes that the Sixers can get the job done if LeBron joins them, and he's ready to make it happen.

The Lakers also selected Isaac Bonga, an 18-year-old forward from Germany, with the 39th pick, one they acquired in a Wednesday night trade with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Benchmark Brent crude fell $1.10 a barrel to a low of $73.64 before recovering slightly to $73.74, down $1.00 by 0820 GMT. Phil Flynn, an oil analyst with The Price Futures Group, expects a deal for around an extra 1 million barrels a day.

However, with free agency nearing, it appears as though some of James' best options are falling away.

On Saturday, Amick penned an article in which he entered into a brief discussion about the futures of some of the game's biggest stars-LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard and yes, George. "He's done that before, so this is nothing new for us", Altman said.

"Growing up I was a huge National Basketball Association fan". He admired fellow German Dirk Nowitzki, but really idolized Kevin Garnett.

Seventeen days removed from his team getting swept by the juggernaut Golden State Warriors, No. 23 has all but certainly been talking to other players across the National Basketball Association, including one of his best friends, Chris Paul.

"To be honest with you, I haven't anxious about that yet", Wagner said of his brief conversation with Pelinka.

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