Sometimes, the first few days of free agency are a tease. A big ball of underwhelming.
Not this year!
With the salary cap set to explode, money was flying faster and larger than the NBA has ever seen. People you may never have heard of have cashed in on eight figure deals. The Lakers were in the mix, throwing $64 million at center Timofey Mozgov and another $70 mil to forward Luol Deng. (Plus, they wrapped up Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black.)
Was it money well spent? What do the signings say about the state of the franchise?
And what about Kevin Durant? Why is he going to Oakland, and does that move make Russell Westbrook a #FutureLaker?
All that and more on the new installment of the podcast…