The Lakers have officially announced that they have signed a contract with free agent Kentavius Caldwell-Pope (27 years old, 196 cm).
According to the player’s agent Rich Paul, the new contract is for 3 years: in the first two seasons, $ 30 million are guaranteed, the last year is partially guaranteed.
Caldwell Pope was one of the Lakers’ key role-playing players in winning the 2020 title. His performance last year was 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists with 39% hits from beyond the arc.
From Sunday, NBA clubs have the right to formally sign free agents.
Channing Fry: “Called LeBron and asked, ‘How the hell did you do that?”
2016 NBA champion with Cleveland, Channing Frye, believes the reigning Lakers have strengthened their roster significantly since last season.
“The Lakers’ lineup is nowhere near what they had last season. They certainly got better, because now the team is built for the next two or three years.
If anything happens to LeBron, Schroeder will be in the starting lineup, Harrell can play 30 minutes, Matthews can play 30 minutes.
All these guys are winners and can really strengthen the team. That’s what’s dangerous. LeBron and I are best friends, and I called him up and asked, “How the hell did you do that?”
This is not fair because if LeBron plays 32 minutes or less, he is dangerous, especially at this age. You can replace him and release Schroeder or Harrell. It’s cruel. Throw in Anthony Davis and Centavius Caldwell-Pope, now even without the greatest player of our generation, the Lakers have a Top 3 team in both conferences, ”Fry said.
Insider: “John Wall will move to Houston with a 50-50 chance”
According to The Athletic insider Kelly Aiko, the likelihood that Washington point guard John Wall will move to Houston is 50-50.
“I estimate the likelihood of John Wall moving to Houston as 50-50. Given the uncertainty surrounding the two best Rockets players, nothing can be ruled out.
Swapping Wall for Westbrook would be a pretty clean swap in terms of salaries, and James Harden and Wall have a good relationship.
I think the deal will be much more likely if the Rockets get the draft pick they need, reimbursing some of what they lost in the Chris Paul deal, ”writes Aiko.
Westbrook and Wall are expected to receive approximately $ 131.5 million each over the next three seasons.