Years ago, questioning baseball’s unwritten code seemed unthinkable.
Gallinari averaged 18.2 points last season, putting up his best shooting season since his 28-game rookie year (44.7 percent from the field, 38.9 percent from the 3-point Wholesale Cheap Jerseys line, 90.2 percent from the free-throw line). It’s widely expected around the league that Gallinari will leave Denver, and will have plenty of suitors — including the Clippers, Rockets, Celtics, Kings, Spurs and Heat — depending on how the rest of the market shapes up.
“When you have that much cap space, we’re going to be major players next summer. The tide has turned,” Lakers’ president Magic Johnson said (via the Orange County Register). “People want to play here again. It’s exciting times for the L.A. Lakers. I wouldn’t have made that move if I Wholesale Jerseys From China didn’t think I could use that money.”
It was reported June 20 that the Lakers offered to the Pacers the Nos. 27 and 28 picks in this year’s draft as well as the choice of either Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson for George, but Indiana turned down that deal.
And with that development the Lakers appear to be ready to stand pat and wait for George in 2018.
“We’ll be very strategic to keep the cap space in 2018,” Lakers GM Rob Pelinka said. “We’ll be very sacred about that. We worked very hard to get into that position, so we’ll be smart in free agency.”
And apparently being smart in free agency simply means waiting for George — or even LeBron James, who is likely to be on the market next summer, as well. And don’t forget Russell Westbrook who is a California native and may want to go home to play as well.