Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Watch LeBron James' iconic 10-story banner in Cleveland get torn down

Watch LeBron James' iconic 10-story banner in Cleveland get torn down

In fact, James' Lakers jersey is the only one sold during free agency that's cracked the company's top 10. By Tuesday afternoon, there was just a bare spot where once had been a downtown landmark. This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adding a player like Leonard alongside James is a recipe for success.

That process has started to play itself out for the Lakers, but not as many people in and around the National Basketball Association expected. It appeared as if the New Orleans Pelicans' superstar DeMarcus Cousins was going to sign with the Lakers as well, until he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

While Rondo has demonstrated that he can still contribute, especially as a passer, his defense and shooting are still severe limitations in his game. 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.

Will Kawhi Leonard end up being traded or stay in San Antonio for another year?

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Rajon Rondo isn't coming to Los Angeles to watch LeBron James play from afar. These moves haven't been received as positive due to the team draining most its remaining cap space on players that weren't in high demand and don't represent the strongest fits next to LeBron, even if the Lakers maintained cap space for next summer.

What both Rondo and Stephenson do bring to the table is defensive tenacity, as well as playoff experience, a valuable commodity given the youthfulness of the Lakers and James's annual designs on trips to the NBA Finals.

For the Lakers, the question is two-fold.

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