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Is LeBron James going to announce free agency decision on July 6?

Is LeBron James going to announce free agency decision on July 6?

Newman will join Kansas teammate Svi Mykhailiuk with the Lakers, selected 47th overall in Thursday's draft. The question remains: Who will LeBron James play for next season?

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Lakers added some size, rebounding and shooting Thursday night by drafting MI big man Moritz Wagner with the 25th pick of the first round.

Since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka took over the Lakers' basketball operations more than a year ago, their focus has been on the summer of 2018, and now that it's here the landscape couldn't be lined up any better for them to take advantage. The North Carolina product could fill an area of need for the Lakers that didn't get addressed via the Draft.

Head coach Luke Walton raved about the 21-year-old's personality and energy, and claims Wagner has "off-the-charts basketball I.Q".

That is worrisome to those who envision NBA Trade Rumors Kawhi LeBron Lakers coming to fruition this summer.

"I am a big Kobe fan", Wagner said when asked who he considers to be the greatest Laker in the storied franchise history.

After they hunt better wings, they could even bring back Stephenson at a lower salary. He went on to average 12.8 points per game, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks, all the while shooting 52 percent. The picks each team made had major implications for the direction this off-season free agency will take.

Wagner probably won't see a lot of minutes in his rookie season, but Walton will likely give him the same type of opportunities he gave Larry Nance Jr. before he was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Second-round picks differ from first-round selections in that they don't count against the salary cap. That said, the other teams in the mix for a Kawhi trade this summer are rightly anxious that Kawhi will be nothing more than a rental as he will find his way to the Lakers one way or another.

Prior to his return to Cleveland in 2014, James met with the Heat and Cavs, while his agents held meetings with other select teams.

The Los Angeles Lakers had a formidable starting frontcourt last season with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez.



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