*After the Los Angeles Lakers successfully signed LeBron James, they are now looking to add another premier player in 2019 free agency.
However, a rival NBA executive has explained that none of these top talents pending free agents want to play second to the four-time MVP, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.
One rival executive calls the Clippers “the most attractive free-agent situation of all of them, because none of the available free agents want to be LeBron’s caddy. And they can become the greatest player in the history of a franchise in an unbelievable market with the wealthiest owner in the league. Why would that not thrill you?”
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Here’s how msn.com breaks it down:
It may be quite early in the process, there could be some credence to this sentiment as it has seen reports stating that All-Star forward Jimmy Butler had no desire to join the Lakers in free agency next summer due to that reasoning.
This notion may be fueled by these players wanting to be the top scoring option and core piece to the puzzle for whatever franchise that they choose to join. The Lakers won’t have that opportunity given that James would be in place.
After James signed with the Lakers, there have been multiple reports about Butler and Kawhi Leonard eyeing the Clippers.
But insiders believe “that could quickly change if the Lakers show that there is a bright future ahead with the trajectory of winning an NBA title,” the report states.