Though he doesn't have the size of a traditional big, James is one of the most efficient post-up players in the league thanks to his combination of strength and skill.
And with innumerable variables still to be settled before the regular season, it's impossible to predict what James will be able to accomplish with a revamped Lakers roster.
They arguably got a better deal by trading Crowder and Derrick Rose to the Utah Jazz and Iman Shumpert to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team deal that brought them George Hill and Rodney Hood. After the rebuilding Lakers beat James' then Cleveland Cavaliers in a game last March, the team's newest star spoke about the improvement that he has seen since Walton was an assistant and interim head coach for the Golden State Warriors from 2014 to 2016.
Rondo is a familiar figure to Lakers fans, and not necessarily in a good way.
Let's be clear: coming to terms with LeBron James when he is still performing at historic levels, even without having to lure him in by first adding another star player, is a major coup for the Lakers.
The Lakers have already made a number of moves since signing James as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo have all agreed to one-year deals and there are other meetings scheduled. Rather than surrounding LeBron with players who are primarily outside shooters and defensive liabilities, L.A. wants to do things differently.
James didn't stay in the Los Angeles area when he made his free agency decision. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick. Mark Gilbert is new to LA and is now a newly minted Lakers fan. His goal is to surpass LeBron James, not to help LeBron win more rings.
Last week, Magic Johnson suggested the Lakers were operating on a two-year plan and would not be rushed into decision this summer, particularly given Leonard, Irving, Klay Thompson and DeAndre Jordan will be unrestricted free agents in 12 months.
When James suits up for the season opener, six of the top eight scorers in National Basketball Association history will be Lakers.
He is the only evangelical Christian on the list of nominees Trump is considering; everyone else is Catholic. Asked about the details of the selection process, Trump said he has it down to four people.
It's our turn this time, hopefully. "I suppose deep down I've always held those beliefs and held my own values", Southgate said. That's something we've got to think about tactically", he added. "It never looked like we were going to lose".
It's part of that famous sentence, "Si vis pacem, para bellum", which translates as, "If you want peace, prepare for war ". John Wick was a legendary assassin who went into retirement once he got married. "Prepare for war", he told the website.
Authorities say the United States is taking "immediate action" and have accused the Nicaraguan President of similar crimes. The designation blocks any USA assets the three individuals may have and bars them from transactions with Americans.
Howard had a solid season past year in Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. Howard himself should be quite excited to finally get to suit up on the court with his good friend Wall.
Halep failed to carry on the momentum, and a huge forehand victor gave Hsieh the first break of the second set and a 2-1 lead. After Halep started strongly to win the opener it was her 32-year-old opponent who responded well to force a deciding set.
Les coéquipiers de Modric se montrent moins à l'aise en match à élimination directe que lors des phases de poules. Face au Brésil, le système à trois défenseurs de l'entraîneur espagnol va être mis à rude épreuve.
Carney said recent data had given him "greater confidence" that weak first-quarter growth "was largely due to the weather". Through reduced trade alone, the effect on the global economy would be around 1% of gross domestic product, he said.
Chris Froome Crashes 5 Km From Finish In Tour De France Opener
Chris Froome says he suffered no serious injuries despite crashing into a field near the end of stage one of the Tour de France . Gaviria, the Quick-Step rider making his Tour debut, easily beat world champion Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel to the line.
Upsets continue to happen on women's side
Utyvanck three times, the latter finally clinched the fourth matchpoint to win the match, which finished just before 15.00 EEST. Despite first serve speeds in excess of 102 miles per hour, and the game yo-yoing between deuce and advantage to Ms.
Oregon Agencies Eye Klamathon Fire, Urge Preparedness
Search and rescue crews may be prohibited from engaging in search missions because of fire danger, the office said. Elsewhere in California, the 138-square-mile County Fire northwest of Sacramento was almost 50 percent contained.