Green -- Kawhi wanted 'his own route,' not Lakers

Annette Crawford
July 13, 2019

"I think all of it was a shock to me", Green said during a conference call this Thursday, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

The Lakers' top players know what Cousins is capable of when healthy, and they wanted him to join a team that is among the favorites to compete for the 2020 NBA Finals. "We've always talked about teaming back up and the opportunity presented itself".

James reportedly wanted to give No. 23 to Anthony Davis but missed the NBA's March 15 deadline to change numbers. Cousins and Davis were both slated to start in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game before Cousins got hurt.

It was supposed to be a "Welcome to Los Angeles" housewarming gift from LeBron James to Anthony Davis: LeBron was giving up his No. 23 to Davis and going back to the No. 6 he wore in Miami. Cousins averaged 25.2 points with career-highs of 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Perhaps the biggest name of the role players brought in was none other than former All-NBA center, DeMarcus Cousins. "We're both unselfish players. I'm looking forward to reuniting with him again".

Cassidy said Leonard, who teamed up with New Balance last year in a multi-year endorsement deal, is part of the company's long-term strategy.

23 during both of his stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a year ago in Los Angeles.

James will also be 36 in 2021 and guaranteed $41 million if he stays with the Lakers (per Bleacher Report).

Whether or not there is a lot of contention when it comes to who the best player in the National Basketball Association is right now, Davis believing that he is the best is not without some convincing proof.

Danny Green received the most money of any Lakers' free agent.

The dynamic of LeBron, Davis and Cousins has the potential to create something new the league has never seen, to create an offense that is unparalleled, similar to the Golden State Warriors during their dynasty.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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