Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game.

Instead, they’re building a team around LeBron James to do something different.
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Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the Lakers’ remarkable offseason overhaul began, and the irrepressibly optimistic Morris Claiborne Jersey former agent radiated excitement about the future for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in five seasons.

To get the commitment from LeBron James to come to the Lakers for four years was really the culmination of everything we’ve been working towards, Pelinka said. When LeBron chose to come here, it was the ultimate validation for the moves we’ve made and what we’ve been building since we started.

Haslem said watching a veteran like David West Reuben Foster Jersey of the Golden State Warriors contribute to that team’s back-to-back championship runs has him thinking he could perhaps do likewise.

At the end of the day man I watch guys that contribute on championship teams like David West, Haslem said. I watch these guys my age and they’re contributing on championship-caliber teams and I feel like I can do the same thing. I’ve got to see what I’m going to next year.

Am I a 30-minute a guy anymore? No. But I can contribute. That’s the only thing I want to do and if it’s not here I don’t know where it’s going to be. I just want to help somebody win some basketball games.

After declining his 2018-19 player option, it appears Jordan is the next and final member of that core to leave. Here’s more from Sefko on the deal:

The Mavericks moved swiftly Saturday night, coming to a verbal agreement in principle on a one-year contract with free-agent center DeAndre Jordan just minutes after free agency opened, NBA sources said.

The deal will be worth somewhere between $20-million and $25-million, based on the NBA’s new salary cap of $101.869-million, which was announced earlier Saturday.

I could go either way. It should be at the top of this list for what it accomplished, but at the bottom for intent, for skill, for a job done as designed.

Harvey has done this twice. The possibility of calamitous defensive miscue might be, as you’re about to see, the only way to justify giving him the bunt sign at all.

Harvey has two of these.