Lonzo Ball is entering the league as a top 10 passer. The ability to make your teammates better is an incredibly important skill, particularly on a team this young.
The way we think now, Carmelo Anthony is a remarkable talent whose best years were squandered primarily on unremarkable teams. But turn that logic over in your head and let it settle into a fresh orientation: is beauty, rare as it is, ever really wasted?
Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects.
The best part of this deal for the Lakers is they get to preserve their 2018 cap space while acquiring their starting shooting guard of the present, and potentially the future if they're unable to sign two max players.
New York would hypothetically be a place good players would want to play if the franchise wasn't trapped in a perpetual cycle of erecting waterfalls and speeding over the edge of them.