I heard a report yesterday that Paul George is in talks about signing an extension with OKC. Assuming George stays in OKC, and LeBron goes somewhere other than the Lakers, then does that change things for Kawhi? Will the Lakers be willing to trade some of their young players (Ball, Ingram, an or Kuzma) if Kawhi is the only elite player on the team?
BTW, can someone please tell me who was the last premier free agent to sign with the Lakers? I believe it was Shaq back in 1996, which may have been a sign and trade. There is a lot of speculation that the Lakers are getting LeBron, PG and Kawhi, but I just don't see any of those guys going there. And having Lavar Ball around definitely won't help matters.