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But league executives aren’t so sure the Lakers need to make pre-emptory moves in order to get James to come to LA. One told Sporting News he expects James to sign with the Lakers, even before the team remakes its roster. One report suggested that James has been calling fellow free agents to determine their intentions and figure out which ones might join DJ Moore Authentic Jersey him should he head to the Lakers.
That’s the sense you get with him and his people, the GM said. They’re doing enough research to suggest that he’s going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come together. It’s what happened in Cleveland four years ago.
Chris Paul, Rockets: He’s expecting a max deal after opting into the final year of his last contract to facilitate a trade. The Rockets will give it to him.
Rajon Rondo, Pelicans: There is not much depth among free-agent point guards. Rondo has been with five teams in the last four years, but he showed his worth in the http://www.panthersfootballofficialshop.com/Dj-Moore-Jersey.html playoffs (10.3 points, 12.2 assists). New Orleans needs to keep him.
Isaiah Thomas, Lakers: Thomas has declared his hip to be 100 percent, but medical staffs across the league will want a look at some MRIs to determine that. His dreams of a max contract are long gone, and now he’d be lucky to get the midlevel exception.
Elfrid Payton*, Suns: Payton’s numbers were solid last year — 12.7 points, 6.2 points and 4.3 rebounds with Orlando and Phoenix — but he is a poor shooter and a low-end starter. The Suns will likely keep him on a low-cost deal if no other decent Brett Pesce Youth Jersey offers emerge.