by HTownND (2019-01-30 11:07:13)

In reply to: I wonder if Stern would allow a trade to the Lakers  posted by Groundhog

This could be a crossing the Rubicon for the NBA.

I understand he wants to move on, but all reports are that his representatives have told everyone that he intends to sign with the Lakers so any trade is just a rental.

Again, I understand his point, but the NBA is already one of the most player friendly leagues on the planet. He signed that 5 year deal with NO in 2016 with an opt out after the 19/20 season.

But to basically force a trade to the Lakers now, so he can sign a super max extension with them, versus the far smaller contract he would get signing as a FA after 2020 will not go over well with anyone.