Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

LeBron James' number gift to Anthony Davis will have to wait

LeBron James' number gift to Anthony Davis will have to wait

Cousins was on his way to potentially signing a max contract with the New Orleans Pelicans before tearing his Achilles on January 26, 2018. I think the year that he had and what those fans brought this season and everything, it was hard for him to turn it down and leave Toronto.

It's unknown what kind of player Cousins will be after those injuries.

Cook spent the last two seasons with the Warriors and averaged 6.9 points in 14.3 minutes per game in 2018-19. Cousins looked unplayable at times in the 2019 NBA Finals when he came back from his second major injury.

"I had some teams reach out, then the Lakers thing came about, and it was just flawless", Cook told Silver Screen and Roll. I think it was between them and going back. We enjoyed our time together as teammates.

Davis and Rondo were on the Pelicans in Cousins' one season with the team. Both Davis and Cousins can shoot the three-ball and LeBron is the master at driving and kicking.

Cassidy said New Balance has been capitalizing on Leonard's brand power in real-time, and had products ready to go for the Clippers market, which he said sold quickly once they became available. You never know, it could be two teams in L.A. playing against each other [in the playoffs] which we wouldn't have to travel anywhere. In nearly an instant and without a second star, Davis became the best player in the National Basketball Association for half a season.

"My goal is to play 82 games this season", Cousins said, adding that the injury has "100 percent healed". So I have to wait another day?' You think a day, it goes by pretty fast, but the way it was happening, the way I was talking to him, you would think it was a week.

Cassidy said Leonard, who teamed up with New Balance last year in a multi-year endorsement deal, is part of the company's long-term strategy. He returns to the Lakers after averaging 9.2 points and 8.0 assists per game with Los Angeles previous year.

James will also be 36 in 2021 and guaranteed $41 million if he stays with the Lakers (per Bleacher Report). Both Green and Kyle Kuzma are likely to be in the starting lineup to begin the regular season.

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