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Draymond Green Reveals Lakers Can Use This Loophole to Get a 3rd Star Player While Retaining LeBron

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The Los Angeles Lakers, after a disappointing first-round exit, face a critical offseason. LeBron James’ future with the team remains uncertain, and significant roster changes seem inevitable. However, NBA champion Draymond Green has offered a compelling scenario that could reshape the Lakers’ championship aspirations.

Draymond Green, on his podcast “The Draymond Green Show,” highlighted a salary cap loophole the Lakers could potentially exploit. He pointed out that if LeBron James opts out of his current deal, the Lakers could free up significant cap space. This space would allow them to sign another star player outright.

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Here’s the key: LeBron’s immense value to the Lakers doesn’t diminish. By opting out, he wouldn’t be restricted by free-agent limitations. The Lakers could then re-sign him using their “Bird Rights,” which grant teams the flexibility to exceed the salary cap to retain their own players.

As Klutch_23 summarized on Twitter: “LeBron could opt out of that deal and they could sign someone with cap space and then sign LeBron using bird rights. Which means they could add a third star or a couple of really good players and better their team.”

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This strategy, if feasible, would be a game-changer for the Lakers. They could potentially build a formidable “Big Three” around LeBron, significantly increasing their championship odds.

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Draymond Green’s Take

Draymond Green Reveals Lakers Can Use This Loophole to Get a 3rd Star Player While Retaining LeBron - THE SPORTS ROOM

Draymond Green, no stranger to podcasting, expressed his thoughts on LeBron’s new podcast venture. While he’s excited about LeBron’s show with JJ Redick, he playfully lamented that LeBron hadn’t appeared on “The Draymond Green Show” yet. Despite the friendly rivalry, Draymond recognizes the basketball acumen shared by both LeBron and Redick.

LeBron’s High Basketball IQ: LeBron James continues to defy Father Time in his 21st NBA season. His on-court brilliance remains unmatched, and he’s still averaging impressive numbers: 25.5 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.2 rebounds per game. His impact extends beyond the stat sheet, as evidenced by his involvement in Lakers’ practice discussions. LeBron’s understanding of defensive positioning and strategic play sets him apart as one of the game’s greatest minds

 

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