On March 10, Beijing time,According to BET36 Sports . the Lakers lost 107-120 at home to the Celtics. Jeff Van Gundy, the commentator on the spot, said in today’s game that the Lakers should consider all options, including trading LeBron James, during the off-season this year.
Today, the Lakers announced successive season reimbursements for Brandon Ingram and Longzo Bauer. Obviously, the Lakers are looking forward to the next season as the playoff hopes are basically shattered.
With many veterans on one-year contracts in the Lakers’lineup and young players likely to be trading chips, the team is expected to change dramatically this summer.
Jeff Van Gundy, the commentator on the game, put forward a bold idea that the Lakers should consider all options, including trading LeBron James, during the off-season this year.
“In my opinion, the Lakers can trade Anthony Davis, or (Magic) James, and get as much return as possible.” Little Van Gundy said.
Meanwhile, NBA journalist Keith Smith wrote on Twitter: “For those who wonder whether James has a trade veto in his contract, he has no trade veto. Only when you play in the League for at least eight years and on the same team for at least four years can you join the trade veto in contract negotiations. These four years do not need to be continuous.
Obviously, James, who joined the Lakers only last summer, has no veto in this contract. Although the possibility of the Lakers trading James is very small, if the Lakers do it, it will shock the whole NBA.
Jeff Van Gundy also pointed out in today’s game that he did not know why the Lakers had to limit James’s playing time for the rest of the season. He believed that James had missed many games this season because of injury, so there was no heavy physical load.