After much speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to resist the commercial term without shaking the list.
The Lakers were linked to several players before the deal was closed, but the most important thing involved veteran Danny Green and 24-year-old forward Kyle Kuzma.
One of the most notable rumors was the decision to take Marcus Morris to the Lakers, where both players went to the New York Knicks.
Ultimately, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, the team did not negotiate because Knicks raised the offer price of Kuzma, Avery Bradley, DeMarcus Cousins and at least a second selection.
Before the deadline was met, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel expressed his confidence on his list and LA led the Western Conference on 39-12.
I think it’s only a small part of this time of year. It only comes with NBA players, NBA coaches and NBA receiving territories.
If you have a way to improve your team like all other NBA teams, if you have a way to improve your team, you will. If not, our team knows, we feel really good with what we have in uniform on this list.
Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green was not eliminated by rumors
The players understand that the NBA is a business, and at the close of the deal, there is nothing they can do about the rumors.
Green and Kuzma talked with reporters about participating in business negotiations.
According to Silverscreen and Harrison Feigen de Roll, he didn’t really find my desk, Green said. He didn’t pay much attention.
Probably the deadline for the agency or less stressful treatment you have ever experienced. So I just spent the day. We all spend the day normally, we all think we are here, and fortunately, we believe we are here.
I believe in this group. We know that the work we have is good enough, so we must discover rotation, rhythm, chemistry, confrontations and adjustments.