James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists during his first season with the Lakers but the team failed to make the playoffs. Sources told ESPN that Paul also met Wednesday with Buss, Pelinka and Linda Rambis, who is the Lakers' manager of special projects.
"I think Bob Myers is a name that will come up", said Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post.
Lakers president Magic Johnson stunningly announced he was resigning from his position Tuesday before the team's final game of 2018-19.
Johnson first assumed the role as president of basketball operations in February 2017. He's not only a great basketball player but a great person.
Stephen A. Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski, and other ESPN personalities give their take on Magic Johnson's surprise resignation from the Lakers front office. He didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement for Pelinka, while saying in reference to Walton, "I would have to affect somebody's livelihood and their life". According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Los Angeles had interest in Mark Jackson, Tyronn Lue, and Monty Williams to be the team's next head coach.More news: Iran hits back at U.S. after terrorist listing
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"I couldn't even tweet it out to say, 'Hey, congratulations.' If I had did that, everyone would have said, 'He's tampering.' I don't like that".
"It did shock me, like it did the rest of the world, but this is what's best for him", said Lonzo Ball, who was Johnson's first draft pick at No. 2 overall in 2017.
Watching Brooklyn Nets All-Star D'Angelo Russell and New Orleans Pelicans big man Julius Randle have career years in their new surroundings reportedly led to Johnson's lack of faith. "This is what he wants to do, and I'm behind him 100 percent".