Although the Los Angeles Lakers have been so much better since their start to the season, the team is nowhere near where LeBron James thought they would be as the playoffs loom near.
They aren’t the only team that is not happy about their record. Coming off of their championship win last season, the Golden State Warriors have not lived up to expectations. As of this writing, the Warriors are under .500 and barely bringing up the rear as a playoff team in the 8th seed. The Lakers are in 12th, with a 19-22 record.
An NBA executive recently spoke with Heavy Sports’ Sean Deveney regarding a potential swap between the Lakers and the Warriors. The executive talks about swapping Jordan Poole for other players, including Lakers star LeBron James.
“If there is a bidding war going on at some point, the Warriors are in a great position because they can give you the young guys – [James] Wiseman or [Jonathan] Kuminga or [Moses] Moody, or [Pat] Baldwin, whoever the Lakers want.
But you have to add either Poole or [Andrew] Wiggins, and that’s not easy. But if they want to win now, you can give up Poole if you are getting back LeBron, right? If they keep Draymond [Green] and come back with Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, Draymond and LeBron, that would be a fun, fun team to watch.”
During James’ days with the Cleveland Cavs, he and his teammates faced the Warriors in the finals for four consecutive seasons. Seeing him on the Warriors would be quite strange.
Even though he has turned 38 recently, LeBron James is currently averaging 29.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 7.0 APG for the Los Angeles Lakers. He continues to defy father time.