Lakers draft trade aimed at superteam built around LeBron James

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According to reports, the Knicks are the preferred destination for Leonard's personal team of advisors and he would be a star in Madison Square Garden.

With the free-agent world revolving around LeBron James, everyone is waiting for the dominoes to fall on NBA Draft night, and while a minor move, the Lakers may have gotten the ball rolling with the acquisition of the pick. Lakers will send Philly its 2019 second round pick via Bulls and cash.

"We feel he's going to be a special, special player".

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added his voice to the James situation and specifically the possibility of him with the Lakers.

Pelinka did not want to address the talks, saying he wanted to respect other teams with which he has discussions.

Los Angeles went 35-47 a year ago, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

The Lakers went all global with their draft this year. Wagner, 21, averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds and shot 52.8 percent from the field last season while earning second-team All Big-Ten honors.

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"I am a big Kobe fan", Wagner said when asked who he considers to be the greatest Laker in the storied franchise history.

If the Lakers aren't going to contend next year, why would LeBron go?

"For him, I think it just represents a tremendous amount of growth", Boynton told The Oklahoman on Thursday.

The Lakers received the 25th overall pick alongside Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

The Lakers worked out 125 players over the past few months.

The Lakers traded away their own first-round pick in this draft, the 12th overall, in their deal with Phoenix six years ago to acquire Steve Nash in their disastrous attempt to build a superteam.