Lebron and Magic are smart enough to know that spending a max on Jimmy Butler of all people when people like Kawhi, AD, and KD are available next year is more than ridiculous. I highly doubt Lebron even likes Butler based off of his locker room actions, how well he gets along with teammates and overall his impact on the court. Butler barely made the playoffs with KAT and people wanna see it as another star not wanting to play with Lebron? How laughable. Butler doesn’t deserve a spot on the Lakers.
Besides, Josh Hart is already shaping up to be a better version of Butler. One that can actually shoot a three. I wouldn’t give up any one of the Laker young core for him. Probably none of the vets either. Beasley is gonna be a big steal for the Lakers.
AD isn't an FA until 2021. If he tells the Pelicans he wants out they could trade him this upcoming season but they would want a huge package in return, the kind of deal LA can't put together without offering James (and even then assuming James hasn't started to decline).
But having James without a no-trade clause is a huge asset, I won't deny that. If they trade him while he's still at an MVP level they can get a young superstar to carry them into the future.
Jimmy Butler is mad that LeBron didn't want him on the Cavs and didnt hide it.That's really why Kyrie left, only a few people know that thoughSo he is making it known that he doesnt want to play with lebron so he doesnt get rejected again.
I know what ill do.Ill break up with here before she can break up with me