Originally Posted by dreamwarrior
Gonna be impossible to sign him now. The Lakers best move would be to trade him, Ingram, Deng and next years pick to SA for Kawhi.
That's not possible, it's either Randle or Deng, not both. Kawhi makes $20M per year, and whatever contracts the Lakers trade for him have to match that.
In any case there is no way the Spurs will take on Deng's contract, it's $37M down the drain. So the trade would have to be Randle (S&T) + Ingram/Kuzma + multiple picks, and I'm not sure the Spurs would accept that. For it to work at all, Randle would have to be willing to sign a contract that the Spurs like, which probably means a multiyear deal for $12-15M per year.