lebron james kawhi leonard among nba faces in new places
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today
Egypt Today, egypt today
Last Updated : GMT 11:59:16
Egypt Today, egypt today

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard among NBA faces in new places

Egypt Today, egypt today

Egypt Today, egypt today LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard among NBA faces in new places

LeBron James.
Washington - Dpa

LeBron James is looking for a Hollywood ending to his career. 

After four years and delivering a promised championship in Cleveland, James signed a four-year, 153-million-dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, dramatically expediting their rebuilding plan. 

The NBA's best player turns 34 in December and likely will end his playing days in Los Angeles as he hunts more championships. He also is expected to transition into TV and film production, a field he has been part of for some time. 

"My decision was based solely on my family and the Lakers," James said at media day. "I’m a basketball player. I play ball. That’s what I do." 

While James was the biggest name to change teams in the offseason, he wasn't the only one. And there may be another before Opening Night as disgruntled All-Star guard Jimmy Butler is trying to force his way out of Minnesota - or into a new contract. 

Here's a rundown of stars with new teams. 

Kawhi Leonard, Toronto (from San Antonio): The reticent All-Star played just nine games last season due to a quadriceps injury and became disenchanted with one of the NBA's model franchises. The Raptors rolled the dice on the impending free agent, hoping Leonard returns to previous form, which saw him finish in the top three in MVP voting in 2016 and 2017, and lead them to their first Finals appearance. “I want to play here," he said. "As long as I have on a jersey, I want to play basketball. I came here with an open mind." 

DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio (from Toronto): Great players come at a price, and the cost to the Raptors for Leonard was DeRozan, a four-time All-Star and Toronto's all-time leading scorer. He will pair with LaMarcus Aldridge to give the Spurs a 1-2 scoring punch as they move into a new era. 

Tony Parker, Charlotte (from San Antonio): After 17 years, six All-Star berths, four titles and one Finals MVP in San Antonio, the 36-year-old "French Flash" signed with the Hornets and will back up All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. He looks strange in teal. 

Carmelo Anthony, Houston (from Oklahoma City via Atlanta): The 10-time All-Star was not a good fit with the Thunder and was traded to the rebuilding Hawks, who waived him. The championship-contending Rockets grabbed him for a minimum salary and may bring him off the bench, which Anthony refused to do in Oklahoma City. 

Dwight Howard, Washington (from Charlotte via Brooklyn): The Wizards became the eight-time All-Star's sixth team in seven seasons after the Nets traded for and waived him. His rebounding and defense remain top-notch, but his deliberate low-post offense is a bad fit for today's quicker pace. 

DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State (from New Orleans): The four-time All-Star was having his best season when he tore his Achilles tendon prior to entering free agency. When no team would give Cousins a max contract, the defending champs signed him for one year at 5.3 million dollars. When he returns in January, he gives the Warriors All-Stars at all five positions. 

egypttoday
egypttoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

lebron james kawhi leonard among nba faces in new places lebron james kawhi leonard among nba faces in new places



Egypt Today, egypt today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:15 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Egypt Today, egypt today Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano goes co-ed on the catwalk
Egypt Today, egypt today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 22:35 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 18:26 2018 Friday ,14 December

Mashrou’ Leila headline Apple event in Dubai

GMT 15:45 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

GMT 10:25 2017 Sunday ,08 October

How to spend a history-filled 24 hours

GMT 15:06 2014 Saturday ,09 August

How to spend more time with your family

GMT 12:37 2016 Tuesday ,19 January

Adidas Reveals Full Details of Laceless Boots

GMT 07:22 2015 Monday ,23 February

Mexico's Inarritu, from radio DJ to Oscar winner

GMT 08:40 2017 Wednesday ,09 August

Turkey opens a trade bridge with Kurdistan

GMT 15:22 2017 Monday ,06 March

Singapore stocks end down 0.03 percent

GMT 17:31 2017 Tuesday ,22 August

Lancôme unveils Le-Tan collection

GMT 04:00 2011 Wednesday ,09 March

Men still dominate national newspaper journalism

GMT 12:44 2016 Friday ,15 January

Drug approval: How does it work?

GMT 09:59 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings

GMT 08:52 2011 Thursday ,26 May

Coma crisis Wake up Akash

GMT 00:37 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Syrian refugee musicians sell out shows in Germany

GMT 06:36 2015 Saturday ,04 April

All eyes on Thomas in open Flanders field

GMT 20:44 2015 Monday ,25 May

No leniency to those who seek to block exams

GMT 03:58 2013 Sunday ,10 March

Ghadan Kif Kif
 
 Egypt Today Facebook,egypt today facebook  Egypt Today Twitter,egypt today twitter Egypt Today Rss,egypt today rss  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube  Egypt Today Youtube,egypt today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday egypttoday egypttoday
egypttoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
egypttoday, Egypttoday, Egypttoday