07 Jul 2018 21:36:00
Lakers - Thunder:

OKC receive: Deng, '19 & '23 2nds
LAL receive: Melo

Lakers get rid of Deng, take on more salary for this year and give LBJ a banana boat friend.
OKC shave a large amount of salary and tax with this trade, also add a couple of seconds.


1.) 07 Jul 2018
07 Jul 2018 21:54:37
Lakers only have $5M in cap space. Melo is owed $28M and Deng is owed $18M so that's a $10M difference. Also the Thunder are looking to unload Melo's whole contract without getting anything in return but picks. Not happening. He will get stretched over 3 years and sign with the Rockets. People may say the Lakers but with Ingram, Kuzma, and the 2 draft picks it's not happening.