LOS ANGELES, USA – The Lakers spent their remaining salary cap funds to surrounding LeBron James and Anthony Davis with supporting talent to ensure they will challenge for supremacy with the Clippers, who share Staples Center arena.
The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins worth $2.3 million and a two-year deal with guard Rajon Rondo to stay, ESPN reported Saturday.
Rondo, 33, helped Boston to the 2008 NBA title while Cousins, 28, recovered from a torn left Achilles tendon last season after 4 consecutive All-Star seasons.
Also joining James and Davis are swingman Danny Green, an ex-Clipper who played for Toronto last season, on a two-year deal worth $30 million, and Golden State guard Quinn Cook on a two-year deal worth $6 million.
The Lakers also kept Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a two-year deal worth $16 million and center JaVale McGee on a two-year deal worth $8.2 million deal.
“That LAL vs. LAC rivalry is going to be (fire emoji),” tweeted Kevin Love, a former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate of James. – Rappler.com