Isaiah Thomas looked like the player the Cavs should have never traded


Pope and Lopez each had 10 points for the Lakers.

They might've come to see James but instead watched the Lakers make one big final impression on the free-agent-to-be.

James has carried the load for the Cavs throughout the campaign but is being made to do nearly everything as the team deals with multiple injuries to the likes of Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Rodney Hood and Cedi Osman. "It's next man up, but sometimes you just fall short".

He's now the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. The Lakers grabbed 14 rebounds in that department, compared to the Cavs' seven.

LaVar Ball might not be the only member of his family who thinks Julius Randle is the Los Angeles Lakers' best player. "But that's what we have to do right now, so, no excuses".

The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has only been on the court for only nine games, with the Spurs being without their best player and franchise cornerstone for almost the entire season. We've got to find ways to stay fresh.

Nance accounted for 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes in Sunday's 127-113 loss to the Lakers. Houston, which had its 17-game win streak snapped Friday in Toronto, broke the game open in the third quarter by hitting their first six 3s of the period amid a 22-10 run.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue offered to bring Perkins on to the staff after the preseason.

"I have never played LeBron in L.A.", said Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who finished with five points and seven assists.

James can opt out of his contract after this season, and his presence in Los Angeles inspired a Lakers fan to purchase four billboards in the city. "We can't settle for jump shots the whole game".

The three-time National Basketball Association champion already has a $23million (£16.6m) mansion in Brentwood and a burgeoning career in entertainment production, so a move to LA could be a logical step.

"At the end of the day, you've got to want the most out of whoever you've got on the floor", James said.