Western Notes: LeBron, R. Paul, Lakers, Jensen - hoopsrumors.com

August 4th 2022 at 8:45pm CST by way of Alex Kirschenbaum

Newly extension-eligible Lakers All-megastar ahead LeBron James and his agent wealthy Paul met with team president Rob Pelinka today on the team's El Segundo practice facility to focus on their future, studies Dave McMenamin of ESPN. In remarks to McMenamin, Paul referred to as the dialog "productive."

The Lakers may now ink James to a two-yr, $ninety seven.1MM extension, which might retain the 19-12 months veteran under contract with los angeles throughout the 2024/25 season. McMenamin provides that James might also decide to signal a single-season extension with a participant option for the 2d yr. this way, LeBron can sign on to any club that drafts his son Bronny James when the more youthful James turns into draft-eligible all over the 2024 offseason.

here are any other notes from the Western convention:

  • The Lakers seem like hesitant to alternate for avid gamers with varied years left on their contracts, per Dan Woike of the la times. Woike believes the entrance office can be greater amenable to buying gamers on longer deals should still James choose to sign an extension keeping him in L.A. past 2023.
  • Jazz assistant train Alex Jensen is decided to function crew u . s . a .'s head train for the 2022 AmeriCup next month, u . s . a . Basketball announced in a press release. Steve Wojciechowski, Marquette head educate, and Mike Williams, head teach of the Wizards' NBAGL affiliate (the Capital metropolis Go-Go), will work as assistants below Jensen. "I'm honored to find a way to instruct the 2022 us of a AmeriCup group and appear ahead to working with Mike and Steve as well as a proficient group of players," Jensen talked about of his new NBA offseason gig. "I at all times get pleasure from my time with country Basketball and am excited to be selected for my first head coaching assignment." Sarah Todd of the Deseret news notes that Jensen became firstly hired as an assistant for former Utah head educate Quin Snyder in 2013, however could be sticking around under new head teach Will Hardy this season.
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