Earlier in the day, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that talks between the Lakers and Spurs, which had grown cold, then heated up again, with Los Angeles feeling "urgency" to get a trade done by Sunday, the first official day of the NBA's free agency period.
According to Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, James will officially become a free agent by turning down his contract option for next season. The publication noted that Griffin was the same person who predicted Kyrie Irving getting traded to the Boston Celtics and that he still has connections within the National Basketball Association despite the fact he no longer works as a Cavs executive. Unfortunately, it appears the Spurs want no part in one of the Lakers' most significant assets, according to this report from Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post.
Once free agency starts, keep checking back to see where the top players have signed. The reasoning, according to the trio, is that both teams believe that sending Leonard to LA would also clinch a commitment from James who is still mulling his options for free agency now.
Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope
La Albiceleste lost 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday leaving them in a precarious position to qualify for the knockout stages. That irked the French team, and coach Didier Deschamps said the comments were "not something particularly pleasant".
"Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or what they're doing, I think the first thing to look at is the substance and gravitas of the source that speaks", he told ESPN.com in January about LaVar's criticism of Lakers coach Luke Walton.
Because Faried, Arthur and Chandler all have expiring contracts, the Lakers could still be players in the summer of 2019. It would likely be used only to help land Kawhi Leonard in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs.
In terms of value and getting Leonard out of the conference, it makes sense that the Spurs are angling to set the price high in talks with Boston.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores early in Portugal's win, Morocco eliminated
Ahead of him, only Iran's Ali Daei , whose seemingly unbreakable total of 109 looks that little bit more vulnerable now. Ronaldo started his world cup campaign by scoring a hat-trick against Spain and managed Portugal to claim a 3-3 draw.
Philadelphia's internal discussions have focused on potential trade packages offering various young players and future draft selections.
Speaking publicly last week for the first time since Kawhi Leonard requested a trade, San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said the team's number one option was to keep the player and look to fix their relationship with him.
Leonard has made this situation nearly impossible for the Spurs. Philadelphia views the situation very similarly to the end of Paul George's tenure in IN 12 months ago: The Spurs have a fractured relationship with their star and Leonard's camp has publicly postured for San Antonio to trade him. ESPN reports that San Antonio is "most intrigued" with Boston's assets.
First red card of World Cup highlights Colombia's disastrous start against Japan
But it was all in vain when Japan's Yuya Osako leapt above his marker to head a corner into the net for the 73rd-minute victor . There are also scenarios where the group matches end in a number of draws, which could help Colombia creep back into the mix.