West notes: LeBron, R. Paul, Lakers, Jensen

in 2022 August 4 8:45 p.m. CST by Alex Kirschenbaum

New eligible for extension Lakers All-star forward LeBron James and his agent Rich Paul met with the team president Rob Pelinka today at the team’s El Segundo training center to discuss their future, reports said Dave McMenamin of ESPN. In remarks to McMenamin, Paul called the conversation “productive.”

The Lakers can now give James a two-year, $97.1 million extension. $, so the 19-year veteran would be under contract with Los Angeles through 2024-25. season. McMenamin adds that James could decide to sign a one-season extension with a player option for a second year. That way, LeBron can join any club that drafts his son Bronny James when the younger James in 2024 will become eligible for the draft in the offseason.

Here are some other notes from the Western Conference:

  • The Lakers There seems to be a reluctance to trade players who have a few years left on their contracts Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.. Woike believes the front office would be more inclined to acquire players on longer deals if James decides to sign an extension to keep him in Los Angeles beyond 2023.
  • Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen USA Basketball announced next month that he will be the head coach of Team USA in 2022. in the AmeriCup tournament. Press release. Steve WojciechowskiMarquette head coach and Mike WilliamsThe head coach of the Wizards’ NBAGL affiliate (Capital City Go-Go), will serve as Jensen’s assistant. “I am honored to have the opportunity to coach in 2022. USA AmeriCup team and I look forward to working with Mike and Steve and the talented group of players. Jensen said of his new NBA offseason performance. “I have always enjoyed USA Basketball and am excited to be selected for my first head coaching assignment. Sarah Todd of Desert News. notes that Jensen was originally hired as an assistant to the former Utah head coach Quinn Snyder In 2013, however, the position of new head coach will remain Will Hardy This season.

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