Lakers have AD and LeBron and are favourites to repeat.So this came as a surprise to me.
The 2nd year is not an option, which explains why we didn't sign him on. However, if he was signing such a low-money contract with the Lakers, how come we couldn't have worked out something like this with him? Were we trying to respect his wish to return to Barcelona?
Additionally, did we decide to move on from him in favour or younger, more athletic bigs? That might have been the case here.
Raptors aren't even favourites in the East.