No, the Warriors should absolutely not lose this game — the Lakers are without a whole rotation of players, which includes LeBron James who is resting his body for an offseason full of Hollywood glamour probably.
Starting Line Up:— ChuckLee (@espnradiofann) April 5, 2019
Coaches playing for their futures
But the Warriors are also without a bunch of players tonight as they look forward to a fifth straight run to the NBA Finals, where they’d meet someone other than a James-led team.
Of the three, Bogut made the biggest news today as he had some stern words for the Lakers organization, which he played for during his international basketball odyssey after leaving the Warriors the first time. Josh Schrock of Yahoo Sports summarized the situation, adding a little Lakers shade for flavor.
“The Lakers told me I’d be there the whole year,” Bogut told The Mercury News’ Mark Medina. “They went against their word and waived me at the deadline. Whatever. That was their decision.
”I was basically lied to.”
Bogut was initially concerned about signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Lakers, but he and his agent received assurances from the Lakers’ brass that he would be on the roster as long as he was healthy. Clearly, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka weren’t on the up and up.
I never imagined the downfall of the Lakers being this enjoyable.
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