Can the basketball Gods shine again with the magic wand of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in 2019? After scoring the biggest prize in LeBron James this summer, the Lakers are now favorites to sign Kevin Durant next summer.
According to sportsbook BetDSI, the Lakers have the best odds (+150) of landing Durant, followed by the Golden State Warriors (+300) and the Philadelphia 76ers (+500). The New York Knicks, who Durant has been heavily linked to this season, are a distant fourth (+750).
Durant will be ready for a four-year, max deal worth $38.15 million annually next summer. The Lakers will have about $38 million in cap space next season, just short of what Durant will command, but they could easily get there if they wanted to.
But why would Durant choose the Lakers over the other desirable free agent destinations in free agency? It’s more than rumored now that LeBron is working his brotherly love towards KD and will make things happen, just watch, wait and see.