The former NBA Champions are in the middle of changing their roster to ensure a chance at another title next season. In the last few days, they have let go of Quinn Cook and traded away Danny Green. However, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James, took to Twitter to thank the two for everything they have done for the team.
After two years with the Golden State Warriors, Cook signed with the Lakers as a free agent in the 2019 offseason. He was hoping to acquire a full-time position with the Lakers as their backup point guard. But after an unsuccessful season for Cook where he spent most of the time on the bench, the Lakers were just not convinced.
Cook averaged only 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assist per game and came off the bench for only 24 minutes in total during the Lakers run in the postseason.
On the other hand, there could have been many reasons behind trading Danny Green. As the Lakers might lose their veteran point guard, Rajon Rondo, in free agency, they needed a third-scoring option behind LeBron and Anthony Davis. Therefore, they have brought in Dennis Schroder.
Although Cook was an enormous part of the Lakers last season, Danny was one of the starters in almost every game. But now that these two are officially not a part of the team, LeBron James couldn’t help but send a heartfelt message to both of them.
On Twitter, LeBron wrote, “Would NOT have won that trophy without them both. Thank you and love! By the way I’ll see y’all in person soon anyways. Lol.”
Danny Green reciprocated this love and respect from LeBron and replied, “Always Love Brodie ! #brother4Life”
The Lakers don’t have too much to worry about. As long as they have LeBron and Davis, they are still in the mix for an NBA title. They were looking for a ball-handler for when LeBron is on the bench and now they have Dennis Schroder.
With free agency just around the corner, it will be interesting to see what choices the Lakers make to better their chances at the title.
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