Meanwhile, LeBron James posted on Instagram, pointing out players are criticized when they ask for a trade but teams do not face the same scrutiny. It just so happened that during the game, the trade got agreed upon.
And James questioned why it was okay for teams to move players at the drop of a hat, but not okay for players to have any control over their own futures. "I'm not knocking who traded him because it's a business and you have to do what you feel what's best [sic] but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE".
"The lasting legacy of the Heatles is that they taught players how to manipulate the National Basketball Association system and wield their power in the team-building process", The Post's Jerry Brewer wrote in a column published earlier Wednesday.
James' post was liked by Anthony Davis.
During the game itself Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, he is the first teenager with multiple triple-doubles in a single season.
James signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers this summer.
Cuban says Mavs want Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic for long haul
We just know each other from playing against each other for a long time. "Every relationship takes time to build", Porzingis said. The New York Knicks are planning for something big this summer.
As Barnes was shown sitting on the bench on the game's telecast, some Internet sleuths were trying to pinpoint the moment when he learned that he was no longer a member of the team whose uniform he was wearing. The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option. That is part of the real compelling aspect of this league and we all understand that.
The Dallas Mavericks are making money moves in 2019.
Barnes didn't deserve this kind of treatment from Dallas.
"With this trade now, a lot of things are in play", Carlisle said, noting that the starting lineup will be fluid and players will be looked at in positions they don't ordinarily play.