Thomas' agent was initially adamant that the point guard would not accept a role off the bench for the Lakers and there was speculation that the former Cavalier would ask for a buyout if he were not a starter. He will have the opportunity to join the starting lineup eventually, but will initially come off the bench as he gets acclimated with the offense. "I am happy to be here with the Lakers, happy to be with a young team that is exciting, that likes to get up and down - that's my style of play". Everything else will work itself out. He was shipped off to Cleveland in exchange for Kyrie Irving in a deal that sent the Cavaliers Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' 2018 first-round pick.
By doing so, the Lakers were able to create enough cap space to pursue two max free agents this coming offseason. However, he has lacked the same explosiveness that made him an MVP candidate last season in Boston, averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists through 15 games. The Lakers have been hot as of late even without Lonzo Ball and they don't want to mess around with their chemistry yet as they ride his streak of success.
"We need a point guard", Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, said this week.
"He's day-to-day, (Ball) is". We need somebody to come in there and lead our troops. That's why IT was important for us to make this move. 'This is what you need to look for in when you're playing against this guy. Hopefully IT can come in and do that.
She attributed the decline to a variety of factors including the political taunting between the United States and North Korea . USA officials have not ruled out the possibility that the vice president might meet a North Korean official at the Olympics.
She said: "We are now engaged with the charity regarding its approach to safeguarding following more recent allegations". There were 87 cases of alleged sexual exploitation in Oxfam between 2016 and 2017.
Other possibilities include former Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Bruce Arians, who left the Cardinals after this season. Some of these coaches have already agreed to a contract with the Colts , including defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus .
The gap between City and Chelsea was just three points when the two sides met at Stamford Bridge in September. Mohamed Elneny claims to retain hope that Arsenal can still compete for this season's Premier League title.
It worsened, as 25 investors sold ZNGA shares while 61 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. The stock decreased 4.26% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $56.22. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) for 83,948 shares.
Landing without a valid visa, he was interrogated for five hours by North Korean customs officials and fined USD500. The rhetoric war between North Korea and the Trump administration hasn't skipped a beat in Pyeongchang .
Kim Yo Jong is believed to be one of Kim Jong Un's closest confidants and among the very few who has earned his absolute trust. She will be the first member of the ruling North Korean Kim family to visit the South since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
The Westerville Police Department told Fox News the officers were "responding to a 911 hang-up call" when the shooting occurred. I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need.
That puts pressure on Republicans, who could still pass a bill in the House even if almost all Democrats voted against it. It would also extend the debt ceiling and authorize about $70 billion in aid for last year's string of natural disasters.
The so-called fear gauge tracks traders' expectations for future instability and moves opposite the S&P 500 most of the time. The market, now in its second-longest bull run of all time, had not seen a correction for two years, an unusually long time.
Percy lurks on PGA leaders at Pebble Beach
He's skipping the WGC Mexico, and added Valspar to give him three in a row two times and to keep from being of for two weeks. He must maintain those numbers during the final two rounds since he can't match the distance of big hitters like Johnson.
At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus crash
Last September, three people were killed and 31 injured after a Citybus double-decker mounted a kerb in Sham Shui Po. One passenger was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin in a "half-conscious" state, according to the force.
Non-stop trains from London to Amsterdam will soon be a reality
This means passengers will have to change at Brussels, leaving the return journey time at an estimated four hours and 49 minutes. The journey from London to Amsterdam will take 3 hours and 41 minutes, while the Amsterdam-London trip will take an hour longer.
Cape Town hotel guest urged not to flush toilets
Cape Town, a top worldwide tourist destination, has both high-income oceanside neighborhoods and sprawling informal settlements. Harris also maintained that visitors were more than welcome; however, they and their hosts should be mindful of the drought.