After snatching LeBron James, the biggest free agent in the 2018 market, the Los Angeles Lakers are shifting to filling out the roster.
The Lakers have agreed to free-agent deals with guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lance Stephenson and veteran center JaVale McGee, league sources told ESPN.
Sources said Caldwell-Pope will re-sign on a one-year, $12 million deal and that Stephenson has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
Once James committed to the Lakers, Stephenson was a top player on the team’s priority list.
The Lakers are heard to be offering only one-year deals to maximize their cap space for the summer of 2019.
I know they want me back, and I want to come back, Favors said to the Tribune. But, it’s a business and a numbers game, so we’ll have to see.
Favors is an unrestricted free agent this summer. He averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 28 minutes per game in 2017-18.
I’m really looking forward to next season, Favors said. A lot of what will happen depends on other players and other teams.
Favors was originally selected with the third overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Nets. He spent just half a season with the team before he was dealt to Utah as part of the Deron Williams trade.
In a corresponding move, Milwaukee recalled right-hander Aaron Wilkerson from Colorado Springs.
The 23-year-old Arcia has hit .197 in 66 games, including 56 starts. He hit .277 in his first full year last season.
This is the second time the Brewers have sent their former top prospect to Triple-A this season. The team first did so in May in the hopes of jump-starting him offensively in a pressure-free environment but had to recall him shortly after when shortstop Tyler Saladino hit the disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
Brad Miller was in Milwaukee’s starting lineup at shortstop on Sunday.