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SportLakers owner Jeanie Buss thought LeBron James' agent leaked Anthony Davis rumors, report says

20:05  14 march  2019
20:05  14 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss suspected LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, of leaking sensitive team information about a potential trade for Anthony Davis and was so angry that "(t)he idea of terminating the franchise's relationship with Paul by moving James at least crossed Buss' mind," according to Bleacher Report, which cited an unidentified team source.

At issue for Buss were reports that the Lakers were willing to trade anyone but James to the Pelicans for Davis, and many thought Paul was the source of the leaked information because he is Davis' agent, as well.

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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss revealed that she was in disbelief with the news that James agreed to sign with the organization and believes it was an important step James ’ presence will certainly help in that department, as he’s coming off his finest statistical season yet in addition to making eight consecutive

Well, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss threw some cold water on those reports Saturday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Here's Davis and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James discussing the New Orleans Pelicans star's public trade demand on James ' HBO show, "The Shop."

Paul denied that he was the source and when Buss let Paul know that she was considering trading James, he called her to "clear the air," per Bleacher Report.

The conversation must have gone well, because things reportedly are better between Paul and Buss.

Good thing, Bleacher Report noted, because an unidentified Western Conference GM said he'd be interested in James to help contend with the champion Warriors but wouldn't swap his best player for James because, at 34, he needs a stronger supporting cast.

"He's not good enough anymore to take four cadavers and get to the Finals," the GM said. "Not in the West."

James signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract last summer that includes a no-trade clause, a deal many saw as the first step in building around him with acquisitions like the potential one for Davis.

Buss later blamed the blowup of the Davis negotiations on the media.

The Lakers have failed to meet expectations and are sitting outside the playoff picture this season.

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“At the end of the day, this franchise wants to win and wants to win big,” James said, via the Orange County Register. “And the one thing about the franchise, they cater to the players. And that’s it. Everything else comes secondary. “They only want us to go out and perform at a high level and play the game at a high level, so we can be mentioned with some of the great teams that’s in the league at that point in time.” The Lakers attempted to acquire disgruntled Pelicans forward Anthony Davis before the trade deadline, but no deal was reached. James said he still believes in the team’s front office.

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