Sam Amick on what’s next for LeBron James & the Lakers

May 2, 2024, 9:47 AM

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Now that the Los Angeles Lakers’ season has ended, all eyes have turned to LeBron James as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer decides on his future.

Will James re-up with the Lakers, enter free agency, or retire from basketball?

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to share his thoughts on James’ next move, look around the rest of the NBA Playoff landscape, and much more.

Plus: Will Mike Brown secure a contract extension from the Sacramento Kings?

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Topics Discussed

  • With the NFL contemplating an extended schedule, could the NBA adjust its schedule?
  • Sam says he doesn’t see the league wanting to push the season into the summer months
  • Where do the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns go after both suffering first-round exits?
  • Amick expects that Lakers head coach Darvin Ham will not return for 2024-25
  • D’Angelo Russell’s potential opt-out looms over Los Angeles
  • Sam thinks “it wouldn’t be surprising” to see Phoenix retain head coach Frank Vogel
  • What will LeBron James do? Retire, opt out and test free agency, or sign an extension with the Lakers?
  • Signs “are strong” that LeBron will remain with Los Angeles this summer
  • Amick says the rumor that LeBron will follow his son, Bronny, to whatever team drafts him, is no longer LeBron’s plan
  • Would the Lakers draft Bronny in June’s NBA Draft?
  • What would LeBron’s next contract look like?
  • Sam says a “one-to-two-year deal” seems likely for James
  • Could the Clippers see any fallout if they fall short to Dallas in the first round?
  • Amick says that Los Angeles’ plan is to run it back with this roster if they lose to the Mavs
  • Will the Kings balk at giving head coach Mike Brown an extension?

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

When is the next NBA offseason date of interest?

For the first time in two years, the Sacramento Kings will be crossing its fingers for luck during the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery.

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Chicago, where Sacramento will have the 13th-best odds of securing the top pick.

How the Lottery works: The 14 teams that missed out on the NBA playoffs are eligible for the Draft Lottery. The final odds were determined after the regular season, and tie breaks were settled between teams with identical regular season records.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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