Back to school is coming for the various NBA franchises, which are preparing to return to the media, then training camp the next day. The Lakers even had an important first meeting on Wednesday with Darvin Ham and Rob Pelinka, responsible for talking to reporters about the many changes of the summer. But at the last minute, the franchise changed its mind…suggesting that something is afoot in Los Angeles.
After a still very active summer for the NBA, where many trades and signings took place, it’s finally the opportunity to see all these beautiful people in action. The 30 NBA franchises will return to the courts in the coming days with training camp, not to mention the Media Day which will take place the day before. An important day where the players chain the photos for the coming season, while answering the (very) many questions from journalists over time.
As you can imagine, some teams are more successful than others in this area. We expect a lot of people at the Lakers, especially following a particularly active summer, where Rob Pelinka multiplied the signings to try to better surround LeBron James and Company. Patrick Beverley has recently arrived, as has Dennis Schroder, to help out as point guard. However, the work is not yet finished before the famous recovery.
Another trade to come for the Lakers?
Before reuniting with the players, including Anthony Davis and co, the media would be able to chat with Darvin Ham and Rob Pelinka this Wednesday. An important and informative day, except that the Angelinos changed plans at the last minute. In a press release, the franchise confirms that this conference has been postponed to next Monday, at the same time the players.
The Lakers just announced that they have moved the scheduled media availability with GM Rob Pelinka and Coach Darvin Ham from Wednesday to Monday … putting them on the same Sept. 26 interview schedule as the Lakers’ players.
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The Lakers just announced that they’ve moved their media conference with GM Rob Pelinka and coach Darvin Ham from Wednesday to Monday…along with the players for September 26.
Suffice to say that this Monday, September 26 will be a fairly busy day for members of the Lakers, as well as journalists, who will have a torrent of questions for the various players. We think of Russell Westbrook, often cited in a possible trade in recent months, or Pelinka, to find out if another trade is brewing in the City of Angels. For some fans, this is precisely the cause behind this postponement.
Extend the time to find a trade https://t.co/ANfQKGOCn7
—Lakers Supply 🇺🇦🌻 (@LakersSupply) September 20, 2022
More time to find a trade
By postponing their back-to-school meeting, the Lakers may have confirmed that the front office was still actively looking for a trade. That doesn’t mean a trade will take place until Monday, but Rob Pelinka remains active in finding new reinforcements, if possible, before finding the journalists. The media will not lack subjects next Monday if this is confirmed.