Brooklyn Nets Receive: G/F Malik Beasley, 2029 First-Round Pick (Swap – LAL)
Los Angeles Lakers Receive: F Cameron Johnson
On the other hand, there may be other theories that explain why these teams have struggled.
Perhaps they’ve got a problematic sense of big market exceptionalism. Life has traditionally been easier for teams in big markets. They may operate under the assumption that life would be easy.
Think about it. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving in New York. What could go wrong?
Similarly, think about the Lakers in recent years. Surely, someone told them that LeBron James and Russell Westbrook might not work.
Did they simply bank on star power overcoming all?
In any event, it didn’t work. Will acquiring Johnson?