LEBRON GOT'EM AGAIN!! The REAL Winners Of Free Agency

23. Stu 2020.
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In a busy free agency period, we got a lot of interesting player transactions and some teams will look very differently come next season. In this video, let me break down a few important moves and what that would mean for them. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
First things first, you already know, we gotta start with the Lakers.
They acquired a 19 point per game speed demon in Dennis Schroder. And I love what Rondo did especially in the bubble, but the point differential between the 2 is more than apparent.
But then, check this out. They got the sixth man of the year Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, and Wesley Matthews for a combined 15.3 million a year which is crazy.
This is what a serious contending organization does. Right after winning the championship, they recognize that their window is right now, and that they have a real shot to repeat, so big shoutout to Rob Pelinka for pulling off these moves.
Matthews is basically more or less the same player that they lost in Danny Green, but the 2 big men are most definitely upgrades from Howard and Mcgee who left the Lakers.
And when a team that just won the championship got even better you know that that’s scary.
Especially when we transition to what was supposed to be their biggest rival and threat. The Clippers.
The lost both Jamychal Green and Montrezl of course, but kind of got back in the mix by adding Serge Ibaka who matchup wise might even be a better fit for these games in particular- against the Lakers and guarding Anthony Davis. Whatever the case may be, I feel like if we gave them the edge on paper before the start of last season, now it’s more than apparent that Lebron and company definitely have a more formidable roster at least in theory, and Steve Balmer still needs a few more moves to level the playing field in the West
And speaking of the Western conference, the way I see it at the moment, things only got more and more watered down.
The only other dangerous team that got better were the Blazers with the acquisition of Robert Covington, a nice 3 and D player, and they also brought back Enes Kanter.
The Rockets seem to be imploding. Besides Covington, Austin Rivers also left the team, and not to mention the rumors that both Harden and Westbrook want out of Houston.
I do wanna salute the move that Phoenix made to bring Chris Paul. We saw what he did last season and how he transformed OKC into an extremely dangerous team.
So the Suns management added both him and another savvy veteran that finished off last extremely well in Jae Crowder. In his time with the Heat, Crowder had 12 points per game on 44.5% from downtown.
Phoenix obviously brought these players, especially Paul of course in an attempt to provide mentorship to their franchise player Devin Booker, and also finally offer him a taste of the playoffs for the first time in his career.
This is the only star that they’ve got in a long time, so they must show him some progress and serious competition worth playing for if they want to keep him. And I believe that CP3 is the perfect guy for that. Expect the Suns in the playoff mix next season.
And speaking of making the next step and finally competing for a playoff spot, we have a team in almost the exact same situation as Phoenix.
Atlanta also wanted to take their young core to the next level and show them what the playoffs look like. So they picked up a great leader in Rajon Rondo and another significant scoring option in Danilo Galinari. He ended last year with almost 19 and 5. And all of that while shooting 40.5% from downtown. That will definitely help take the pressure off of Trae Young a little.
And they added Kris Dunn a terrific defensive specialist and second in the league in steals per game.
Now things can get very serious if Atlanta has some luck and brings Bogdan Bogdanovic to the team. He signed a 72 million offer sheet with them, but since he’s a restricted free agent, Sacramento has an option to match this within the next 48 hours. So probably by the time you watch this, things would be resolved. But I’m seriously pulling for the Hawks to get him and for this upwards momentum to continue. They will be very interesting to watch next season.
Moving on to the contenders.
Of course Milwaukee’s addition of Jrue Holiday is the flashiest one, but I like what they did to improve the depth. They added D.J. Augustin to the bench. A guy who can both penetrate and pull up for the shot. Also Bryn Forbes, a fierce competitor from the Spurs, who shoots the 3 at almost 39%.
And Bobby Portis, a young power forward with terrific energy who will finally get a chance to play on a contending team after spending his entire career on teams like the Knicks, Bulls and the Wizards.

  • Stefan Jobs with the turtleneck

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    • And it’s LIT 🔥

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  • Lakers in 5

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  • Now that it's LA, folks love a super team. NBA champs add the smoty and a former defensive mvp with a near starting level point guard in Schroeder. The rich get richer but because it's LeBron it's legit all of the sudden.

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  • Lebron is the best general manager of the nba.

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  • Pls talk abt the warriors at least for klay Thompson.

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  • 76 still needs to get rid of al horford

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  • 7:07 made me spit on my screen man

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  • LeGM did it again

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  • I miss danny, howard and rondo on the lakers

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  • LeBron just gets his buddies to come play with him for championships. Makes them sign on for less money and probably pays them to play

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  • Going somewhere?

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  • Rondo to Atlanta McGee to Cleveland Howard to Philadelphia ???

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  • Players going east now to avoid the LeBron led team

    Justin SurenoJustin SurenoPrije 2 mjeseci
  • no one gave them the edge last season. dafuq? it was all Clippers and media saying AD will just become 3pt shooter

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  • This guy must be trippin... Gasol is a big L!

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  • This expert opinion sucks

    Егор АноховЕгор АноховPrije 3 mjeseci
  • As a Lakers fan I think they took 3 steps forward offensively and maybe 1 1/2 steps back defensively. I’m 100% happy with these moves.

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  • Damn! Digging that keyboard portion, keep it up white kyrie!

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  • Looks like lebron fans won’t be able to argue that “MJ HaD A sUpErTeAm” for his second three peat. This just goes to show how lebron uses players then throws them away once he doesn’t need them anymore. First the young core now last seasons champions (not to mention the rest of Lebron’s career). Tread lightly new lakers even winning a championship won’t guarantee you a spot on this team.

    Adonis KeefAdonis KeefPrije 3 mjeseci
  • I Hope AD sign with another Team his own team Boring James Can only Win with superteams

    Milo D. AceMilo D. AcePrije 3 mjeseci
  • The rich getting richer. Marc Gasol gonna get another ring. I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvveee that they picked up Schroeder (Hawks fan); and that they see value in Wesley Matthews. #RESPECT

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  • I subscibed becouse you made the shot hahaha

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  • Dallas the same? Oh god..

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  • LeGM doing work

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  • My question will look weird, but I would love to share piano practicing with you, I can give you my Discord, I'm always looking to share things with people : IngeniusSoul#1526 I understand a negative answer, totally normal and understandable.

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  • Very happy that you've decided to practice piano ! You will see, this is amazing instrument ^^

    IngeniusSoulIngeniusSoulPrije 3 mjeseci
  • What is the background music ?

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  • Stephen looks like he's about to have a date, but then forgot that that he needs to record a video real quick

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  • It’s so weird cause I have the same brown ball! Lol😂

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  • The first time Stefan roots for the lakeshow

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  • 5:15 "A guy who can both penetrate, and pull out for the shot" 😂😂😂 I know he said "pull up" btw.

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  • LeGM is my favorite

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  • LE GM makes a move again

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  • At this point, i swear that Lebron is better GM than MJ.

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  • The Lakers is planning for Giannis though...

    Jahmal EvangelistaJahmal EvangelistaPrije 3 mjeseci
  • LeGM BACK at it AGAIN

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  • Well they dont call him LeGm for nothing!!

    Alain MancillaAlain MancillaPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Will you considered yourself goat if you’re playing the super team

    ariel casperariel casperPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Ahh the Sixers. Where p.guards often wanted to play in paint and Centers often wanted to shoot from a far.

    Angelico MarianoAngelico MarianoPrije 3 mjeseci
  • lakers gonna repeat.. and i’m not a lakers fan. but they are stacked and better then last season

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  • for those searching for the Heat Nation music: hrex.info/too/ZXtohJl2kpugn7o/video.html&ab_channel=TheWhiteStripes

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  • Can I get a (flight)

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  • Rough transition to ad

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  • "Dallas and Denver didn't do much" - Dallas didn't do much in Free Agency but got good value players in the draft and shored up defensive weaknesses. Denver lost Jerami Grant but were able to resign Millsap and got Jamychal Green on a decent contract. You'll see dallas start to function differently; you heard it here first.

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  • Denver did not stay the same... they r worse now imo

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  • Stefan where’s yo doppelgänger team at? 😂

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  • the knicks lost in free agency

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  • What about golden state?

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  • I don’t care about your sponsors! I skip them

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  • Lol that mid roll skill share ad was smotheeeee

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  • Classy turtle neck and all but damn bro that jean jacket is lit!

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  • How much help does LeBron need man #LeGM

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  • no pelicans love :/

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  • I think Heat will be the same. They replaced Crowder and DJJ with Avery Bradley and Moe Harkless. They also drafted Achiuwa who can defend too. Nuggets lost Grant, their primary wing defender on Playoffs. I don't know who will they bring to replace his role. Blazers can go back to Top 4 seed and get a home court advantage in the first round.

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  • LUH GM.... BACK AT IT!

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  • Orlando magic did nothing again.....

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  • Le-Gm Knows how to pick Efficient Role Players

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  • LeGM, Back with it againnnnnnnnnn

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  • It looks like Lebron James finished his Skillshare class for "general management" successfully, maybe he is now practising the piano

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  • What do you think about the warriors for next season?

    Aaryan KumarAaryan KumarPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Who else thinks Lebron gonna 3 PEAT

    Daragh SmythDaragh SmythPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Everyone forget that gasol is 7th in defensive rating last season

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  • As proof I want to see your actual Piano when it arrives.

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  • peace-out! ✌️

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  • Warriors could comeback this upcoming season and will probably a team to beat again in the playoffs making it hard for the Lakers. Sadly, Klay got injured therefore a big probability of Laker's having a 2 peat and hopefully a 3 peat.

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  • Stephan the man with multiple talents. Boy is about to become a DJ

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  • Denver has brought Campazzo from Real Madrid, the best PG in Europe... And I feel like it's a great fit for that team and they've just got way better, check him out!

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  • Raptors?

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  • His name is LeGM in the offseason.

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  • The only thing that will stop Lakers from winning a title is Lebron getting injured 😂😂😂

    Boss GBoss GPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Actually Denver lost few pieces, even though they have bright future. Plumlee, Grant, Craig - role players, but still very important

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    • yes they will miss them

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  • Poddrska druze, pozdrav.

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  • Stylish Stefan

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  • Rockets are better now with cousins and woods. If they can trade Westbrook for a solid pg that can shoot and some good role players they are still a threat. Even if Westbrook doesn't get traded, he is better with centers on the floor.

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  • Damn, I dont know what is so good about these videos, but there just so good. Another great video And that jacket, damn

    Matthew TrainorMatthew TrainorPrije 3 mjeseci
  • So basically another year without a thrill in regards to who will win the NBA title next year

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  • Westbrook is going to San Francisco

    SCSCPrije 3 mjeseci
  • Notice the title is so close to be look like LeeeeGM xd

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  • Half of the players traded were from okc lol

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  • Marc isnt the same Gasul anymore his so slow now, and last playoffs when harrel was on the floor clippers where struggling bcoz the guy is a bum on defense..But I agree shcroeder is scary to be with davis and AD.

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  • Mr. Stefan here just came from his music concert! Lollllll love them fit

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  • Gordon Hayward underated signing tho 😂😂😂😂

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  • the mavs lowkey won the offseason imo

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  • I was waiting for the warriors and their addition of kelly oubre jr

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  • What Philly needs to do now is trade Ben Simmons for Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum and we've got Moreyball 2.0 that is way more scary than what the Rockets had.

    Mark L.earnsMark L.earnsPrije 3 mjeseci
  • My guy Lebron, beasting and feasting.

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  • Freaking bronopoly

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  • lol ur hair looks like it got scared 7:44

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    • supposed to be like bedhead but better, or what

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  • lol a matter of doc rivers. are you just trying to please everyone or what.

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  • howard went to the sixers too? no mention of him as far as experience and factor in post season games. wow. not thorough enough. not like they'll go anywhere anyway.

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  • Stephan surprising us with a turtle neck and denim jacket.

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  • Seth Curry's numbers are skewed as he comes off the bench. Great pickup but for a team going nowhere. Let alone any team from the west for a while. West isn't going anywhere. Where is it going? Look at your history, dude. No one from the east is beating anyone in the west right now.

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  • American basketball mobile.twitter.com/billbarn1932/status/1298966708015837186

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  • Giannis might get to the finals once. Maybe. He'll never win.

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  • yep, Atlanta. going places.

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  • I’m not so sure Harrell is an upgrade over Dwight. He’s undersized and doesn’t really play defense.

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  • Is free agency & trade season officially over? If not, when will it be the case?

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  • Nice denim jacket 🧥!

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  • I honestly think Stefan is the most informative basketball analyst at least in HRex. So calm with nice perspective. Stephen A. Smith and the rest? Take a look at this guy. No shouting and banging fist to a table. Spotlight is turned to the players, the game, the facts and then insights. Can't stand Smith, Max or Skip. It's more about their ego's than it's about giving viewer info. PS: Man of man the Lakers look strong. Peace. Out.

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  • He does not have pants

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