Magic Johnson sets deadline to turn Lakers around
Magic Johnson is on the clock.
The Lakers president of basketball operations on Tuesday said there’s no pressure to bring stars to Los Angeles during free agency.
Furthermore, Johnson said he is willing to put his job on the line and leave the organization if the Lakers don’t improve after giving himself a deadline of two summers to turn the team around.
If I can’t deliver, I’m going to step down myself, she (Lakers president Jeanie Buss) don’t have to fire me, I’ll step away from it, Johnson said.
The Mavericks of recent years have had a lot of weak draft picks, but they’ve come at lower-impact points in the draft. Here, they may have missed out on a legitimate 1980s championship opportunity. Perkins was a very good player and a key cog in the Mavs’ 50-plus-win teams in 1986-87 and 1987-8But Barkley was entering his prime at that time and would have given Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper the star down low that the team needed.
Greinke improved to 7-0 in 12 games against the Marlins. At Marlins Park, he’s 6-0 in six starts with a 1.48 ERA.
Trevor Richards (2-5) allowed three runs in four innings. Miami rookie Brian Anderson went 0 for 4, ending his 24-game on-base streak, the longest active string in the National League.
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With runners at the corners in the second, Goldschmidt charged Bryan Holaday’s grounder to first and started a nifty ending-inning double play. Right fielder Jon Jay made a catch as he slid into the wall in foul territory to rob Anderson. Second baseman Daniel Descalso committed an error in the third but made amends later in the inning by lunging to snare Starlin Castro’s sharp grounder and save a run.