LeBron James immediately made the Lakers big winners in NBA free agency when the peerless forward signed a four-year deal worth $153.3 million.
But then Golden State Warriors, back-to-back NBA champions, made a move that seemed to say, “We’ll see you and raise with DeMarcus Cousins.”
Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $5.3 million, joining a star-studded group of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. And the Warriors got richer while opening a debate about which team was the biggest free-agent winner.
Here is a look at some of the NBA’s winners and losers this summer:
Lakers: James is...