Lakers fans are bemoaning the timing of the deal. According to Woj, if they wait to complete the deal until July 30th, LA will have $32.5 million in space. If it's completed July 6th, LA will only have $27.4M which is not enough for a 35% max guy like Kawhi, Kemba, or Butler. Also they could only have $23.7M if Davis does not waive his trade kicker. Woj has sources that the deal will be completed on July 6th because the Pelicans will have $19M in cap space instead of only $15M if they wait until July 30th. Also, I can't see a Rich Paul client giving back money. The Lakers could only have a little over $23M to round out their roster. It will be interesting to see what they do.