Los Angeles Teams

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Lonzo on FBI investigation: 'Everybody is getting paid anyway' (0:26)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Marcus Peters will cost $1.74M towards the salary cap in 2018, and the Rams will presumably pick up his fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline. They entered the offseason with a projected $40 million in cap space and added an impact player to their greatest position of need at minimal cost. It changes everything about their offseason. More money for S Lamarcus Joyner, DT Aaron Donald, WR Sammy Watkins, etc., and flexibility with how they attack the draft and free agency.

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Kuzma trolls Zo, Ingram (0:27)
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Kawhi, the Lakers, tanking, rabbit hole

Brian Windhorst, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon discuss the Kawhi situation brewing in San Antonio (2:45), assess the Lakers' young talent (22:55) and going down a tanking/reminiscing about The Decision rabbit hole (34:20). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han tackle a favorite topic in NBA Twitter: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (56:15)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams are suddenly in a window of contention, and when that's the case, you can't rely solely on the draft or free agency to fix holes. Sometimes you need to be willing to trade draft picks for players who can contribute right away but are young enough to be affordable. They did it last summer with WR Sammy Watkins, and they did it now with CB Marcus Peters.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Marcus Peters-related numbers from ESPN Stats & Info: He easily has the NFL's most interceptions (19) and the highest combination of sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions (25) since 2015. Peters was first-team All-Pro in 2016, and the Rams haven't had a DB make first-team All-Pro since Aeneas Williams in 2001. Peters is the first player since Ed Reed (2002-04) with at least five interceptions in each of his first three seasons.

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Chiefs hoping to shift culture by trading Peters to Rams (1:51)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams are closing in on a trade to acquire CB Marcus Peters from the Chiefs, which would address a desperate area of need for them. Peters, 6 feet and 197 pounds, is a two-time Pro Bowler and former first-team All-Pro who's still only 25. Would come in as a starter, and presumably would mean Trumaine Johnson walks.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr said JaVale McGee will start again Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He says he's just experimenting.

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Williams ends 3rd quarter with 3rd buzzer-beater of night (0:21)
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Gallinari hits half-court heave at buzzer (0:23)