Lowe: Winners and losers of NBA free agency after a wild week

    Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print.

Let’s take a look at the remade landscape of the NBA after one of the wildest weeks in league history.

Winner: The champs

The Los Angeles Lakers got better, though it took two high-wire, last-minute moves to cinch it: retaining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after a 48-hour game of chicken, and finagling a two-year deal for Marc Gasol.

With Caldwell-Pope back and Wesley Matthews replacing Danny Green, the Lakers have five proven perimeter players around LeBron James and Anthony Davis — the same number they had in the bubble, and enough for multiple Davis-at-center lineups.

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