Nope, CBA killed that noise by rewarding players who re-sign with their respective teams. For example, by choosing LA over OKC, Russ would essentially be throwing away approximately 75 million dollars. He’s approaching 30, and the Lakers are no closer to contending than the Thunder. He’s not going anywhere.
The CBA killed free agency as a method of acquiring stars. Building through the draft (and trades) is more important than ever now.