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Lakers Pencil In Carlos Boozer As Starting Small Forward

Carlos Boozer was introduced by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The Lakers were not optimistic about landing Boozer during the waiver claim process but did so with a $3.25 million bid. Boozer heard the news from his agent. "I was ecstatic and I was jumping up and down," Boozer said. "I went back out there and got two more hours in." Boozer is penciled in as...
Via RealGM
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers sign guard Xavier Henry

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard and former first round pick Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported the deal is for one year at the veteran's minimum of approximately $1 million. Henry showed an ability to score last year, despite often playing out of position at point guard.  His season was limited...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

15 Players the Lakers Should Still Target to Fill Their Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers have pretty much made all of their off-season moves to fill the team’s roster, but they still have a few spots open, and they still have room to fill their roster with a few solid pieces.  In this post I rank 15 players who the Lakers should still target to fill their roster for this season.1. Eric BledsoeUSATSI This move would have to come alongside an...
Via TopSportsReport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job

The Los Angeles Lakers have made an offer to Byron Scott to be their next head coach, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014 Scott, a former Lakers star...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job, negotiations have begun

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly offered Byron Scott a head coaching offer, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014The two sides have started the negotiation phase of the head coach hiring process. The...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s message to Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer was recently amnestied by the Chicago Bulls, who brought in former Laker forward, Pau Gasol, to fill the void at power-forward. The Los Angeles Lakers responded by snatching up Boozer off of waivers. Boozer is now a Laker, and reportedly had a conversation with Lakers’ great, Kobe Bryant. The message Kobe sent to Boozer was one we’d all expect Kobe to send. “Be...
Via Pass The Pill
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin: ‘I’m not trying to recreate Linsanity’

Los Angeles Lakers new point guard Jeremy Lin said Thursday during his introductory news conference that he is not trying to recreate ‘Linsanity.’ “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,” Lin said. “I think that’s been a big weight off my shoulders and I think that’s very important for me as a player. I’m not trying to recreate a ‘Linsanity.’ I’m not...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Third time's the charm: Lakers finally land point guard Jeremy Lin

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- If you ever catch Jeremy Lin's dad, Gie-Ming, in a pickup game, chances are you'll see him throwing up hook shot after hook shot. It's in homage to "The Captain," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Lin's father is a huge fan of the Lakers great and the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Perhaps, Lin was always destined to become a Laker all along...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s text to Jeremy Lin: “Welcome to the team”

Jeremy Lin may have been on a whirlwind tour of Asia when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month, though Kobe Bryant still managed to get in touch with the 25-year-old and get a simple message across to his new partner: “Welcome to the team.” In a recent interview with a Chinese website (via Jeremy Lin Post), the Lakers’ new point guard revealed that Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers announce official signing of big man Jordan Hill

Only hours after holding a press conference for newcomer Ed Davis, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has also signed scrappy forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract. Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $18 million over two years, with a team option after the first season.Hill is projected to be the team's...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s Confidential Lakers Interview Questionnaire Has Been Leaked

The Los Angeles Lakers still don’t have a head coach.  It’s now been 3 months since their schedule mercifully came to a close and there is still no head-man to lead the legendary purple and gold franchise for the upcoming season.  There’ve been potential hires.  There’s been rumors of big names cashing fat checks and [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post...
Via No Coast Bias
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers schedule press conferences for Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to welcome their new additions to the team. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, the purple and gold will hold separate introductory press conferences for Ed Davis (Wednesday), Jeremy Lin (Thursday) and Carlos Boozer (Friday). Lakers will have press conferences this week for Ed Davis (Wed), Jeremy Lin (Thurs) and Carlos Boozer...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Jeremy Lin wants bigger role with the Lakers

When Jeremy Lin created “Linsanity” with the New York Knicks, he immediately became a fan favorite all across the globe. He wasn’t just a household name in New York, he was also a household name across the United States and in other countries as well. Unfortunately, the Houston Rockets signed Lin to a big contract and ended up deciding to bring him off of the bench, and effectively...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant takes a shot at ESPN

PHOTO: L.A. Times It may be the offseason right now, but Kobe Bryant is still taking shots. Following his home run at Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game, a fan of the Black Mamba sent out a tweet that caught the five-time champion’s eye. “Kobe about to make the top 10 on SportsCenter and he’s not even playing basketball,” the fan wrote, to which Bryant replied, “I’m...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Kobe hits HR at Richard Sherman's charity softball game

Kobe Bryant has only played in six basketball games since April 2013 because of various injuries. While fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are wondering how healthy the Black Mamba will be when he returns, Bryant is showing that he’s recovering just fine. The five-time NBA champion drilled a home run during a recent charity softball game at Safeco Field in Seattle hosted by Richard...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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