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Byron Scott Could Face a Make or Break Year with the Los Angeles Lakers

Byron Scott finished last year with a 21-61 record, which is the worst finish in team history. (USATSI/CBS Sports) Byron Scott has been coaching since 1998. Scott has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and now the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his sixteen years of coaching in the NBA, Scott has a 437-582 record. Last year, Byron Scott finished...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troubling Task for the Los Angeles Lakers

If you took a look at the Los Angeles Lakers roster, you will see former NBA All-Stars in Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, newly acquired Roy Hibbert and very quality pieces in Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Louis “Lou Will” Williams. You’d perhaps think that this team was very well put together and a possible candidate for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers have...

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Jordan Hill’s Indiana Pacers tenure is already off to an inauspicious start. The big man was arrested for reckless driving in Atlanta on Friday, according to a report in the Indy Star. Hill was allegedly clock at 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. The report also claimed that the former Laker gave the arresting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Clarkson poised for breakout season

Most 2nd round picks don’t go on to become good players, let alone stars, in the NBA. Sure, there are a select few, such as Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan, overcome the odds to reach the pinnacle of stardom in the league and some even become stellar role players, but most are doomed to a short-career if they have one at all. This will not be the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Julius Randle a star?

Julius Randle The Los Angeles Lakers have been in constant search of a star to replace the declining Kobe Bryant for the past few summers. They have found themselves selecting in the lottery of the NBA Draft the past two summers and have swung out in their pursuit of big-name free agents like Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan just to name a few. Even though...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Tarik Black is shrinking in the eyes of the NBA -- literally

Height is a funny thing in the NBA. Some guys, such as Kevin Garnett, famously make themselves a little shorter to avoid the stereotypes that come with being a certain height. Others, such as Dwight Howard, are maybe stretching the truth with their official listed heights. Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black was officially 6-foot-11 according to the NBA last season, but that won...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson: Lakers will 'hopefully make the playoffs'

No one ever wants to go into a season expecting to lose. Wait, scratch that; the Philadelphia 76ers exist, after all. But players want to win. Being competitive is generally part of how they got to this point. And for that reason, you can't blame Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson for being optimistic about the 2015-16 season.Clarkson appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Post Free Agency Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers Power Ranking: 26 See Full Rankings Here An eventful offseason filled with ups and downs, D’Angelo Russell as their first round pick could be the future of the franchise and looks like he could be one of the most promising young players coming up. The Lakers signed Lou Williams who can be beneficial as a starter, but the signings of Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Showing Interest in Acquiring Eric Bledsoe from Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers have been very busy this offseason, and they are fairly happy with the moves that they have made. Roy Hibbert was acquired from the Indiana Pacers, while the Lakers also were able to sign Lou Williams and Brandon Bass in free agency. According to a report from Inquisitr.com, the Lakers could now look to trade for Phoenix Suns’ point guard Eric Bledsoe. Obviously...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Los Angeles Lakers look to get back into the Western Conference playoffs, they have to pleased with the play of second-year guard Jordan Clarkson over the summer. During the Summer League, Clarkson averaged over sixteen points, grabbed over three rebounds, and dished out over two assists per game. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: ***...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace: Before Kobe calls, new Lakers have to prove themselves (VIDEO)

He knows all about the many faces of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the man formerly known as Ron Artest made it clear that Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass shouldn't expect to hear from Bryant until they prove themselves as Lakers.TMZ Sports caught up with Metta World Peace this week, and they talked about the awkward moment during the Lakers' introductory...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe will probably see time at power forward next year

The Lakers are going to be a mess of overlapping ball-dominant guards next season, and head coach Byron Scott is scrambling for ways to even out what could be a very unbalanced rotation. One of Scott’s bright ideas could be to deploy Kobe Bryant out of position at times. In an interview with David Aldridge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Have no Real Point Guard on Their Roster

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 11: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers on July 11, 2015 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) For years, the Los Angeles Lakers have never had a legitimate point guard on their roster. During the Kobe Bryant era, there has never really...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which New Veteran will Have the Biggest Impact for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass were introduced to the media on July 22, 2015. (Marcus Yam/LA Times The Los Angeles Lakers have added three veterans this offseason. Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass are not to be confused with superstars; however, all three of them will help the Lakers win games. Each player will make an impact on the team in different ways...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert training hard to lose weight for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to make a splash and sign one of the top players in free agency this offseason, but that didn’t end up happening. Instead, the Lakers were forced to make a trade with the Indiana Pacers for big man Roy Hibbert. According to a report from Mike Trudell, Hibbert has ...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Thinks Team is Prepared to Make the Playoffs

One has to wonder if the Southern California smog has gotten to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. After what has been a questionable list of off-season moves and coming off a 21-win 2014-15 campaign, the executive somehow believes that his team is prepared to make a playoff run in the Western Conference: Is this Lakers squad equipped to make the playoffs? Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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