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Kevin Love will (allegedly) meet with Lakers

You’d be well-served to read Kyle Welch’s Consumer’s Guide to NBA Free Agency Rumor Madness before reading this one: Kevin Love will reportedly meet with the Los Angeles Lakers later this week. This report comes from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, and as of press time has not been confirmed by any other source. Love played at UCLA and lives in Los Angeles in the offseason, so...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge recruited to Lakers by Adam Levine, Snoop Dogg

NBA Free Agency 2015 is officially upon us and the Los Angeles Lakers are pulling out all the stops in their attempt to land Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers, whose interest in the 4-time All-Star has been well-documented (and quite possibly mutual), got some help from a couple of celebrity recruiters upon the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Pick Up Team Option On Robert Sacre

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised center Robert Sacre’s veteran-minimum team option for the 2015-16, guaranteeing his deal, league sources told RealGM. The Lakers held the option on Sacre’s deal worth just below $1 million, deciding to retain a seven-footer who has a proven NBA value on the defensive end and positive professional on the court. Several NBA teams had prepared...
Via RealGM
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Eight Potential Big Free Agency Moves

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Eldrin Masangkay: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Lakers’ rod failed to catch any of the bigger fish during the past two summers. Dwight Howard decided to join the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony stayed with the Knicks, and the Lakers came up short. The problem for the Lakers was the lack of bait to catch the bigger fish. Failed...
Via HoopStuff
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Love to meet with Lakers

So much for the idea that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was a near certainty to return to the team. While that may very well still be the case, ESPN’S Chris Broussard released some rather interesting information on the heels of free agency opening up at midnight east coast time on Wednesday morning: Sources: Lakers have spoken with reps for Kevin Love & a meeting...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Free agent targets for the Los Angeles Lakers

LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan On the eve of the start of free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to hit the jackpot as the team tries to speed up the rebuilding process. The Lakers were thought to be on the hunt for a franchise point guard this summer, but they may have found one in D’Angelo Russell and will now turn their focus elsewhere. To earn a playoff spot...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Pursuing Significantly More Cap Space

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to create significantly more salary cap space to pursue free agent deals to both LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan. ESPN's Kevin Pelton writes that the Lakers would have to trade away everyone on their roster short of Kobe Bryant to create enough space to sign both Aldridge and Jordan to their full max contracts.
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Exec Expects Westbrook, Harden To Join Forces With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost some of their edge in attracting top level free agents, but that can surely shift back in the next few years. Shaquille O'Neal famously signed with the Lakers in 1996. "It came down to the aura of Los Angeles," said Magic executive Pat Williams, according to the book "The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers." "They don't have...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers decline Jordan Hill's contract option

As the Los Angeles Lakers embark on a whirlwind free agency and trade season, there's already been one member of the team to fall by the wayside.The Lakers held a team option on the contract of big man Jordan Hill for next season, and Eric Pincus of the LA Times reports that the team has declined that option. The team still retains Hill's rights, but doing so requires an eight-figure...
Via Fox Sports
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Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Phil Jackson joined Twitter a little over two years ago, and in doing so opened himself up to the endless criticism professional athletes, coaches and executives are always dealing with. But don’t worry, it doesn’t bother the legendary coach. In fact, he loves it. In a lengthy interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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LaMarcus Aldridge Not Interested in Los Angeles?

There are rumors swirling around that the Los Angeles Lakers are out of the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes.  There have been a lot of conflicting reports on the matter.  But, Adrian Wojnarowski seemed to back the report that the Lakers are out and that a decision will be made between either the Spurs or the Trail-Blazers. This would be very bad news for the Lakers, who seem desperate...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Los Angeles Lakers Forward Julius Randle Throws Down Power Dunk During Individual Workout

When the Los Angeles Lakers drafted former Kentucky forward Julius Randle in the last draft fans probably thought the team was finally going to start trending upwards--but than he had to go and break his leg in the season opener. Talk about putting a downer on the season before it even started!Well--a lot of time has passed and his injury has pretty much healed. He has now been cleared...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larry Nance Jr. apologized to 'Mr. Bryant' for rapist tweet

Larry Nance Jr., who was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 27 overall pick in the NBA Draft last week, must be terrified for his first workout with his new teammates. I’m sure all rookies are nervous to meet Kobe Bryant for the first time, but Nance has a bit more history...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

As Kobe Bryant’s Career Ends, Support for Future Los Angeles Lakers Continues

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Wants to Sign a One-Year Deal with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are quite possibly the most intriguing team to watch heading into free agency this offseason. Kobe Bryant has made it clear that he only has one or two more years left in him, and the Lakers are doing everything they can to build a contender around him for one last run. Jimmy Butler is one of the names that has come up in rumors surrounding them, and it appears...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One Player the Lakers Should Target at Every Position

Point Guard Norris Cole Cole wouldn’t exactly be the glamorous signing that Laker fans have wanted them to make at this position. But, that desire for a big-name guy is all but lost now that they got D’Angelo Russell in the draft. The drafting of Russell doesn’t necessarily mean the Lakers don’t need a point guard, but it does mean that they definitely don’t need a star...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol not interested in joining Lakers

Impending free agent Marc Gasol may have been drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2007, but that doesn’t mean the team holds a special place in his heart. Set to become one of the most highly sought-after free agents when the market opens later this week, Gasol will likely receive overtures from multiple clubs. However, it appears the Lakers probably shouldn’t waste their...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins’ agent given permission to pursue trade

The seemingly never-ending soap opera that is the Sacramento Kings took another turn on Thursday night when the team did not trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the Los Angeles Lakers for a package that reportedly included the second overall pick in the draft. Prior to the draft kicking off on Thursday, reports surfaced that Kings head coach George Karl was pushing for the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers select D’Angelo Russell

In a way, all eyes were on the Los Angeles Lakers in last night’s draft. Sure, Minnesota had the #1 overall pick, but everyone knew that Karl-Anthony Towns was a lock to be the Timberwolves’ choice. Before Thursday, many thought that stud freshman center Jahlil Okafor was a lock to go #2 as well, despite rumors that Ohio State star freshman guard D’Angelo Russell was a dark...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Laker’s draft pick once called Kobe Bryant a rapist

Larry Nance Jr. may now officially be a Los Angeles Laker, but he might have a long way to go before he feels truly welcome in the locker room. Though it has now been deleted, Nance let loose a tweet over three years ago in which he refers to Kobe Bryant with the hash-tag, #rapist, a reference to Bryant’s 2003 arrest on the charges of rape. The case was settled out of court, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell, #2 Overall Pick, Heads West

Before I get started, I need to give D’Angelo his props for sporting the Scarlet & Gray for the Draft. Well done, young man, well done. So,the NBA had it’s 2015 Draft and Buckeye D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. If I recall correctly, various pundits had D’Angelo as a Top 5 pick, so going in the 2nd slot is a nice surprise for...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: The Lakers just got a whole lot better

The last two seasons have been miserable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Between Kobe Bryant’s injuries, Mike D’Antoni and Byron Scott’s coaching and a combined 48 wins, things have been bleak. But the Lakers took a big step forward during the 2015 NBA Draft. After snagging forward Julius Randle at No. 7 and Jordan Clarkson at No. 46 during the 2014 draft, Lakers general manager...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Guard Nick Young Thinks All The NBA Draftees Have Stolen His Haircut

The 2015 NBA Draft is currently taking place and Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Nick Young has an observation.  The observation is not about the teams or the players, but the haircuts displayed by many of the top prospects.  Young thinks they stole it from him.  I shoulda trademark this haircut — Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 26, 2015 You can’t say you dnt see Swaggy...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers won’t trade Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of balls in the air as Thursday night’s draft approaches but they have put one rumor to rest. According to multiple reports, they are absolutely unwilling to trade forward Julius Randle. The Lakers selected Randle with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Randle entered the league after an outstanding freshman season at Kentucky and somehow...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Lakers undecided between Okafor, Russell

As the countdown to the 2015 NBA Draft continues, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to be a wild card team whose No. 2 pick continues to be the talk of pre-draft chatter. If one were to ask Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, GM Mitch Kupchak drafting center Jahlil Okafor is all but a certainty. Lakers leaning toward taking Jahlil Okafor in tonight's draft, The Times has learned...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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