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LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers' Byron Scott to be NBA Draft lottery representative

The Los Angeles Lakers are once again in relatively unfamiliar territory. After years and years of continued playoff success with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will be visiting the lottery for the second season in a row.  According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, the team won't get too fancy with their chosen representative at the NBA Draft lottery: "After coaching the Lakers’...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Lakers can return to contender form

For the first time in the Los Angeles Lakers storied history, the team finds itself with a record of 21-61.  As the off season approaches, Lakers fans eagerly await the draft and free agency to see what GM Mitch Kupchak has in store. As a team known for its willingness to spend in order to improve, waves are expected to be made this free agency in an effort to build a winning team...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers the only team interested in signing Rajon Rondo?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, Rajon Rondo was considered one of the best point guards in the NBA. He came out strong to start the season with the Boston Celtics, but was then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Since the trade, Rondo hasn’t been a shell of his former self and his career with the Mavericks is likely over after he openly had issues...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Chosen To Represent Lakers At NBA Draft Lottery

James Worthy didn’t do all that great at last year’s draft lottery, so hopefully his Showtime Lakers teammate will have a little more luck on his side. The Lakers announced today that the team’s head coach, Byron Scott, will represent the purple and gold at the draft lottery in New York City on May 19. It’s a big date for the Lakers as it will determine whether the team...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: LaMarcus Aldridge To Los Angeles A Real Possibility This Summer?

Laker fans have wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to wear purple and gold for years now – they’ve even bought Lakers jerseys with Aldridge’s name on the back – and it seems there’s a chance their dream could become a reality this summer. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, will chase Aldridge this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers forward Wesley Johnson wants to return

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is one of many players from this year's team who could depart in free agency this offseason. From the sound of it, though, Johnson wants to return to the Lakers next season. Here's more from LA Daily News beat writer Mark Medina.“I would love a multi-year deal,” Johnson said last week following his exit meeting. “We’ll see going...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo could sign max deal with Los Angeles Lakers?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and there is still a chance that he could re-sign long-term with them this offseason. That being said, he has been frustrated with his role quite often during his tenure with the Mavericks. Before the Mavericks ended up acquiring Rondo, he was planning...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis will opt out of contract, but hopes to return to Lakers

There weren't many bright spots during a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play of Ed Davis in the frontcourt was certainly one of them. Davis played so well, in fact, that he's confident he'll find the free agent market to be a little friendlier than it was this past offseason, where he was only able to land a two-year deal at the league minimum with a player option...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

In a way too early NBA mock draft, I take a look at which players each team should go with based upon their regular season records. A few players saw their stock jump after strong NCAA tournament performances. Karl Anthony-Towns should be the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. How many of his teammates will follow in round 1? Minnesota Timberwolves (25%): Karl Anthony-Towns...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lakers Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Lakers will add next to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Hill...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Is What The Lakers’ New $80 Million Practice Facility Will Look Like

This is pretty exciting. According to Carley Dryden from the Daily Breeze, the purple and gold have been granted approval to build a brand new $80 million training facility in El Segundo. The report states that the building, which is expected to open in spring 2017, will be a two-story, 122,000-square-foot facility. The structure will be constructed of steel, aluminum and tinted...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The matriculation of Jabari Brown

For Jabari Brown, making it to the NBA on the Los Angeles Lakers is all about the process. Even if the process seemed to fail him time and time again. The post The Matriculation Of Jabari Brown appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer turned Lakers locker room into owner's lounge

The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Plan To Use Max Money In Upcoming Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers will spend money available to them this summer and hope to land a superstar talent such as Kevin Love. "Two years from now, it looks like almost every team in the league is going to have cap room," Mitch Kupchak said Thursday. "We do have a lot of cap room this summer. You can look at that as a strategic advantage, yeah." The Lakers could have consecutive summers...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Train Like a Pro: Los Angeles Lakers Strength Training Program

Get stronger for next basketball season with this strength training program created by Tim DiFrancesco, strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. The program develops the strength, power
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: End of season recap

  As of last night, another NBA season has come and gone and the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be calling it a year early as they were eliminated from playoff contention in March, the earliest they’ve ever been. Despite having yet another losing season (they finished with the franchise’s worst record ever) riddled with injuries and shortcomings, there are some positive...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James on Twitter

On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant decided to take to Twitter to speak out about the media and their seemingly endless critique of current NBA champions. Media critique- Mj was a gunner Magic was a coach killer Shaq wasn’t serious Lbj couldn’t handle pressure Spurs r too old #BeforeRings — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2015 That’s when a fan...
Via Cavaliers Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Buycks makes Nuggets player fall down with wicked crossover (VIDEO)

Lakers head coach Byron Scott has been shuffling the team’s starting lineup in an attempt to figure out who is in the team’s future plans. One of the players the team took a flyer on is point guard Dwight Buycks. The Lakers recently signed him to a 10-day contract, and it’s a good thing they did. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen him break rookie Gary Harris’ ankles in...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Buycks leaves Nuggets’ Harris’ ankles in shambles

RIP Gary Harris’ ankles. The Denver guard’s once proud ankles were destroyed by Lakers’ Dwight Buycks in the recent Nuggets-Lakers game. Buycks crossed up Harris something fierce that Gary’s ankles failed to stay in front of Buycks that he collapsed to the court as Buycks nailed a three-pointer right on him as he laid on the floor. http://cdn.streamable.com/video/b05681c0de6511e4abce95f5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron congratulates Coach K, calls him his favorite

Leading Duke to five national championships is Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s claim to fame, but he is also the head coach that has brought Team USA back to prominence after some poor showings in the early 2000′s. NBA superstar LeBron James played for Coach K during two of those runs, and congratulated him on Instagram this morning for the most recent championship, calling him “his...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott warns Nick Young he may not fit in next year

Byron Scott has been critical of Nick Young throughout the NBA season, and that continued on Saturday when he talked about the injured guard. Young, who missed the beginning of the season with a thumb injury, is expected to be out the rest of the season with a fractured knee. When talking about Young after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the fact that they have Kobe Bryant is no longer helping. Bryant will turn 37 this summer and cannot stay healthy. How is a 19-53 team with an aging superstar planning to attract free agents? According to Lakers coach Byron Scott,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, revolutionary: Steve Nash retires

Steve Nash hasn’t really played professional basketball in quite a while. His nerve-damaged back and myriad lower body injuries had long since made it clear that the former Phoenix Suns great would likely never lace up his hoopin’ sneakers again. Getting the official announcement over the weekend, though, still stung. A common refrain emerged in the immediate aftermath of...
Via The Sports Post
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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