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Do The Basketball Gods have any love for the Lakers?

First off if you know me, you know I’m a diehard Lakers fan and some of this post will make you laugh, some might make you mad, but hey it’s all my opinion. It could be right, wrong or indifferent. I just wanted to get that off my chest before I start a little rant about my favorite NBA squad. The Lakers off-season started early this 2013-14 season soon as Kobe broke his knee...
Via The Front Office News
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I know what it takes to bring a championship to L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Byron Scott as the 25th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” said Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  1 Comment

VIDEO: Robert Horry talks monitoring Kobe Bryant’s minutes, Byron Scott’s system

With Robert Horry rumored to be a candidate to land an assistant coaching job under Byron Scott next season, this video just got a little more interesting. Horry recently sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Jaime Maggio to discuss the Lakers’ roster next season. During the interview, Horry mentioned how the team should limit Kobe Bryant’s minutes next season much like...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates

Now that Byron Scott is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last season as a studio analyst...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Carlos Boozer to start at small forward

Despite losing Pau Gasol via free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers face a logjam at the power forward position. They drafted Julius Randle, resigned Jordan Hill and claimed Carlos Boozer off waivers. It seems the odd man out will be Boozer.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to the Los Angeles Times:"Boozer is penciled in as the Lakers' starting small...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.” A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Finding something good to talk about the Lakers’ 2014 season is a hard task, why? Because it was the worst in franchise history. Once again, they were plagued by injuries – most notably to Kobe Bryant who played in only 6 games. They had a 27-55 record and had the 2nd worst defense...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season'

At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in late March at shutting down the 40-year-old for the remainder of the campaign...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers to start Carlos Boozer at small forward?

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to acquire forward Carlos Boozer from the Chicago Bulls off of waivers, and they are extremely excited about what he will add to the team. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers are planning to start him at the small forward position. This is an extremely interesting and weird move from the Lakers, and Boozer is a power forward...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young will trash talk Byron Scott over his Swaggy P impression

The big news from yesterday’s coaching ranks of the association was the Los Angeles Lakers signed Byron Scott to be their new head coach with a four-year contract. Back when Scott was doing television coverage for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet in late 2013, he and James Worthy did some Swaggy P impressions of Lakers guard Nick Young: Upon hearing the news that Scott will be coaching...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

Back in February when Steve Nash was pushing himself in workouts to try to get back on the court, he talked about the stretch provision motivating him to do so. It’s a tool provided by the collective bargaining agreement that teams can use to get out from under heavy-handed contracts, and it would mean waiving Nash this season, and spreading out the amount he is owed over the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers vowed to take their time in hiring a new head coach after Mike D’Antoni’s resignation, and they did just that. But now, after a diligent search, the team has a new coach. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports the Lakers have agreed to terms on a contract that will make Byron Scott the team’s next coach. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer bullish on Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is still surprised his team was able to acquire Carlos Boozer. "Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest bid and we were awarded Carlos," Kupchak said Friday during Boozer's introductory news conference. "Not for a second did we think that he'd be available to us." L.A. landed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott believes Jordan Hill was “underutilized” by Mike D’Antoni

Even though Jordan Hill played a career-high in minutes (20.8) and games (72) last season, the big man wanted more, and rightly so. Hill, along with other big men on the team, became frustrated at times throughout last season due to Mike D’Antoni’s coaching style and management skills. However, with D’Antoni’s departure, Hill decided to stay in Los Angeles and re-signed on...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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