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Los Angeles Lakers: Trio of bargain-priced free agents

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason with dreams of landing one of the marquee free agents on the market, but are left with the reality that their season will result with another lottery pick. With Mitch Kupchak settling for a trio of bargain-priced players, the team seems to be resigned to write off the season so they can add an elite player in either 2015/2016 seasons with...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keep calm and trust Mitch Kupchak

OK, Laker fans… Sure this off-season hasn’t been eye-popping, but the time has come to accept the fact that the Lakers are in a rebuilding phase. And while this is something we’re not used to in Lakerland, rest assured the man leading the charge has proven time and time again that he’s a top quality assessor of budding talent. Let’s have a look at Mitch Kupchak’s track...
Via Lakerholicz.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers work out free-agent forward Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Beasley, a six-year veteran, worked out for the Lakers at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday. “[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out,” one source said to McMenamin. “A tiny rust from layoff, but [he] did...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin goes Hollywood in brand-new YouTube video

As we continue the summer months of the NBA offseason, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin will have to face the bright lights of Los Angeles for the upcoming regular season. While you probably already know that Jeremy has his own YouTube channel, a brand-new sketch video has been released called “Jeremy Lin Goes Hollywood”. The clip shows Lin and notable YouTubers Phil...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 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
3 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
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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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