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Lakers: What Tyler Ennis Brings to the Team

The Los Angeles Lakers made an unexpected move by shipping Marcelo Huertas to Houston before Thursday’s trade deadline. In his second move as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson traded Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis. While the move was primarily a salary dump for the Rockets to free up salary […] Lakers: What Tyler Ennis Brings...
Via Lake Show Life
23 minutes ago

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

LaVar Ball says he was misquoted in light of reported comments stating that his son, UCLA star Lonzo Ball, would only play for the Los Angeles Lakers.The comments caused a stir on Saturday, particularly due to the fact that the Lakers may not get a good enough pick to have a shot at Ball, who is currently projected to be a top two pick. LaVar Ball quickly tried to clarify his comments...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Preview and Chat: Lakers vs. Spurs

In their first game after the All-Star break, the Lakers lost by a double digit margin to the Thunder in OKC. While the final score wasn’t pleasant, there were a few things I did like about the game. The team competed until the end and showed some defensive spirit in the 4th quarter. D’Angelo Russell was aggressive all game, posting an 11 point 5 assist 1st half and then pouring...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 hour ago

Warriors to sign Jose Calderon after buyout is reached

The Golden State Warriors did not make any trades before the deadline on Thursday, but that does not mean they won’t be improving their roster.The Warriors informed guard Briante Weber of his release on Saturday night following the expiration of his second 10-day contract. The team will have an open roster spot they are expected to fill by signing Jose Calderon.Both the San Jose...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers, Jose Calderon Discussing Buy-Out Options

Even though the trade deadline has come and gone, the Lakers may not be done changing their roster construct. ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Lakers and Jose Calderon are discussing the potential of a buyout. From Stein’s report: Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon has emerged as a potential candidate to join the NBA’s annual March buyout market, according to league...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
20 hours ago

Report: Warriors, Rockets would have interest in signing Calderon

At 35 years old and in his 12th season in the league, Jose Calderon may finally get his chance to compete for an NBA championship.ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Saturday that the Los Angeles Lakers are exploring their buyout options with Calderon. Stein also adds that the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets would be interested if the Spanish point guard can indeed secure...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter returns from broken forearm, shares terrifying post-surgery photo

Last month, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter punched a chair in frustration… and broke his right forearm. Kanter was expected to miss 6-8 weeks, but returned ahead of schedule to play for the Thunder on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 24-year-old center pulled down seven rebounds in his 19 minutes off the bench, but struggled offensively, with four points...
Via The Comeback
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson and Luol Deng have no idea how pregame handshakes work

But they’re having fun, so it’s okay. The Los Angeles Lakers signed Luol Deng in part for his veteran leadership. Theoretically, the 12-year veteran could teach the Lakers’ younger players plenty of valuable lessons about good work habits and what it takes to succeed in the NBA. Those lessons evidently do not include how to properly execute a pregame handshake: Their execution...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

WATCH: Lakers Rumors: L.A. ‘Very Real’ Threat To Sign Paul George In 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't land Paul George before the NBA trade deadline, but it sounds like landing him in free agency in the future is a very real possibility. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George extremely critical of Pacers following trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Paul George is still on the Indiana Pacers. But from the sounds of things, the team has to mend fences with its star.Speaking to a pool of reporters, George made it clear that he did not like the communication (or lack thereof) between himself and the team during the lead up to Thursday’s trade deadline. “I kind was on the ropes just...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George trade unlikely despite interest from Lakers and Celtics

It was surprising to hear the Indiana Pacers might trade superstar Paul George ahead of Thursday’s deadline.Might is a good word here because the longer the rumors drag on, the more unlikely it seems a move might actually happen—even if the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are known suitors.According to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, the asking price is simply too high...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards rookie Sheldon McClellan legally changes his name to Sheldon Mac

On the off chance you’re a Wizards fan who purchased a Sheldon McClellan jersey this season, you’re going to want a refund.McClellan, a Washington rookie, revealed Wednesday that over the All-Star break he returned home to Houston and legally changed his name to Sheldon Mac.According to Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic, McClellan made the change because his given name came from...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton, Players React To Lakers Trading Lou Williams

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton reacts to their decision to trade Lou Williams. Brandon Ingram, D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson also react to the news. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU...
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Ingram Talks Plans With Kobe Bryant & Magic Johnson Taking Over

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram says hearing that the Lakers reportedly refused to include him in trade talks shows him how much the Lakers believe in the young core. Ingram also says he plans to meet up with Kobe Bryant and talk about what he should focus on during this latter part of the season. What was his reaction to the Lakers trading Lou Williams yesterday? What...
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson has reportedly already called about trades

Magic Johnson has been in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than a day, but the new president of basketball operations is said to be getting right to work.Two opposing team executives told Amico Hoops Johnson has already called proposing trades. The NBA trade deadline is less than 48 hours away.Johnson was able to lead the organization to success as a player, helping the...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young throws shade at former Lakers head coach Byron Scott

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is having one of the best seasons of his 10-year NBA career. The always entertaining figure is averaging 13.8 points per game while shooting at a stellar 41 percent mark from three-point range.Never afraid to tell the media what is on his mind, Young attributes his new-found success to first-year Lakers head coach Luke Walton. He also has some...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram trolls D’Angelo Russell: ‘He don’t pass the ball too much’

D’Angelo Russell’s teammate, Brandon Ingram, had some fun at the Lakers guard’s expense during the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.Ingram, during an interview, trolled Russell in jest, although what he said was kind of true:“You know D’Angelo don’t pass the ball too much,” he joked. Russell wasn’t too selfish in the game, draining five of nine shots for 12...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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