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LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The new Lakers: Williams, Bass, Hibbert

The Lakers will have a much different team on the floor when the 2015-16 season opens, and it will be interesting to see how competitive Los Angeles can be next season. The Lakers selected guard D’Angelo Russell and forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown in last month’s NBA draft. In free agency, the Lakers have added All-Star center Roy Hibbert, reigning Sixth Man of...
Via Sports-Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Louis Williams Signing Grade

Source: Claus Andersen/Getty Images North America   By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer At Hoopstuff… After striking out on all of their high profile targets, the Los Angeles Lakers finally signed their first free agent yesterday when they agreed with reigning Sixth Man of the Year Louis Williams on a 3 year, $21 million contract. Williams scored 15.5 points per game as a sparkplug...
Via HoopStuff
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers Agree to Terms with Brandon Bass

Bass will likely be guaranteed more playing time with the Lakers this season, who are still in the process of filling out their roster.
Via CLNS Radio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Why Roy Hibbert is a good fit

The Lakers have finally added another player to the roster,but it wasn’t through free-agency. Forwhatever reason, the Lakers have had more success in the off-season with trades, as opposed to free-agent signings. But that’s neither here nor there, because the Lakers have managed to fill a gaping hole in their roster by acquiring Indiana Pacers’ former center Roy Hibbert. The...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Brandon Bass

Just breaking: The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Brandon Bass. More news coming soon! Celtics free agent forward Brandon Bass to sign with the Lakers, a source told Yahoo Sports — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 5, 2015
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks, Lakers Discussing Jeremy Lin Sign-&-Trade

The Dallas Mavericks are interested in free agent Jeremy Lin, but do not have enough cap space to sign him. Cuban and the Mavs have been discussing sign-and-trade possibilities with the Lakers, according to Woj: Sources: Dallas engaging Lakers on sign-and-trade options for free agent Jeremy Lin. Mavs low on space to sign him to market-level deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Lakers, Bulls Discussing Trade

According to Mike Adamle of NBC Chicago, the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls are discussing a trade that includes Jeremy Lin and Jordan Hill. The Lakers hold bird rights to both players, which gives them the option to explore sign-and-trades. The Mavericks have also been reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade for Jeremy Lin. Here's the scoop: All I know is that the...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Deal With Lakers

Free agent guard Lou Williams has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers on a three-year, $21 million deal, league sources told RealGM. Williams, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, will have a fully guaranteed contract with the Lakers, containing no options. After recovering from a torn ACL, Williams scored a career-high 15.5 points per game in 80 games for the Toronto...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert traded to Lakers

After whiffing on most of their free agent targets, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to make a trade to add some new life to their roster. Reports say the Lakers acquired center Roy Hibbert in a trade with the Pacers. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers will likely trade picks and players to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert likely being traded to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers could’ve drafted post player Jahlil Okafor with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, but they chose combo-guard D’Angelo Russell instead. Los Angeles pursued center DeAndre Jordan and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but both players elected to sign elsewhere in free agency. Consequently, it’s time for Plan C. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents the Lakers Should Still Target

1. Enes Kanter While I’d be the first to tell you that Enes Kanter is pretty much a non factor defensively, he’s definitely a skilled big man offensively. The Lakers have failed to attract any free agent big man this offseason, which has left a gaping hole on their roster.  That hole is currently being occupied by Robert Sacre, who is certainly not starter material. Behind him...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Now what?

Jordan Hill Well that did not go as planned. The Los Angeles Lakers have not had a very successful free agency period and have failed to attract any big-name players to the team. The Lakers reached out to a number of star players including LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe. However, all of these players decided to take their talents elsewhere and left the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

Lakers fans complaining about the way Jim Buss runs the team may finally get their wish. Jeanie Buss, a Lakers president and part-owner, said on the radio that her brother will step down if the Lakers do not make a deep run in the playoffs over the next two seasons. Jeanie, who spoke with KPCC...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss Still Holding Jim Buss To 2017 Deadline

Jeanie Buss reiterated this week that Jim Buss is on a timeline to turnaround the Los Angeles Lakers. Jim Buss is president of basketball operations for the Lakers and Jeanie Buss has previously said the team needs to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years (2017) or he would be out of that position. "Yeah, absolutely," Buss said. "This is my job. I'm part-owner of the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss has caused a mess in LA

A lot of Lakers fans have given up hope. Jim Buss has failed to assemble a legitimate championship contending team in Los Angeles, and has instead assembled two of the worst seasons in franchise history. Now, of course it isn’t all his fault. He isn’t responsible for Kobe being injured, Dwight running out of town with his tail tuck between his legs, or Carmelo Anthony returning...

Should the Los Angeles Lakers change their approach?

There was much anticipation for what the Los Angeles Lakers would be able to do this off-season.  After having their worse season in franchise history, Lakers’ fans had nothing to look forward to but the future. They were awarded second overall pick, in which they selected Ohio State Buckeye’s standout D’Angelo Russell, but what’s next? With the Lakers’ cap room, young...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers and Knicks: Piece by piece with no shortcuts

With the dust starting to clear after the first two days of free agency, it's pretty clear the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks never had much of a chance at any of the top names on the board. While guys like DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge might have been willing to listen to their offers, the best players in the NBA don't want to sign for teams at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It Shouldn’t be Surprising NBA Stars are Ignoring the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers draft pick D’Angelo Russell, right, and general manager Mitch Kupchak pose for photos during a news conference, Monday, June 29, 2015, in El Segundo, Calif. Russell, the No. 2 NBA draft pick, was joined by fellow draftees Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Don’t get it twisted, this is not an excuse to bash the Los...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to get second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

It appears that LaMarcus Aldridge plans to take his time during what has been an extensive free agency tour over the past several hours. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Aldridge has granted the Los Angeles Lakers a second meeting after the team reportedly failed to impress the All-Star big man in their first meeting on Wednesday. The Lakers will get...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Soriano Of ESPN’s Truehoop Breaks Down Lakers Free Agency Doldrums

ESPN Truehoop blogger Darius Soriano delivers excellent insights on the Los Angeles Lakers free agency woes. Poor Kobe. The post Darius Soriano Of ESPN’s Truehoop Breaks Down Lakers Free Agency Doldrums appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

Kobe Bryant has now gone five years without winning an NBA championship. Before that, Bryant went a solid seven years without tasting the sweet flavor of holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Los Angeles Lakers have been trying like hell to find a quality running mate for Bryant, but it just hasn’t worked out. Pau […]
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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