Lakers waiving Yi Jianlian after he asks to be released, according to report

The Lakers and Yi Jianlian are parting ways. The Los Angeles Lakers are set to waive center Yi Jianlian after he requested to be released following a conversation with team officials, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Lakers have yet to cut their final roster down to 15 players, but Jianlian’s bow out leaves one cut left to be made. Jianlian appeared in six of the Lakers’...
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Lakers: Biggest Surprises From LA’s Preseason Campaign

As the Lakers begin the first year of the post-Kobe Bryant rebuild, here were some of the biggest surprises from their preseason campaign The Los Angeles Lakers have undergone a series of changes since the departure of Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott, and most of the changes have been for the better. However, over the […] Lakers: Biggest Surprises From LA’s Preseason Campaign - Lake...
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2 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers preseason prologue

After starting with a surprising 2-1 record, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their last five games to fall to 2-6 overall in the 2016 preseason. The Lakers lost two games to the Golden State Warriors, lost once to both the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns and split their two-game series against the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. While 2-6 is definitely not the way the Lakers...
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Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. says Luke Walton is the ‘the type of coach that you just want to play hard for’

Los Angeles’ players can’t stop raving about the coaching staff. The increased positive vibes around the Los Angeles Lakers have been well covered throughout training camp and the preseason. Players have raved about each other, but arguably more importantly, players have endlessly appreciated the coaching staff. It’s no secret that D’Angelo Russell didn’t exactly gel...
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6 hours ago

The Nick Young Redemption Song

Nick Young may never quite be the same effervescent player he was for the Los Angeles Lakers three years back. Too much water has passed under the bridge and time has a habit of adding a layer of shade or two. But the fact that he’s still with the team is one of the most unusual storylines of the nascent season. The happy-go-lucky shot-chucker has always been a one-trick centaur...
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Lakers Roster: LA Interested In Having Metta World Peace Coach

What will the Lakers do with Metta World Peace if they don’t put him on the final 15-man Roster? Competition for the 15th roster spot on the Lakers is tight and the deadline is looming. Thus, it’s no surprise that according to league sources, the team is looking into making Metta World Peace an assistant […] Lakers Roster: LA Interested In Having Metta World Peace Coach - Lake...
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1 day ago

D’Angelo Russell says Timofey Mozgov is better than Karl-Anthony Towns and he might be right

Big praise for the big man. D’Angelo Russell has been excited for the addition of Timofey Mozgov to the Los Angeles Lakers from the jump. The young point guard started throwing virtual lobs to his new pick-and-roll partner as soon as possible, and his tweet late on Friday night/early Saturday morning made it clear how he feels about his big man: @KarlTowns the best center...
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1 day ago

Len, Warren help Suns close preseason with win over Lakers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- T.J. Warren made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to help Phoenix hold off Los Angeles, 98-94 Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Alex Len led the Suns with 16 points and had nine rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. Warren had 15 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes.SUNS: Brandon Knight added 14 points, and Devin Booker had 12. ... Tyson Chandler...
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WATCH: Lakers Wrap Up Their 2016 Preseason, D'Angelo Russell Leads The Way

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton summarizes the preseason and what he's seen from D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle throughout training camp. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message...
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WATCH: Thomas Robinson On Lakers Training Camp & Whether He'll Make Final Roster

Los Angeles Lakers training camp invitee Thomas Robinson after their final preseason game, talks about the culture of this camp in comparison to the other teams he's been on, how playing under Luke Walton with a bunch of younger guys is different from any other experience he's ever had. Plus, what's it like to be a mentor to the younger guys Watch more of our most popular videos...
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WATCH: D'Angelo Russell Recaps Lakers Preseason Progress After Final Game

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell talks about the progress he feels since the start of training camp, Luke Walton's comments of him figuring out when to score and when to pass and Ivica Zubac getting the start in his first Lakers game. Plus, what does Russell think the Lakers can do to decrease their fouling? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant...
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Lakers might offer Metta World Peace assistant coaching job?

Metta World Peace may not make the Los Angeles Lakers in a playing capacity, but he just might become an assistant coach for the team. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, World Peace, who is in camp with the Lakers, is facing a very difficult fight for the team’s last roster spot. If he doesn’t get it, though, the team would be interested in retaining him as...
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Kobe Bryant once taught hungover Luke Walton a lesson

Lakers head coach Luke Walton learned a very valuable lesson from Kobe Bryant early in his career. Unfortunately for him, he learned the hard way. Walton recently appeared on Jesse Williams’ “Open Run” podcast, and shared a story which dates back to when he was a rookie in the league. He admitted to showing up to practice one day a bit hungover, and opened up about what Kobe...
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D’Angelo Russell gets Muhammad Ali tattoo as tribute

D’Angelo Russell joined a long list of athletes who have been paying tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with a great piece of artwork. Russell got a tattoo on his right calf featuring a portrait of Ali, and it’s pretty neat. Check out the size of his head compared to the rest of his body. D'Angelo Russell's new tattoo of Muhammad Ali — Andrew Martinez...
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