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Byron Scott Chosen To Represent Lakers At NBA Draft Lottery

James Worthy didn’t do all that great at last year’s draft lottery, so hopefully his Showtime Lakers teammate will have a little more luck on his side. The Lakers announced today that the team’s head coach, Byron Scott, will represent the purple and gold at the draft lottery in New York City on May 19. It’s a big date for the Lakers as it will determine whether the team...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers forward Wesley Johnson wants to return

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is one of many players from this year's team who could depart in free agency this offseason. From the sound of it, though, Johnson wants to return to the Lakers next season. Here's more from LA Daily News beat writer Mark Medina.“I would love a multi-year deal,” Johnson said last week following his exit meeting. “We’ll see going...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo could sign max deal with Los Angeles Lakers?

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks acquired point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and there is still a chance that he could re-sign long-term with them this offseason. That being said, he has been frustrated with his role quite often during his tenure with the Mavericks. Before the Mavericks ended up acquiring Rondo, he was planning...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

In a way too early NBA mock draft, I take a look at which players each team should go with based upon their regular season records. A few players saw their stock jump after strong NCAA tournament performances. Karl Anthony-Towns should be the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. How many of his teammates will follow in round 1? Minnesota Timberwolves (25%): Karl Anthony-Towns...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lakers Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Lakers will add next to Kobe Bryant, Jordan Hill...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: This Is What The Lakers’ New $80 Million Practice Facility Will Look Like

This is pretty exciting. According to Carley Dryden from the Daily Breeze, the purple and gold have been granted approval to build a brand new $80 million training facility in El Segundo. The report states that the building, which is expected to open in spring 2017, will be a two-story, 122,000-square-foot facility. The structure will be constructed of steel, aluminum and tinted...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Lakers Rookie Jabari Brown Score Career-High 32 Points (19 In Third Quarter)

Lakers rookie Jabari Brown didn’t start off the season on a good note, though he certainly ended the year on a high. After being cut from the Lakers’ training camp roster just before the start of the 2014-15 regular season, Brown earned himself a two-year deal with the purple and gold after performing well on two 1o-day contract call-ups from the L.A. D-Fenders. In fact, in...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The matriculation of Jabari Brown

For Jabari Brown, making it to the NBA on the Los Angeles Lakers is all about the process. Even if the process seemed to fail him time and time again. The post The Matriculation Of Jabari Brown appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer turned Lakers locker room into owner's lounge

The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Plan To Use Max Money In Upcoming Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers will spend money available to them this summer and hope to land a superstar talent such as Kevin Love. "Two years from now, it looks like almost every team in the league is going to have cap room," Mitch Kupchak said Thursday. "We do have a lot of cap room this summer. You can look at that as a strategic advantage, yeah." The Lakers could have consecutive summers...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Train Like a Pro: Los Angeles Lakers Strength Training Program

Get stronger for next basketball season with this strength training program created by Tim DiFrancesco, strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. The program develops the strength, power
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Who is Jabari Brown?

Jabari Brown The Los Angeles Lakers were a team riddled with injuries over the course of the past season. Everyone knows about the season ending injuries dealt to Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle and of course the retirement of NBA legend Steve Nash. These losses forced the Lakers to play around with a variety of different roster combinations. The Lakers, for the second straight season...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: End of season recap

  As of last night, another NBA season has come and gone and the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be calling it a year early as they were eliminated from playoff contention in March, the earliest they’ve ever been. Despite having yet another losing season (they finished with the franchise’s worst record ever) riddled with injuries and shortcomings, there are some positive...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe Bryant coming to his defense

Kobe Bryant recently took took to social media to defend Russell Westbrook against criticism over the high volume of shots he has been taking of late as the point guard attempts to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back into the postseason. And for that, Westbrook recently expressed great appreciation for the Los Angeles...Read More The post Russell Westbrook appreciates Kobe...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers planning to shop Nick Young this offseason

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered through yet another disappointing season this year, and they are already looking ahead to the offseason. They will have a very nice draft pick to work with, and it appears that they will look to trade dynamic scoring shooting guard Nick Young as well. According to a report from Mark Medina, the Lakers will look...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Believe it or not, even Lakers have something to play for in final game

Yes, even the Los Angeles Lakers — who haven't spent a single day over the .500 mark since November 2013 — have something compelling going on closing night. They could avoid being the worst Lakers team ever. If they beat Sacramento on Wednesday night, they would finish 22-60 and with a winning percentage of .268. If they lose, they finish 21-61, winning percentage there of .256...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James on Twitter

On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant decided to take to Twitter to speak out about the media and their seemingly endless critique of current NBA champions. Media critique- Mj was a gunner Magic was a coach killer Shaq wasn’t serious Lbj couldn’t handle pressure Spurs r too old #BeforeRings — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2015 That’s when a fan...
Via Cavaliers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Buycks makes Nuggets player fall down with wicked crossover (VIDEO)

Lakers head coach Byron Scott has been shuffling the team’s starting lineup in an attempt to figure out who is in the team’s future plans. One of the players the team took a flyer on is point guard Dwight Buycks. The Lakers recently signed him to a 10-day contract, and it’s a good thing they did. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen him break rookie Gary Harris’ ankles in...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Buycks leaves Nuggets’ Harris’ ankles in shambles

RIP Gary Harris’ ankles. The Denver guard’s once proud ankles were destroyed by Lakers’ Dwight Buycks in the recent Nuggets-Lakers game. Buycks crossed up Harris something fierce that Gary’s ankles failed to stay in front of Buycks that he collapsed to the court as Buycks nailed a three-pointer right on him as he laid on the floor. http://cdn.streamable.com/video/b05681c0de6511e4abce95f5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron congratulates Coach K, calls him his favorite

Leading Duke to five national championships is Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s claim to fame, but he is also the head coach that has brought Team USA back to prominence after some poor showings in the early 2000′s. NBA superstar LeBron James played for Coach K during two of those runs, and congratulated him on Instagram this morning for the most recent championship, calling him “his...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott warns Nick Young he may not fit in next year

Byron Scott has been critical of Nick Young throughout the NBA season, and that continued on Saturday when he talked about the injured guard. Young, who missed the beginning of the season with a thumb injury, is expected to be out the rest of the season with a fractured knee. When talking about Young after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, revolutionary: Steve Nash retires

Steve Nash hasn’t really played professional basketball in quite a while. His nerve-damaged back and myriad lower body injuries had long since made it clear that the former Phoenix Suns great would likely never lace up his hoopin’ sneakers again. Getting the official announcement over the weekend, though, still stung. A common refrain emerged in the immediate aftermath of...
Via The Sports Post
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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