LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers Rumors: Team ‘Not High’ on DeMar DeRozan

Despite plenty of speculation all season, the Lakers reportedly aren’t even interested in NBA free agent DeMar DeRozan When it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2016 offseason and NBA free agency in particular, one of the names most frequently associated with the team has been that of young veteran guard DeMar DeRozan […] Lakers Rumors: Team ‘Not High’ on DeMar DeRozan...
Via Lake Show Life
8 hours ago

Lakers Prospects: Ben Simmons Showcases Reworked Jumper and Bonus Soccer Skills

Lakers’ draft prospect, Ben Simmons seems to have completely reworked his jump shot and it’s a thing of beauty Ben Simmons’ latest video of him rainbowing the ball over his head then proceeding to hit a smooth, reworked jump shot from the short corner shows that he really has been grinding since being leaving LSU […] Lakers Prospects: Ben Simmons Showcases Reworked Jumper...
Via Lake Show Life
12 hours ago

Lakers Draft Prospects: Check Out Brandon Ingram’s Impressive Vertical Jump

Lakers’ draft prospect, Brandon Ingram seems to be doing his darnedest to showcase why he should be the first pick overall in the upcoming draft When it comes to the NBA Draft there are normally two trains of thought: the first involves selecting the best player available and the other does just the opposite, choosing the […] Lakers Draft Prospects: Check Out Brandon Ingram’s...
Via Lake Show Life
13 hours ago

Report: Lakers not high on DeMar DeRozan

While the links between DeMar DeRozan and the Los Angeles Lakers won’t go away, it sounds like the team itself isn’t exactly beating down his door to talk to him. According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report on Bleacher Report radio, the Lakers “aren’t that high” on the Raptors swingman. From @KevinDing with us @br_radio on #Lakers: “There’s a lot of presumption about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers ‘not very high’ on DeMar DeRozan

There has been an growing belief that Toronto Raptors free agent to be DeMar DeRozan could return to California in free agency to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, a recent report indicates the Lakers may not be interested. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, the Lakers brass is not as high on the Raptors’ leading scorer as others would have anticipated. “There’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers 'not that high' on signing DeMar DeRozan in free agency, according to report

Further reports make it seem unlikely the Compton native is coming "home." Toronto Raptors guard DeMar Derozan made headlines following the team's Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers when he shot down rumors that he was interested in playing anywhere else other than Toronto next season. The unrestricted free agent to be was previously reported to be one of...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
18 hours ago

DeRozan: ‘My mindset has always been Toronto’

DeMar DeRozan doesn’t sound like a man who’s gearing up to leave the Toronto Raptors. Despite being repeatedly linked with the Lakers, DeRozan’s spoke after the team’s loss to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night of a desire to spend his entire career in one city, giving a rather lukewarm assessment of his hometown of Los Angeles. DeMar DeRozan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers offseason news: Jordan Clarkson is visiting the Philippines and practicing with the national team

Los Angeles' young guard is embracing his family roots. Jordan Clarkson was ultimately unable to participate in FIBA Asia with the Filipino National Team last summer when the slate of games conflicted with the start of the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp, but the young guard hasn't let that get in the way of his continued involvement in his mother's homeland. Clarkson flew into...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
2 days ago

Jordan Clarkson Wants to Stay with the Lakers, Working on his 3-Point Shot

Jordan Clarkson is a gym rat. Earlier this season, he actually showed up to the Lakers’ practice facility to get a workout in only to discover there was a D-Fenders game going on. Dude just lives in the gym. We got another glimpse of that this week when he took some time after an off-season session to talk about his continued efforts to improve his game and his future with the...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
2 days ago

WATCH: D’Angelo Russell trolled by Adam Sandler and David Spade

Bro code? That’s the title of a spoof video by David Spade and Adam Sandler, who poke fun at D’Angelo Russell’s faux pas this past NBA season. If you don’t know, Russell took candid video of a chat he had with Nick Young, who admitted during the informal conversation that he cheated on Iggy Azalea. He then let that video leak into the public somehow, exposing his Los Angeles...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers Have the Easiest Pick in the Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to hold onto their top-3 protected pick in this year’s draft, and will, in all likelihood, walk away from the draft in June with one of the two consensus best players in the draft: Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons. In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a position very similar to the one the Lakers find themselves in this year...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers To Hire Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire Brian Shaw as Luke Walton's lead assistant coach.
Via Lakers Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Los Angeles Lakers can look like after the NBA Draft

The dynasties the Los Angeles Lakers have formed in the past is something every young basketball player wants to be a part of. That being said, can the young core consisting of Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle come together and revive the glory of the purple and gold once again? If the current squad can ask these questions to future NBA players, they can see...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollywood elite advising Kobe Bryant on production company

Kobe Bryant is spending his time going all-in on a new venture, and he is picking the brains of a team of stars in the process. No, I’m not talking about anything basketball-related. I’m talking about Bryant’s publishing and production company, Kobe Inc., and the advice he solicits from Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer. “I mean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What to do at #2

The ping pong balls were in the Los Angeles Lakers’ favor on Tuesday night as they were able to keep their projected spot at number two in the upcoming NBA Draft. So now the question is what will General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Vice President Jim Buss do with the pick? Given that Buss is going into the last season of his rebuilding process in which he guaranteed that the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential blockbuster trade scenarios for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half-century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into retirement, the goal this summer is going to be to find that star power to help move this team...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Trade or Retain the Number Two Overall Pick in the 2016 NBA Draft?

The Los Angeles Lakers can stop the sweat now as the team secured the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after the draft lottery Tuesday night. The Lakers now have plenty of options to either stay at their current draft slot or trade the pick in a deal for a proven veteran. With the number two overall pick the Lakers will have the opportunity to select either Ben Simmons...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers More Likely To Draft Brandon Ingram At No. 2?

It's being reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are heavily leaning towards drafting LSU's Ben Simmons No. 1. Which means Duke's Brandon Ingram goes to the Lakers at No. 2.
Via Lakers Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to actively shop No. 2 pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to California from Minnesota over a half century ago. Kobe Bryant has retired. Byron Scott was fired, only to be replaced by current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, all of just 36 years of age. Needless to say, the Lakers are in the process of rebranding themselves to both the Southern California...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Warriors executive pulled a ruthless prank on new Lakers coach Luke Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers dodged a bullet Tuesday night in the NBA Draft lottery, and came away with the second overall pick to help speed up the rebuilding process under soon-to-be head coach Luke Walton.There was a chance the Lakers could have been bumped out of the lottery entirely - if the Lakers didn't land in the top 3 picks, they would have had to forfeit their pick to the Sixers...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Piece of court from Kobe Bryant’s final game sells for $179,000

Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game was quite the hyped up regular-season event, with ticket prices that were through the roof, and anticipation that had been building all season long. The game lived up to the hype. Kobe Bryant went for 60 points, and the Lakers were able to get a close victory in Bryant’s final game. Prior to the game, the staff at Staples Center added a “24”...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Land No. 2 Pick In NBA Draft Lottery: Simmons, Ingram, Or Trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers officially land the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Via Lakers Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons reportedly wants to get drafted by Lakers in hopes of landing big shoe deal

Projected top pick Ben Simmons hasn’t signed a shoe deal yet. He’s waiting until after the NBA draft lottery. Adidas and Nike are offering five-year endorsement deals, but Simmons is hoping to land a bigger offer from Nike if he’s drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. From The Vertical’s Nick DePaula: Adidas is offering a $10 million deal that also includes a $2 million signing...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant teaches Draymond Green how to embrace being a jerk

Kobe Bryant may have just clsoed the books on his NBA career, but it will take longer to fully remove the impact he has on the game. Bryant is settling in to retirement, but he continues to stay in touch with many around the NBA, including Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors. The relationship between Bryant and Green was profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle as the Warriors...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers should view draft as Brandon Ingram or bust

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason is predicated on an outcome they cannot control. The Lakers enter the 2016 NBA Lottery with a 55.8 percent chance to remain among the top 3 selections and avoid losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The consensus has landed on Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons as the probable top two picks, regardless of which teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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