LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers Podcast: Picking apart the Lakers’ loss to the Spurs

There wasn’t a whole lot of good, but we found a couple small bright spots amid a mostly awful game. The Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs featured plenty of eye-popping (and bad) numbers, from Julius Randle’s shooting percentage to the Lakers posting more turnovers than assists on a day the silver and black put on a ball movement clinic. There were still a...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
6 hours ago

Play It Forward Feb. 27-March 5: Lakers get the up-close look at the Cousins that got away

Ranking the top 10 sports events Feb. 27 to March 5 you won't want to miss: NO. 1: NBA: PELICANS AT LAKERS Details/TV: At Staples Center, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet The script seems to have flipped as "La La Land" meets "The Pelican Briefs." Newly cemented New Orleans teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis scored or assisted on 67 of the Pelicans' 99 points in their...
Via LA Daily News
10 hours ago

WATCH: Tyler Ennis After His Los Angeles Lakers Debut

Los Angeles Lakers new point guard Tyler Ennis after his Staples Center debut. Ennis talks about what he hopes to accomplish on the Lakers and his friendship with Jordan Clarskon that goes back to the 2014 predraft workouts. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ennis’ debut a bright spot in Lakers loss to Spurs

Los Angeles’ trade deadline acquisition acquitted himself well in limited minutes. LOS ANGELES- The Lakers 119-98 drubbing at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs left little room for positives takeaways from the purple and gold. The team posted more turnovers (18) than assists (16), and trailed by double-digits for the grand majority of the game. Despite the ugly result, for trade...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
14 hours ago

NBA ref has funny response to heckling Lakers fan

Even NBA officials are busting out the ol’ scoreboard argument nowadays.Referee Scott Foster, who was working the Los Angeles Lakers-San Antonio Spurs game at Staples Center on Sunday, was heckled by a Lakers fan over a call he made and clapped back with this great response, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. The lopsided margin ultimately held up as the Spurs wound up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Is Luke Walton “Byron Scotting” D’Angelo Russell?

We all know Luke likes to spread the teams minutes out but is it hurting D’Angelo Russell’s development? D’Angelo Russell had another strong offensive game Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs, finishing with 18 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. When he was on the floor, the Lakers were an exponentially better team. Unfortunately, he […] Lakers: Is Luke Walton...
Via Lake Show Life
15 hours ago

Lakers vs. Spurs Final Score: Sunday slaughter as Lakers lose 119-98

Kawhi Leonard got straight to business. The Los Angeles Lakers had their lunch money taken from them in an early 119-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Sunday afternoon. The matinee experience was that of a horror film, with the Lakers playing victim of the slasher film. That would make Kawhi Leonard the antagonist, butchering the Lakers from the opening tip-off. Leonard scored...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
15 hours ago

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

For a guy who once had a reputation for not saying much, Gregg Popovich has become quite loquacious these days. The San Antonio Spurs head coach has lately been very vocal about political matters.Now he’s given us some interesting things to chew on regarding Magic Johnson, who’s the new President of the Los Angeles Lakers.Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times passed along the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Following Buyout, Warriors Eyeing Jose Calderon

Once the Lakers reach a buyout deal with Jose Calderon, the Warriors are expected to sign the 35-year-old Spanish guard, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Just seven months into his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Jose Calderon is anticipating a move to the Golde State Warriors. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the 2015 league champions […] Lakers: Following Buyout, Warriors...
Via Lake Show Life
18 hours ago

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
22 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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