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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
8 hours 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
10 hours 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
11 hours 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
13 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not ‘wooed’ by Lakers second presentation

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsLaMarcus Aldridge met with the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday, but was reportedly not impressed with their presentation and how Kobe Bryant envisioned they would play together. On Thursday, Aldridge gave the Lakers a second chance to pitch him on their basketball ideas.  However, they still couldn’t convince him L.A. was his best option. From...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Love to meet with Lakers

So much for the idea that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was a near certainty to return to the team. While that may very well still be the case, ESPN’S Chris Broussard released some rather interesting information on the heels of free agency opening up at midnight east coast time on Wednesday morning: Sources: Lakers have spoken with reps for Kevin Love & a meeting...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Exec Expects Westbrook, Harden To Join Forces With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost some of their edge in attracting top level free agents, but that can surely shift back in the next few years. Shaquille O'Neal famously signed with the Lakers in 1996. "It came down to the aura of Los Angeles," said Magic executive Pat Williams, according to the book "The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers." "They don't have...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers decline Jordan Hill's contract option

As the Los Angeles Lakers embark on a whirlwind free agency and trade season, there's already been one member of the team to fall by the wayside.The Lakers held a team option on the contract of big man Jordan Hill for next season, and Eric Pincus of the LA Times reports that the team has declined that option. The team still retains Hill's rights, but doing so requires an eight-figure...
Via Fox Sports
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Wants to Sign a One-Year Deal with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are quite possibly the most intriguing team to watch heading into free agency this offseason. Kobe Bryant has made it clear that he only has one or two more years left in him, and the Lakers are doing everything they can to build a contender around him for one last run. Jimmy Butler is one of the names that has come up in rumors surrounding them, and it appears...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers select D’Angelo Russell

In a way, all eyes were on the Los Angeles Lakers in last night’s draft. Sure, Minnesota had the #1 overall pick, but everyone knew that Karl-Anthony Towns was a lock to be the Timberwolves’ choice. Before Thursday, many thought that stud freshman center Jahlil Okafor was a lock to go #2 as well, despite rumors that Ohio State star freshman guard D’Angelo Russell was a dark...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Laker’s draft pick once called Kobe Bryant a rapist

Larry Nance Jr. may now officially be a Los Angeles Laker, but he might have a long way to go before he feels truly welcome in the locker room. Though it has now been deleted, Nance let loose a tweet over three years ago in which he refers to Kobe Bryant with the hash-tag, #rapist, a reference to Bryant’s 2003 arrest on the charges of rape. The case was settled out of court, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: The Lakers just got a whole lot better

The last two seasons have been miserable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Between Kobe Bryant’s injuries, Mike D’Antoni and Byron Scott’s coaching and a combined 48 wins, things have been bleak. But the Lakers took a big step forward during the 2015 NBA Draft. After snagging forward Julius Randle at No. 7 and Jordan Clarkson at No. 46 during the 2014 draft, Lakers general manager...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Draft Pick Larry Nance Jr. Once Made A Tasteless Kobe Bryant Joke (Photo)

Dear everyone: Twitter is bad. Twitter is dangerous. If you don’t have anything nice to say, delete your Twitter account now. Oh, and by everyone, we mean Los Angeles Lakers draftee Larry Nance Jr. The 6-foot-8 forward tweeted a very tasteless joke aimed at his new teammate, Kobe Bryant, back in 2012. Someone discovered it Thursday night, though, and the infinite amount of sudden...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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