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Kobe will probably see time at power forward next year

The Lakers are going to be a mess of overlapping ball-dominant guards next season, and head coach Byron Scott is scrambling for ways to even out what could be a very unbalanced rotation. One of Scott’s bright ideas could be to deploy Kobe Bryant out of position at times. In an interview with David Aldridge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Have no Real Point Guard on Their Roster

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 11: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers on July 11, 2015 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) For years, the Los Angeles Lakers have never had a legitimate point guard on their roster. During the Kobe Bryant era, there has never really...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Hits a Game-Winner at the Drew League

Finish of the year at #thedrew today. @Mfeebs23's game tying 3 answered by a @NickSwagyPYoung buzzer-beater! https://t.co/vBUFsY2Ici — Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 26, 2015 Lakers guard Nick Young aka Swaggy P put on a show at the Drew League, nailing a clutch game-winning three-pointer in double overtime to give his team, which includes DeMarr DeRozan a 107-104 victory. Of...
Via Hooped Up
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young makes game-winning three-pointer during Drew League game

For those of you wondering what Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young have been doing during the summer, he’s been playing a bit in the Drew League. Earlier today, Young and Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan were playing on the same squad and Swaggy P made an incredible double overtime game-winning three-pointer to help secure a victory: .@NickSwagyPYoung is the G.O.A.T. Crazy game...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite Positive Reports, Nick Young Should Tread Carefully with the Los Angeles Lakers

Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers prepares to shoot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the game on February 4, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) Nick Young’s recent conversation with the Los Angeles Lakers’ general manager Mitch Kupchak left him feeling comfortable with his chances of beginning the 2014...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which New Veteran will Have the Biggest Impact for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass were introduced to the media on July 22, 2015. (Marcus Yam/LA Times The Los Angeles Lakers have added three veterans this offseason. Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass are not to be confused with superstars; however, all three of them will help the Lakers win games. Each player will make an impact on the team in different ways...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Young 'feeling comfortable' he will remain with Lakers

To the vocal contingent of Los Angeles Lakers fans who aren't exactly enamored with Swaggy P, let this serve as a bit of a preemptive warning. Because it doesn't look like Nick Young will be going anywhere, according to a report from Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:"Lakers forward Nick Young recently met with general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to league sources familiar...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(Nov. 22, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… If the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t the Los Angeles Lakers, their offseason wouldn’t be viewed with so much pessimism. Their moves would be seen as solid, productive ones that build towards a better future. They are that historic, 16 NBA Championship winning franchise...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell best offense highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Los Angeles Lakers look to improve in the Western Conference in the upcoming season, rookie D’Angelo Russell will play a part if they do. During the Summer League, Russell averaged over eleven points, grabbed over five rebounds, and dished out over three assists per game for the Lakers squad. Check out some of his best offense moments in the below highlight compilation:...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert: “I expect to play at an All-Star defensive level”

Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert will have a hug chip on shoulder this upcoming season. After the Indiana Pacers hinted at Hibbert’s role being diminished, he still decided to opt in to his contract. That led to the Pacers trading Hibbert to the Lakers. The Lakers introduced Hibbert during a press conference on Wednesday and the center already has placed expectations on himself...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives silent treatment to newly acquired players

What is Hollywood without some drama and entertainment? The Los Angeles Lakers held a press conference on Wednesday to formally introduce newly acquired players Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams. When a player is first introduced in the purple and gold, a question regarding Super-star Kobe Bryant is always expected, but this time the answer was as awkward as it gets. All...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert training hard to lose weight for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to make a splash and sign one of the top players in free agency this offseason, but that didn’t end up happening. Instead, the Lakers were forced to make a trade with the Indiana Pacers for big man Roy Hibbert. According to a report from Mike Trudell, Hibbert has ...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Is D’Angelo Russsell responsible for his own hype?

In last month’s NBA draft, D’Angelo Russell was the second player drafted overall by  the Los Angeles Lakers. Being drafted by a historic franchise such as the Lakers already comes with implications of its own. Playing in Los Angeles is unlike playing in any other city, outside of New York. Not all players have tough enough skin to deal with the pressure that comes from the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Grading The Offseason

  (Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Players Added: D’Angelo Russell (Pick 2), Larry Nance Jr. (Pick 27), Anthony Brown (Pick 34), Louis Williams (three seasons, 21 million), Brandon Bass (two seasons, 6.1 million) and Roy Hibbert (Trade) No Longer Lakers: Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

An Open Letter To Los Angeles Laker Fans

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers meant tradition, excellence, championships, and legacies. The “Lake Show” was always a star-studded event, a stadium filled with fans and celebrities. From Jerry West to Kobe Bryant, the Lakers have had some of the best players in the history of the NBA wearing the iconic purple and gold. When Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, I can...

Jordan Hill on time with Lakers: 'All you hear is Kobe's mouth'

The Indiana Pacers signed free agent center Jordan Hill on Tuesday, and it sounds like the 27-year-old won’t need as many aspirin with his new team as he did with his old one. Hill went to the Lakers via trade a few years back and played 70 or more games in each of his last...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Byron Scott and the Los Angeles Lakers headed in the right direction?

In a recent interview Los Angeles Lakers’ coach Byron Scott said hes excited about the competition they have at every position. This is something that is often preached by coaches, but it is hard to achieve. Coaches believe that competition is what brings the most out of players. So anytime you can create a situation where players are constantly competing, it works better for the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers Bringing One Of The Most Talented Rosters To Las Vegas Summer League

It’s not often a summer league roster has three first-round picks on it, not to mention a member of the 2015 All-Rookie First Team, but that’s exactly the case for the Los Angeles Lakers are they embark on the Las Vegas Summer League after the worst season in the history of the storied franchise. The second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, D’Angelo Russell, will be joined...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM Thinks Team is Prepared to Make the Playoffs

One has to wonder if the Southern California smog has gotten to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. After what has been a questionable list of off-season moves and coming off a 21-win 2014-15 campaign, the executive somehow believes that his team is prepared to make a playoff run in the Western Conference: Is this Lakers squad equipped to make the playoffs? Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams bolsters Lakers backcourt, but trouble remains

As much as Kobe Bryant would enjoy scoring every point, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to find another top scoring option to complement him. The franchise did just that, plucking Lou Williams from free agency on a three-year deal. But the Lakers are still in trouble. Williams, the 2014-15 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, heads to Hollywood after recording a career-best 15.5 points per...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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