Lakers Rumors & News

  • Lakers exceptionalism is dead and buried

    SB Nation "Back in 2012, I wrote about Lakers exceptionalism, the idea that the rules of the NBA don't apply to the most famous basketball team in the world. I wrote that as the Lakers sat teetering on the edge of the cliff of irrelevance. They'd fired Mike Brown five games into the season, abandoning an..." July 01

  • Gilbert Arenas Says Iggy Should Blame Herself You KNEW You Couldn't Trust Nick!

    TMZ "Gilbert Arenas says Iggy Azalea has no one to blame but HERSELF for the Nick Young cheating scandal -- saying she KNEW he was a dog who was going to mess around on her. Remember, Gilbert and Young used to be friends and NBA teammates -- but that relationship turned sour over the past couple of..." July 01

  • Pau Gasol Was Open to Returning to Lakers, But They Decided on Mozgov

    Black Sports Online "The Lakers went with a younger, less skilled version of Pau. " July 01

  • Jordan Clarkson Agrees To Four-Year Deal To Stay In L.A.

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers have a long list of players from last year’s roster hitting the free agent market this summer with Jordan Clarkson being the team’s top priority. Clarkson had another solid season after an impressive rookie campaign and is more than deserving of a new long-term deal as a..." July 01

  • Agent: Lakers, Timofey Mozgov agree to deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Andy Miller, Mozgov's agent, told The Vertical. The 7-foot-1 Russian averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 76 regular-season games for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers..." July 01

  • Los Angeles Lakers Best Free Agent Options

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers have an opportunity to hit the accelerator on the path back to respectability when free agency opens late Thursday night. While the Lakers have carefully cultivated a really nice group of young players, the roughly $60 million of available cap space they possess could help..." June 30

  • Evan Turner interested in Lakers

    Inside Socal "Free agency will not just mark the period the Lakers hope to revamp their roster. It could also represent a period in which another saga of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry unfolds. Boston free-agent shooting guard Evan Turner has expressed interest in about six NBA teams, including the Lakers and..." June 30

  • Carlos Boozer planning NBA return

    Yahoo! Sports "After a season away from the NBA, two-time All-Star Carlos Boozer is eager to continue his career next season. Boozer, 34, has been working out in Miami throughout the past year and hopes there’s an opportunity in a bench role and mentoring environment on a team in the 2016-17 season. “The..." June 30

  • L.A. Expected To Pursue Chandler Parsons In Free Agency

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to a number of different free agents as July 1 approaches. The team may not get a meeting with Kevin Durant, but they are expected to pursue a number of different players from Hassan Whiteside to Mike Conley. The Lakers could use help everywhere and one..." June 30

  • Lakers extended qualifying offers to Clarkson, Black and Huertas, they renounced to Kelly

    Sportando " The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to Jordan Clarkson, Tariq Black and Marcelinho Huertas, making all of them restricted free-agents. Lakers also renounced to extend the qualifying offer to Ryan Kelly, who becomes an unrestricted free-agent. " June 30

  • Report: Kardashian, Odom still hooking up, divorce on hold

    Larry Brown Sports "Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom still have not finalized their divorce, and the reasons for that are quite different depending who you ask. A report from this week claims Kardashian and Odom have still been sleeping together and that Khloe “cannot make up her mind” about her..." June 30

  • Iggy Azalea caught Nick Young cheating on home security camera

    Toronto Sun "Iggy Azalea broke off her engagement with Nick Young because she caught him with other women, not because got his ex pregnant. The Fancy rapper announced on Instagram earlier this month that she had ended her relationship with the NBA star because she couldn't rebuild her trust in him following..." June 30

  • Iggy Azalea Broke Up With Nick Young After He Reportedly Got Ex-Girlfriend Pregnant

    Complex "When Iggy Azalea announced she had broken up with Nick Young recently, most people assumed it was because she was still having trouble trusting him after the D’Angelo Russell situation. Young was secretly filmed telling Russell about how he had cheated on Iggy in the past, and the thought was that..." June 29

  • Report: Kevin Durant will not meet with Lakers

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant will reportedly not be meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers during his magical mystery free agency tour, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports. Really, if accurate, this shouldn’t be a shocking revelation. The Lakers, even if they do land their top target, Hassan Whiteside, aren’t..." June 29

  • Lakers On Why They Believe They Have A Chance With Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "According to reports Kevin Durant will schedule meetings with the Heat, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics, Warriors and of course the Thunder. See who’s missing? The Los Angeles Lakers. Once a prime time destination, Kevin Durant doesn’t even have a meeting scheduled with them and some people within the..." June 29

  • Kyrie Irving Talks About the Time He Challenged Kobe Bryant to a Game of 1-on-1 for $50K

    Complex "Do you remember the time a young Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1 back in 2012? Irving does! During a Team USA workout in Las Vegas, Irving—who had just been drafted by the Cavaliers—started talking trash to Kobe and told him that he could beat him in a game of 1-on-1...." June 29

  • Nick Young -- I Lost Iggy's Ring ... Let's Get that Insurance Money!

    TMZ "How do you LOSE a gaudy $500,000 diamond ring? Ask Nick Young ... The NBA star hit up The Nice Guy in WeHo Tuesday night -- along with his Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson -- when we asked what he did with the engagement ring he got back from Iggy Azalea. " June 29

  • Should the Lakers re-sign Jordan Clarkson?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, it's time to view the case of the..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • Should the Lakers pursue Bismack Biyombo?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. The Lakers desperately need a center, so..." June 28

  • Fake Hassan Whiteside DMs Suggest He's Going to Lakers, Twitter Loses It

    Complex "On Monday night, Twitter was briefly set aflame when it appeared that Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who is on the verge of being a free agent, had decided to sign with the Lakers. A series of DMs that appeared to be from Whiteside's account surfaced, saying that he would be "moving to the LA..." June 28

  • Report: Buss thought Lakers would sign LeBron, Durant, more

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have been in shambles since the legendary Jerry Buss passed away, and his son Jim is to blame for a lot of that. If Jim Buss stopped being so delusional, the Lakers might have an easier time of moving forward. A lengthy feature from Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • The Lakers are on the right track, but their job has just begun

    Silver Screen And Roll "Over the past few years, the Lakers organization has taken a large amount of criticism, some fair and some unfair. From both local and national writers alike, their approach in free agency, coaching hires, and general observations of potential organizational clashes have received skepticism. One..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Report: Mike Brown a 'strong contender' to join Warriors

    The Score "Having lost two prominent assistant coaches in the last two years, the Golden State Warriors have a sizable gap to fill on their coaching staff. One solution is former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the defensively-minded Brown is a strong contender to..." June 26

  • Shaq: My Fam's the Next Kardashians ... In a Good Way

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Lakers, Wizards won't get Kevin Durant meeting, Knicks might

    CBS Sports "The Kevin Durant free agency situation is evolving and coming into clarity quickly. On Friday night, word surfaced of the initial list of teams expected to meet with Durant, headlined by the hometown Thunder, Warriors and Spurs. On Saturday, USA Today's Sam Amick, who has covered Durant..." June 25

  • Lakers to aggressively pursue Hassan Whiteside in free agency

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside when NBA free agency starts, according to league sources. With rim protection and perimeter shooting ranking as the Lakers' foremost areas of concern heading into the open market, sources told that..." June 25

  • Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

    Sportsnaut "Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the..." June 23

  • Report: Kings heavily engaged in trade talks to land D’Angelo Russell

    ClutchPoints "Two former rivals in the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on tough times lately, and now they’re currently in talks to make a deal to help them potentially become playoff contenders once again. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Kings are “heavily engaged in trade talks”..." June 23

  • Lakers select Duke's Brandon Ingram with second-overall pick in NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers hoped to find a cornerstone of their future by selecting Brandon Ingram with the second pick in the NBA draft Thursday. Ingram is a reed-thin small forward who shot extremely well in his only season at Duke, making 80 three-pointers on 41% accuracy behind the arc. He averaged 17.3..." June 23

  • Nick Young dumped Iggy Azalea for baby mama, who is pregnant again

    Larry Brown Sports "It has widely been assumed that Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young because he cheated on her, but was it actually the Los Angeles Lakers swingman who called things off? According to some juicy gossip from, Young is the one who dumped Iggy. The report claims Swaggy P has..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Brandon Bass Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "JUNE 22: Bass has now officially opted out of his deal with the Lakers, making him a free agent on July 1st, tweets Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. JUNE 16: Brandon Bass will turn down his $3.135MM player option for next season with the Lakers and become an unrestricted free agent, the..." June 22

  • Lakers Plan On Selecting Brandon Ingram 2nd Overall

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers plan on selecting Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, barring a last minute blockbuster trade. The Lakers spent three hours huddled with new head coach Luke Walton on Tuesday night before signaling to multiple league sources that Ingram..." June 22

  • Nick Young reportedly trading car to Iggy Azalea for engagement ring

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are sorting out the details of their breakup, and it sounds like there could be some financial issues even though they were not married. According to TMZ, Iggy has agreed to give Young her engagement ring back if she gets to keep the 1962 Chevy Impala she got for the..." June 22

  • Mitch Kupchak told D’Angelo Russell not to worry about trade rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell grew accustomed to trade rumors much sooner than most other NBA players, as there was speculation throughout much of his rookie season last year that the Lakers point guard could be dealt. Should he be concerned now that the offseason is here? Apparently not. Russell said..." June 22

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Lakers can be great again, but rushing it would waste money and resources

    Sporting News "For the first time since 1995, the Lakers enter the NBA offseason without Kobe Bryant on their balance sheets. Bryant helped define the West Coast’s glamour team for two decades, but securing the No. 2 pick in the second consecutive NBA Draft allows them the chance to create the foundation for..." June 21

  • Report: Lakers would’ve targeted Brandon Ingram if they got No. 1 pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers will reportedly draft Ben Simmons No. 1 overall Thursday, which leaves consensus top-two prospect Brandon Ingram to the Lakers at No. 2. The Lakers say they’re just fine with that. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress: Ingram is the player the Lakers would have targeted at No. 1 had..." June 21

  • Iggy Azalea has Nick Young’s car towed, things tossed in driveway

    Larry Brown Sports "Iggy Azalea appears to be quite serious about ending her relationship with Nick Young. Just days after the two announced in very different ways that they have broken off their engagement, photos emerged that show some of Young’s personal belongings strewn about the driveway of the home the..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • D'Angelo Russell has the best advice for Ben Simmons in new commercial

    CBS Sports "It appears D'Angelo Russell has learned from his mistakes. He may relentlessly be referred to as a "snitch" on social media, but Russell is trying to change his image. The second team All-Rookie guard gained infamy in March after a video he shot, in which teammate Nick Young allegedly admits..." June 21

  • Jeanie Buss Says Phil Jackson Won’t Come Back

    Lake Show Life "Though she has been heavily criticized in the past during her media appearances on the Lakers behalf, Lakers president Jeanie Buss sat down with Sports Business Daily to talk about the state of the Lakers, her power in the organization, the possibility of New York Knicks president Phil Jackson..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Break Up One Year After Getting Engaged

    E News "Another Hollywood couple has called it quits. Iggy Azalea took to Instagram Sunday afternoon to give fans an update on her relationship with Nick Young. By the sounds of it, this pair is no longer together. "Unfortunately, although I love Nick and I have tried and tried to rebuild my trust..." June 20

  • Lakers may look to trade Russell for top 5 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell’s stay in Los Angeles may prove to be a short one. ESPN’s Chad Ford appeared on SportsCenter Saturday and said that there is a possibility the Lakers shop Russell to get a second pick in the top five of the NBA Draft. “While I still believe that it will be [Brandon] Ingram..." June 18

  • Brandon Bass to opt for free agency

    ESPN "Two months ago, there was a report claiming Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass had decided to decline his 2016-17 player option worth $3.13 million. Bass will indeed join the free agent market on July 1, per the Los Angeles Times. The deadline to pick up the option is June 21, so on June 22..." June 18

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