Lakers Rumors & News

  • Lakers to send Byron Scott to NBA Draft Lottery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers are a proud franchise that is not used to figuring out who to send to the NBA Draft Lottery. They expect to still be playing this time of year. Not this year. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was Los Angeles sports icon Fred Roggin’s radio show on The Beast 980 in Los Angeles (the Clippers..." April 24

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs

  • Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

    Real GM Basketball "Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The..." April 22

  • Rajon Rondo Planned To Sign Max Contract With Lakers Before Mavs' Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo had planned on signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in the summer when it became clear that he no longer had a future with the Boston Celtics, according to sources. Rondo expected a maximum contract to be signed. When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rondo, he was..." April 22

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Steve Ballmer turns Lakers locker room into owner’s lounge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round..." April 20

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes coronary bypass surgery

    UCLA "UCLA Health is issuing this statement at the request of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease, and he underwent quadruple..." April 18

  • Wish list: Ty Lawson to L.A.; Danilo Gallinari in lead role

    Denver Post "Amid the ashes of a lost Nuggets season, forward Danilo Gallinari stood tall, vowing to do whatever it takes to become an NBA all-star, while point guard Ty Lawson cleaned out his locker and quietly slipped out a side door to get on with his summer vacation. And that little scene tells you all..." April 18

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Kings end three-game skid, beat Lakers 102-92

    Sactown Royalty "It doesn't really matter that the Sacramento Kings were playing the D-Fenders, not the Los Angeles Lakers, tonight, its always fun going south to Staples Center and coming out with a win. In a roller coaster season that Kings fans would like to forget as soon as possible, the Kings finished off..." April 16

  • Is Kobe trying to recruit Westbrook to Lakers ... and is it working?

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook took some criticism nationally after taking 43 shots against Indiana on Sunday. He scored 54 points, but the Thunder lost to the Pacers, leading some to say that Westbrook should have gotten his teammates more involved. Coming to his defense was none..." April 16

  • Jordan Clarkson out against Kings with ankle injury

    Silver Screen And Roll "Jordan Clarkson's phenomenal rookie season has come to an end as the team announced he will sit out of the Los Angeles Lakers' regular season finale against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. He injured his ankle during the Lakers' game in Sacramento on Monday, finally checking out in the final..." April 15

  • Report: Lakers will shop around Nick Young this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anyone looking for a potential sixth-man gunner who will come in firing, one the fan base will love (the coach… maybe not so much)? What if said player was on a very affordable contract? Enter Nick Young. The Lakers’ had him this season and he was entertaining for the fans as he shot 36.6..." April 15

  • Kings end three-game skid, beat Lakers 102-92

    Sacramento Bee "Player of the game: Omri Casspi had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Kings ended a three-game losing streak in their home finale. Turning point: After Vander Blue’s three-pointer brought the Lakers within 89-88 with 4:28 to play, the Kings went on a 10-1 run and coasted to the..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • ‘We All Had Great Teammates': Kobe Bryant Defends LeBron James Joining Heat

    Uproxx "With 36 year-old Kobe Bryant long ago sapped of the ability that once made him a viable candidate for the title of basketball’s best player, you’d think comparisons between he and LeBron James would be long gone. But Mamba Nation cares not for reality, nuance, or timeliness; rings(s,s,s,s) need no..." April 14

  • Kobe Bryant takes to Twitter to defend Russell Westbrook

    Pro Basketball Talk "While Russell Westbrook has been putting up ridiculous lines and racking up triple-doubles seemingly nightly, his efficiency and the volume of his shooting has come into question. With some reason. Back on April 1 he was 10-of-32 shooting. April 3 it was 5-of-20. April 5 it was 12-of-29. You..." April 14

  • Lakers Clinch 4th Worst Record, 82.8 Percent Chance Of Retaining Pick

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have clinched the NBA's fourth-worst record. The Lakers will have an 82.8 percent chance of retaining their 2015 first-round pick, which they would convey to the Philadelphia 76ers if the pick falls out of the first five this year. " April 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Lakers plan to sign D-League's Vander Blue for final two games of the season, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Mavericks roll over Lakers 120-106 for first four-game season series sweep

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After hitting a serious bump in the road for about six weeks recently, the Dallas Mavericks have suddenly straighten themselves out and are hitting their stride at just the right time. Utilizing yet another night when they were able to kick their offense into a higher gear, the Mavs placed..." April 13

  • The Lakers signing Rajon Rondo may be inevitable

    Silver Screen And Roll "For the past several seasons, the focus was on the summer. The 2010 NBA champions had become a quickly fading memory and it became apparent that the team needed to reload. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were entering their mid-thirties and the next generation of championship contending Lakers were not..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron doesn't think Jeremy Lin will play tonight

  • Jeremy Lin may have already played his last game for the Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin has appeared in 74 games this season, but with only three games remaining on the schedule, he may have already played his last as a member of the Lakers. Lin has missed the team’s last two contests with a sore left knee, and with L.A. having nothing left to play for, there’s no..." April 12

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Jeremy Lin did not practice today. But status not clear for tomorrow's game

  • Lakers’ Ryan Kelly eager to prove he can play after experiencing frustrating season

    Inside Socal "The tipoff only happened a few seconds ago. The Lakers did not appear seemed settled enough to begin running an offensive set. The Minnesota Timberwolves barely appeared ready to organize their defensive coverages. Then out of nowhere, Lakers forward Ryan Kelly provide something that he..." April 11

  • Lakers show some good as rookies soar to beat Timberwolves, 106-98

    Los Angeles Times "Not everybody thumps the Lakers. Sometimes they get to be the big kids on the block. Especially when they're playing one of their little lottery friends. The Lakers stuck it to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-98, ending a five-game losing streak Friday and improving a ghastly home record to..." April 11

  • Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom -- Divorce Case To Be Dismissed "Khloe Kardashian has been told to get off her ass in her divorce from Lamar Odom, or the case will be dismissed, and it looks like that's exactly what's about to happen. A document was just filed by the court in Khloe's divorce, saying she has not gotten off the dime and unless she files..." April 10

  • Don't ever feel sympathy for the Lakers

    SB Nation "The Lakers will finish with the fourth-worst record in the NBA. They have barely crawled over the 20-win mark. This is the second straight season for which the Lakers will miss the playoffs. You may be tempted to feel bad for the Lakers or Lakers fans. Do not do this. You must never feel..." April 10

  • Matt Barnes: Lakers' free-agent rut due to front office, not Kobe Bryant "The tide has turned in Los Angeles. Once considered the No. 1 destination for NBA free agents, the Lakers have struggled in recent years to find marquee players to pair with star Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes, who played alongside Bryant for two seasons with the Lakers,..." April 10

  • Nuggets bury Lakers under avalanche of scoring

    Denver Stiffs "Kenneth Faried led all scorers with 29 points while Danilo Gallinari set a season high in three pointers made hitting 7 of 14 from deep while finishing with 27 points as the Denver Nuggets defeated the crestfallen Lakers of Los Angeles 119-101. Denver raced out to a 27-13 lead in the first..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Clarkson Could Change Lakers' Free Agency Plans

    ESPN Los Angeles "Given how well Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson has played of late, there was never any doubt he would be on the roster next season. However, the second-round pick's contract for the 2015-16 season -- in which he'd make a relatively inexpensive $845,059 --won't become fully..." April 08

  • Byron Scott says some Lakers would shoot him in the back

    SB Nation "In a short period of time, Byron Scott has built a healthy track record of openly talking trash about his sorry, tanking Lakers team. He's called them "soft," he's demanded they "man up," and now he's just coming right out and saying most of the players suck and don't listen to him and he doesn't..." April 07

  • Clippers wallop Lakers, 106-78, who set new mark for most losses in franchise history

    L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Lakers will not be in the playoffs this season, and it might be another season or two before they get back there. But their hallway-neighbor Clippers have already qualified for the postseason and they are playing well at the right time, having won nine of 10 prior to Sunday’s game..." April 06

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Byron Scott says that Nick Young will likely be out for the remainder of the season.

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    Serena Winters @SerenaWinters

    Byron Scott says Lakers are definitely going to be looking to add pieces "with" Jordan Clarkson next year but not necessarily "around" him.

  • Report: Lakers leaning toward keeping Jordan Hill next season

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "With the Lakers holding a team option on forward Jordan Hill's contract for next season, the team is increasingly likely to pick up the $9 million option, sources told The only way the Lakers would be willing to part with Hill would be if they were assured of signing another..." April 03

  • Lakers to target Rajon Rondo over Goran Dragic in free agency "The Sporting News reports that the Lakers will look to add a point guard in free agency, which has been rumored before. What's interesting is that the top of the list will feature Rajon Rondo before Miami Heat free agent Goran Dragic: Assuming the Lakers stay in win-soon mode, it is a safe bet..." April 03

  • Pelicans rout Lakers, 113-92, to move closer to Oklahoma City in playoff race

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "All the extra time Pelicans backup guard Norris Cole spent earlier this week putting up shots after practices appeared to be beneficial on Wednesday night at the Staples Center. In a crucial game to start their three-game road trip, Cole made an impact with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help..." April 02

  • Lakers Signing Dwight Buycks To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers are signing point guard Dwight Buycks of the NBA Development League to a 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM. A dynamic, 6-foot-3 product, Buycks has averaged 18.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists for the Oklahoma City Blue in the D-League this..." April 02

  • Lakers Waive Steve Nash, Re-Sign Jabari Brown

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers have waived Steve Nash and re-signed Jabari Brown, the team announced via press release. The team refers to its contract with Brown as a multiyear deal. Brown had been with the Lakers on two 10-day contracts thanks to the hardship provision, which allowed the Lakers to carry him even..." April 01

  • Why Re-Signing Ed Davis Probably Won't Make Sense This Summer

    Silver Screen And Roll "Ed Davis has been a silver lining for LA fans this season. Nobody wanted him last summer (or offered him a big enough contract for him to sign with), so the Lakers signed him for the veteran's minimum for two years (second year is a player option, which Ed will probably deny). He's clearly been..." March 31

  • Lakers’ 113-111 overtime victory over Sixers hurts NBA lottery odds

    L.A. Daily News "The shot banked off the backboard and dropped into the basket, Jordan Clarkson’s game-winning layup in the Lakers’ 113-111 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday at Wells Fargo Center becoming the defining image of two startling developments. The play represented part of..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Shaq rips Lakers, Clippers at Bieber roast "Shaquille O'Neal took part in the Justin Bieber roast that aired on the Comedy Network Monday night and the former Los Angeles Laker didn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at his former team and the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers guard Chris Paul was in the crowd for the event and Shaq..." March 31

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Update: Boozer will *not* play tonight. Byron wanted to play him but Boozer, like Lin, isn't feeling well (upper-respiratory infection).