Lakers Rumors & News

  • Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one..." August 20

  • Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as to seem absurd. Plus, when players change..." August 19

  • Kobe Bryant doesn't get the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant has joined the ranks with James Harrison of athletes who don't quite understand the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of getting a bucket full of ice and water dumped on him, Bryant is instead sitting in a 48 degree recovery tub. After nominating, among others, USWNT player Sidney..." August 18

  • Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Wiggins

    Dime Magazine "During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower..." August 17

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    Nick Young @NickSwagyPYoung

    No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets

  • Byron Scott Predicts Kobe Bryant's Production For Upcoming Laker Season "Kobe Bryant will be 36 by the end of this month, and injuries to his knee and Achilles limited him to six games last season. So it would be understandable if expectations were low heading into this season. But new Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't buying into that line of thinking. In fact, Scott..." August 16

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Brett Pollakoff @BrettEP

    Not sure if this has been out there, but radio in Chicago just said Bulls will host Lakers on Christmas Day.

  • Love trade makes it official: Lakers’ luster is gone

    USA Today "Slowly, agonizingly, Laker fans are facing the reality that the NBA’s great players don’t have to wear Laker raiment to feel complete. They might need therapy to handle this. And it might take more than 12 steps. The latest destiny’s child was supposed to be Kevin Love. From the moment he..." August 10

  • Byron Scott on Kobe: ‘He’s in great shape right now’

    Jim Rome "Byron Scott says he always wanted to be the head coach of the team he grew up idolizing and where he won 3 world championships as a player, but he wasn’t sure if that was in the cards for him. However, after agreeing on a multi-year contract with the team on July 28th, that head coaching dream..." August 09

  • Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter

    Los Angeles Times "Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season. His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night." That's a welcome thought. given the Lakers..." August 09

  • Byron Scott Compares Julius Randle To Zach Randolph

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers were fortunate enough to have Kentucky’s Julius Randle fall in their laps with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. As a result, the team was able to bring in a promising power forward to help soften the blow of losing two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol in free..." August 08

  • MarShon Brooks Moving Toward Deal With Olimpia Milano

    Real GM Basketball "Unrestricted free agent MarShon Brooks is progressing toward finalizing contract terms with Olimpia Milano Armani of the European League, a source told RealGM. Brooks had been in dialogue with NBA teams before advancing in negotiations with Olimpia Milano on Tuesday night. For Brooks, the..." August 07

  • Metta World Peace to change name to 'Panda Friend' "Metta World Peace is going to China, and he won't be known as Metta World Peace there. Nope, the new Sichuan Blue Whales' new small forward won't be called Ron Artest, either. He intends to change his name to … (Drumroll) Panda Friend. From China Daily: New high-profile import..." August 07

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Keith Appling of Michigan State has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Magic Johnson: Lakers will improve because they'll shoot fewer 3s "Lakers legend Magic Johnson hated Mike D'Antoni as Lakers coach. There's really no more accurate way to describe it. Johnson made constant comments in the media, on television as a studio analyst, on Twitter. He blasted D'Antoni up and down. He hated the lack of defense, he hated the style, and..." August 03

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    In short, Nash is "100% healthy" right now. He's not having nerve pain for the 1st time in a long time. But we'll see when he plays 5 on 5.

  • Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources. "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source..." July 31

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    Reid Laymance @ReidLaymance

    Lakers have Robert Horry on their list for possible assistant coaches, per LA Times.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Byron Scott said it's certainly possible that Julius Randle would start at some point of the season. How? Just beat out the other bigs.

  • Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season' "At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in..." July 29

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    LAL announced W. Johnson's re-signing. Kupchak: "Wesley possesses elite athleticism ... has potential to dev. into an excellent defender.”

  • 'Drew' legend Young looks forward to season "Nick Young's popularity around the NBA has grown thanks in part to his self-appointed "Swaggy P" nickname. But long before that handle became synonymous with Young's high-scoring, light-hearted exploits, he has been known as "I Am Legend" at The Drew League, a summer basketball league in Los..." July 28

  • Byron Scott: Lakers' legacy is key

    ESPN Los Angeles "Byron Scott had to wait nearly three months to learn the Los Angeles Lakers had chosen him to be their next head coach. Then he had to wait a little bit longer for the team to officially announce him as head coach while "we work through some little details" after he and the team agreed in..." July 28

  • Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA..." July 28

  • Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in February when Steve Nash was pushing himself in workouts to try to get back on the court, he talked about the stretch provision motivating him to do so. It’s a tool provided by the collective bargaining agreement that teams can use to get out from under heavy-handed contracts, and it..." July 27

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.

  • Byron Scott, Lakers deal still being negotiated

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers continued to negotiate with Byron Scott to be their coach but had not reached an official agreement as of Saturday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers were quick to downplay an report that they had given Scott a four-year, $17-million deal..." July 27

  • Scott gets 4 years, $17M from Lakers "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach. Sources told ESPN that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Lakers, who hold a team option on the final year of the deal. Scott confirmed the agreement to KCBS-TV on Saturday..." July 27

  • Carlos Boozer bullish on Lakers "Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is still surprised his team was able to acquire Carlos Boozer. "Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest bid and we were awarded Carlos," Kupchak said Friday during Boozer's introductory news conference. "Not for a..." July 26

  • Lakers offer Byron Scott head-coaching job "The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head-coaching job to Byron Scott, per ESPN's Chris Broussard: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to league sources. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. The Lakers made Scott a..." July 26

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations.

  • Return of Linsanity? Jeremy Lin wearing No. 17 for Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin wore No. 7 as a rookie with the Warriors, and he wore No. 7 during his most-recent underwhelming seasons with the Rockets. Between, he donned No. 17 for the Knicks while capturing everyone’s imagination during Linsanity. The Lakers hope that magic returns, and they’re giving him..." July 24

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    .@jlin7: "I’m just really excited to be part of this organization. For me I’m viewing it as a fresh start, back in the state of California."

  • Lakers dispute theory they are waiting on Doc Rivers’ potential availability

    Inside Socal "Amid all the unanswered questions who the Lakers will hire as their next head coach and when, two team sources strongly disputed that any delay stems from waiting out to see if Clippers coach Doc Rivers will become available because of embattled owner Donald Sterling prolonging a costly litigation..." July 24

  • Ed Davis Excited for Fresh Start on Lakers

    Basketball Insiders "Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers finalized what may go down as one of the best signings of the 2014 offseason. The Lakers inked Ed Davis to a two-year contract worth $2 million, with a player option in year two, which is already being regarded as one of the summer’s biggest free agency..." July 23

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@otts_thoughts: why is it taking the Lakers so long to name a coach? ---> surely working on length and amount of contract.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award..." July 21

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers officially sign Nick Young to four-year, $21.5 million deal

  • Lakers considered making a bid for restricted free agent Eric Bledoe

    Pro Basketball Talk "Eric Bledsoe remains the most attractive free agent still available, but the combination of his restricted status with the Suns and his desire to secure a max contract have scared teams away from coming at him hard with a realistic offer sheet. Phoenix has said repeatedly that the team will..." July 21

  • Kobe reveals he’s ‘afraid’ of post-basketball life

    USA Today "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is gearing up for his 19th season in the NBA, and at the age of 35, he’s starting to brace himself for what comes after his playing career is over. Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers (set to pay him 48.5 million), but only played six games..." July 21

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Bucks will be clamining Kendall Marshall off waivers as soon as possible, foiling Lakers' plans of re-signing @KButter5

  • Pau Gasol: Kobe Bryant understood

    ESPN Los Angeles "Pau Gasol officially said goodbye to 6½ years with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as he was welcomed to the Chicago Bulls during his introductory news conference. But before he could totally turn the page, Gasol reflected on what it was like to bid farewell to one certain former Lakers..." July 20

  • Kobe Bryant is documentary subject

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant says he's "scared'' about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports. Bryant turns 36 next month and is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years. He was limited to just six..." July 20

  • Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday

    Rotoworld "Assistant coach Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday. "When Julius catches the basketball at the elbow or at the mid-post, all the other players on the court are like a swarm of bees," Madsen said. "He's letting everything develop and Julius is finding [the open..." July 19

  • Kobe on Lakers’ offseason: “I’m happy with the effort”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers met with LeBron James’ agent, which is as much as any team did save the only place the game’s best player was going to go if he wasn’t staying in Miami. The Lakers missed on that one. The Lakers got a meeting with Carmelo Anthony, offered a max contact and got him to seriously..." July 19

  • Lakers to bring back Ryan Kelly

    Inside Socal "In what marks one of the few final moves during free agency, Ryan Kelly agreed to a deal to return to the Lakers, according to a league source familiar with the situation. The terms were not readily available, but it was likely either a one or two-year deal. The Lakers expected they would bring..." July 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Lakers waiving guard Kendall Marshall, but have interest in bringing him back on a new deal if he clears waivers, league sources tell Yahoo.