Lakers Rumors & News

  • Byron Scott says Lakers may need to trade for point guard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers have their final preseason game Friday night, hosting the Sacramento Kings, and we’re going to see something that seemed impossible when camp opened but appears headed to become a regular season reality. Ronnie Price will start at the point, and Jeremy Lin will come off the..." October 24

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI

  • Steve Nash to miss entire 2014-2015 season with nerve damage "Bleacher Report reports that Lakers point guard and two-time-former MVP Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-2015 season due to recurring nerve damage in his back. Nash is expected to be ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league..." October 24

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Full press release on Nash including quotes from him and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.

  • Jeanie Buss thinks you're a loser if you don't want to play with Kobe "The scuttlebutt around the league this week has been whether or not the assertion that Kobe Bryant is the cause for the downfall of the Los Angeles Lakers is a fair one. Following an article in ESPN The Magazine about Bryant being blamed for the reason Jim Buss and the Lakers have been unable to..." October 24

  • Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will sit out the team's final two preseason games, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. The Lakers play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and Sacramento Kings on Friday. "I just think he needs some rest," Scott said. "I think he's shown me enough. I..." October 23

  • Lakers’ Jordan Hill envisions better season without Mike D’Antoni and alcohol

    L.A. Daily News "As he sat recently by his locker stall, Lakers forward Jordan Hill exuded a sense of peace. In his mind, all the hurdles that stood in his way from last season have since moved. Though he rarely said so publicly, Hill clashed philosophically with Mike D’Antoni’s small-ball system and believed..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Lakers' Jordan Hill: 'If Mike [D'Antoni] was here, I wouldn't be back'

    L.A. Daily News "As he sat recently by his locker stall, Lakers forward Jordan Hill exuded a sense of peace. In his mind, all the hurdles that stood in his way from last season have since moved. Though he rarely said so publicly, Hill clashed philosophically with Mike D’Antoni’s small-ball system and believed..." October 22

  • Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites 'cycle'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he has learned the ebb and flow of the media cycle over the course of his 19-year career and that it has given him the perspective to decide when he wants to react to criticism and when he wants to let it go. In his first time speaking to media after an..." October 22

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Lakers downfall? "NOT LONG AFTER the final horn of Game 7 of the 2010 Finals, Champagne-soaked Lakers captain Derek Fisher, who carries a reputation as an NBA stoic, screamed with glee. "We just gettin' started, baby!" he bellowed from beneath his freshly minted back-to-back-title cap. In case anyone missed it, he..." October 21

  • Kobe Bryant believes Lakers will play “smashmouth basketball”

    Inside Socal "The NBA championship trophies sitting near the window in Jeanie Buss’ office may greet the Lakers every time they step foot on the practice floor. The celebrity starpower that still watch the Lakers at Staples Center may seem captivating. Even Byron Scott’s presence as the Lakers’ coach may spark..." October 21

  • Kobe Bryant to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you f*** this up

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant..." October 20

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers' Ryan Kelly out vs. Jazz with right hamstring injury

  • Xavier Henry seeks more treatment "Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry continues to have issues with his surgically repaired right knee and will miss the team's final four preseason games while seeking further medical treatment, the team announced Saturday. In the coming days, the 23-year-old will travel to New York City to..." October 19

  • Jeremy Lin takes sane approach to his opportunity with the Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "If you ever meet Jeremy Lin, don't bring up the "L" word. He doesn't like it. Definitely tries to create distance from it. That wild run in New York might as well have happened three decades, not three seasons, ago. The Lakers guard now considers himself more Linteresting than Linsanity,..." October 19

  • Nash optimistic, but return unknown

    ESPN Los Angeles "In his first public comments in nearly a week, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash said Saturday his health issues aren't as severe as those that kept him sidelined for all but 15 games last season. But it remains unclear when Nash, who specifically has had trouble with his back, will..." October 19

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Xavier Henry headed to New York for second opinion on right knee. Then he's going to Germany

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Byron says that @JClark5on is likely to play on Tues & hoping that @XavierHenry can get in at least 1 game before the regular season starts.

  • Kobe: Not motivated by ranking

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant grinned from ear to ear as the question was being lobbed his way, then the Los Angeles Lakers star offered a deep laugh. No, Bryant said after a pause, he did not consider ranking him as the 40th-best NBA player to be any form of motivation. "I've known for a long time..." October 18

  • Kobe Bryant calls ESPN a 'bunch of idiots'

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant doesn't sugar coat things and in his 19th season in the NBA it's doubtful he's going to start. ESPN released their annual rankings of NBA players and named Bryant as the 40th best in the league. Hard to believe but according to the "worldwide leader in sports" there are 39 players..." October 18

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers coach Byron Scott on his philosophy on 3-pointers: "I don't believe it wins championships, gets you to the playoffs."

  • Kobe, Scott talk about limiting minutes, but no specifics are revealed

    ESPN Los Angeles "How many minutes will Kobe Bryant play per game this season? Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said Wednesday that he and his star have, in fact, reached an agreement on the matter, but Scott declined to reveal the exact figure. "His number was lower than mine," Scott said after Lakers..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Lakers' Nash injures back carrying bags

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers said point guard Steve Nash injured his back carrying bags Wednesday, forcing him to miss practice for the third straight day and raising more questions about the 40-year-old's availability going forward. Lakers coach Byron Scott said the team was still gathering..." October 16

  • Kobe Bryant urges NBA players to fight for market value

    Inside Socal "Kobe Bryant went on the offensive. But it had nothing to do with going on a scoring binge. It had everything to do with challenging NBA players both to fight for their market value and expose the hypocrisy surrounding NBA owners. “We are overpaid,” Bryant said Tuesday, shortly less than a year..." October 15

  • Byron Scott Says Jeremy Lin Could Start for Lakers

    Silver Screen And Roll "When he gets healthy, Lin could potentially move into a starting role for the Lakers. The Lakers concluded another day of training camp today, with most of the news coming out of the session once again concerning (what else?) injured players. Regarding Nash and Lin, Byron Scott also stated..." October 15

  • Steve Nash Dealing With Similar Issues From Last Season

    Lakers Nation "On Sunday, Steve Nash sat out the second half in the 116-75 loss to the Golden State Warriors. While it was initially reported as Nash just resting, it was later revealed that the point guard is dealing with a “little sciatica problem” and his status for Thursday’s game is uncertain. While head..." October 15

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lin might become the Lakers' starting PG instead of Nash, Byron Scott said. He's still weighing what to do with the situation.

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron Scott said Jeremy Lin will be game time decision Thurs vs Utah. Lin did not do any work today

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    janis carr @janiscarr

    Nash said he's ok. Experienced "little sciatica problem" in last nights game. Didn't want it to get worse so asked to come out

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Byron Scott said Steve Nash “didn’t feel quite right” tonight (different from just sitting out due to regular rest).

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    Bill Oram @bill_oram

    Xavier Henry said he expects to return in time to play in one or two preseason games.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Lakers’ Kobe Bryant mentoring Jeremy Lin on defense

    L.A. Daily News "The workload for Jeremy Lin seems as heavy as any advanced course he took at Harvard. “Jeremy’s biggest challenge, which he loves, is I’m really going to challenge him to be a great defensive player because he can,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said. “He has the speed. He has the length. He has the..." October 11

  • Jordan Clarkson Out Minimum Of One Week With Calf Strain

    Real GM Basketball "Jordan Clarkson was diagnosed on Friday with a moderate strain of his left calf muscle, the Los Angeles Lakers announced." October 10

  • Kobe, Nash to start in preseason home opener

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will start in the backcourt again for the Los Angeles Lakers in their second preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Both started together Monday for the first time since March 30, 2013, and Thursday will mark the first time since March 23, 2013..." October 09

  • Lin takes shots at Harden, Melo?

    Fox Sports Southwest "Jeremy Lin has played with some superstars during his tenure in the NBA. He shot to fame in New York alongside Carmelo Anthony, then signed with Houston to play beside James Harden, and now Lin is taking the court with Kobe Bryant. So, as any fan of basketball would want to know, what's the..." October 09

  • Can Lakers’ Carlos Boozer have bounce-back season?

    L.A. Daily News "No matter how much Carlos Boozer gushes about the 90-degree weather he has enjoyed thus far in Los Angeles, there’s another reason why his new residency has become a far more pleasant experience than being in Chicago. Last season with the Bulls, Boozer sat out for most fourth quarters because..." October 09

  • Nick Young Is Mad About Where He Landed on ESPN's 2014 Player Rankings

    Complex "Throughout the day yesterday, ESPN released a bunch of their 2014 NBA Player Rankings by sending out tweets through the @ESPNNBA Twitter handle marked with the hashtag #NBArank. They also tagged individual players in their tweets to let them know where they landed on the list. And at least one..." October 08

  • Lakers' Nick Young hospitalized after trying to guard Kobe Bryant

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Lakers guard-forward Nick Young is not in the emergency room, but after trying to defend elder statesman Kobe Bryant during an intra-squad scrimmage last Thursday, Young ended up in a gown for surgery to repair a torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. Young, who signed..." October 07

  • Kobe Bryant lashes out at the new NBA TV deal

    SB Nation "The Lakers' star doesn't want to hear about players having to sacrifice while owners make bank on the league's $24 billion television contract. The new NBA TV deal is worth a whopping $24 billion over the next nine years, which will make owners very rich. As Wizards head man Ted Leonsis said in..." October 07

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    The Lakers announced that Nick Young is expected to miss approximately eight weeks after successful surgery on his right thumb.

  • Lakers, Steve Nash both cautious and optimistic about health

    L.A. Daily News "The enthusiasm in Steve Nash’s voice sounded infectious. His smile widened as he spoke. And the Lakers guard appeared relaxed after nearly completing a week of training camp in which he flourished on the court without injuring himself. Nash has spent the past four months in this state,..." October 06

  • Lakers' Nick Young, Steve Nash deal with their injuries

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers forward Nick Young still had his sense of humor Saturday after acknowledging he was "a little scared" when he learned Friday a torn ligament in his right thumb would sideline him six to eight weeks. Lakers guard Steve Nash was more nonchalant when he talked about how he rolled his left..." October 06

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Scott asked who might fill in for Nick Young? “I don’t know yet.” Did say Kobe may play more 3, though he was going to anyways.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Scott said Nash is all good after the ankle tweak yesterday. Looked great in practice. “No issues whatsoever. He looked like Steve Nash.”

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Scott said Xavier Henry (back) is progressing, but there’s no timetable for his return just yet.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Byron Scott said he’s hopeful that Ryan Kelly (hamstring) can be back by the end of the upcoming week.