Lakers Rumors & News

  • 15h
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers listing Nick Young's status as questionable for Friday in Memphis (left knee). He has predicted a on Sunday vs. Dallas

  • Wade-to-Whiteside saves Heat vs. Lakers 100-94

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The first pass, with 57.1 seconds to play, seemingly could have reached the roof. So Hassan Whiteside reached the rafters and slammed it home with one hand. The second pass from Dwyane Wade, with 21.3 seconds to play, was a bit more mundane, but just as essential, with Whiteside's layup..." March 05

  • Charlotte Hornets outlast Los Angeles Lakers 104-103

    Charlotte Observer "Lance Stephenson didn’t play in the second half Tuesday night, and the Charlotte Hornets held on for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. That isn’t necessarily a cause-and-effect, but coach Steve Clifford said it’s illustrative of what will be his substitution pattern the rest of the..." March 04

  • Nash admits NBA career likely over "Though he has yet to confirm his retirement, Steve Nash is under no delusions when it comes to the fact that his NBA career is at its end. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard joined the The Bro Jake Show on TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver on Tuesday morning and pulled no punches when it came to the..." March 04

  • Kobe Bryant: Wife Vanessa suffered miscarriage during rape trial

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant opened up in an unprecedented way in his new documentary and even revealed that wife Vanessa suffered a miscarriage during his rape trial in 2004. Bryant was investigated for sexual assault in 2003 after having sex with a woman who worked at the Colorado hotel where he was staying..." March 03

  • Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job

    Real GM Basketball "Mike D'Antoni has interest in becoming head coach of the Denver Nuggets. D'Antoni hasn't coached since he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers following the 13-14 season." March 03

  • 3d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers are listing Nick Young as questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Charlotte He has missed past three games w/ swollen left knee

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

    Washington Post "“You are the man, Mr. Jabbar,” somebody shouts down what is normally a quiet, long hallway in the Department of Justice. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is, in fact, the man, having scored more points than anyone in National Basketball Association history, even Michael, Kobe and LeBron, nods but doesn’t..." March 02

  • 5d
    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Head coach Byron Scott says that Nick Young is out for tomorrow's game vs. OKC. Still some swelling in the knee.

  • Lakers’ Wesley Johnson trying to shed inconsistent tag

    L.A. Daily News "The smile on Wesley Johnson’s face faded. His even-keel demeanor disappeared, too. Johnson then reflected on his past week with an edge after Lakers coach Byron Scott sat him because of a coach’s decision. “I was (ticked),” Johnson told Los Angeles Newspaper Group before the Lakers hosted..." February 28

  • 6d
    Bill Oram @billoram

    Nick Young still questionable for tonight vs. MIL. Byron Scott doesn’t envision him playing.

  • 6d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron said he's thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point. But not sure if he would pair him with Clarkson

  • 7d
    Bill Oram @billoram

    Byron said he has weekly analytics talks with assistants. Says he listens. Have any coaching decisions stemmed from those convos? "No."

  • Lakers able to take win over Utah Jazz, 100-97, in stride

    Los Angeles Times "Nick Young understood why so many people were annoyed with the behavior of the Lakers. It's just that Young preferred to take the middle ground regarding Sunday night's celebration after the victory over Boston that so disgusted Lakers Coach Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant. Young didn't play..." February 26

  • 8d
    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young is out tonight against the Jazz according to Byron Scott: "Still a little sore, so he won't go tonight. Still a little swelling."

  • 8d
    Tony Jones @Tjonessltrib

    No Ronnie Price, or Nick Young for the Lakers tonight. Both are sidelined with injury.....Lakers and the Jazz at ESA tonight

  • 8d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Lakers announce G Ronnie Price had surgery today to remove bone chips from R elbow. Expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

  • Lakers' Price (elbow surgery) out for season

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers backup point guard Ronnie Price will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters after practice at their facility Tuesday. The surgery is scheduled to be performed by Dr. Neal..." February 24

  • Byron Scott echoes Kobe's reaction to Lakers' celebration

    The Score "Head coach Byron Scott has been of one mind with Kobe Bryant regarding many things Los Angeles Lakers this season. Kobe compared the Lakers to Charmin early this season, and a few short weeks later Scott ripped the team for being soft. After watching a clip of his Lakers teammates..." February 24

  • Kobe Bryant did not enjoy Lakers' silly celebration after win vs. Celtics

    Yahoo! Sports "It has not been a very positive season for the Los Angeles Lakers, a team currently in possession of the fourth-worst record in the NBA at 14-41. The sorry state of the franchise does not stand out just because of their past record of consistent success, but because they seem to have so little..." February 24

  • Kobe nixed Pistons trade "Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest Lakers of all time, right there with Magic Johnson for the most beloved in the most famous franchise's history. But there was a time when Bryant was nearly no longer a Laker. In 2007, frustrated by three agonizingly brutal years after the trade of Shaquille..." February 24

  • Kobe Bryant has no regrets about the Dwight Howard situation "The 2012-2013 Lakers are one of the league's great "what-if" stories. A team stacked with at least three future Hall of Famers that should have dominated from the get-go, and instead crashed into pieces thanks to both horrible injury problems and a lack of chemistry. From the start, there was talk..." February 24

  • 10d
    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    MRI's for Nick Young (knee) Robert Sacre (foot) after Dr. exams were both negative to anything serious; both are questionable Wed. at Utah.

  • It's a hunger game for Lakers as they beat archrival Celtics in OT

    Los Angeles Times "The latest change Lakers Coach Byron Scott made to his starting lineup and rotation was all about making sure his team stays "hungry" for the final 27 regular-season games. Scott started forward Carlos Boozer against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night, coincidentally for the first time since..." February 23

  • Kobe on report he's retiring after next season: 'Yeah no, that's not true'

    The Score "Kobe Bryant cleared things up a little Sunday in regards to a report that said he would retire after next season. "Yeah no, that's not true," Bryant told Grantland's Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose in response to an article last week in The Hollywood Reporter. In the THR piece, which was mostly..." February 23

  • Kobe Bryant talks about rejecting a trade to the Pistons "Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest Lakers of all time, right there with Magic Johnson for the most beloved in the most famous franchise's history. But there was a time when Bryant was nearly no longer a Laker. In 2007, frustrated by three agonizingly brutal years after the trade of Shaquille..." February 23

  • Julius Randle to play summer league

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said Saturday he expects injured rookie forward Julius Randle to fully recover in time to play on the team's 2015 summer league team. "Definitely," Scott said when asked if Randle would be recovered by mid-July. "Julius obviously is getting healthy, and the..." February 22

  • Dragic sees Lakers as ‘perfect fit’

    L.A. Daily News "After once talking to his team about championship aspirations, Lakers coach Byron Scott has experienced too many losses and absorbed too many injuries, so he has made a pretty understandable conclusion. “We need pieces at every position,” Scott said on Thursday after practice at the Lakers’..." February 22

  • Kupchak: Lakers ready to turn page on Kobe era amid 'prudent' rebuild

    Orange County Register "The days of the Lakers building a roster to satisfy the needs, and complement the style, of Kobe Bryant are gone. Just three years removed from the blockbuster summer that brought Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to Los Angeles, one of the Lakers’ top basketball executives said circumstances have..." February 21

  • Kobe Bryant Confirms He's Quitting Basketball After One More Season

    The Hollywood Reporter "The L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant has been contemplating life after basketball since he was 22. Now that he's 36, out due to injury and close to retirement, he says he'll play one more season and finish his two-year contract, which will net him $25 million. But his recent experience as the subject and..." February 21

  • Carlos Boozer said to choose staying with Lakers over contract buyout

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers (13-40) are heading for a second-straight season without a playoff berth, but power forward Carlos Boozer will not request a contract buyout. According to a person familiar with the situation, Boozer will finish out the season with the Lakers instead of looking for the chance to join..." February 21

    NBA Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19

  • Lakers prank Jordan Hill into thinking he was traded

    Sporting News "It's unlikely the Lakers will actually move Jordan Hill, but that doesn't make this prank any less scary. Hill once looked like the team's best trade bait, but over time it became less likely the team would actually part ways with him. That didn't stop the Lakers forward from falling prey to a..." February 19

  • Kobe still haunted by vetoed CP3 trade, believes Lakers can contend

    Fox Sports "Despite the hard times the Lakers have fallen on, Kobe Bryant still seems to believe the team can turn it around and contend for a championship next season, which he expects to be his last. Bryant revealed as much in a recent interview in GQ. Yes, the Lakers are saddled with his $25 million..." February 19

  • Report: Nuggets trying to trade Ty Lawson, Lakers want in

    Sporting News "The Nuggets are working to find a taker for embattled point guard Ty Lawson, and the Lakers have made their interest known, according to ESPN. The news comes several hours after the Denver Post reported Lawson missed practice Wednesday, the Nuggets' first since the All-Star break. Lawson was..." February 19

  • Kobe Bryant Doesn't Have Time For Friends "Those who think Kobe Bryant is without a weakness are sorely mistaken. The Black Mamba, who has found time for more introspection recently, admitted in an interview with GQ that one of his greatest flaws is his inability to cultivate great friendships. When asked by interviewer Chuck..." February 19

  • Team ‘Reluctant’ To Involve Jordan Clarkson In Trade Talks

    Lakers Nation "The NBA trade deadline is rapidly approaching with the Los Angeles Lakers appearing to be as active as any team in the league. Although signs appear to be pointing to the Lakers making a move before the deadline on Thursday, rookie Jordan Clarkson likely won’t be going anywhere, according to Mike..." February 18

  • Should the Lakers cut Carlos Boozer?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Of all the remaining, active Lakers, there is one player that sticks out of the crowd. It's not the first, second or third year guys, like Jordan Clarkson, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly or even Robert Sacre. It's not even the young veterans on the team, a list that includes Nick Young, Jeremy Lin,..." February 17

  • Lakers, Knicks Interested In Miles Plumlee

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have expressed interest in Miles Plumlee. The Phoenix Suns are trying to accomodate a trade of Plumlee." February 17

  • Snoop Dogg Is Already Trying to Convince Russell Westbrook to Sign With the Lakers in 2017

    Complex "Russell Westbrook is really enjoying a moment right now, isn't he? On Sunday, he stole the show at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 41 points in just 25 minutes and taking home the MVP award. On Monday, Kobe Bryant revealed that he sees a lot of himself in Westbrook during NBA TV's Kobe: The..." February 17

  • Andrew Bynum once drove around Philly with a gas nozzle and hose hanging from his Ferrari

    Yahoo! Sports "Former NBA All-Star Andrew Bynum was a throwback in so many ways. Not only was his deft back to the basket game a standout skill in an NBA that was creeping closer and closer to the spread out and perimeter-heavy ball that is so prevalent today, but he also acted as a throwback to the days in..." February 17

  • Kobe: 2011 Lockout was Designed to Restrict the Lakers

    GQ ""I know who I am," is among the first things Kobe Bryant tells me, which is the kind of statement made only by people who are very, very right or very, very wrong. He tells me this in a breakfast café called Haute Cakes, tucked inside a strip mall in Newport Beach, California. We're fifteen..." February 17

  • Kobe eyes career 'rebirth,' cites Spurs' title

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant is not considering retiring despite his recent injury woes, saying instead that he is seeking a career "rebirth" after drawing inspiration from the San Antonio Spurs' recent success. Bryant acknowledged that he is unsure whether he can return from his latest season-ending injury..." February 17

  • Kobe Bryant adjusting to older body, still leading only way he knows how

    Pro Basketball Talk "In some ways, things are very different for Kobe Bryant now. For years, he would push his body as hard as he could and it would respond. His work ethic was legendary, and the results have been a career with five championship rings and a guy who is third on the NBA’s all-time scoring..." February 15

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Rockets, Lakers Trying To Trade For Goran Dragic

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are hoping to engage the Phoenix Suns on a trade for Goran Dragic. If the Rockets are unable to trade for Dragic before the deadline, they plan on pursuing him in free agency. Dragic was let go by the Rockets in the 2012 free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers also plan on..." February 13

  • Blazers Pancake Helpless Lakers

    Blazer's Edge "When you see an opponent this bad, all you can do is shake your head and laugh. Recapping the Portland Trail Blazers 102-86 romp over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night is going to be one of the easiest jobs I've ever had. In the vicious jungle of the NBA the Lakers are a dancing hamster...." February 12

  • Report: Rockets to pursue Jeremy Lin in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets traded Jeremy Lin to the Lakers last summer, but the deal had little to do with Lin. It was mostly about his contract (and his inability to play up to it) Houston wanted cap space to pursue Chris Bosh, and Los Angeles wanted the first-round pick the Rockets attached as a..." February 12

  • Did Karl Malone just challenge Kobe Bryant to a fight?

    Yahoo! Sports "Man, a lot of aging Basketball Hall of Famers sure seem to have some strong opinions about Kobe Bean Bryant. Karl Malone was a Laker for exactly one season, participating in an injury-plagued final campaign with Los Angeles in 2003-04 that saw the Lakers fall in the NBA Finals to the Detroit..." February 12