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  • Anthony Davis Renting $14 Million Bel-Air Mansion

    TMZ "New team, new pad -- L.A.'s newest superstar Anthony Davis has found a temporary home in his new territory ... renting an INSANE $14.1 million mansion in Bel-Air!!! TMZ Sports has learned ... The Brow is resting his feet in a super private gated community in L.A. ... and the..." July 20

  • NBA Superstars Who Will Be on Trade Watch by Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Another star is always on the verge of being traded in the NBA. Even if he needs to come out of nowhere, the league always has a next man up. This summer alone is proof. The New Orleans Pelicans shipped Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 20

  • Los Angeles signs free agent forward Jordan Caroline

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that Jordan Caroline had been signed to the roster. Caroline sat the majority of Summer League before showing out in the final three games – including the Lakers’ impressive 25-point comeback win in the finale. Despite being slightly..." July 20

  • Is Kyle Kuzma Ready to Be the Los Angeles Lakers' 3rd Star?

    Bleacher Report "This is the summer of bets for the Los Angeles Lakers. They pushed their chips to the center of the table to maximize the twilight of LeBron James' career. The timing makes enough sense within that context; the Golden State Warriors being weakened with the departure of Kevin Durant and Klay..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins says offseason is ‘one for the books’, nothing like it has happened ever

    Clutch Points "It is without question that we were all blessed with one of the greatest offseasons of all time. New Los Angeles Lakers recruit DeMarcus Cousins could not agree more, as he has gone out to say that this year’s edition of the offseason has been “one for the..." July 20

  • Lakers hire Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers have added to coach Frank Vogel’s staff by hiring Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach, according to people not authorized to speak publicly. Crawford worked as the head video coordinator and player development coach for Vogel when he was the coach in Orlando...." July 20

  • Kyle Kuzma Parting Ways With Agent, May Sign With Klutch Sports

    Lakers Daily "According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzmahas decided to part ways with his agents Mark Bartelstein and Zach Kurtin of Priority Sports and Entertainment. With the influences of superstar LeBron..." July 19

  • Have LA Lakers Surrounded LeBron James, Anthony Davis with Enough Shooting?

    Bleacher Report "Last year's Los Angeles Lakers graduated with a doctorate in How Not to Build Around LeBron James. This season's team is, by all appearances, determined to avoid the same fate. Lessons learned have no doubt played a role in the Lakers' thinking. They know..." July 19

  • Report: Lakers feel they got played in Kawhi Leonard pursuit

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Raptors reportedly felt Kawhi Leonard‘s advisor and uncle, Dennis Robertson, made unreasonable requests of them before Leonard signed with the Clippers. The Lakers, the other team that waited for and missed out on Leonard, also apparently has misgivings about..." July 19

  • Anthony Davis Calls Chicago 'The Mecca of Basketball' Fresh off Lakers Trade

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis called his hometown of Chicago the "Mecca of basketball" on Friday. Tony Gill of 670 The Score provided Davis' complete comments on the city's love of the sport:

    July 19

  • NBA Power Rankings Post-Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "OK, what just happened? That seismic shift you just felt on the NBA landscape? That was one of the wildest months in NBA history shaking up your favorite team; your parents' favorite team; your uncle's favorite team; heck, even the cat's favorite..." July 19

  • Best contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Lakers, Warriors find bargains during busy offseason

    Sporting News "Roughly 40 percent of the NBA entered free agency this offseason. Yeah, that's a big number. With so much talent flooding the market, some free agents were inevitably going to be signed to cheaper deals than expected. Which GMs managed to snag valuable players on bargain..." July 19

  • Worst contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Hornets, Kings weren't only teams to hand out bad deals

    Sporting News "Early in the 2016 NBA offseason, it became clear teams were passing out crazy contracts to average-at-best players. That's what happens when the league sees an unprecedented salary cap spike. Over the past three years, some general managers have gotten smarter with..." July 19

  • NBA Rumors: 3 Best Options For The Lakers’ Final Roster Spot

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the busiest franchises this offseason, the team now has just one more spot available on the roster. Some of the big names that the Lakers have brought into the team include Pelicans big-man Anthony Davis, Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins and champion of..." July 19

  • Chris Paul Could Join Lakers After Potential Buyout From Thunder

    Fadeaway World "Unless LeBron rolls out at the point, the Lakers need some serious help in the backcourt. With virtually nobody available on the market, and Quinn Cook being their best current small guard, L.A. will need a miracle if they hope to find a starting-caliber PG with their last roster..." July 18

  • LeBron James' MVP Odds Come in at Laughably Great Value

    The Big Lead "The latest odds for this upcoming NBA season’s MVP award are out. As always, there are some great bets to be placed. But it has been a bit since one has been this glaringly obvious. LeBron James is coming in at +700 behind three other players and tied with two players who are..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: 30 Free-Agent Targets for 30 Teams Next Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Following a summer that saw Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and more change teams, 2020's free-agency class looks a bit sparse by comparison. That's not meant as a slight to players..." July 18

  • 10 NBA stars facing the most pressure in 2019-20

    Sportsnaut "Now that most of the pieces have been moved during what has been a frantic summer around the NBA, it’s time to look forward to the 2019-20 season. The Los Angeles Lakers added Anthony Davis to team up with LeBron James, creating a ton of pressure for both..." July 18

  • How the Lakers should use their final roster spot

    247 Sports "Several inane justifications were given when the Los Angeles Lakers traded Ivica Zubac at the deadline in February. Magic Johnson claimed on television that Zubac was merely a product of LeBron James, that he wasn't worth paying in free agency and that he was incapable of..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: Could new Thunder guard join Lakers, LeBron James after potential buyout?

    Sporting News "The Thunder acquired Chris Paul as part of Thursday night's blockbuster trade with the Rockets, but the future Hall of Famer shouldn't get too comfortable in Oklahoma City. With Paul hoping to play for a real contender, and with the Thunder heading into a rebuild following the..." July 18

  • The NBA's Supermax Is Doing What It Was Supposed To

    Deadspin "The provisions of a collective bargaining agreement can be tricky things. After all, by definition they’re negotiated and agreed upon by parties with different and largely opposed interests, who will want different and often directly conflicting things out of them. The purpose or intent..." July 18

  • LeBron's Chase for All-Time Minutes Played

    Bleacher Report "As LeBron James enters his 17th NBA season, Bleacher Report is taking a look at where the four-time MVP sits in the history books in several statistical categories now, after his projected 2019-20 season and following the remainder of his Hall of Fame..." July 18

  • 5 NBA Players Poised for a Breakout Year in 2019-20

    12 Up "1. Lonzo Ball The NOLA Bayou is a far cry from the bright LA lights, which is perfect for Lonzo Ball. Ball came in with immense expectations, and like D’Angelo Russell, can thrive with a change of scenery as a former No. 2 overall pick. Zo hounds his opponents on defense while..." July 18

  • Lakers News: James Dolan Tried to Get Jeanie Buss to Relocate Team Twice

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks owner James Dolan said in a November deposition he twice attempted to convince Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to relocate the team from the Staples Center in downtown L.A. to the nearby suburb of Inglewood, California.  Stefan Bondy..." July 17

  • Anthony Davis on being NBA 2K20 cover athlete: ‘A dream come true’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Anthony Davis is a cover athlete for an NBA 2K edition for the second time in his career, but he says being a solo athlete instead of sharing the cover is a “dream come true.” The Los Angeles Lakers superstar attended an event Tuesday at Microsoft Lounge in Culver City,..." July 17

  • Dwight Howard Thanks Kobe Bryant for Calling Him 'Soft'

    Complex "Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have a checkered past. As a member of the Magic, Howard went head-to-head against Bryant in the 2009 NBA Finals. Although they made great competitors, when Howard was traded to the Lakers years later, it was clear that their personalities didn't mesh as..." July 17

  • Who are next NBA stars (James Harden?!) to ride trade wave?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and Paul George are “Patients Zero” for the trade epidemic that has rocked the NBA the past two years. Following disappointing ends to their respective 2016-17 seasons, each demanded a trade and was subsequently dealt to a new team that June. Butler went to..." July 17

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Hole After Free-Agency Madness

    Bleacher Report "Another hectic round of NBA free agency has come and gone, and with the dust now settling, teams are left to grapple with the roster holes that went unfilled. Nothing, of course, is set in stone so far from training camps. But barring any more blockbuster trades, depth..." July 17

  • Anthony Davis refuses to commit to Lakers beyond this season

    247 Sports "Anthony Davis just spent five months doing everything in his power to get to the Los Angeles Lakers. He finally succeeded when the New Orleans Pelicans sent him there in a blockbuster June trade, and now that he has united with LeBron James, the expectation is that he will remain in..." July 17

  • 3 Winners and Losers From the Hectic NBA Offseason

    12 Up "It really does feel like the NBA offseason is more entertaining than the regular season sometimes. This summer has shaken up the league tremendously with a bunch of old faces in new places, and plenty of mouths left agape after finding out who’s going where. Let’s take a look at..." July 16

  • Anthony Davis surprised LeBron James is ranked ahead of Kawhi Leonard in NBA 2K20

    Clutch Points "While he might be teammates with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers now, Anthony Davis is not afraid to speak his mind on James’ being higher-ranked than Kawhi Leonard in 2K20. When Davis was questioned on the order of the top players, he admitted that he thought Leonard..." July 16

  • The Best Player From Every NBA Team

    Fadeaway World "Summer Leauge is already here which means most of the NBA rosters are already set, and while we’re going to see a lot of trades go on throughout the season, several top-tier players are likely to stay put for most of the season. You just can’t win in this league unless you..." July 16

  • Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis

    Sporting News "The Lakers wanted Troy Daniels. The 28-year-old guard told reporters he received calls from Los Angeles general manager Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis while he was a free agent this summer. He went on to sign a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the team. "I love being..." July 16

  • How LeBron, Lakers Can Convince Anthony Davis to Stay in LA

    Bleacher Report "Some may scoff at the notion of Anthony Davis playing anywhere other than Los Angeles in 2020-21, but he can and will turn down his $28.8 million player option, exercise his right to meet with other organizational leaders in free agency and weigh each pro and con next..." July 16

  • Canada’s FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

    Pro Basketball Talk "No Andrew Wiggins, no problem. The disconnect between Wiggins and Canada Basketball seemed like a big deal when Wiggins looked like a budding star from a country without much basketball pedigree. But Wiggins has stagnated. Canada, on the other hand, looks like a rising..." July 16

  • LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ Gets Coaching Change With New Director Taking Over

    NESN "Mike Brown, David Blatt, Luke Walton … and now Terence Nance? LeBron James finds himself in the familiar position of welcoming aboard a new boss, this time it’s happening in the Los Angeles Lakers star’s acting career, as the Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that..." July 16

  • Predicting 5 Years from Now Which 2019 NBA Offseason Moves Look Best

    Bleacher Report "Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson of the 2019 NBA offseason. Actually, based on the shake-ups, teardowns, undertakings and overhauls we saw this summer, it seems more accurate to say nothing lasts for more than a year or two. Example: Of the 25 players named to..." July 16

  • Lakers’ Anthony Davis doomsday scenario gives Knicks hope

    New York Post "The Knicks’ plans of landing at least one superstar this offseason in NBA free agency went up in smoke, but Anthony Davis just gave them a glimmer of hope for next summer. During an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Davis was asked whether he views himself as a..." July 16

  • Lakers’ Chris Paul Trade Unlikely as L.A. Hopes for Buyout

    Heavy "Since news broke that the Thunder may be looking to move Chris Paul, some have connected the point guard to the Lakers given his close friendship with LeBron James. Fans hoping to construct Team Banana Boat may be disappointed to learn about the numerous hurdles the Lakers have to overcome to..." July 16

  • The 11 best rookies at the NBA Summer League, ranked

    SB Nation "NBA summer league lost its main attraction when Zion Williamson exited with a knee injury just nine minutes into his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson wasn’t the only top draft pick to miss time in Las Vegas: Ja Morant, Jarrett..." July 16

  • Lakers’ Quinn Cook Shows Jared Dudley Love for Giving Him Jersey Number

    Heavy "Less than one hour after Los Angeles Lakers free-agent signing Jared Dudley had decided on his new number, he had already agreed to change it. But this was due to the fact that one of his new teammates, Quinn Cook, was hoping to land the No. 2 which Dudley revealed he had selected on..." July 15

  • J.R. Smith ‘unlikely’ to reunite with LeBron James on the Lakers

    Sportsnaut "It wasn’t long ago that reports were swirling about a potential reunion between LeBron James and J.R. Smith, but things have changed on that front. The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Smith on Monday, meaning he’ll be free to sign with any team one he clears waivers. Contrary..." July 15

  • Lakers beat out Warriors, Thunder for Troy Daniels

    Clutch Points "Troy Daniels had received interest from the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder before ultimately signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Bill Oram of The Athletic. Daniels received a minimum deal from the Lakers, citing Anthony Davis and general manager Rob..." July 15

  • Predicting the Next Wave of Breakout NBA Stars

    Bleacher Report "Who will be the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season?  Before we answer that question, we need to address what the term means, as both "breakout" and "star" can be somewhat subjective.  For the purpose of this article, we'll..." July 15

  • The next 3 NBA stars to change teams

    SB Nation "There has been unprecedented movement of NBA stars in recent years. It’s not over. It’s never over. The churn is eternal thanks to shorter NBA contracts, a player mindset that is less wed to the concept of staying with a single franchise over an entire career, and teams..." July 15

  • Lakers coach Frank Vogel is eager to show his evolution

    Orange County Register "Anthony Davis might have forgotten where he was for a moment as he described his ideal position. He’d rather play power forward than center — he’s made that much clear. Then he turned to his left, and a toothy, sheepish smile formed as he extended a long arm to..." July 15

  • How Every Bad Free-Agency Signing Could Actually Work

    Bleacher Report "Did your favorite NBA team overspend on free agents this summer? Still scratching your head over that $60 million deal for the career backup? Has your team's front office lost it, or is there actually a plan here? For some big-money free agents, the initial numbers may..." July 15

  • NBA Rumors: CP3 Ending up With Heat or Lakers Likely

    Heavy "Following a trade from the Houston Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul’s future has remained a hot-button topic in recent days. While Paul was part of the deal that reunited Russell Westbrook with James Harden in Houston, his days in Oklahoma City appear..." July 15

  • NBA rumors: Andre Iguodala could wind up with 1 of these 5 teams, including Lakers, Clippers

    Newark Star-Ledger "In a roster overhaul, one of the Golden State Warriors’ casualties was playoff hero Andre Iguodala. Now, the former Sixers first-round pick is on the Grizzlies after a cap-clearing trade, though he shouldn’t remain in Memphis for long. The Grizzlies are in rebuilding mode..." July 15

  • Five Players Who Boosted Their Stock at NBA Summer League

    The Big Lead "The NBA Summer League is filled with illusions. There have been hundreds of players over the years fans got excited about who amounted to nothing after dominating in summer league. But there are still some summer league standouts who earned a roster spot and continue to play productive..." July 15