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Author: Stacey Collier II Associate Editor

Free Agents the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target this Off-Season

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 27: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers stands with teammates for the playing of the national anthem before the first half between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers entered last season with high expectations. Unfortunately, the finished last season with a record of 37-45 and did not make the playoffs. Despite the team’s woes, they drew interest from various top-level free agents. The...

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Anthony Davis Has Been Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, USA – MARCH 5: Anthony Davis (23) of New Orleans Pelicans and Brandon Ingram (14) of Los Angeles Lakers are seen during the NBA basketball match between Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans on March 5, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) It finally happened! The New Orleans Pelicans have traded center Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the fourth pick of the 2019 NBA draft. Davis and the Lakers had a...

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Kyrie Irving Opts Out of Deal for Free Agency

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 29: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Boston Celtics waits for action to resume against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Celtics’ 111-110 win on Monday, January 29, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Boston Celtics at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) According to The Athletic NBA Insider, Shams Charania, Boston Celtics all-star, Kyrie Irving, will opt out of his current deal and will become a free agent. Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season and will...

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2019 NBA Finals Recap: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during warm up prior to the Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on March 1, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 119-117) (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The mighty rulers of the NBA have fallen. The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in six games and are the 2019 NBA Finals Champions. This is the first championship in their franchise’s history. Most of the NBA world expected this series to be lengthy. The Warriors were the favorites to win....

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Memphis Grizzlies 2019 NBA Draft Targets

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 10: Mike Conley (11) of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts to an and-one opportunity after being fouled by Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Nuggets’ 105-99 win on Monday, December 10, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Memphis Grizzlies ended the 2018-2019 NBA season with a record of 33-49. They are now in rebuilding mode. Over the last few seasons, the Grizzlies have changed their roster numerous times and made a few coaching...

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RJ Barrett: 2019 NBA Draft Profile

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 02: RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils rebounds against the St. John’s Red Storm during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 91-61. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) RJ Barrett is a former five-star high school recruit. He was rated the top player in the 2018 high school class. He enjoyed a successful stint at Duke before declaring for the NBA Draft. Barrett is slated to be a top three pick and a future star in the NBA. But, where will he land?...

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Brandon Clarke: NBA Draft Profile

ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 28: Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke (15) grabs a rebound during the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship Sweet Sixteen round basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Gonzaga Bulldogs on March 28, 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Gonzaga Bulldogs had a successful 2018-2019 season. In the regular season, they finished undefeated in West Coast Conference (WCC) play, made it to the final round in their Conference Tournament, and reached the Elite Eight. A big part of their success was Brandon Clarke. Clarke quickly...

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New Orleans Pelicans: 2019 NBA Draft Targets

LOS ANGELES, USA – MARCH 5: Anthony Davis of New Orleans Pelicans gestures during the NBA basketball match between Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans on March 5, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans 2018-2019 NBA season ended in turmoil. The Pelicans fell below expectations, finishing 33-49. Most would cite Anthony Davis’ injuries and controversy as the main reasons for the Pelicans’ lack of success. They struck gold in the NBA Draft Lottery. They have the first overall pick. Who will the Pelicans...

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Los Angeles Lakers: 2019 NBA Draft Targets

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 27: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a breather against the Denver Nuggets during the first half on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers 2018-2019 season was a disappointment. Despite having a talented roster which includes LeBron James, the Lakers fell below expectations. They finished the season with a 37-45 record. The Lakers defied the odds and landed the fourth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. However, that...

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Kevin Porter Jr. : NBA Draft Profile

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 23: USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. (4) drives to the basket during a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans on February 23, 2019 at Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) USC Men’s Basketball did not enjoy a fruitful year, finishing with a 16-17 record, which placed them eight in the PAC-12. There were not many bright spots for them this past season. But, the basketball program could be seeing one of their own shine in the NBA. Kevin Porter Jr.,...

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