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Grading Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Blake Trade
February 27th, 2014 at 9:50 PM
About a week ago, the Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for guards Kent Bazemore and Marshon Brooks. ***PHOTO1*** After multiple reports suggested that big men Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman may be traded, the Lakers ultimately decided to part ways with...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Shawne Williams to 10-Day Contract
February 9th, 2014 at 9:27 PM
A familiar face has rejoined the Purple and Gold.   ***PHOTO1*** After being waived on January seven before his contract would have become fully guaranteed, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract due to an injury-riddled squad. ***PHOTO2*** Even with the signing of Williams, the Lakers only had...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Manny Harris to 10-Day Contract
January 21st, 2014 at 7:06 PM
With an injury-riddled backcourt, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed combo guard  Manny Harris to a 10-day contract.  ***PHOTO1*** Harris, the undrafted guard out of Michigan, began his professional career playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons while averaging a solid 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes per game. The 24-year-old...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Shawne Williams
January 7th, 2014 at 8:15 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have waived stretch forward Shawne Williams.  ***PHOTO1*** After signing with the Lakers on a non-guaranteed one-year deal back in September, the storied franchise decided to waive Williams before the January seven deadline where his contract would have become fully guaranteed. ***PHOTO2*** The 6-foot-9 forward averaged a measly 5.2 points on 37.7...

Examining Kendall Marshall’s Emergence with Los Angeles Lakers
January 6th, 2014 at 9:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Although the Los Angeles Lakers currently rank 13th in the extremely competitive Western Conference, the Purple and Gold may have found their hidden gem.  In his two NBA starts this season, Kendall Marshall has exceeded expectations with the Lakers by averaging a potent 14.5 points and 16 assists. Although Marshall's play may be...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Elias Harris
November 29th, 2013 at 7:58 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they have waived combo forward Elias Harris.  ***PHOTO1*** After an impressive 2013 summer league, the Lakers signed Harris to a partially guaranteed multi-year deal on August 14. Well, that clearly did not last long. Although L.A. was initially committed in developing Harris, the Lakers simply do not need...

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Marcus Landry
October 26th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they have waived forward Marcus Landry.  ***PHOTO1*** After finishing the preseason with a 4-4 record, the Lakers have discovered some promise with their current squad. Players like Chris Kaman and Nick Young have both emerged as valuable role players for L.A. Both Xavier Henry and Shawne...

Predicting Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster
October 19th, 2013 at 9:39 PM
The NBA season is on its way, and teams must finalize their roster by October 28.     ***PHOTO1*** After waiving former second round draft pick Darius-Johnson Odom, the Los Angeles Lakers now have 16 players on their current roster. Because the league permits a maximum of 15 players on every team, L.A....

Los Angeles Lakers Waive Dan Gadzuric and Eric Boateng
October 10th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
After playing four of their eight preseason games, the Los Angeles Lakers are beginning to finalize their regular season roster. The storied franchise has waived centers Dan Gadzuric and Eric Boateng. ***PHOTO1*** This move should come as no surprise since Gadzuric and Boateng were simply brought in to provide more bodies during...

Los Angeles Lakers Add Dan Gadzuric to Training Camp Roster
September 28th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will bring veteran center Dan Gadzuric to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** Gadzuric has bounced around the NBA during his 10-year career, playing for four different teams in the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and the New York Knicks. The 35-year-old holds career averages of 4.7 points and...

Los Angeles Lakers Will Bring Darius Johnson-Odom and Eric Boateng to Training Camp
September 25th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Training camp is officially underway this weekend, and the Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing their roster. The storied franchise has invited guard Darius Johnson-Odom and center Eric Boateng to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson-Odom was the 55th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks, but the Lakers made a...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Second Round Draft Pick Ryan Kelly
September 20th, 2013 at 7:41 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers officially announce the signing of rookie forward Ryan Kelly. The 6-foot-11 forward out of Duke University was the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.  ***PHOTO1*** The former Blue Devil played four seasons at Duke under respectable head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, where he held career averages of 7.5...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Marcus Landry
September 16th, 2013 at 7:39 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers officially sign free agent forward Marcus Landry.  ***PHOTO1*** After an impressive showing at the Summer League where he averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 26.5 minutes, there were rumors that the Lakers invited Landry to training camp, but now the franchise has formally confirmed the announcement. However, the...

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Sign Michael Beasley?
September 7th, 2013 at 10:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Now that the Phoenix Suns have waived Michael Beasley due to his recent off-court issues, the former 2nd overall pick is looking for a new home. The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in Beasley during the 2012 NBA trade deadline, and now they finally have the chance to sign him.  With the recent...

Los Angeles Lakers Interested in Free Agent Xavier Henry
September 5th, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The Los Angeles Lakers are once again looking at athletic players who would thrive in Mike D'Antoni's fast paced offense. The team is reportedly interested in acquiring shooting guard Xavier Henry. ***PHOTO1*** After signing Shawne Williams to a partially-guaranteed one-year deal at the veterans minimum, the storied franchise is still not done filling out...

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Shawne Williams
September 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers officially sign free agent forward Shawne Williams. Back in July, there were rumors that the Lakers invited Williams to training camp, but now General Manager Mitch Kupchak formally confirmed the announcement. Contract details have not been released. ***PHOTO1*** The six-year NBA veteran had his best season with the New...

Why the Los Angeles Lakers Need to Take the Risk and Trade Pau Gasol
January 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1***The media is in a frenzy today over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers sport four future Hall-of-Famers, a former Defensive Player of the Year in Metta World Peace, and a former Sixth Man of the Year in Antawn Jamison. They have an assortment of riches, yet they have...

3 Players the Los Angeles Lakers Should Trade for to Improve Their Roster Before February Trade Deadline
January 2nd, 2013 at 6:19 PM
  ***PHOTO1***The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 15-16 last night in a 103-99 loss at home to the Philadelphia 76ers. Los Angeles is now 9-9 since coach Mike D’Antoni took over the team. D’Antoni deserves some of the blame for the Lakers below-average play since he arrived but at some point...

Owner of Staples Center and Part-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, AEG up for Sale
September 19th, 2012 at 4:24 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Anschutz Entertainment Group announced yesterday that the company is up for sale. AEG owns 30% of the Lakers, Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and LA Live.  The Los Angeles Lakers have 11 years left on their lease deal with AEG...

Los Angeles Lakers Looking to Sign Leandro Barbosa, Should Consider Other Options
September 13th, 2012 at 5:28 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Despite the Lakers’ headline-grabbing offseason moves that put together the best starting five in the NBA, GM Mitch Kupchak is still busy solidifying a somewhat thin Lakers’ bench.  The Lakers are set at point guard, shooting guard, and power forward, not in terms of talent but in terms of players...