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Category: ‘NBA Free Agency’

Examining Kobe Bryant’s Contract Extension with Los Angeles Lakers
December 4th, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Kobe Bryant's contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers solidifies himself a Laker for life. ***PHOTO1*** When breaking news occurred last week that Kobe reached a two-year $48.5 million contract extension with L.A., the basketball world ascertained that the Black Mamba would finish his illustrious career where it all started — in...

Biggest Questions for Los Angeles Lakers During Training Camp
October 1st, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Training camp is officially underway for the Los Angeles Lakers, which means a handful of questions will be answered in the upcoming weeks.  ***PHOTO1*** Some intriguing storylines for the Lakers include Kobe Bryant's recovery, Mike D'Antoni's first training camp with the Lakers, and the new players that have joined the squad.  Without further ado,...

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...

Previewing Los Angeles Lakers’ Biggest Training Camp Battles
September 15th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Now that the NBA offseason is almost over, it's time to look forward to training camp. ***PHOTO1*** While the Los Angeles Lakers lost key players like Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, the team managed to acquire cost-efficient players such as Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, Chris Kaman and Wesley Johnson. As a result,...

Win-Loss Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers This Season
September 13th, 2013 at 11:59 PM
This time last year, the Los Angeles Lakers had big expectations coming into the season.  ***PHOTO1*** However, a year has passed and the Lakers lost All-star center Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets. While the team is certainly less talented than a year ago, the Lakers' chemistry is expected to be...

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...

Bold Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers in 2013-14 Season
September 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
While the Los Angeles Lakers had a rather disappointing season last year, they are looking to come back strong. Despite losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers are attempting to remain competitive enough to make a run with the pieces that are intact. ***PHOTO1*** Any team that has...

Blueprint for Nick Young to Thrive with Los Angeles Lakers
August 29th, 2013 at 1:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** After playing for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers, Nick Young is returning home to L.A. The California native signed a two-year deal that includes a player option in the second year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Young was brought in because of his versatile...

Dwight Howard Wanted Kobe Bryant Amnestied and Mike D’Antoni Fired
August 27th, 2013 at 3:46 AM
Just when we thought the Dwight Howard saga was over, CSNBayArea's Ric Bucher reports: "Talks with various people close to the situation make it clear there were two prerequisites for Dwight Howard to remain a Laker: fire Mike D'Antoni and amnesty, or at the very least muzzle, Kobe Bryant." ***PHOTO1*** Howard left the Lakers after only...

16-year NBA Veteran, Derek Fisher Works Out with Los Angeles Lakers
September 21st, 2012 at 2:35 PM
 ***PHOTO1***Derek Fisher, former Laker point guard, worked out at the Lakers’ El Segundo practice facility earlier this week. The 16-year NBA veteran has spent 12 and a half years in Los Angeles, winning five championships with the Lakers. Fisher worked out with some of the newly acquired Lakers, like Steve Nash...

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...

Mark Cuban Isn’t Sold on Los Angeles Lakers’ Lineup
September 11th, 2012 at 3:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  "The Lakers have done this before. Gary Payton and Karl Malone and Kobe and Shaq were all together, and it didn't work. It takes great chemistry. . .  It takes guys wanting to be there. I don't know if all their guys want to be there." This was a quote from...

Off-season Moves: 3 Teams Who Will Challenge the Lakers in the Western Conference
August 27th, 2012 at 2:50 PM
With NBA training camps starting a month from tomorrow, it’s time to consider which teams put themselves in the best positions to challenge the Lakers in the West:  ***PHOTO1*** 1.       Oklahoma City Thunder Despite the increase in visibility, and an extremely loyal fan base in Oklahoma, the Thunder are stuck in a small...