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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 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...

2 New Year’s Resolutions for Los Angeles Lakers
January 5th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
2014 is finally here, which means it's time to make changes to better our lives. The same goes for the Los Angeles Lakers. ***PHOTO1*** After losing Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets, the Lakers signed low-profile players to one-year deals despite having little cap space.  However, the Purple and Gold have...

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...

3 Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers’ Second Week of NBA Action
November 11th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
With superstar Kobe Bryant  making a steady recovery from the Achilles injury, the Los Angeles Lakers have started the season off with a mediocre 3-5 start. ***PHOTO1*** Although no one is expecting this squad to contend for a title, most fans are anticipating for a return to their 8th straight playoffs. However, the...

Should Coach Mike D’Antoni Change Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup?
November 6th, 2013 at 9:29 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have started their season off with a 2-3 record, and inconsistency has been a major issue thus far. ***PHOTO1*** In their two wins against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks, the Lakers have played excellent basketball. Their offense has been looking sharp, players are contributing hard...

Los Angeles Lakers Projected Depth Chart
October 29th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their 2013-14 season tonight playing their Pacific Division rival the Los Angeles Clippers. ***PHOTO1*** After waiving forward Marcus Landry, the Lakers roster now stands at 15 players. Although the Lakers will not be utilizing all their players to a full extent, given their health concerns it...

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 Lose to Golden State Warriors in Beijing
October 16th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers lose to the Golden State Warriors 100-95 in their fifth preseason game on Tuesday.  ***PHOTO1***  The team traveled to Beijing a few days back, but the Lakers were once again without superstar Kobe Bryant due to his recovery from the Achilles injury. Still, Bryant came on the trip and...

Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman Showing Chemistry During Preseason
October 13th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes this past summer, L.A. may have found their hidden gem. While Chris Kaman isn't the athlete nor defensive presence Howard is, the German big man is a much better fit for Mike D'Antoni's offense. ***PHOTO1*** Pau Gasol and Kaman's chemistry in the...

Blueprint for Pau Gasol to Return to All-Star Form
September 21st, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Not long ago, Pau Gasol was considered one of the best big men in the NBA. He made great contributions during the two title runs for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was Kobe Bryant's partner in crime. ***PHOTO1*** However, last season under head coach Mike D'Antoni, Gasol had his worst statistical season as...

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...

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...

Power Ranking Every Los Angeles Lakers Player on Roster: Part 2
September 10th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Lakers 101 presents the final installment of a two-part series ranking every Los Angeles Lakers player on the roster. Here's part 1.  ***PHOTO1*** 7. Jordan Hill The former Arizona Wildcat is entering his fifth year in the league, and while he hasn't lived up to expectations as a lottery picky, Jordan Hill is starting...

Power Ranking Every Los Angeles Lakers Player on Roster: Part 1
September 9th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers lost one of the best centers in the league in Dwight Howard, but they still managed to add many new players to fill out their roster. ***PHOTO1*** Despite their limited cap space, the storied franchise acquired cost-efficient players like Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Jordan Farmar. While...

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 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...