Lakers Rumors & News

  • Kobe begins new training regimen

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant began an intense six-month training program with an early-morning workout Monday, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Bryant has been cleared for running and shooting as he returns from a broken bone in his left lateral tibial plateau that..." April 22

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Lakers only received second round trade offers for Pau Gasol

    Fansided "Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss was apparently more than okay with trading longtime power forward Pau Gasol, but general manager Mitch Kupchack, not so much. Part of that was likely due to the fact that the Lakers never received anything more than a second round draft pick offer for Gasol..." April 21

  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team — the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the..." April 21

  • Could Lakers Stand Relatively Pat?

    Basketball Insiders "The Los Angeles Lakers held their end of season press conferences today, far earlier in the year than they’re accustomed to due to the fact that they are lottery bound for just the third time since 1994. After a 27-55 campaign, major shakeups are being anticipated, but Lakers general manager Mitch..." April 20

  • Nash to Nowitzki: ‘What would you do if you were me? Would you come back?’ Dirk: ‘I’m not sure, bro.’ (VIDEO)

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the fourth installment of the fantastic Grantland documentary chronicling Steve Nash‘s season with the Lakers, we’re invited to a private conversation between Nash and his longtime friend and former teammate, Dirk Nowitzki. The greatness of this series lies in its honesty, and beginning at..." April 19

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Kupchak on Gasol: "Absolutely he's a priority. If you look at the free agents, there probably isn't anyone as good as Pau on the board."

  • Showtime set to produce in-depth documentary on Kobe, 'MUSE' "A lot of NBA players have tried their hands at documentaries. Chris Bosh had one or his 2010 free agency that to my knowledge never reached the light of day. Dwight Howard has done them. Carmelo Anthony. Amar'e Stoudemire, but all on personal levels, never with a big production. Steve Nash..." April 18

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    I'm told Lakers plan to keep Marshall. Pretty cheap team option (around $915,000)

  • Steve Nash: 'Can't rely on me' "As Steve Nash and Pau Gasol pondered their NBA futures following exit interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, both expressed uncertainty about the months to come. Only their reasoning was vastly different. Nash, under contract with the Lakers for next season for $9.7 million, is..." April 18

  • Pau Gasol: 'This could be my last day, maybe' with the Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "Pau Gasol spent his final day ever at the Lakers' training facility on Thursday, yet again. Trade rumors never managed to whisk him off to seemingly every NBA team the last few years. So now Gasol has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July. "I'll be in charge of my future and my..." April 18

  • Lakers end season finale with 113-100 victory over Spurs

    Silver Screen And Roll "It's all over. The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 2013-2014 season with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, their record at 27-55 after another grueling season. What goes up must come down, or in this case, what's already down must be put down mercifully. Goodbye '13-14 Lakers. We'll..." April 17

  • Kobe to begin program next week

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Bryant has been ramping up his activity..." April 17

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    No Nash or Kaman tonight, per D'Antoni.

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    Kobe Bryant @kobebryant

    S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia Next Season will be epic #blackout #bussfam

  • Despite victory, D'Antoni won't win fans

    ESPN Los Angeles "After he has already coached the Los Angeles Lakers through their worst season in the 66-year history of the franchise, you have to believe Mike D’Antoni wasn’t searching for another way to tick off fans Monday. Intentional or not, there was more to D’Antoni’s accomplishment of snapping a..." April 15

  • John Calipari says " I wouldn't take Lakers job if offered"

    Lakers Nation "University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been in the news quite a bit as of late following a rumor surfacing he’d be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The timing of the rumor was strange to say the least with Kentucky heading into the national championship game against the..." April 15

  • Lakers’ 119-104 win over Utah snaps seven-game losing streak

    L.A. Daily News "Through the acrobatic shots and colorful celebrations, Nick Young’s high-volume shooting still made the Lakers occasionally cringe. Sometimes it came at the expense of a balanced offense. But in this case, Young’s prolific scoring also may have cost the Lakers a top draft pick. The Lakers’..." April 15

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Quick update: Kent Bazemore is having surgery on his right foot on Wednesday. He got hurt vs. LAC last week.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Gasol told us on @TWCSportsNet that he's excited to speak w/multiple teams when free agency hits. That includes LAL, but his mind is open.

  • Grizzlies pull away from Lakers 102-90

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Lakers gave out gas cards, fast-food coupons and casino getaways on fan appreciation night. They couldn't give their fans a victory, much like the rest of the season. The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win to help stay in playoff contention and got it, 102-90, Sunday at Staples..." April 14

  • What's next for Lakers, Celtics, Knicks?

    USA Today "As NBA projects go, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are at different stages of their respective rebuilds. The Knicks won 54 games last season and didn't see this sort of freefall coming, so owner James Dolan whipped out his checkbook and gave the legendary Phil..." April 13

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    As expected, no Gasol, Nash or Kaman tonight vs. Memphis. Henry, Bazemore & Bryant have already been ruled out for the season, of course.

  • Nick Young: No benefit in tanking "The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last nine games, including six in a row as they limp toward the finish line of their forgettable 2013-14 campaign. And there's a group of Lakers fans hoping that losing streak extends to nine straight with three games remaining in the regular..." April 13

  • Jodie Meeks is one bright spot in a gloomy Lakers season

    Los Angeles Times "Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since moving to Los Angeles was the story of someone who shall inherit the earth. Or at least a really nice pay raise. Jodie Meeks has been the Lakers' most consistent player, managing to avoid serious injury and continually putting in an..." April 13

  • Warriors beat Lakers, clinch playoff berth

    Oakland Tribune "Warriors coach Mark Jackson received a handshake from co-owner Joe Lacob, and the two embraced after the final buzzer made it official. The Warriors are headed back to the playoffs, clinching a berth with a 112-95 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday that gave Golden State cause for at..." April 12

  • Lakers' Xavier Henry has surgery on wrist and knee "Lakers guard Xavier Henry is done for the rest of the season after having surgeries to repair issues in his wrist and knee. Henry hasn't played since March 28, and before that was out almost two months. He'll have a procedure done to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist (shooting hand) and..." April 11

  • Kupchak says Kobe Bryant will not be consulted about Mike D'Antoni "In a wide-ranging interview with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, who the Lakers reportedly signed to an extension earlier this week, USA Today asked about the role Kobe Bryant will have in the decision making process about whether to retain Mike D'Antoni as coach or not. Q: Will he factor in on the..." April 10

  • Nick Young “very confident” he will reach agreement to stay with Lakers

    Inside Socal "A hefty offseason project awaits the Lakers, but it appears they may one measure of clarity surrounding at least one roster spot. Lakers forward Nick Young said that he’s “very confident” that he will stay with the Lakers even though he plans to opt out of his $1.22 million option. “I think..." April 10

  • Rockets run wild in rout of Lakers

    Houston Chronicle "The Lakers celebrated Steve Nash’s career, about all that was left to celebrate in their long, lost season. The Rockets just celebrated. Nash moved to third in NBA history for career assists. The Rockets spent nearly every minute that followed pouring it on, scoring more points than any team..." April 09

  • Lakers extend Mitch Kupchak deal

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a multiyear extension with general manager Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers, in response to an report earlier Tuesday night, confirmed the new deal for Kupchak to reporters late in the fourth quarter of a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets. Kupchak..." April 09

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Pau tells it's "unlikely" he plays again this season, adding "but I want to." Still undergoing daily evaluation

  • 14d
    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Nash said he felt a "bite" in his hamstring. Thinks the setback will likely end his season.

  • Mike D’Antoni on his future with Lakers: ‘It’s not for me to decide’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers have many decisions to make this summer, once one of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise has finally reached its merciful conclusion. One of the more interesting ones comes at the head coaching position, where Mike D’Antoni currently sits. No head coach would have..." April 08

  • D'Antoni felt sorry for Calipari amid rumor

    ESPN Los Angeles "After hearing the rumor Monday night that John Calipari would be replacing him on the Los Angeles Lakers' sideline next season, Mike D'Antoni actually felt sympathy for the Kentucky coach. "You deal with it, and I hate it for John more than anybody because that puts an undue pressure on..." April 08

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Injury update: Gasol (vertigo) and Kaman (calf) are out Tues. Nash and Farmar are questionable, though Farmar told me last week he’ll play.

  • 16d
    Chris Dufresne @DufresneLATimes

    Lakers are refuting Calipari to Lakers story put out by Rex Chapman before NCAA tip: GM Mitch Kupchak says "rumor is untrue"

  • 16d
    Tim Sullivan @TimSullivan714

    Rex Chapman tweets that John Calipari to #Lakers is a done deal. No confirmation. Still, if so, who should be #Kentucky's next coach? #BBN

  • 16d
    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Kent Bazemore out the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his foot. Maybe Lakers should just forfeit the final few games.

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    .@XavierHenry will have surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist as well as arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin lead Clippers to 120-97 victory over Lakers

    L.A. Daily News "Mike D’Antoni is coach of one of the worst Lakers teams in franchise history. That doesn’t mean he’s not smart enough to know which Clippers players he has to fear most. “They have a lot of weapons and obviously (Chris) Paul spearheads the whole thing,” D’Antoni said ahead of Sunday’s game with..." April 07

  • Report: Pau Gasol’s options in free agency would include Bulls, Cavaliers, Bobcats, Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol has had a few rough seasons in Los Angeles, with the current one being by far the toughest of all. Not only has Gasol endured being a part of one of the worst Lakers teams in the history of the storied franchise, but injuries and clashes with his head coach have limited his..." April 06

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young "looked ok" at today's practice & is expected to play vs. LAC according to coach D'Antoni. Gasol & Nash are out for Sunday.

  • 'Off-the-charts' Dirk and 'perfect' Brandan Wright fuel Mavs sweep of Lakers

    Dallas Morning News "This is where aspiring actors come to make it big. Most of them are never heard from again. And then there are the Mavericks, who came to LA as wannabe playoff participants. They passed the audition. Big time. A well-timed hot offensive streak fueled the Mavericks to a 107-95 victory..." April 05

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Steve Nash says that tonight vs. DAL will likely be the last game he plays this season.

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Nick Young expected to test free agency "While Swaggy P bathes in the attention of the uncertainty, Nick Young has made up his mind to opt out of his contract with the Lakers and become a free agent this summer, he strongly indicated to Holding off on a definitive statement, Young made it clear Wednesday after the Lakers lost..." April 03

  • Bollywood beats Hollywood as Ray McCallum has yet another big game in 107-102 victory

    Sactown Royalty "It was a fun night of basketball at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night as the Kings beat the Lakers for the first and only time this season in what was dubbed "Bollywood Night". The arena was brightly decorated with multicolored shirts, Indian music and dancing occurred throughout and Rudy Gay..." April 03

  • Jordan Hill has no interest returning to the Lakers with same role

    Inside Socal "Through all the missed defensive rotations, the absent rim protection and a missing source of energy, Jordan Hill sat on the bench without any chance to fill those needs. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni gave Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol a chance to start together in the team’s 124-112 loss Tuesday to..." April 02

  • Lakers announce agreement to purchase site for future practice facility

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers announced an agreement to purchase land to build a new training facility, one that won’t be far at all from where the team currently practices in El Segundo. From the official release: The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that they have entered into an agreement with CDC Mar..." April 02