Lakers Rumors & News

  • 'Drew' legend Young looks forward to season "Nick Young's popularity around the NBA has grown thanks in part to his self-appointed "Swaggy P" nickname. But long before that handle became synonymous with Young's high-scoring, light-hearted exploits, he has been known as "I Am Legend" at The Drew League, a summer basketball league in Los..." July 28

  • Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season' "At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in..." July 28

  • Byron Scott: Lakers' legacy is key "Byron Scott had to wait nearly three months to learn the Los Angeles Lakers had chosen him to be their next head coach. Then he had to wait a little bit longer for the team to officially announce him as head coach while "we work through some little details" after he and the team agreed in..." July 28

  • Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA..." July 28

  • Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in February when Steve Nash was pushing himself in workouts to try to get back on the court, he talked about the stretch provision motivating him to do so. It’s a tool provided by the collective bargaining agreement that teams can use to get out from under heavy-handed contracts, and it..." July 27

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.

  • Byron Scott, Lakers deal still being negotiated

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers continued to negotiate with Byron Scott to be their coach but had not reached an official agreement as of Saturday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers were quick to downplay an report that they had given Scott a four-year, $17-million deal..." July 27

  • Scott gets 4 years, $17M from Lakers "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach. Sources told ESPN that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Lakers, who hold a team option on the final year of the deal. Scott confirmed the agreement to KCBS-TV on Saturday..." July 27

  • Carlos Boozer bullish on Lakers "Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is still surprised his team was able to acquire Carlos Boozer. "Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest bid and we were awarded Carlos," Kupchak said Friday during Boozer's introductory news conference. "Not for a..." July 26

  • Lakers offer Byron Scott head-coaching job "The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head-coaching job to Byron Scott, per ESPN's Chris Broussard: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to league sources. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. The Lakers made Scott a..." July 26

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations.

  • Return of Linsanity? Jeremy Lin wearing No. 17 for Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin wore No. 7 as a rookie with the Warriors, and he wore No. 7 during his most-recent underwhelming seasons with the Rockets. Between, he donned No. 17 for the Knicks while capturing everyone’s imagination during Linsanity. The Lakers hope that magic returns, and they’re giving him..." July 24

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    .@jlin7: "I’m just really excited to be part of this organization. For me I’m viewing it as a fresh start, back in the state of California."

  • Lakers dispute theory they are waiting on Doc Rivers’ potential availability

    Inside Socal "Amid all the unanswered questions who the Lakers will hire as their next head coach and when, two team sources strongly disputed that any delay stems from waiting out to see if Clippers coach Doc Rivers will become available because of embattled owner Donald Sterling prolonging a costly litigation..." July 24

  • Ed Davis Excited for Fresh Start on Lakers

    Basketball Insiders "Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers finalized what may go down as one of the best signings of the 2014 offseason. The Lakers inked Ed Davis to a two-year contract worth $2 million, with a player option in year two, which is already being regarded as one of the summer’s biggest free agency..." July 23

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@otts_thoughts: why is it taking the Lakers so long to name a coach? ---> surely working on length and amount of contract.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award..." July 21

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers officially sign Nick Young to four-year, $21.5 million deal

  • Lakers considered making a bid for restricted free agent Eric Bledoe

    Pro Basketball Talk "Eric Bledsoe remains the most attractive free agent still available, but the combination of his restricted status with the Suns and his desire to secure a max contract have scared teams away from coming at him hard with a realistic offer sheet. Phoenix has said repeatedly that the team will..." July 21

  • Kobe reveals he’s ‘afraid’ of post-basketball life

    USA Today "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is gearing up for his 19th season in the NBA, and at the age of 35, he’s starting to brace himself for what comes after his playing career is over. Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers (set to pay him 48.5 million), but only played six games..." July 21

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Bucks will be clamining Kendall Marshall off waivers as soon as possible, foiling Lakers' plans of re-signing @KButter5

  • Pau Gasol: Kobe Bryant understood

    ESPN Los Angeles "Pau Gasol officially said goodbye to 6½ years with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as he was welcomed to the Chicago Bulls during his introductory news conference. But before he could totally turn the page, Gasol reflected on what it was like to bid farewell to one certain former Lakers..." July 20

  • Kobe Bryant is documentary subject

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant says he's "scared'' about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports. Bryant turns 36 next month and is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years. He was limited to just six..." July 20

  • Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday

    Rotoworld "Assistant coach Mark Madsen was happy with how Julius Randle performed on Friday. "When Julius catches the basketball at the elbow or at the mid-post, all the other players on the court are like a swarm of bees," Madsen said. "He's letting everything develop and Julius is finding [the open..." July 19

  • Kobe on Lakers’ offseason: “I’m happy with the effort”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers met with LeBron James’ agent, which is as much as any team did save the only place the game’s best player was going to go if he wasn’t staying in Miami. The Lakers missed on that one. The Lakers got a meeting with Carmelo Anthony, offered a max contact and got him to seriously..." July 19

  • Lakers to bring back Ryan Kelly

    Inside Socal "In what marks one of the few final moves during free agency, Ryan Kelly agreed to a deal to return to the Lakers, according to a league source familiar with the situation. The terms were not readily available, but it was likely either a one or two-year deal. The Lakers expected they would bring..." July 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Lakers waiving guard Kendall Marshall, but have interest in bringing him back on a new deal if he clears waivers, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Lakers sign Wesley Johnson to 1 year, $1 million deal

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • Sources: Lakers nearing agreement with Xavier Henry

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent guard Xavier Henry is nearing agreement on a one-year, $1 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Henry, 23, played well for the Lakers before surgery for a torn ligament in his left wrist cut his season short in April. Henry..." July 18

  • Sources: Lakers acquire Boozer off waivers

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Carlos Boozer on amnesty waivers, sources told Boozer was released by the Chicago Bulls earlier this week, and teams with cap space could make a bid on a portion of his $16.8 million contract. The Lakers won the Boozer auction with a blind bid..." July 17

  • Sources: Lakers signing Ed Davis to two-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Ed Davis reached agreement on a two-year, $2 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Davis will hold the option on his 2015-16 contract, a source said. Davis has the chance to earn considerable minutes with the Lakers, who also drafted..." July 17

  • Sources: Lakers to interview Scott 3rd time

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Byron Scott for a third interview on Wednesday as they attempt to fill their head coaching vacancy, sources told's Ramona Shelburne. On Monday, the Lakers said they expected to hire a coach in the next week or two, but they do not consider the..." July 16

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss will meet w/ Byron Scott again tomorrow, according to sources.

  • Gasol says 'instinct told me' to sign with Bulls

    ESPN Los Angeles "Recent free agent Pau Gasol says signing with the Chicago Bulls over NBA champion San Antonio or Oklahoma City came down to a gut decision. Gasol said Tuesday that, after speaking with Bulls players Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, "instinct told me to pick Chicago." The 7-foot Spanish forward..." July 15

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Lakers sign first-rounder Julius Randle

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers fans had to wait out free agency for a max contract-level talent that never came, but the wait to see the franchise’s highest draft pick in 30 years in action is over. The Lakers signed No. 7 pick Julius Randle to his rookie contract Sunday afternoon approximately an hour..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent forward Pau Gasol is finalizing a three-year, $22M-plus contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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    Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher

    Julius Randle said he WILL PLAY today.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    LAL just announced the acquisition of Jeremy Lin + first and second round picks in 2015 from HOU for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Bulls in the process of finalizing a free agent deal with Pau Gasol. Will not be a sign-and-trade with Lakers, sources told ESPN.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Mike Dunleavy Jr., isn't expected to be included in a proposed Lakers-Bulls sign-and-trade for Pau Gasol, league source tells Yahoo.

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lakers in 3-way talks that would send Pau to CHI + net them 1 or 2 picks. As of now, no players coming back to Lakers. 3rd team possibly HOU

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Lakers will delay official signing of Nick Young until AFTER Pau Gasol talks play out. Pau sign-and-trade must happen first

  • Nick Young agrees to 4-year, $21.5 million deal with Lakers "Free agent Nick Young has agreed to a four-year, $21.5 million deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers,'s Ken Berger reported. ESPN's Jeff Goodman first reported there was a deal. The shooting guard scored a career-high 17.9 points per game for the Lakers last season, shooting..." July 12

  • Lakers trade for Jeremy Lin

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Houston Rockets have traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, a league source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The Lakers were amenable to this deal, according to sources, because Lin is only under contract for one more season, thus preserving their cap..." July 12