Lakers Rumors & News

  • 28m
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash according to a league source.

  • Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lenendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said: “You are what your record says you are.” Kobe Bryant disagrees. Via Baxter Holmes of There are a lot of people who side with Kobe, at least about this Lakers team, which is 3-11 to start the season. A lot of die hards around the..." November 26

  • Lakers aim to get Kobe more rest in practices

    ESPN Los Angeles "Byron Scott said he wants to start resting Kobe Bryant more during practice days to preserve the Los Angeles Lakers star for games, where Scott would like to keep playing Bryant between 30 to 40 minutes. Scott, the Lakers coach, said Bryant did light shooting and little else during practice..." November 25

  • Report: Lakers forward Xavier Henry ruptured Achilles in practice

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is bad news, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Ouch. This is just not fair to Xavier Henry, who showed glimpses of promise in Mike D’Antoni’s system but has just never been able to stay healthy. He’s had a multiple major knee surgeries in his career, and coach Byron Scott..." November 24

  • Nuggets pull out ugly overtime victory over Lakers for forth straight

    Denver Post "Denver outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers, 101-94, in overtime here Sunday night in game where both teams could not find a rhythm at the offensive end. With the Nuggets desperate for anyone to make a basket, Danilo Gallinari drained a three-pointer with 1:28 left for a 94-90 lead that the Nuggets..." November 24

  • Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

    Los Angeles Times "Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates. Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27 on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. "I..." November 24

  • Byron Scott thinks Xavier Henry may never be the same player again

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lakers guard Xavier Henry has battled various injuries in his two-year tenure with the team, and his knee troubles have head coach Byron Scott wondering if he can ever be the same player again. From the Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Medina: “He’s not that explosive guy he used to be,”..." November 23

  • 2d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Jeremy Lin says his back is fine and will play tonight against Denver

  • 2d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Byron Scott considers Carlos Boozer questionable to play tonight vs. Denver bc of left shoulder. Ed Davis will start if Boozer can't go

  • Scott tired of Lakers' inconsistent, porous defense

    Orange County Register "It’s not as if Byron Scott is talking to a blank wall or empty room. But are any of the players listening when the Lakers coach stresses defense in team meetings? So far it doesn’t seem that way. Despite Scott’s constant pleas and lectures, the Lakers are giving up a league-high 112.5 points..." November 23

  • Bryant says he took large enough discount for Lakers to contend

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant wants the Lakers to contend for championships. Yes, even after he signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension that makes him the NBA’s highest-paid player, though a deal below his potential max salary. There are a few arguments here, and while they’re related, they’re..." November 23

  • 3d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Carlos Boozer has sore left shoulder and Jeremy Lin has a sore back. They did not practice for rest purposes. Injuries not expected serious

  • 3d
    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Byron gave Kobe today off: “He’s such a workaholic that sometimes it can hurt you more than help you. So I told him ‘I’ll see you Sunday.‘“

  • Bryant thinks players should pay attention to business side

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant basically threw NBA owners under the bus Friday and dared anyone to say anything about it. Bryant was asked about the pressure seemingly applied to the players by fans to take less money so a franchise can build a better team. The subject hit a raw nerve..." November 22

  • Lakers' Nick Young receives flop warning from NBA

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers guard/forward Nick Young received a flop warning from the NBA on Thursday. Young, who made his season debut Tuesday after a thumb injury, helped the Lakers to a 114-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks (5-5), just their second victory of the season. Young drew a foul on Atlanta's Kyle..." November 22

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • Lakers secure 98-92 win over Houston Rockets

    L.A. Daily News "Relief over a rare Lakers win has quickly morphed into signs they have solved some fundamental problems. The Lakers’ 98-92 victory on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets (9-3) at Toyota Center established a two-game winning streak, an accomplishment that merits some applause given the..." November 20

  • Lakers win 114-109 over Hawks in Nick Young's return

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers won their second game of the season in a 114-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Nick Young's return went smoothly, and the Lakers held on late after Atlanta charged in the second half. The Hawks had a chance to tie the game and send it to overtime, but Pero Antic missed a..." November 19

  • Sources: Suns' Dragic free-agency to be 'open,' with Rockets, Lakers in pursuit

    Sporting News "In September, Suns point guard Goran Dragic told a reporter during the FIBA World Cup that it was his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and become a free agent — but that he would only do so with the intention of quickly re-signing with Phoenix. While that might..." November 19

  • Kobe Bryant surpasses 32,000 career point mark

    Los That Sports Blog "Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured a miserable season thus far but the star guard lifted some of the gloom by surpassing the 32,000-point mark during his team’s 114-109 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Bryant, who is fourth on the all-time NBA scoring list, notched 28..." November 19

  • Lakers’ Steve Nash intends to have presence around team soon

    L.A. Daily News "It took a few days to happen. But Steve Nash finally touched base with Lakers coach Byron Scott. Well, kind of. Scott reported Nash returned his phone call he made four days ago sometime on Monday afternoon, suggesting that he intends to have a presence around the Lakers soon despite nursing..." November 19

  • 7d
    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Tyrus Thomas' workout with the Los Angeles Lakers is on Thursday, according to sources.

  • Mavs' Cuban hopes the Lakers 'suck forever'

    ESPN Dallas "In a local radio interview Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't hold back when discussing the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, saying, "Personally, I just hope they suck forever." Cuban made his remarks about the 1-9 Lakers, who are off to their worst start in franchise history,..." November 18

  • Report: Klay Thompson would have entered 2010 NBA draft with a Lakers first-round promise

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2011, Klay Thompson left Washington State after three years. He impressed in workouts and worked his way up to No. 11 in the draft, where the Warriors took him. Three years later, the Lakers were reportedly interested in trading their No. 7 pick to get him. Instead, he stayed with Golden..." November 18

  • 7d
    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Byron Scott says Nick Young will play tonight vs. Atlanta.

  • 8d
    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Injury Update: @RyanKelly34′s examination revealed a tear of his right hamstring. He is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.

  • Lakers make Jack Nicholson absolutely miserable

    New York Post "You want the truth? Jack can’t handle the Lakers! (Son, we live in a world that has baskets, and those baskets have to be guarded by men with sneakers. Who’s gonna do it? Lin? You, Carlos Boozer? Kobe has a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Showtime and you..." November 17

  • Curry, Warriors crush Kobe, Lakers in LA

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors for the second consecutive night sized up their opponents and quickly blew them off the court. One night after a 25-point win over the Hornets in Oakland, the Warriors on Sunday went into Staples Center and executed a 136-115 demolition of the Lakers. Point guard Stephen Curry..." November 17

  • Kobe Bryant explains why he shoots so much: 'We can't just sit back and watch crime happen'

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-9 – the worst start in team history – but Kobe Bryant is still second in the league in scoring. The 36-year-old dropped 44 points on the Warriors Sunday on 15-of-34 shooting, bringing his field goal percentage to 37%. Bryant broke the NBA record for most missed field..." November 17

  • 9d
    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Kobe Bryant is not at morning shootaround. Should have an update in a bit from Byron on him

  • Kobe: I want another crack at Spurs

    ESPN Los Angeles "In the throes of a rebuilding season and surrounded by new teammates, Kobe Bryant wishes he had stability and continuity. He wishes his situation were like that of Tim Duncan and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs, who beat Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 93-80 Friday night at Staples Center,..." November 16

  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak unhappy with NBA's suspension of Ronnie Price

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers are down to three guards for Friday night's game against San Antonio at Staples Center. They're not thrilled about it. Lakers General Mitch Kupchak responded unhappily to the NBA's decision to suspend Ronnie Price for one game after he was called for a flagrant foul 2 in Wednesday's..." November 16

  • Lakers’ Kobe Bryant plays with illness in loss to Spurs

    L.A. Daily News "Kobe Bryant plopped down on a chair by his locker stall speaking with little energy and in muted tones. It turns out the Lakers’ star had far more pressing questions to answer than the Lakers’ 93-80 loss to San Antonio Spurs on Friday at Staples Center. Or why Bryant ended the game with a..." November 15

  • Duncan surpasses 25,000 points in Spurs win over Lakers

    San Antonio Express-News "It was only fitting that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on hand Friday at Staples Center to witness Tim Duncan’s latest milestone. Duncan, who compares so closely with the longevity and fundamental precision that made Abdul-Jabbar one of the game’s greatest players, scored his 25,000th career point in..." November 15

  • 10d
    Beto Duran @DuranSports

    Byron Scott called Steve Nash but hasnt received a return call. Does he expect to see Nash around team? "Don't know. I'd like to"

  • Kevin Love denies any interest in joining Lakers next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love denied a report he’s interested in joining the Lakers next season while poking fun at all the attention his handshake with Kyrie Irving has received. “Whatever we were doing with our hands was about as true as me going to the Lakers,” Love said Friday. “Going to the Lakers, I don’t..." November 15

  • Kobe Bryant admits he’s “jealous” of Tim Duncan’s stability in San Antonio

    L.A. Daily News "They would soon spend over the next decade competing for NBA championships. They would become arguably this generation’s best players at their respective positions. They would demonstrate how two players can share the same competitive drive despite having glaringly different personalities. But..." November 14

  • Byron Scott on D: 'It was just terrible'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott ripped his team for yet another lackluster defensive effort Wednesday, saying that he's not yet sure if their issues with stopping teams can even be repaired. "To be honest with you, most of the time, the things that we want to do, they haven't done," Scott..." November 13

  • Pelicans have few problems stopping Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, 109-102

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "At the final buzzer on Wednesday night, the scoreboard read: New Orleans Pelicans 109, Los Angeles Lakers 102. The final margin didn't come close to serving as a true indicator of what occurred before an announced sellout crowd at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans actually made easy..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Ronnie Price suspended for flagrant foul on Austin Rivers "The NBA has suspended Ronnie Price for one game without pay after the Lakers guard was ejected from Los Angeles' 109-102 road loss to New Orleans on Wednesday for delivering a flagrant foul to Pelicans guard Austin Rivers. Price will sit out the Lakers' Friday night home game against the Spurs...." November 13

  • Dad of Lakers' Ellington shot to death in car

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington has been granted an indefinite absence from the team after his father was shot and killed Sunday night in Philadelphia, the team said Tuesday before their game against the Grizzlies. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Ellington's father, who..." November 12

  • Kobe Bryant reveals the only missed shots he regrets

    SB Nation "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has never been shy about shooting the ball since starting his NBA career nearly two decades ago. He's a gunner, through and through, and it's why he'll go down in history as one of the most prolific scorers the league has ever seen. That proclivity to shoot..." November 12

  • Grizzlies Take Down Lakers 107-102

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Beno Udrih added 16 points on 8-11 shooting in only 14 minutes as the Grizzlies bench came alive for the first time this season. The Grizzlies never make winning look easy. Memphis lead by 17-points in the fourth quarter, but a late Los Angeles run gave the Lakers a chance to steal the game..." November 12

  • Kobe Bryant breaks record for most missed field goals in NBA history

    USA Today "Kobe Bryant made history on Tuesday night when he broke the NBA record for most missed field goals of all time. He tallied the 13,418th miss of his career during the fourth quarter against Memphis. Bryant broke Celtics legend John Havlicek’s old record of 13,417 career missed field..." November 12

  • Lakers Wayne Ellington's Takes Leave Of Absence After Murder Of His Father

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they have granted guard Wayne Ellington an indefinite leave of absence following the shooting death of his father on Sunday. The Lakers released a statement regarding the tragedy: Our players are upset for their friend and teammate...." November 12

  • 13d
    Bill Oram @billoram

    Nick Young could return to the floor as early as next week's road trip, Byron says

  • Report: Lakers will try to shop Steve Nash’s $9.7 million expiring contract. Good luck with that.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Under the old Collective Bargaining Agreement, expiring contracts had a real value, teams with them could dump them for young players, picks and things to help speed a rebuild (and give the team that took them on future flexibility). However, under the new CBA things are different — shorter..." November 12

  • Lakers consider Ryan Kelly as questionable to play vs. Memphis

    Inside Socal "Though forward Ryan Kelly has traveled with the Lakers on their two-game trip, coach Byron Scott considered his status as questionable to play in tonight’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies here at FedEx Forum. Kelly has sat out the past week because of tightness in his right hamstring, and..." November 11

  • Lakers’ Byron Scott defends Kobe Bryant’s shot selection

    Inside Socal "Lakers coach Byron Scott initially sounded annoyed. Kobe Bryant is on the verge of setting an NBA record for most missed shots in a career, and Scott hardly sounded thrilled with the implications that suggested he is a ball hog. Hence, why Scott politely cut off a reporter who brought up that..." November 11