Los Angeles Times "One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash? "I don't know," the injury-riddled point guard said several hours before Kobe Bryant played against Toronto. "I had three good days of practice and I could play right now, but we don't really..." December 09
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant returned to action on Sunday night, eight months after tearing his left Achilles' tendon, but the Lakers struggled in a 106-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Raptors power forward Amir Johnson had a huge night, scoring 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds. Bryant..." December 09
CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is back. But the question now is, will Kobe Bryant be back? At age 35 coming off a devastating injury, can Bryant return to the level he's played at the last 15 years? Can he be one of the league's best players again? Mike D'Antoni is confident. "He'll be a dominant player,"..." December 07
Los Angeles Times "The Lakers were a mess defensively for three quarters. The fourth was a completely different story as the Lakers held the Sacramento Kings to 10 points in until Ben McLemore's meaningless three-pointer with 6.9 seconds left in the game. DeMarcus Cousins hit a free throw with 3:35 left in the..." December 07
Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant’s jersey has faced snow, rain and wind. Yet, it’s endured. That’s the lesson I took from the above video, which Kobe posted to Facebook today. Oh, and that Kobe will return Sunday against the Raptors. I guess he’s been through a lot, too. Sunday will mark just 240 days since..." December 06
Steve Nash said he hasn't determined when he'll return. D'Antoni think it's "doubtful" he plays Sunday vs. Toronto
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant continues to hone in his aim toward a return date after spending nearly eight months sidelined following Achilles surgery. The Los Angeles Lakers' home game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday is his latest target. "I'm trying," Bryant said after practice Thursday when asked..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Mike D’Antoni said @kobebryant seems to have responded well to practice yesterday and will practice in full again today.
Gasol on his ankle: “Still a little sore but it’s good to know that it’s just a sprain. Good news, now I can push through it.”
ShamSports.com "After getting a new two-year deal with Kobe Bryant a few days ago, the Lakers are thinking in which players can help them in their future. With the departure of Dwight Howard and Kobe’s injury, it’s not a secret that the Lakers are not one of the top teams for this season. According to..." December 03
What did @kobebryant do today, D’Antoni? “Everything … he looked good.”
Steve Nash said it's "very unlikely" he will play Fri vs. Sac. Nash practiced for 10 minutes today, plans to practice 15 tomorrow
ESPN.com "It was a challenging question posed to Dwyane Wade. When he faces free agency next summer, which will it be? The Kobe Bryant-style deal or the Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan-style deal? For the Miami Heat and perhaps even for the balance of power in the league, his choice could make a big..." December 03
Lakers recall Ryan Kelly back from the D-Fenders
Lakers recall Ryan Kelly back from the D-Fenders
Confirmed what @Mike_Bresnahan initially reported that Steve Blake has hyper-extended right elbow.
Jordan Farmar has a left hamstring strain and won’t return tonight.
ESPN Los Angeles "Lakers center Pau Gasol plans to undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle, the big man said after the Lakers' 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. The Lakers have a scheduled off day Monday with their next game not coming until Friday in Sacramento but Gasol said he will use..." December 02
Injury Update: @paugasol's MRI confirmed that he has a mild sprain of his right ankle.
Jordan Farmar had an ultrasound today that shows a tear in his left hamstring. He's expected to be out for a month
CSN Northwest "It appeared this game would be a blowout being that the Portland Trail Blazers started off steamrolling the Los Angeles Lakers by going up 19-2 in the game’s first six minutes. The Lakers (9-9) fought back to make it interesting but the Trail Blazers (14-3) continued its winning was on their..." December 02
Pro Basketball Talk "Nick Young has historically had an offensive-minded, streaky game as a shooter that made him a logical choice to play in Mike D’Antoni’s system, especially on a contract near the veteran’s minimum salary for two years at most. But his play with the Lakers has been surprisingly consistent to..." December 01
D'Antoni thinks Steve Nash will take part in Lakers practice Tuesday. Not entirely sure, though.
Pau Gasol didn’t practice due to a right ankle sprain (plus a mild issue on his left hand) but is probable to play tomorrow. He’s fine.
Jordan Hill said he has left ankle sprain but believes he can play Sunday
Mike D'Antoni says Lakers plan to touch base w/ Steve Nash tomorrow on how his week of rehab went. Hope is for him to practice this week
SB Nation "Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant could complete his recovery from Achilles surgery and return to the court next Friday against the Sacramento Kings, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday he wouldn't rule out the possibility of his star player..." November 30
Mike D’Antoni said @kobebryant went through the whole practice, but they didn’t do much. Mostly 5-on-0 drills. He will not play tomorrow.
Silver Screen And Roll "The Lakers came back in the fourth quarter, capped off with some swagtastic heroics. The Los Angeles Lakers came back from behind in a 106-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons and picked up a win they had no business being in. The Pistons dominated the glass and the paint, but some late game..." November 30
OFFICIAL: The Lakers have waived Elias Harris. The roster now stands at 14 players.
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
L.A. Daily News "During this time of Thanksgiving, the Lakers no longer can express gratitude about recent NBA championships. But the Lakers can count their blessings on how backup point guard Jordan Farmar has stuffed the box score, making his $1 million signing to return in his second stint here a far better..." November 29
Los Angeles Times "The Lakers lost a lead and almost the game. Happens all the time in the NBA. But losing a 27-point lead? And successfully scurrying to win after the fact in the final minutes? That's hard to do. The Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets, 99-94, after holding a 48-21 edge in the second quarter..." November 28
New York Post "Kobe Bryant said his contract extension hasn’t hindered the Lakers’ ability to do “something special’’ this summer as they look to reload — potentially stealing Carmelo Anthony from the Big Apple. Bryant, who signed a two-year contract extension Monday, shouted down the naysayers who believe..." November 27
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant was all smiles during his news conference a day after receiving a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. Who can blame him? Bryant acknowledged this was "probably" his last contract but became serious while defending the Lakers' decision to give him the extension without..." November 27
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Yahoo! Sports "For 24 hours, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant listened to the residue of culture created out of the genius of commissioner David Stern and his owners. Between the incompetence of Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and an indifferent and uninformed union membership, the NBA..." November 27
Kobe on return "a lot closer" "soon" - but "probably weeks" not days away
Washington Post "Bradley Beal wasn’t ready to start wearing designer suits on the sideline so early in the season and after a relatively successful week, the Washington Wizards weren’t necessarily prepared to have to start regrouping in the absence of their leading scorer. But after a rookie season in which he..." November 27
Yahoo! Sports "Between his signature on a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension and a cross-country flight to the East Coast on Monday, Kobe Bryant was left befuddled and bemused by those who declared him greedy and uncaring about chasing championships. "This was easy," Bryant told Yahoo Sports on Monday..." November 26
Can confirm that Kobe Bryant's two-year extension is for two years and $48 million. ESPN reported first.
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year extension with the Lakers. "This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday in a statement. "We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and..." November 25
L.A. Daily News "The visual objects make the Lakers’ standard pretty clear. The banners at Staples Center and the trophies seen through the window at the team’s practice facility illustrate what’s driven this franchise toward 16 NBA championships. But in a season with diminished expectations, the Lakers reached..." November 25
Silver Screen And Roll "Whether the Lakers are hitting 57 wins or are on pace to nab just 34, the sentiment seems to be the same: trade Pau Gasol. As we sit in the midst of what will arguably be the worst season in a decade, it's somewhat befuddling to see just how loudly the Lakers fan base has clamored for the team..." November 24
Kobe returned to practice Saturday, but it was all non-contact running and shooting