Lakers Rumors & News

  • Report: Kevin Durant will not meet with Lakers

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant will reportedly not be meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers during his magical mystery free agency tour, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports. Really, if accurate, this shouldn’t be a shocking revelation. The Lakers, even if they do land their top target, Hassan Whiteside, aren’t..." June 29

  • Lakers On Why They Believe They Have A Chance With Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "According to reports Kevin Durant will schedule meetings with the Heat, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics, Warriors and of course the Thunder. See who’s missing? The Los Angeles Lakers. Once a prime time destination, Kevin Durant doesn’t even have a meeting scheduled with them and some people within the..." June 29

  • Kyrie Irving Talks About the Time He Challenged Kobe Bryant to a Game of 1-on-1 for $50K

    Complex "Do you remember the time a young Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1 back in 2012? Irving does! During a Team USA workout in Las Vegas, Irving—who had just been drafted by the Cavaliers—started talking trash to Kobe and told him that he could beat him in a game of 1-on-1...." June 29

  • Nick Young -- I Lost Iggy's Ring ... Let's Get that Insurance Money!

    TMZ "How do you LOSE a gaudy $500,000 diamond ring? Ask Nick Young ... The NBA star hit up The Nice Guy in WeHo Tuesday night -- along with his Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson -- when we asked what he did with the engagement ring he got back from Iggy Azalea. " June 29

  • Should the Lakers re-sign Jordan Clarkson?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, it's time to view the case of the..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • Should the Lakers pursue Bismack Biyombo?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. The Lakers desperately need a center, so..." June 28

  • Fake Hassan Whiteside DMs Suggest He's Going to Lakers, Twitter Loses It

    Complex "On Monday night, Twitter was briefly set aflame when it appeared that Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who is on the verge of being a free agent, had decided to sign with the Lakers. A series of DMs that appeared to be from Whiteside's account surfaced, saying that he would be "moving to the LA..." June 28

  • Report: Buss thought Lakers would sign LeBron, Durant, more

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have been in shambles since the legendary Jerry Buss passed away, and his son Jim is to blame for a lot of that. If Jim Buss stopped being so delusional, the Lakers might have an easier time of moving forward. A lengthy feature from Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • The Lakers are on the right track, but their job has just begun

    Silver Screen And Roll "Over the past few years, the Lakers organization has taken a large amount of criticism, some fair and some unfair. From both local and national writers alike, their approach in free agency, coaching hires, and general observations of potential organizational clashes have received skepticism. One..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Report: Mike Brown a 'strong contender' to join Warriors

    The Score "Having lost two prominent assistant coaches in the last two years, the Golden State Warriors have a sizable gap to fill on their coaching staff. One solution is former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the defensively-minded Brown is a strong contender to..." June 26

  • Shaq: My Fam's the Next Kardashians ... In a Good Way

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Lakers, Wizards won't get Kevin Durant meeting, Knicks might

    CBS Sports "The Kevin Durant free agency situation is evolving and coming into clarity quickly. On Friday night, word surfaced of the initial list of teams expected to meet with Durant, headlined by the hometown Thunder, Warriors and Spurs. On Saturday, USA Today's Sam Amick, who has covered Durant..." June 25

  • Lakers to aggressively pursue Hassan Whiteside in free agency

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside when NBA free agency starts, according to league sources. With rim protection and perimeter shooting ranking as the Lakers' foremost areas of concern heading into the open market, sources told that..." June 25

  • Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

    Sportsnaut "Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the..." June 23

  • Report: Kings heavily engaged in trade talks to land D’Angelo Russell

    ClutchPoints "Two former rivals in the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on tough times lately, and now they’re currently in talks to make a deal to help them potentially become playoff contenders once again. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Kings are “heavily engaged in trade talks”..." June 23

  • Lakers select Duke's Brandon Ingram with second-overall pick in NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers hoped to find a cornerstone of their future by selecting Brandon Ingram with the second pick in the NBA draft Thursday. Ingram is a reed-thin small forward who shot extremely well in his only season at Duke, making 80 three-pointers on 41% accuracy behind the arc. He averaged 17.3..." June 23

  • Nick Young dumped Iggy Azalea for baby mama, who is pregnant again

    Larry Brown Sports "It has widely been assumed that Iggy Azalea broke up with Nick Young because he cheated on her, but was it actually the Los Angeles Lakers swingman who called things off? According to some juicy gossip from, Young is the one who dumped Iggy. The report claims Swaggy P has..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Brandon Bass Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "JUNE 22: Bass has now officially opted out of his deal with the Lakers, making him a free agent on July 1st, tweets Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. JUNE 16: Brandon Bass will turn down his $3.135MM player option for next season with the Lakers and become an unrestricted free agent, the..." June 22

  • Lakers Plan On Selecting Brandon Ingram 2nd Overall

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers plan on selecting Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, barring a last minute blockbuster trade. The Lakers spent three hours huddled with new head coach Luke Walton on Tuesday night before signaling to multiple league sources that Ingram..." June 22

  • Nick Young reportedly trading car to Iggy Azalea for engagement ring

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are sorting out the details of their breakup, and it sounds like there could be some financial issues even though they were not married. According to TMZ, Iggy has agreed to give Young her engagement ring back if she gets to keep the 1962 Chevy Impala she got for the..." June 22

  • Mitch Kupchak told D’Angelo Russell not to worry about trade rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell grew accustomed to trade rumors much sooner than most other NBA players, as there was speculation throughout much of his rookie season last year that the Lakers point guard could be dealt. Should he be concerned now that the offseason is here? Apparently not. Russell said..." June 22

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Lakers can be great again, but rushing it would waste money and resources

    Sporting News "For the first time since 1995, the Lakers enter the NBA offseason without Kobe Bryant on their balance sheets. Bryant helped define the West Coast’s glamour team for two decades, but securing the No. 2 pick in the second consecutive NBA Draft allows them the chance to create the foundation for..." June 21

  • Report: Lakers would’ve targeted Brandon Ingram if they got No. 1 pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers will reportedly draft Ben Simmons No. 1 overall Thursday, which leaves consensus top-two prospect Brandon Ingram to the Lakers at No. 2. The Lakers say they’re just fine with that. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress: Ingram is the player the Lakers would have targeted at No. 1 had..." June 21

  • Iggy Azalea has Nick Young’s car towed, things tossed in driveway

    Larry Brown Sports "Iggy Azalea appears to be quite serious about ending her relationship with Nick Young. Just days after the two announced in very different ways that they have broken off their engagement, photos emerged that show some of Young’s personal belongings strewn about the driveway of the home the..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • D'Angelo Russell has the best advice for Ben Simmons in new commercial

    CBS Sports "It appears D'Angelo Russell has learned from his mistakes. He may relentlessly be referred to as a "snitch" on social media, but Russell is trying to change his image. The second team All-Rookie guard gained infamy in March after a video he shot, in which teammate Nick Young allegedly admits..." June 21

  • Jeanie Buss Says Phil Jackson Won’t Come Back

    Lake Show Life "Though she has been heavily criticized in the past during her media appearances on the Lakers behalf, Lakers president Jeanie Buss sat down with Sports Business Daily to talk about the state of the Lakers, her power in the organization, the possibility of New York Knicks president Phil Jackson..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Break Up One Year After Getting Engaged

    E News "Another Hollywood couple has called it quits. Iggy Azalea took to Instagram Sunday afternoon to give fans an update on her relationship with Nick Young. By the sounds of it, this pair is no longer together. "Unfortunately, although I love Nick and I have tried and tried to rebuild my trust..." June 20

  • Lakers may look to trade Russell for top 5 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell’s stay in Los Angeles may prove to be a short one. ESPN’s Chad Ford appeared on SportsCenter Saturday and said that there is a possibility the Lakers shop Russell to get a second pick in the top five of the NBA Draft. “While I still believe that it will be [Brandon] Ingram..." June 18

  • Brandon Bass to opt for free agency

    ESPN "Two months ago, there was a report claiming Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass had decided to decline his 2016-17 player option worth $3.13 million. Bass will indeed join the free agent market on July 1, per the Los Angeles Times. The deadline to pick up the option is June 21, so on June 22..." June 18

  • Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield Scheduled To Work Out For Lakers On Saturday

    Lakers Nation "Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers worked out Duke’s Brandon Ingram at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, and now they’ll bring in another player projected to be a high draft pick in Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. According to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters, Hield will workout for the..." June 17

  • Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Says ‘I Definitely Want To Stay In L.A.’

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers made a wise decision when they acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and used it to select Jordan Clarkson from Missouri. The unheralded young guard went on to win first-team all-rookie honors and acted as a silver lining for Lakers fans during a difficult..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Kevin Love

    Sportsnaut "There are no concrete suggestions that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be placing Kevin Love on the trade block this summer. However, we can read between the lines here. It’s rather obvious that Love is not that third building block for the Cavaliers. That’s been magnified during the NBA Finals,..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Metta World Peace Allegedly ‘Speaks Daily’ To The ‘Malice At The Palace’ Cup Thrower

    Dime Magazine "Stephen Jackson has become a regular on The Jump with Rachel Nichols, and the world is a better place for it. He has incredible stories, like the one he loves to tell about how, in the aftermath of the Malice at the Palace, then-Ron Artest turned to him in the locker room and asked him sincerely..." June 15

  • The Lakers reportedly don't want to trade Lou Williams

    Silver Screen And Roll "Lou Williams was one of the few players the Los Angeles Lakers could count on to score efficiently last season. Williams 58.4 percent was the second highest true-shooting percentage on the team behind only Brandon Bass (61.9 percent) last year, and the Lakers' offense was a full two points better..." June 14

  • Should the Lakers sign Dwight Howard?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we kick things off with a familiar..." June 14

  • A puzzling Celtics/Lakers trade scenario floated by ESPN

    Reds Army "ESPN’s Chad Ford is floating “5 game-changing NBA draft trades we’d like to see” and one of the scenarios involves the Celtics and rival Lakers: Lakers send: D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle to Boston Celtics send: Picks Nos. 3 and 16 along with Jonas Jerebko, R.J. Hunter and Jordan Mickey to..." June 14

  • Jesse Mermuys to leave Raptors 905 for Lakers

    Sportsnet "The first head coach in Raptors 905 history is leaving the team to join Luke Walton’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers, NBA analyst Dave Miller is reporting. The 35-year-old Mermuys joined the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season after spending four seasons as an..." June 13

  • Lakers 'not guaranteeing' who they'll take second

    Silver Screen And Roll "Almost ever since the outcome of the 2016 NBA Draft lottery determined the Los Angeles Lakers would select second overall, the consensus opinion and most current reporting have both been that the team will draft Brandon Ingram after the Philadelphia 76ers take Ben Simmons. Reports still suggest..." June 12

  • Magic steps down as Lakers honorary vice president

    Silver Screen And Roll "Have you ever seen one of Magic Johnson's tweets about who the Los Angeles Lakers should pursue in free agency and wondered "could this get the Lakers a tampering charge, since he is technically listed as one of the team's vice presidents?" Well, apparently the Lakers did too, because the team..." June 12

  • Khloé Kardashian Is Considering a Restraining Order Against Lamar Odom

    Jezebel "Khloé Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom for a second time in May, after the original proceedings were disrupted by Odom’s collapse in a Nevada brothel during an overdose. Khloé flew to his side to help him through his recovery, but things have devolved since. Khloé’s since been seen..." June 11