Lakers Rumors & News

  • 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.

  • 8d
    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.

  • 9d
    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

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Source says Houston is sending its own 2015 first to Lakers in Lin deal.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent forward Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Kevin Bradbury tells Yahoo.

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    THIS JUST IN: Carmelo Anthony is deciding between Knicks & Bulls. Lakers are out. (via @stephenasmith)

  • Carmelo Anthony's decision not coming Friday "Carmelo Anthony will not announce where he will sign on the same day that LeBron James did, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. The dominoes are going to fall soon after James' decision, but it looks like Anthony isn't ready to announce anything yet. He is still considering the New York..." July 11

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Houston Rockets trying to trade Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers. Report now on @SportsCenter

  • Isaiah Thomas prefers Lakers, Mavericks or Suns

    SLAM Online "Sometimes, being good enough just doesn’t cut it, especially in the case of restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas. Despite numbers that put him in elite company in 2014, IT is still waiting for a deal to materialize. He thinks he knows why, too. Thomas’ averages of 20 points and 6..." July 11

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Los Angeles Lakers called Kent Bazemore again on Wednesday to reiterate that the team would like to re-sign him.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Spurs persistence on Pau Gasol keeping them a serious contender, inching closer to the Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Bulls Hope To Acquire Gasol In Sign-And-Trade For Boozer

    Real GM Basketball "Sources indicate that the Chicago Bulls hope to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Los Angeles Lakers involving Pau Gasol and the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer. The window to use the amnesty provision on Boozer officially started on Wednesday night. By trading Boozer in a deal for Gasol,..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    League source tells me the Thunder, once confident they had a legit chance at Pau, now consider it a long shot to land Gasol

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Spurs staying diligent on free agent Pau Gasol, but Bulls and Thunder -- with Lakers lurking -- lead the way, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Julius Randle relieved foot talk a thing of the past

    Fox Sports West "The right foot of Julius Randle was a huge topic of the discussion in the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft. Some doctors thought Randle needed surgery. Others thought he didn't. Randle had surgery to insert a screw into his broken right foot as a senior in high school. The chatter was..." July 07

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    In addition to Dallas & Lakers, Boston also showing interest in Lance Stephenson, source said

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    The Mavs, Cavs, Lakers and Heat are pursuing Wizards free agent Trevor Ariza, league sources say. Ariza seeking deal starting at $9-$11m.

  • Knicks 'confident' despite L.A.'s Melo push

    ESPN New York "The Lakers may have emerged as strong contenders in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard on Sunday that the Knicks “remain confident” in their chances of re-signing Anthony. Anthony spent Sunday mulling over his options. There was an unconfirmed rumor..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    After contemplating his options this weekend,free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week,a source said

  • Lakers and Mavericks interested in Lance Stephenson if they strike out on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony "Nearly a week after the Indiana Pacers offered talented but controversial guard Lance Stephenson a five-year, $44 million contract, the two sides remain far apart on a deal, according to sources close to the situation. Although his desire is to remain with the Pacers, a disappointed Stephenson..." July 07

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