Found March 16, 2012 on RealGM:
The Lakers were minutes away from acquiring Michael Beasley, but Minnesota owner Glen Taylor blocked an agreed upon three-team trade before the deadline.

Lakers recall Darius Morris from D-Fenders

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have recalled guard Darius Morris from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Morris was assigned to the D-Fenders on March 7th and played in one game with the team, helping defeat the Dakota Wizards 99-98 on March 10th. In 28 minutes, Morris totaled a team-high 21 points...

Ricky Rubio surgery date set for Wednesday

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has been scheduled for reconstructive surgery on his injured left knee. The Timberwolves announced Friday that Rubio's operation will take place next Wednesday in Vail, Colo., with Dr. Richard Steadman. Rubio tore his anterior cruciate ligament last week with 16 seconds left in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers and will not...

Knee surgery scheduled for Wolves' Rubio

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves announced Friday that rookie point guard Ricky Rubio will undergo reconstruction surgery on his torn left ACL on Wednesday. Dr. Richard Steadman of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., will perform the surgery. Steadman's practice is limited to arthroscopic and open knee surgery. Rubio injured his knee with 16 seconds remaining in the Timberwolves...

Lakers gamble chemistry in Derek Fisher trade

Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers together in 1996. They've been in the same backcourt for most of the ensuing 16 seasons, winning five NBA titles during their intertwined careers. Fisher's departure Thursday for Houston and Ramon Sessions' arrival from Cleveland made the Lakers younger and faster at point guard, their weakest position. The...

Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love Boat (parody video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t given their fans much to smile about over the years, and the NBA itself isn’t really a primary inspiration for laughter. The Minnesota Timbertrolls, the folks behind such wonderful Minnesota Timberwolves-based parodies: like the Family Matters intro mash-up, the “Dancing Timberwolves” video and the photoshopped animated GIF riffing on the...

Lakers trade Luke Walton and draft pick to Cavaliers

We’ve got another NBA trade to report breaking at this hour. The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent Ramon Sessions & Christian Eyenga to the Los Angeles Lakers for Luke Walton and the Lakers 2012 first round draft pick. The Lake show also gets the right to swap 2013 1st round picks with the Miami Heat. The biggest significance of this deal? It’s a salary dump for L.A. Lakers...

Get Real

For Laker fans everywhere, today was supposed to feel like Christmas. They were supposed to finally land Dwight Howard, a young PG and a Red Ryder BB Gun. At first, everything seemed to be going well. The Lakers traded away Luke Walton and the contract from Hell to the Cavs along with a first pick for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. A great move, given that this...

Sessions Understands Role Will Be To Facilitate For Bynum, Gasol, Kobe

Ramon Sessions acknowledged the contributions of Derek Fisher with the Lakers during his arrival to the franchise.

Lakers, Wolves, Blazers On Verge Of Beasley, Crawford, Blake Trade

The Lakers may include a first round draft pick to the Blazers.

Timberwolves-Kings Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to pick up the pace if they want to stick around in the Western Conference playoff race. While the Sacramento Kings have a ways to go to get back in the mix, they looked nothing like one of the weaker teams in the league their last time out. Hoping to avoid a fifth loss in six games, the Timberwolves continue a seven-game road swing Sunday night...
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