Found December 06, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers certainly have been a lightning rod team of sorts for most of their history, but more so in this past offseason than at any other time in recent memory. Obviously, being dragged into the Dwight Howard saga--and eventually trading for the center-- along with trading for Steve Nash and firing head coach Mike Brown after just five games are just some of the more prevalent headlines surrounding Los Angeles so far in 2012. And that's not even taking into account the ridiculously poor start the NBA's next "dream team" has gotten off, situating them in just 3rd place in the Pacific Division, behind the in-state rival Warriors and Clippers.
As naturally comes with the territory when a super-hyped team plays well below expectations throughout the (almost) 1st quarter of the whole season, there has been significant gossip, media coverage, speculation, etc surrounding LA, even more so than in normal seasons. Granted, 9-10 isn't a "sky is...
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The Los Angeles Lakers are in turmoil. At least they seem that way. However, it's early in the season, the Lakers are just two games under .500, and there is hope on the horizon. They have trade options, and they have players who will eventually return from injury. Pau Gasol could net the Lakers what they need offensively if the team decides to move him. And Steve...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is expected to miss his third straight game with tendinitis in his knees.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said at the Lakers' shootaround that he hadn't received an official update from team doctors, but he took that to mean that Gasol is ''not ready yet'' for Friday night's game at Oklahoma City. D'Antoni says it '...
The Lakers are considering bringing Pau Gasol off the bench when he returns from knee tendinitis, according to a source.
Pau Gasol's trade value is dropping.
Earlier in the week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant called out teammate Pau Gasol and said that he needs to “put on his big boy pants.” Needless to say, the entire Lakers team has not played well, and it isn’t just Gasol that has had a hard time adjusting to all the new pieces and [...]
A couple of days ago, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was quoted by media members telling Pau Gasol to put on his "big boy pants".Well, it appears that Gasol and the Lakers forgot their "big boy pants" as they blew a 13-point lead in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.During the Houston radio telecast of the game, announcer Craig Ackerman celebrated...
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a slow start to the NBA season, and despite huge expectations from fans and critics, they have been a disappointment. Obviously, they have dealt with injuries with Steve Nash and Steve Blake, defensive issues, and Dwight Howard’s free throw problem, but the scapegoat for the time being has been Pau [...]The post Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves...
From Dwight Howard's missed free throws to folks crying for Pau Gasol to be shipped out of Los Angeles, The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show is back in full effect.The post Podcast: The Lakers (Literally) Cannot Trade Pau Gasol appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The Raptors would likely build a trade for Pau Gasol centered around Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon.
Source: Ignore any and all trade talk about Pau Gasol because the Lakers landed Steve Nash by promising him he would get to play with Gasol. Nash made it a prerequisite for passing on offers from Toronto and the Knicks that Pau would be around, the source said.
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The Lakers have been in the news lately for their bad play, and Kobe Bryant calling out Pau Gasol for playing bad, and saying "put on your big boy pants." Houston Rockets radio voice Craig Ackerman played that quote to his own advantage last night at the end of their game against the Lakers. The Rockets held on to beat the Lakers 107-105 and it wasn't without some...
The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers’ thinking.
The Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves have both recently tried to engage the Lakers in trade discussions for Gasol, sources told ESPN.com, but the Lakers continue...
A condition of Steve Nash signing with the Lakers was that they wouldn't trade Pau Gasol.
Last week I told you to buy low on Pau Gasol. I gave you a reasoned explanation why. I scoured his career averages, looked at his current season averages and concluded that the only real difference was his poor FG, lack of FGA attempts vis-a-vis his career FGA and points per game. Of course, a poorer FG and less FGA per translate to less points per game! Reasonable explanation like...
The Los Angeles Lakers badly need a victory Wednesday night considering the location of the final stop of this week's road trip.
The Lakers will try to avoid their second three-game skid and could again be without Pau Gasol as they take on the New Orleans Hornets.
Los Angeles (8-10) led by as many as 17 points and was still up 13 in the fourth quarter before falling 107-105...