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Veteran guard Derek Fisher is eligible to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in the event that the team wants him back. NBA officials verified that the Lakers could re-sign the 38-year-old Fisher without a waiting period, ESPN.com reported. It was reported previously that Fisher could not return to the Lakers until next March because of a one-year waiting period after the Lakers traded him to Houston. But the Rockets bought out Fisher before he could invoke a contract option for this season and that means he's eligible for free agency on July 1. Fisher finished last season with Oklahoma City, which reached the NBA Finals. The Lakers apparently are interested in listening to trade offers for Chris Duhon or Steve Blake.
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I've seen some pretty interesting postgame interviews over the years but this one from Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol might be all-timer.Gasol was being asked a question about Lakers rookie center Robert Sacre and he answered it.The most interesting part however was that Gasol didn't realize that Sacre was sitting right next to him:
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Jason WhitneyKobe Bryant will never be known for his shot blocking, or LeBron-like blocks from behind in transition. However, Bryant showed he still has some spring left in those old legs of his as he swatted Gordon Hayward off the backboard. Hayward looked a bit shocked as Kobe went up and blocked his lay-up attempt. To make matter worse for Gordon, the ball hit him in the shoulder...
Derek Fisher is free to sign with the Lakers due to a wrinkle in the new CBA.
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The Lakers currently have four point guards on their depth chart, with Steve Blake, Chris Duhon and Darius Morris backing up Steve Nash.
Steve Nash was offered a three-year, $36 million contract from the Raptors, which was considerably more money than what he eventually received from the Lakers.
The Lakers were able to turn a series of cost-saving trades into the acquisitions of Steve Nash, Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre and Darius Morris.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 13 points, Al Jefferson added 12 and the Utah Jazz easily overcame Kobe Bryant's 23-point third quarter for a 114-80 victory over the winless Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Bryant finished with 31 points, while Jodie Meeks added 12 points on four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, who rested Pau...
Despite voyaging to Germany last month to undergo the identical non-surgical knee treatment that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez have had done in recent years, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins said yesterday that center Andrew Bynum needs … Continue reading →
As the NBA preseason rolls on, the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Utah Jazz and it appeared that Lakers star Kobe Bryant was already in mid-season form.
Watch as he rejects Utah forward Gordon Hayward like it was nothing:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Andy Rautins scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 120-98 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.
The Thunder played at the Chesapeake Energy Arena for the first time since losing in the NBA Finals, but did so without starters Kendrick Perkins (left wrist surgery) and Thabo Sefolosha...
Gordon Hayward scored 13 points, Al Jefferson added 12 and the Utah Jazz easily overcame Kobe Bryant's 23-point third quarter for a 114-80 victory over the winless Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Bryant finished with 31 points, while Jodie Meeks added 12 points on four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, who rested Pau Gasol and kept Dwight...
Steve Nash is no longer a member of the Phoenix Suns, and yet, inexplicably, the Suns have decided to continue fielding a team.
Actually, we all knew it would come to this someday. We knew the Suns existed before Nash. We kind of figured they might after Nash, too.
That time has arrived. And hey, it could be considerably more grim. In fact, some people might tell you the fact Nash...
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