Posted December 14, 2011 on
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The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free-agent forward Josh McRoberts to a two-year contract.
The Lakers announced the deal Wednesday with McRoberts, a four-year NBA veteran who spent the past three seasons with the Indiana Pacers.
The Duke product averaged career highs of 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while starting 51 games for Indiana last season.
The 6-foot-10 McRoberts could get playing time early with the Lakers, who traded Lamar Odom to Dallas last weekend after the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year got angry about Los Angeles' attempts to deal him for New Orleans point guard Chris Paul.
Andrew Bynum will miss the first five games of the regular season under suspension, and backup forward Derrick Caracter had surgery Wednesday on torn cartilage in his left knee.
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The Los Angeles Lakers were left with a big void in front court depth when the team dealt versatile forward and reigning sixth man of the year Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Apparently the Lakers are moving quickly to address that void and will sign free agent forward Josh McRoberts to a two year, [...]
The Lakers were hit with a two-by-four of bad news Wednesday, Chris Paul heading to the Clippers and Dwight Howard heading nowhere.
The Lakers were privately fuming Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of their front office, when Paul, the New Orleans point guard, ended up in Los Angeles six days after the NBA vetoed the Lakers' trade for him.
Lakers General Manager...
The Lakers would like to build a trade around Pau Gasol but will need a third team to help facilitate a trade with the Hornets.
The Clippers' trade for Chris Paul may not make them better than the Lakers but it certainly makes them more interesting.The Clippers now have put pressure on the Lakers, and how funny a sentence is that?
From ESPN LA... looks like the Lakers needed to find another impact player since Chris Paul got traded to the Clippers and Dwight Howard is off the trade market for the time being (sarcasm).
The Los Angeles Lakers worked out free agent forward Troy Murphy
on Wednesday evening as the team continues to try to add roster depth
while only being able to offer the veteran's minimum...
The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Josh McRoberts on Wednesday.