Found July 11, 2013 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
It is definitely “Peace Out,” for the Los Angeles Lakers, however could that apply to the entire Association? Reports from “USA Today,” Wednesday night revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers exercised their Amnesty Clause and waived veteran forward Metta World Peace. The “NBA Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest,” helped the Lakers win the second of back-to-back NBA Finals in his first season with the squad, as Los Angeles defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. By waving the veteran forward, it will knock $7.7 million off the team’s payroll, saving them $15 million in Luxury Taxes. The penalties for going over the NBA Salary Cap, became much harsher on July 1. The well-traveled player spent four seasons with the Lakers, he had a strong regular season, averaging 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, playing in 75 games while starting 66 of them. Unfortunately torn cartilage in his knee rendered him far less effective, after getting hurt in March. Los Angele...

Kobe Bryant: I won’t take a pay cut on next contract

Kobe Bryant believes he is one of the top players in the NBA, so he’s not about to give the Los Angeles Lakers a discount on his services, even if a pay cut would help the team. At least, that’s what he said on Wednesday. Bryant was asked by Lakers Nation’s Serena Winters about the [...]

Los Angeles Lakers must do the right thing

As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers roster moves in the aftermath of Dwight Howard choosing to join the Houston Rockets have been pedestrian. As currently constructed, the Lakers simply aren’t capable of outright signing marquee players. Though they aren’t franchise-changing additions, Chris Kaman and reportedly Jordan Farmar, should help stabilize a bench that failed to meet...

Nash on Howard: He didn't want to be a Laker

The Lakers season was a 'disaster', according to point guard Steve Nash, and that was before the Dwight Howard free-agency saga. Nash, speaking on the radio on Tuesday, said he felt Howard never wanted to be a Laker. "Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point...

Howard wanted Kobe amnestied?

Reports indicate that Dwight Howard expressed concern about Kobe Bryant's future with the Lakers, apparently even suggesting the team use its amnesty provision.

Metta World Peace goes on Twitter rant after being waived

The rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers opted to waive veteran forward Metta World Peace on Thursday after the team designated him as its amnesty player as allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The move was undoubtedly in an effort to help save the franchise some future cash.Naturally, the bold move was bound to draw a reaction from the outspoken World Peace, and the man formerly...

Kobe Bryant won't take pay cut

Typical selfish Kobe Bryant. Unlike other stars, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, and other aging players, Kobe Bryant said next summer he will not take a pay cut to help the Los Angeles Lakers improve their team. SBnation reports that the highest paid player in the NBA will be looking to "get his" next summer. I'm not taking any (pay cut) at all - that's the negotiation...

Kobe Bryant Says He Will Not Take A Pay Cut In 2014

                                                                                                                 [2:37 mark] In an interview at his basketball camp Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was asked by Serena Winters of Lakers Nation if he had thought about taking a pay cut in his upcoming contract. The 34-year-old, who is due...

Metta World Peace reacts humorously to reports he’ll be amnestied

Reports are circulating that indicate the Los Angeles Lakers will use its amnesty provision to cut ties with eccentric forward Metta World Peace, ending a modestly successful, if not interesting, stint on the West Coast for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. World Peace is due $7.7 million next season on an expiring contract, [...]The post Metta World Peace reacts humorously...

Report: Lakers Sign Guard Nick Young

  Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar, Robert Sacre, Nick Young… yea the Los Angeles Lakers are definitely tanking. According to NBA insider David Aldridge, the Lakers and Young have come to an agreement on a contract. Be afraid Lakers fans, be very afraid. Agent Mark Bartlestein says free agent guard Nick Young will sign with the Lakers. They need scoring; he goes home. — David Aldridge...

Dwight Howard didn’t want to share the Lakers with Kobe Bryant

In news that should shock absolutely no one, ESPN is reporting that Dwight Howard did not want to return to the Lakers if Kobe Bryant was planning on staying beyond the 2013-2014 season. A week before NBA free agency kicked off, Kobe Bryant made it clear that he planed to play for two to three more seasons thus making it obvious that it would be quite sometime before the Lakers would...

Lakers sign Kaman for one year, 3.2 million

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers signed free agent center Chris Kaman on Friday after Dwight Howard's departure for Houston. Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while starting 52 of 66 games for Dallas last season. He averaged a career-low 20.7 minutes. His deal with the Lakers is reportedly for one year at 3.2 million. It will be Kaman's second...
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