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Los Angeles Lakers: Summer league sadness

After a great draft and inviting some intriguing players to suit up for the team, the Lakers entered the summer league in Las Vegas last week with high hopes to build a team that can get them back to relevance. That hope was all but erased during the latest Summer League play where the team seemed lost in all but one of their games. There was a little good, mostly bad, and a bit...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers interested in acquiring Eric Bledsoe

The L.A. Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade centered around Phoenix Suns restricted point guard, Eric Bledsoe. According to the report, the Suns want to receive Julius Randle and a first-round pick in return. Hearing that Lakers have moved to front of the Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade line. Suns want Julius Randle + HOU first-rounder. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Claim Carlos Boozer off Waivers; Bad News for Julius Randle

It looks like the LA Lakers aren’t ready to hand Julius Randle the keys to the car just yet. It looked as though Randle was set to take over as the Lakers starting power forward with Pau Gasol having left in NBA free agency to sign with the Chicago Bulls Randle hasn’t disappointed in the NBA Summer League, climbing near the top of the NBA Rookie Ladder. Despite this, the Lakers...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: New Laker Julius Randle takes the 'Kobe Superfan Trivia Challenge'

Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers was on the set of NBA TV's 'The Starters' on Thursday and they decided to test his knowledge of his new teammate Kobe Bryant.Randle did pretty well in the 'Kobe Superfan Trivia Challenge' with the help of the fans in attendance on the set.*** Follow us on social media for exclusive content that you won't find here on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Ed Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with Memphis Grizzlies free agent forward Ed Davis on Wednesday. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal is for two-years worth $2 million.  Davis has a player option on the second year. Davis’ deal is two years, $2M, with a player option on the 2015-’16 season. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julius Randle records 14 points, 3 assists versus Warriors

This was exciting to watch. After getting his feet wet in his Summer League debut on Sunday, 19-year-old Julius Randle stepped it up a notch on Monday as the Lakers earned their first victory in Vegas against the Warriors. Randle finished the night with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 blocked shot in 27 minutes, though the Kentucky product also amounted 5 turnovers as he...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julius Randle barrels into the lane for the and-one

PHOTO: Julius Randle is the real deal, alright. Yes, while this is only Summer League, the 19-year-old is most definitely showing us what he can do. Randle’s first points of the night came on a bruising move as the 6’9″ forward used his quickness and strength to drive into the lane, take the contact and then finish with the hook shot, plus the foul. Randle...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign first-rounder Julius Randle

Los Angeles Lakers fans had to wait out free agency for a max contract-level talent that never came, but the wait to see the franchise’s highest draft pick in 30 years in action is over. The Lakers signed No. 7 pick Julius Randle to his rookie contract Sunday afternoon approximately an hour before L.A.’s summer league game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julius Randle knocks down mid-range shots during Lakers Summer League practice

PHOTO: One knock on Julius Randle’s game during his one-year tenure at Kentucky was his apparent lack of an outside shot. Randle’s inside game has never been in doubt – well, aside from the possibility that he may struggle against size in the NBA – though the 6’9″ power forward rarely launched shots from outside the paint last season. If he wants to...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A draft to remember

With the 2014 NBA draft officially in the books, the Los Angeles Lakers have officially come out as one of the big winners in this year’s draft. The Lakers had one of the biggest steals of the draft when Julius Randle (Kentucky) fell to them at the seventh pick, while he was projected as high as the third pick just a month ago. The icing on the cake came when the Lakers do what...
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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