NBA Free Agency: Should the Lakers sign a small forward this summer?

What does the team need on the wing? The Los Angeles Lakers will enter free agency in July armed with cap space, but what position or players they should focus their resources on remains a matter of debate. Small forward wouldn’t seem to be an immediate area of need. Luol Deng is the Lakers highest paid player, and even though he’s probably a power forward at this point in his...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

Lakers: Defining a role for Deng a difficult chore

The Los Angeles Lakers just signed Luol Deng last summer to a massive 4-year, $72 million contract, yet he doesn’t have a defined role. Where does Deng fit? To say that Luol Deng underachieved last season would be a massive understatement. When the Los Angeles Lakers signed Deng to a massive four-year, $72 million deal, […] Lakers: Defining a role for Deng a difficult chore ...
Via Lake Show Life
10 days ago

The NBA’s worst offseason contracts and who could be next

Navigating through NBA free agency is no small task for general managers eager to bolster their roster. Making winning offers to available players based on their perceived marketplace value isn’t an exact science. There’s plenty of guessing within negotiations. Sometimes, offers can be way too low or high.As is the case for players listed below, GMs throughout the league greatly...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Lakers are in ‘hard spot as a group’

The Los Angeles Lakers are underdoing a major paradigm shift as an organization right now, and head coach Luke Walton will be the first to admit that it’s a difficult process.Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Walton acknowledged that the team is in a “hard spot as a group” with all the change has been going on lately, per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation. The last several...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers will also shut down Luol Deng for rest of season

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to admit that their offseason was one big L.According to a report by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN on Wednesday, the Lakers will also make forward Luol Deng a healthy scratch for the remainder of the 2016-17 season to open up more playing time for their younger players.Deng, who will turn 32 next month, was averaging 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds on a career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Nick Young moves to bench to make way for young players

The Lakers will be giving their younger players more court time over the remainder of the season. As a result, Nick Young will take on a reduced role.A season that began with the Lakers getting off to a 7-5 start has turned into one that has them with the worst record in the NBA’s Western Conference at 20-45. For what’s left in the season, Los Angeles will need to determine which...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Luol Deng draws from refugee experience in powerful response to travel ban

Los Angeles Lakers forward and South Sudan native Luol Deng posted a statement on Twitter Monday condemning the recent immigration ban that was put in place by President Donald Trump.The temporary ban restricts entrance to the United States for all refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Sudan.Deng fled Sudan, going to Egypt and then the UK before becoming...
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook appears to drop F-bomb on Luol Deng during game

Thunder star Russell Westbrook is all business when he steps on the court, and he’s not really interested in chatting it up with his opponents. Luol Deng apparently wasn’t aware of that, as he tried to approach Westbrook while he was walking away during Tuesday’s game. Deng tapped him on the back, and we’re not professional lip readers, but it looked like the dialogue that...
Via The Sports Daily
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Media Day 2016: Luol Deng On Brandon Ingram, New Atmosphere

Los Angeles Lakers new forward Luol Deng says he is very excited to play with this young group of players under head coach Luke Walton. On Brandon Ingram, Deng says he has so much room to grow but he’s already so far ahead of his age group and is incredibly talented and very humble. Deng says the No. 1 task right now is training camp and how they attack it and is really excited...
Via Lakers Nation
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Deng to sign with Lakers - 4 years, $72 million

Luol Deng is on the move again. After playing nine and a half years with the Chicago Bulls, Deng will now play for his fourth team as he has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers. Free agent Luol Deng has reached agreement on a four-year, $72 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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