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Carlos Boozer bullish on Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is still surprised his team was able to acquire Carlos Boozer. "Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest bid and we were awarded Carlos," Kupchak said Friday during Boozer's introductory news conference. "Not for a second did we think that he'd be available to us." L.A. landed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job

The Los Angeles Lakers have made an offer to Byron Scott to be their next head coach, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014 Scott, a former Lakers star...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Officially Introduce Jeremy Lin

GM Mitch Kupchak officially introduced Jeremy Lin to the LA media and revealed they finally got their man after trying three times. Lin a California native, also let reports know he wasn’t planning a sequel to Linsanity in Hollywood. “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,” Lin said during his introductory news conference with the Lakers on Thursday. “I think that’s...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe “Very Happy” With Lakers Offseason

It is unlike Kobe to lie these days, but I am assuming he means he is happy with the effort the Lakers made to try to bring more talent to the team. They have failed, but at least it was an honest try. Here is what Bean had to say. “We’re still trying to figure the roster out,” Bryant said. “We don’t know what system we’re going to be operating out of. A lot of those...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Difficult to leave Kobe Bryant

The Chicago Bulls officially introduced center Pau Gasol on Friday. After more than six years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Gasol reportedly signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Bulls. Gasol said Friday that telling his former Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, goodbye was “difficult.” “It was difficult,” Gasol said, via ESPNLosAngeles.com. “We have...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers claim Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired forward Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN has learned that the Los Angeles Lakers have won the amnesty auction with the highest bid for Boozer — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 17, 2014 Nine teams had sufficient cap space to bid for Boozer. Lakers put in the highest bid in blind auction to win rights to claim...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A chance at the “ultimate” three

Pandemonium has officially hit the NBA with Lebron James’ decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. The front offices of all 32 NBA teams are driving themselves insane trying to figure out how to lure the King out of South Beach and lead them to an NBA championship. The July 1st free agency period with future Hall of Fame franchise players Carmelo Anthony, Kevin...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Final 2014 Lakers mock draft

The Los Angeles Lakers first major decision of the offseason looms ahead as the 2014 NBA draft kicks off June 26th. Mitch Kupchak and the Buss family have decided to wait until after the draft to select their new coach, which leaves the team in an interesting predicament with the 7thpick. There are rumors swirling that the team is shopping the pick with Steve Nash’s expiring contract...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing first round targets

With the deepest draft in years, the Los Angeles Lakers are in an outstanding position with the seventh pick in the upcoming NBA draft. It’s time to look at which players will still be on the board and which are the best picks for a team that has many needs. They probably should add a power forward to strengthen the 4 -5 positions with Noah Vonleh or Julius Randle. But maybe...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak admits draft lottery may determine kind of coach team hires

The NBA’s Draft Lottery on May 20th could turn out to be a pretty important day in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise: Not only could the purple and gold find themselves being catapulted into the top three of June’s 26th draft, but they could also end up hiring their new head coach based on their upcoming selection. In an interview with Mike Trudell from Lakers.com...
Via Lakerholicz.com
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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