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Lakers to start Carlos Boozer at small forward?

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to acquire forward Carlos Boozer from the Chicago Bulls off of waivers, and they are extremely excited about what he will add to the team. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers are planning to start him at the small forward position. This is an extremely interesting and weird move from the Lakers, and Boozer is a power forward...
Via Sports-Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young will trash talk Byron Scott over his Swaggy P impression

The big news from yesterday’s coaching ranks of the association was the Los Angeles Lakers signed Byron Scott to be their new head coach with a four-year contract. Back when Scott was doing television coverage for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet in late 2013, he and James Worthy did some Swaggy P impressions of Lakers guard Nick Young: Upon hearing the news that Scott will be coaching...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin looking forward to being part of “underdog” Lakers

PHOTO: NBA.com For the majority of his basketball career, Jeremy Lin has been viewed as the underdog. Up until “Linsanity” in New York, the Harvard graduate was always overlooked as a basketball player. Even once he landed in Houston, Lin’s bloated contract and reduced on-court role caused him to be overlooked by the basketball world once again. That’s fine with Lin,...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

Back in February when Steve Nash was pushing himself in workouts to try to get back on the court, he talked about the stretch provision motivating him to do so. It’s a tool provided by the collective bargaining agreement that teams can use to get out from under heavy-handed contracts, and it would mean waiving Nash this season, and spreading out the amount he is owed over the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers vowed to take their time in hiring a new head coach after Mike D’Antoni’s resignation, and they did just that. But now, after a diligent search, the team has a new coach. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports the Lakers have agreed to terms on a contract that will make Byron Scott the team’s next coach. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign Byron Scott as their Head Coach

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their new head coach. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 27, 2014 Shelburne says Scott’s deal is four years, $17 million. Lakers deal with Byron Scott will be four years, $17 million —...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott believes Jordan Hill was “underutilized” by Mike D’Antoni

Even though Jordan Hill played a career-high in minutes (20.8) and games (72) last season, the big man wanted more, and rightly so. Hill, along with other big men on the team, became frustrated at times throughout last season due to Mike D’Antoni’s coaching style and management skills. However, with D’Antoni’s departure, Hill decided to stay in Los Angeles and re-signed on...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers Have a Plan?

It's the 21st century. We live in a technologically advanced society. Things move fast. Innovate. Create. Disseminate. If you are a company that is actively trying to make a profit and stay ahead of your competition, you'd really be shooting yourself in the foot if your pitch to new clients was all about the glorious times your company had decades ago, about all the great...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Byron Scott Signing Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Byron Scott Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. There really is no problem with this hiring, as Scott is a strong veteran coach who should be a nice fit for them, however there are 2 problems; 1, why wait for weeks to hire a coach, when it was assumed that he was the favorite and 2, can he win the Lakers a title? I will answer each of...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Pencil In Carlos Boozer As Starting Small Forward

Carlos Boozer was introduced by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The Lakers were not optimistic about landing Boozer during the waiver claim process but did so with a $3.25 million bid. Boozer heard the news from his agent. "I was ecstatic and I was jumping up and down," Boozer said. "I went back out there and got two more hours in." Boozer is penciled in as...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Players the Lakers Should Still Target to Fill Their Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers have pretty much made all of their off-season moves to fill the team’s roster, but they still have a few spots open, and they still have room to fill their roster with a few solid pieces.  In this post I rank 15 players who the Lakers should still target to fill their roster for this season.1. Eric BledsoeUSATSI This move would have to come alongside an...
Via TopSportsReport
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s message to Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer was recently amnestied by the Chicago Bulls, who brought in former Laker forward, Pau Gasol, to fill the void at power-forward. The Los Angeles Lakers responded by snatching up Boozer off of waivers. Boozer is now a Laker, and reportedly had a conversation with Lakers’ great, Kobe Bryant. The message Kobe sent to Boozer was one we’d all expect Kobe to send. “Be...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s text to Jeremy Lin: “Welcome to the team”

Jeremy Lin may have been on a whirlwind tour of Asia when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month, though Kobe Bryant still managed to get in touch with the 25-year-old and get a simple message across to his new partner: “Welcome to the team.” In a recent interview with a Chinese website (via Jeremy Lin Post), the Lakers’ new point guard revealed that Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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