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Lakers: Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for D’Angelo Russell’s Sophomore Season

  Examining the best and worst-case scenarios for D’Angelo Russell in his sophomore season with the Lakers D’Angelo Russell certainly had his hiccups last season, but an offseason of hard work and determination could mean big things for the Los Angeles Lakers guard moving forward. The 20-year-old began his career as a highly touted rookie […] Lakers: Best and Worst-Case Scenarios...
Via Lake Show Life
2 hours ago

NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers Likely to Get Brandon Ingram

The Sixers are rumored to be leaning towards Ben Simmons in the 2016 NBA Draft, which would leave the Lakers with Brandon Ingram Holdling the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is a bit of a handcuffing position for the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s by no means a bad position as they are […] NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers Likely to Get Brandon Ingram - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A...
Via Lake Show Life
5 hours ago

Lakers draft rumors: No chance Brandon Ingram gets past Los Angeles at second overall, according to report

Common sense confirms. With the 2016 NBA Draft less than a month away, rumors concerning how the Los Angeles Lakers will use the second overall pick are flying fast. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said that the team does not plan to trade their first rounder, but there have still been reports that the team could swap it for other players. If the Lakers hold to their plan...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
5 hours ago

Chad Ford says the Lakers 'loved' Okafor, might consider trading for him

The latest trade rumors surrounding Los Angeles' pick. All indications from the Los Angeles Lakers front office have suggested that the team does not plan to trade the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a recent radio interview that selecting a player with the pick "is our intention at this time," but such comments still have...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
6 hours ago

Lakers offseason news: Larry Nance, Jr. and Anthony Brown are strength training at the team facility

Los Angeles' two second-year forwards are putting work in during their time off. Larry Nance, Jr. wasted no time in the offseason getting back into the Los Angeles Lakers' training facility, tweeting a picture from gym on Wednesday night. The forward was right back at it again on Thursday morning, with the team's social media account posting a photo on Instagram of Nance, Jr. and...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
9 hours ago

Lakers: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Julius Randle Next Season

Julius Randle had an up-and-down ‘rookie’ year with the Lakers, but what are the best and worst case scenarios for the 2016-17 season? In his unofficial rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle displayed flashes of impressive potential, mixed with troubling flaws in his game. While Randle has been somewhat overshadowed by the […] Lakers: Best and Worst Case...
Via Lake Show Life
9 hours ago

The Art of Team Building – Finding the Middle Ground

Welcome to a new series for FB&G for the 2016 off-season. This series will focus on team building and various paths the Lakers have open to them for the upcoming off-season. We will try to cover a variety of scenarios the Lakers could feasibly take and what moves might be involved with that specific approach. This installment will focus on finding the middle ground towards building...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

The Lakers Have the Easiest Pick in the Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to hold onto their top-3 protected pick in this year’s draft, and will, in all likelihood, walk away from the draft in June with one of the two consensus best players in the draft: Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons. In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a position very similar to the one the Lakers find themselves in this year...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers To Hire Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire Brian Shaw as Luke Walton's lead assistant coach.
Via Lakers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Los Angeles Lakers can look like after the NBA Draft

The dynasties the Los Angeles Lakers have formed in the past is something every young basketball player wants to be a part of. That being said, can the young core consisting of Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle come together and revive the glory of the purple and gold once again? If the current squad can ask these questions to future NBA players, they can see...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollywood elite advising Kobe Bryant on production company

Kobe Bryant is spending his time going all-in on a new venture, and he is picking the brains of a team of stars in the process. No, I’m not talking about anything basketball-related. I’m talking about Bryant’s publishing and production company, Kobe Inc., and the advice he solicits from Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer. “I mean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What to do at #2

The ping pong balls were in the Los Angeles Lakers’ favor on Tuesday night as they were able to keep their projected spot at number two in the upcoming NBA Draft. So now the question is what will General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Vice President Jim Buss do with the pick? Given that Buss is going into the last season of his rebuilding process in which he guaranteed that the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant not interested in ‘Inside the NBA’

Kobe Bryant has reportedly been courted by TNT to join the cast of “Inside the NBA,” but the five-time champion is not interested in the position. TMZ spoke with Kobe as he was leaving a Hublot watch event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and he had a very simple response when asked if he is interested in working for TNT. “No.” That settles that. It was unclear if TNT wanted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential blockbuster trade scenarios for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half-century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into retirement, the goal this summer is going to be to find that star power to help move this team...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Trade or Retain the Number Two Overall Pick in the 2016 NBA Draft?

The Los Angeles Lakers can stop the sweat now as the team secured the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after the draft lottery Tuesday night. The Lakers now have plenty of options to either stay at their current draft slot or trade the pick in a deal for a proven veteran. With the number two overall pick the Lakers will have the opportunity to select either Ben Simmons...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers More Likely To Draft Brandon Ingram At No. 2?

It's being reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are heavily leaning towards drafting LSU's Ben Simmons No. 1. Which means Duke's Brandon Ingram goes to the Lakers at No. 2.
Via Lakers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to actively shop No. 2 pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to California from Minnesota over a half century ago. Kobe Bryant has retired. Byron Scott was fired, only to be replaced by current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, all of just 36 years of age. Needless to say, the Lakers are in the process of rebranding themselves to both the Southern California...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Piece of court from Kobe Bryant’s final game sells for $179,000

Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game was quite the hyped up regular-season event, with ticket prices that were through the roof, and anticipation that had been building all season long. The game lived up to the hype. Kobe Bryant went for 60 points, and the Lakers were able to get a close victory in Bryant’s final game. Prior to the game, the staff at Staples Center added a “24”...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Land No. 2 Pick In NBA Draft Lottery: Simmons, Ingram, Or Trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers officially land the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Via Lakers Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Landing the No. 2 pick was the best-case scenario for the Lakers

Everything was on the line for the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, and it couldn't have worked out any better.The Lakers needed to get a top-3 selection to keep their draft pick. They were able to do that.But the real win was when the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick.The pressure is now off.This is shaping up to the be the worst NBA Draft in years. It's two...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons reportedly wants to get drafted by Lakers in hopes of landing big shoe deal

Projected top pick Ben Simmons hasn’t signed a shoe deal yet. He’s waiting until after the NBA draft lottery. Adidas and Nike are offering five-year endorsement deals, but Simmons is hoping to land a bigger offer from Nike if he’s drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. From The Vertical’s Nick DePaula: Adidas is offering a $10 million deal that also includes a $2 million signing...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons wants Lakers to draft him so he can get bigger shoe deal

The 2016 NBA Draft is still more than a month away, but the presumptive No. 1 overall pick may already be trying to steer his way towards a particular destination. According to a report by Nick DePaul of The Vertical on Monday, forward Ben Simmons, still looking to officially sign a shoe endorsement deal, would like to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers to increase his marketability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak: 'Nobody's off limits' in potential Lakers trades

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak isn’t ruling anyone on his current roster out of potential trade talks this offseason. Speaking about the state of his franchise before the team finds out if it will land a top-three pick in the upcoming draft, Kupchak said he likes his young talent but wouldn’t rule out putting anyone on the block. “Nobody’s off limits,”...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers should view draft as Brandon Ingram or bust

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason is predicated on an outcome they cannot control. The Lakers enter the 2016 NBA Lottery with a 55.8 percent chance to remain among the top 3 selections and avoid losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The consensus has landed on Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons as the probable top two picks, regardless of which teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

After firing by Lakers, Byron Scott still wants to coach in NBA

Byron Scott was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during the worst two-season run in franchise history. After finishing with a combined overall record of 38-126, the Lakers made a coaching change. However, Scott was shocked that the Lakers no longer wanted him as their head coach. “I was ‘blindsided’ by it, I figured I at least had another year to get this thing turned...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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