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Magic Johnson expects Brandon Ingram to lead Lakers in scoring, hit 20 ppg next year

You certainly can’t accuse Magic Johnson of selling his players short.In a feature earlier this week on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Johnson laid out his lofty expectations of the 19-year-old for the 2017-18 season.“I expect him to lead us in scoring, be out there and be the man. It’s his team,” said the Lakers president of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma may challenge Julius Randle for playing time

The Los Angeles Lakers found a gem in Kyle Kuzma who performed so well in Summer League he may steal some of Julius Randle’s time on the court. In Summer League action Kyle Kuzma averaged 21.9 points per game on 51.4 percent shooting including 48 percent from three to go along with 6.4 rebounds per […] Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma may challenge Julius Randle for playing time...
Via Lake Show Life
10 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 players to consider to fill out roster

The Los Angeles Lakers have a few roster spots still open. Here are five players the Lakers could look at to fill out their roster. The Los Angeles Lakers had a very successful Las Vegas Summer League. Los Angeles took home the championship as their young players performed very well. With the Summer League now […] Los Angeles Lakers: 5 players to consider to fill out roster - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
16 hours ago

WATCH: Could Derrick Rose Be The Lakers Backup Point Guard?

The Los Angeles Lakers met with free agent Derrick Rose on Thursday to fill their backup point guard slot. Reports says the meeting went well and that Rose will be choosing between the Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls this weekend. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium? https://youtu.be/00KF8VMZmvE What about our one-on-one interview with...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly competing with Cavs to sign Derrick Rose

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly closing in on a potential deal with Derrick Rose, but they may need to stave off one final push from the Los Angeles Lakers.Rose has met with a number of teams this offseason, and the Lakers are among them. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Magic Johnson is still trying to sell Rose on signing with L.A. instead of the Cavs. Shelburne went...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers wanted to sign D-Wade if Bulls bought him out

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to gear up to make a run at LeBron James next summer, and signing LeBron’s close friend Dwyane Wade probably would have helped them get a little closer to accomplishing that goal.Wade opted into the second year of his two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, which was somewhat surprising after the team traded Jimmy Butler. Had Wade decided one season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball Summer League debut intro is sixth-most viewed NBA Instagram of all time

We already knew Lonzo Ball has changed the game for the Los Angeles Lakers, who saw Summer League ticket prices skyrocket as fans flocked to watch him play. Now new information has come out, via NBA Communications, that shows just how insanely popular this young man has become in a very short amount of time.ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared the following information, which is downright...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic Johnson Defines Lakers Success For Next Season

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations defines what success will be next season. Magic says the team is 'already better' than last season. 'I would not want to miss a Laker game this season, because it's going to be exciting every single night' Magic says he wants the DNA of this team to be defending and getting out on the fast break. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw...
Via Lakers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' agent to Lakers GM: 'Let's talk'

It likely won’t come to fruition this summer, but the idea of LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers has picked up steam over the past several weeks. James, who is going to be a free agent following the 2017-18 season, is unhappy about the direction of his Cleveland Cavaliers.Meanwhile, the Lakers themselves seem to be on the upswing out west. Add in the Lakers’ decision...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Brook Lopez is the 46th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Don’t think of Brook Lopez as a low-post center who can shoot three-pointers now. Invert it. Think of Lopez as a valuable three-point shooter, someone...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Thomas Steps Up Big In Lakers Summer League Championship Game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Matt Thomas steps up big in the NBA Summer League Championship finishing with 23 points and talks about how the team has come together over the past week and a half. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium? https://youtu.be/00KF8VMZmvE What about our one-on-one interview with Lonzo Ball? https://youtu.be/db3Cu8lQPAk Did you...
Via Lakers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball berates LaMelo in front of AAU team after tournament loss

We’ve heard LaVar Ball — the world’s worst sports dad — praise his sons, in particular Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, incessantly and hyperbolically. We saw him get tougher on Lonzo during NBA Summer League this month, and now we’re getting to see another side of Ball’s personality as a basketball coach. On Monday, Ball’s AAU team, which features his youngest son, LaMelo...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball is sports media’s new Tim Tebow

The NBA won’t be back for another three months, but on this July Monday morning, an NBA game was leading ESPN.com’s sports coverage.Naturally, it was a Summer League game. Yes, Lonzo Ball playing a Summer League game — a game that absolutely does not matter — was ESPN’s top story in the entire sports world. And with that low bar, it’s clear that Lonzo-mania is about to...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball: If the price is right, Lonzo Ball would sign shoe deal with Nike, Adidas

Lonzo Ball has donned Nike and Adidas brand shoes in recent summer league games with the Los Angeles Lakers, along with his own expensive ZO2 shoe. And according to dear old dad, LaVar Ball, doing so was a “statement” to those companies.“It’s making a statement to the brands of what they could have had with an open mind,” the patriarch said, via text to Darren Rovell of...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Deal: Caldwell-Pope signs one-year, $18M deal with Lakers

The production of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks fairly ordinary in a vacuum, but he's one of the best two-way players in the NBA at a position of scarcity and he's still improving at the age of 24. Players as good as Caldwell-Pope rarely become unrestricted free agents at such a young age, and a weird process concluded more quickly than expected with his one-year, $18 million deal...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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