This Instagram post by Carlos Boozer should be encouraging for Laker fans

When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Carlos Boozer via a partial waiver amnesty claim last month, most fans of the purple and gold reacted badly. Despite Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss picking up the veteran for just $3.25 million, the majority of L.A.’s followers simply didn’t want Boozer on their team, and some of that was to do with Boozer’s performance last year. Last season...
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Free Agents the Lakers Would Do Well to Target to Improve Their Odds in the 2014-15 NBA Season

The Lakers dreamt big this offseason. Like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony teaming up with a returning Kobe Bryant to form a Dream Team in Tinseltown kind of big. But as the free agent frenzy came and went, none of those dreams came to fruition, and the Lakers were left with the likes of Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. As a result of their failure to land the big fish in...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Why They Lost The Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: Why They Lost The Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the losers of the offseason. As I was ranking the winners and losers they came in 4th among the losers, as they were well, really pathetic. Let’s start with the positives, this will be fast because there were few. I loved their draft choice of Julius...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Christmas Special

It seems like Chicago Bulls fans will get a special Christmas Present this year according to NBA Writer Brett Pollakoff: Not sure if this has been out there, but radio in Chicago just said Bulls will host Lakers on Christmas Day. — Brett Pollakoff (@BrettEP) August 11, 2014 This game will feature quite a few headlines including Carlos Boozer’s return to Chicago. It also will...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Role of Every Laker for this Upcoming Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have all but completed their roster, and hired their new head coach. This year, the team has changed up their roster mainly, by adding the likes of Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, and Julius Randle in the off-season.  Also, the biggest addition is the re-addition of the Lakers star player, Kobe Bryant, after he sat out with injury for most of the 2013-2014 campaign...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Analysis on Each Offseason Addition

Los Angeles Lakers: Analysis on Each Offseason Addition By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… PF: Carlos Boozer - Boozer’s relationship with the Chicago Bulls came to an embarrassing and awkward end. During the playoffs it almost seemed as if he spent more time cheering on the sidelines than actually playing. He was on the receiving end of many jokes, and with his massive...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott: ‘It’s going to be a tough road’

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of an incredibly disappointing season last year due to injuries, and they are expected to have yet another difficult season this season. Kobe Bryant will be back, which is always a plus, but the roster as a whole is simply not talented enough to compete in the Western Conference. New head coach Byron Scott talked to the media about the difficulty...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rap album stars Carlos Boozer, Shawn Marion, other NBA stars

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Los Angeles Lakers: Trio of bargain-priced free agents

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason with dreams of landing one of the marquee free agents on the market, but are left with the reality that their season will result with another lottery pick. With Mitch Kupchak settling for a trio of bargain-priced players, the team seems to be resigned to write off the season so they can add an elite player in either 2015/2016 seasons with...
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Lakers work out free-agent forward Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley, reports Dave McMenamin of Beasley, a six-year veteran, worked out for the Lakers at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday. “[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out,” one source said to McMenamin. “A tiny rust from layoff, but [he] did...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I know what it takes to bring a championship to L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Byron Scott as the 25th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” said Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership...
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21 days ago  |  1 Comment

Lakers Rumors: Carlos Boozer to start at small forward

Despite losing Pau Gasol via free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers face a logjam at the power forward position. They drafted Julius Randle, resigned Jordan Hill and claimed Carlos Boozer off waivers. It seems the odd man out will be Boozer.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to the Los Angeles Times:"Boozer is penciled in as the Lakers' starting small...
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Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Finding something good to talk about the Lakers’ 2014 season is a hard task, why? Because it was the worst in franchise history. Once again, they were plagued by injuries – most notably to Kobe Bryant who played in only 6 games. They had a 27-55 record and had the 2nd worst defense...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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23 days 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...
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23 days 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...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Says Chicago Was Tough

Posted to Chicago Bulls - Chicago Sports NewsCarlos Boozer was recently introduced as a new member of the Los Angeles Lakers, but Chicago probably celebrated it more than them. Boozer has not been very popular in Chicago and he knew it. “It was (difficult). It was at times,” Boozer said Friday. “But you learn a lot. I was humbled a lot and I grew a lot as a man and as an individual...
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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...
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25 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...
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25 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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin: ‘I’m not trying to recreate Linsanity’

Los Angeles Lakers new point guard Jeremy Lin said Thursday during his introductory news conference that he is not trying to recreate ‘Linsanity.’ “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,” Lin said. “I think that’s been a big weight off my shoulders and I think that’s very important for me as a player. I’m not trying to recreate a ‘Linsanity.’ I’m not...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers schedule press conferences for Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to welcome their new additions to the team. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, the purple and gold will hold separate introductory press conferences for Ed Davis (Wednesday), Jeremy Lin (Thursday) and Carlos Boozer (Friday). Lakers will have press conferences this week for Ed Davis (Wed), Jeremy Lin (Thurs) and Carlos Boozer...
28 days ago  |  1 Comment

LA Lakers acquire forward Carlos Boozer

One team's trash is another team's treasure apparently, as the Bulls' decision to upgrade its frontcourt by amnestying Carlos Boozer and adding ex-Laker Pau Gasol, has in turn prompted the Lakers to replace Gasol with the less-costly Boozer, as Los Angeles was awarded the contract of Carlos Boozer on a partial waiver claim, it was announced Thursday by Lakers General...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets did not bid on Boozer, but would have chased as free agent

The Rockets did not expect to land Carlos Boozer on Thursday. This was only partly because they did not make a bid for him. The Rockets did have reason to carefully watch the bid process, won Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Boozer, who was made an amnesty waiver by Chicago this week, not been claimed, the Rockets would have moved in to land him as a free agent. The Rockets...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Carlos Boozer acquired by Lakers via partial waiver claim

Carlos Boozer is now officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The purple and gold announced the acquisition of Boozer in a press release late last night after it was revealed earlier in the day that the Lakers had put in a winning bid of $3.25 million for the two-time All-Star. “Carlos is an established veteran and a proven all-star, who will be a welcome addition to our...
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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