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Why Roy Hibbert Could Be The Steal of the Offseason

While things did not pan out quite like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped they would during free agency, the Lakers did not fail to make headlines when the team traded for enigmatic big man Roy Hibbert for the mere pittance of a future second-round pick. Hibbert’s widely chronicled failure to display any form of consistency over the past two seasons elicited profound turmoil in...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Nov. 22, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After striking out on their big name Free Agency targets once again, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves left in a strange situation to say the least. They aren’t quite bad enough to be considered a tanking team, but they aren’t good enough to where you can confidently...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The West’s Most Underrated Team

(Jan. 12, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… First I would like to say that I am not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, although I have loved watching Kobe Bryant for years. Now, let’s get to it. The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA’s most underrated team right now, which hasn’t happened in, well, history. ESPN...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: 'No immediate plan' for Lakers to sign undrafted Robert Upshaw

The Los Angeles Lakers have spent much of this summer stockpiling young players and signing guys they hope can develop into talented NBA players on team-friendly contracts. But according to a report from Eric Pincus of the LA Times, that assembled crew doesn't include undrafted free agent big man Robert Upshaw -- at least not yet.This might be a simple matter of roster need. Upshaw...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Winner for Every Lakers Game This Year

The Los Angeles Lakers’ schedule was released yesterday.  In honor of that, I decided to predict the winner of every Lakers game this season.  With Roy Hibbert on board, Julius Randle returning from injury, and Kobe Bryant likely entering his final year, do the Lakers have what it takes to make the playoffs? Find out what I think in the following slides. The post Projected Winner...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and Worst Case Scenarios For The Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have undergone a rather interesting offseason, to say the least. From their widely chronicled failure to acquire marquee free agents to their failed trade ventures – the Lakers ultimately ended up drafting D’Angelo Russell and bringing on board Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. While these players won’t necessarily make for a star-studded team...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brandon Bass is crazy, high, or a just a good teammate

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s quite a challenge but I felt like we’ve got enough players right now with the signing of Lou Williams, the trade for Roy Hibbert and then myself and we have arguably the best player in the game still...
Via Red's Army
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Jan. 12, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Who should be the starting five for the Los Angeles Lakers next season? They don’t have an overly talented roster, but this is still an intriguing question to find an answer for. PG: D’Angelo Russell The 2nd overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft should immediately be...
Via HoopStuff
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Roy Hibbert 'excited' to join Kobe, but 'it'll be a challenge'

With his move to Los Angeles to join the Lakers, center Roy Hibbert is looking for a fresh start and a little bit of redemption. And if things go well, Kobe Bryant could be a big reason why Hibbert turns it around. Hibbert is the first to admit that his time as a member of the Indiana Pacers didn't end on the best note. In a long examination of Hibbert and his mentality going into...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Are Turning The Tables

With rookie D’Angelo Russell shining bright in the summer league, it looks as if the Los Angeles Lakers are climbing out of the dark hole that they have dug themselves in these past 3 years. Russell is only the star focus for the Lakers right now, but the help surrounding him is built to be an extraordinary team looking to work together in search of a championship. The only question...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Five 2nd year NBA players ready to take the next step

While there has been an evolution in the way first year players have impacted the NBA game, they still need extra time to develop. The 2014 draft class was predicted to make a big impact on the NBA landscape, and, although some players have already broken through, it's largely been a waiting process. These five players are ready to make a big leap and a serious impact in NBA...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Troubling Task for the Los Angeles Lakers

If you took a look at the Los Angeles Lakers roster, you will see former NBA All-Stars in Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, newly acquired Roy Hibbert and very quality pieces in Nick “Swaggy P” Young and Louis “Lou Will” Williams. You’d perhaps think that this team was very well put together and a possible candidate for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Lakers have...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Post Free Agency Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers Power Ranking: 26 See Full Rankings Here An eventful offseason filled with ups and downs, D’Angelo Russell as their first round pick could be the future of the franchise and looks like he could be one of the most promising young players coming up. The Lakers signed Lou Williams who can be beneficial as a starter, but the signings of Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert...
Via TopSportsReport
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert on Larry Bird: 'Larry changed my life'

Things weren't exactly great in the last days of the Roy Hibbert era with the Indiana Pacers. And Hibbert has said a couple of things that could be taken as slights toward the Pacers since he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. But when it comes to Pacers president Larry Bird, Hibbert has nothing but kind words.In the same interview where he said that he preferred to play for a coach...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers Showing Interest in Acquiring Eric Bledsoe from Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers have been very busy this offseason, and they are fairly happy with the moves that they have made. Roy Hibbert was acquired from the Indiana Pacers, while the Lakers also were able to sign Lou Williams and Brandon Bass in free agency. According to a report from Inquisitr.com, the Lakers could now look to trade for Phoenix Suns’ point guard Eric Bledsoe. Obviously...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hibbert asked agent to find him a coach who played in NBA

Frank Vogel became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Roy Hibbert was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but it wasn’t until after Vogel took over that the former Georgetown standout became an NBA All-Star. Despite that, Hibbert’s seems to think it is advantageous for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Pacer Roy Hibbert: I 'wanted to play for a coach who's played in the league'

Either new Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert is very honest in his assessments, or he's the king of taking veiled shots at his former team.  Hibbert has gone out of his way to praise his time with the Indiana Pacers, and he did so again in an interview with NBA.com's David Aldridge. Hibbert talked about how much it meant that Larry Bird picked him in the 2009 draft, and he confirmed...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Which New Veteran will Have the Biggest Impact for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass were introduced to the media on July 22, 2015. (Marcus Yam/LA Times The Los Angeles Lakers have added three veterans this offseason. Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass are not to be confused with superstars; however, all three of them will help the Lakers win games. Each player will make an impact on the team in different ways...
Via The Sports Journal
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert: “I expect to play at an All-Star defensive level”

Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert will have a hug chip on shoulder this upcoming season. After the Indiana Pacers hinted at Hibbert’s role being diminished, he still decided to opt in to his contract. That led to the Pacers trading Hibbert to the Lakers. The Lakers introduced Hibbert during a press conference on Wednesday and the center already has placed expectations on himself...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gives silent treatment to newly acquired players

What is Hollywood without some drama and entertainment? The Los Angeles Lakers held a press conference on Wednesday to formally introduce newly acquired players Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams. When a player is first introduced in the purple and gold, a question regarding Super-star Kobe Bryant is always expected, but this time the answer was as awkward as it gets. All...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Slimmer Roy Hibbert expects 'to play at an All-Star defensive level' for Lakers

It was overshadowed by his reaction to the question of whether he'd heard from Kobe Bryant or not. But at his introductory press conference as one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Lakers, center Roy Hibbert made it clear that he plans to make a big impact in Los Angeles on the defensive end of the court.According to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register, Hibbert is focused...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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