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...
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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...
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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...
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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, the Lakers could now look to trade for Phoenix Suns’ point guard Eric Bledsoe. Obviously...
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Metta World Peace: Before Kobe calls, new Lakers have to prove themselves (VIDEO)

He knows all about the many faces of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the man formerly known as Ron Artest made it clear that Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass shouldn't expect to hear from Bryant until they prove themselves as Lakers.TMZ Sports caught up with Metta World Peace this week, and they talked about the awkward moment during the Lakers' introductory...
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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
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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's David Aldridge. Hibbert talked about how much it meant that Larry Bird picked him in the 2009 draft, and he confirmed...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Roy Hibbert calls decision to leave Pacers for Lakers 'a no-brainer'

Words can be hurtful, Roy Hibbert. And on the surface, this wasn't a particularly nice thing to say about the Indiana Pacers.When introduced at the Los Angeles Lakers facility on Wednesday, the former Indiana big man told reporters that the decision to leave the Pacers for the Lakers was an easy one. And while his choice of words might sting a little bit in Indiana, it appears that...
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Charles Barkley not shocked by Kobe's silence, calls Bryant 'a loner'

It made for a fantastic moment during the Los Angeles Lakers introductory press conference for Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass. But was it really surprising to learn that Kobe Bryant hadn't reached out to the newest Lakers, given what's known of the future Hall of Famer? According to a Hall of Famer in his own right, Charles Barkley, it's not surprising at all. The TNT...
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Video: Brandon Bass and other new Lakers clearly aren't best buds with Kobe Bryant yet

The Lakers held an introductory press conference to unveil new acquisitions Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams and Brandon Bass."Have any of you guys heard from Kobe?"Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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Roy Hibbert training hard to lose weight for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to make a splash and sign one of the top players in free agency this offseason, but that didn’t end up happening. Instead, the Lakers were forced to make a trade with the Indiana Pacers for big man Roy Hibbert. According to a report from Mike Trudell, Hibbert has ...
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Hibbert, Williams, Bass eager for fresh starts with Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass all say they joined the Los Angeles Lakers for a fresh start. They're also looking forward to playing with Kobe Bryant after they get a chance to talk to him. Hibbert is eager to revitalize his career in Los Angeles after seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers. The 7-foot-2 center is a two-time All-Star, and he is...
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New Lakers have priceless reaction when asked Kobe Bryant question

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday held a press conference to introduce three of their new players: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass. The trio, coupled with the team’s new draft picks, will help to usher in a new era for the team following the worst season in franchise history. But one thing they...Read More
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New Lakers respond with cringeworthy silence when asked if Kobe had reached out

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass had their introductory press conference with the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday, and one reporter was rightly focused on the warmth of Kobe Bryant's welcome for his new teammates and lesser beings.   When asked whether Kobe had contacted them after they'd made arrangements with the team, the trio said, well, nothing. It was awkward. See for...
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New Lakers center Roy Hibbert to Six Flags: Get bigger seats! (VIDEO)

It's not easy being a 7-foot-2, 300-plus pound NBA behemoth like recently acquired Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert. And that's especially true when you're trying to enjoy a day at an amusement park.TMZ Sports caught up with the big man in Beverley Hills, and when asked if there were any one place that Hibbert felt needed to better accommodate people of his stature, the center...
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The Future of the Los Angeles Lakers is More Complex Than it Seems

Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Utah Jazz on July 17, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) The major free agent signings have come and gone, and the Los Angeles Lakers failed in numerous pursuits but landed Roy Hibbert via trade for a consolation prize. It’s clear that today’s...
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Pacers’ 2015-2016 Player Outlooks

With the departure of David West and Roy Hibbert, coupled with the desire to make the team name synchronize with their style of play, the Indiana Pacers underwent a significant revamp this offseason. They cut loose primary back-up point guard CJ Watson, primary back-up power forward Luis Scola, third-string point guard Donald Sloan and last season’s sometimes leading scorer and...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Grading The Offseason

  (Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Players Added: D’Angelo Russell (Pick 2), Larry Nance Jr. (Pick 27), Anthony Brown (Pick 34), Louis Williams (three seasons, 21 million), Brandon Bass (two seasons, 6.1 million) and Roy Hibbert (Trade) No Longer Lakers: Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington...
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What the Pacers really traded Roy Hibbert for isn't just a draft pick

On the surface, it looks like the Indiana Pacers gave away center Roy Hibbert for essentially nothing. The official trade with the Los Angeles Lakers netted the Pacers only a second-round pick.But as writer Mark Montieth points out, things are rarely that simple in the NBA. In reality, trading Hibbert and his eight-figure salary for next season gave Indiana the financial...
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An Open Letter To Los Angeles Laker Fans

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers meant tradition, excellence, championships, and legacies. The “Lake Show” was always a star-studded event, a stadium filled with fans and celebrities. From Jerry West to Kobe Bryant, the Lakers have had some of the best players in the history of the NBA wearing the iconic purple and gold. When Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, I can...
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