Kobe Bryant with beautiful no-look assist to Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers are down big against the Houston Rockets in Opening Night. But newsflash: Kobe Bryant can still do things on the basketball court. Check out this beautiful no-look pass to Wesley Johnson. The Lakers may be a bad team but Kobe Bryant is always worth the price of admission. That’s one of the reasons why. *** Kobe Bryant picture courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by @gifdsports.
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Isaiah Thomas sends game to overtime, stares down Floyd Mayweather

There was a little preseason excitement on Tuesday night when the Lakers and Suns went to overtime in Anaheim. The Lakers were up by two when Wesley Johnson missed both shots from the charity stripe with 10 seconds left. In the following possession, Gerald Green missed a three-pointer but the ball caromed to Isaiah Thomas, who hit the buzzer-beating corner shot. Here’s Isaiah...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Is This The NBA’s Best Bench?

Los Angeles Lakers: Is This The NBA’s Best Bench? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t going to make the playoffs this season, I’m sorry Laker fans, but they just lack the elite talent of the Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Trail Blazers, Rockets, Warriors and the Pelicans and at best are the 10th best team in the...
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Byron Scott says Wesley Johnson “can be one of the best” defenders in the league

Could this be the year Wesley Johnson finally realizes his potential and has a breakout season? Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott certainly think so. Johnson was selected with the fourth overall pick in 2010, though the 27-year-old has bounced around the league over the past few years and has struggled to find a long-term home. While Johnson had career-highs in points (9.1), rebounds...
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VIDEOS: More scrimmage footage from the Lakers’ practice facility

Good news: Courtesy of the Lakers’ Instagram accounts, we’ve got hold of some new footage of a recent scrimmage at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo. Once again in these videos, it’s the Lakers’ rookies, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, that stand out the most. Randle can be seen converting on another mid-range jumper – just like he did in the first video...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: *Signed Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis *Traded for Jeremy Lin *Resigned Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Xavier Henry *Drafted Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson *Hired Byron Scott as Head Coach Strongest: Drafting Julius Randle...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed athletic free agent forward and former lottery pick Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.The 6'7" Johnson is an outstanding leaper who can finish on the break and hit his fair share of spot-up treys.  Despite such potential...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.” A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Lakers re-sign Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers announced in a press release that they have re-signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. The two sides reportedly came to an agreement on a one-year, minimum salary deal around ten days ago, though the signing wasn’t made official until today. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Wesley Johnson Resigning Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, $1 million With all the hype around the Los Angeles Lakers signing Carlos Boozer, and their current pursuit of Eric Bledsoe, you’d be forgiven for missing this move. But resigning Wesley Johnson could prove to be just what the Lakers needed. This deal makes sense on a...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Waive Marshall, Re-Sign Henry, Johnson, Kelly

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Kendall Marshall and re-signed Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports. Woj states that the Lakers are interested in bringing back Marshall if he clears the waivers. Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and... The post Lakers Waive Marshall, Re-Sign Henry, Johnson, Kelly...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team agrees to one-year deal with Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement to bring back Wesley Johnson for one more season, according to Chris Broussard from ESPN. Last season, Johnson averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 block in 28.4 minutes per game. He also shot 42 percent from the field and just below 37 percent from three-point range. Aside from the assists per game stat...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Wesley Johnson's future with the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson struggled with consistency under former coach Mike D'Antoni. However, the Lakers remain intrigued by his athleticism and versatility.Image by Darry2385, via Wikimedia CommonsAfter his exit interview with the Lakers, Johnson commented on his future:"They showed interest, but I think they're going to keep that quiet until it comes...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Country’s Top Up & Coming Recruiter Is Reportedly In The Mix To Join Pitino’s Staff

Earlier this week we learned that Indiana assistant coach Kenny Johnson was in the mix for the vacant spot on Rick Pitino’s staff. It doesn’t appear that Johnson has been offered the job at this point, but Scout.com reports that he’ll surely accept if offered. In the past 24 hours another name has surfaced as a potential replacement for Kevin Keatts. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Re-signing Wesley Johnson is not a priority for the Los Angeles Lakers

Forward Wesley Johnson has said he wants to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the team does not consider his return a top priority.Image by Darry2385 via Wikimedia CommonsThis season Johnson has displayed his versatile game. He has played both forward spots and at the shooting guard position. Moreover, he is one of the few NBA players that has averaged at least a steal, a...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Young launches 3-pointer, celebrates too early

Phil Jackson’s first visit to Staples Center as an employee of the New York Knicks ended up being a nightmare he’d probably like to forget. The Knicks surrendered 51 points to the Lakers in the third quarter — franchise records for most points given up in a quarter and most points scored in a quarter, respectively. That’s right, the 2013-14 Lakers, featuring a starting lineup...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson hopes to re-sign with Lakers

Wesley Johnson, a former 4th overall pick back in 2010 is having a great second half of the season.Image via: Wikimedia CommonsWhat is really ironic is that Johnson had a career high 29 pts against the Lakers back in 2011. Many fans believe Mike D'Antoni is the main reason the Lakers are having a bad year (besides the plague of injuries) but they do not quite understand that...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers win on last second Alley Oop Inbounds pass

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a tough year but not on this night. The Lakers were down 1 to Portland with 7 seconds left. The Lakers had the ball out of bounds. Kent Bazemore was the in bounder and he threw a perfect pass to Wesley Johnson for the Dunk to give the Lakers the 1 point victory. Check it out below. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers

Wesley Johnson is averaging 9.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers and has found a niche under Mike D'Antoni. Johnson will be a free agent in the offseason and is adamant he hopes to return to the Lakers. “I want to come back,” Johnson said. “Hopefully they feel the same way. I’ll have to continue to prove myself and show I can play...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Report: Lakers (21-39) defeat Trail Blazers (41-19) – 107-106

The Lakers, who’ve won roughly one-third of their games, went into Portland and beat the Blazers, who’ve won roughly two-thirds of theirs. Go figure. After leading for most of the game, the Lakers bumbled badly down the stretch, missing eight consecutive shots over a span of six minutes until Wesley Johnson scored on a set play in the final seconds to give the Lakers a 107-106...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wesley Johnson scores game-winning alley-oop on inbounds pass from Kent Bazemore versus Portland

What an amazing end to an amazing game. On a night where Wesley Johnson helped make Mike D’Antoni’s “small ball” strategy work to perfection against a bigger Portland Trail Blazers team, it was only right that he would end up scoring the game-winner, too. With 7.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Lakers trailing by one, D’Antoni drew up a sneaky play that was...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Wesley Johnson catches game-winning alley-oop to beat Trail Blazers

Tweet The Lakers aren’t very good this season, but they pulled off one of the best last-second inbounds plays of the year to beat the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night. With Kent Bazemore inbounding the ball with seven seconds left in the game, Lakers forward Wesley Johnson cut to the basket. Bazemore put the pass right on the money above the rim and Johnson rose over...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Johnson wins game for Lakers on sneaky alley oop inbounds play

The Lakers future may not be so bright right now, but somehow the team pulled out a 107-106 win over the Trailblazers on the road on Monday night. Portland, which is currently the #3 seed in the West and has a 23-8 home record this year, suffered a rare loss in Rip City due to Los Angeles’ brilliant alley oop inbounds play to Wes Johnson. Newly acquired SG Kent Bazemore threw the...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers beat Blazers on alley-oop off inbounds pass

With the Lakers trailing the Blazers by 1, Kent Bazemore threw an alley-oop pass from sideline out of bounds to Wesley Johnson for the dunk with 6.4 seconds left. The Lakers held on to win 107-106. The post Lakers Beat Blazers Alley-Oop Off Inbounds Pass With 6.4 Seconds Left (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 19: Waiver Wire features Wesley Johnson

There are a few things happening around the Association post trade deadline.  Buyouts and injuries have led to a number of changes, but the real waiver wire prospects are coming more from positional battles, as the Yahoo! Buzz Index clearly shows. Most of the players below are among the most added and dropped, so move fast, or you’ll feel like this:   Pick up: With all of the...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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