The main parts of the Los Angeles Lakers roster appears to be set with only a few questions remaining, a few of them being how many roster spots will they carry, 14 or the maximum 15, and which players on non-guaranteed deals will earn those final spots. Continue reading
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Saturday’s Summer League match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers pinned the number 2 pick, Lakers guard D’Angeleo Russell, and the 76ers’ center Jahlil Okafor, the 3rd pick who many had expected the Lakers to take. Both players but on a good show for the summer league audience who packed the Thomas and Mack center in Vegas to watch the match-up.
The Lakers used a 41 to 28 2nd half to pull away from the 76ers and take the game 68-61 to even up their summer league record to 1-1.
A few observations from the game: Continue reading
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The much anticipated debut of the recently drafted rookies for the Los Angeles Lakers finally took place today in Las Vegas as the NBA Summer League kicked off in Sin City. The Lakers with their number two overall pick, D’Angelo Russell, took on the Minnesota Timberwolves and their number one overall pick, Karl-Anthony Towns. Continue reading
After DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks and instead sign with the Los Angeles Clippers many in the media began throwing the idea around that it could affect the Lakers trade with the Pacers to acquire Roy Hibbert. Continue reading
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to salvage this off-season by acquiring Indiana Pacers All-Star big man, Roy Hibbert. A trade that has been reported as all but done, just needing to wait until the transaction can officially be completed when the NBA moratorium is over. While Hibbert isn’t quite the big name as those that the Lakers pursued, such as LaMarcus Aldridge or DeAndre Jordan, he is a difference maker and vastly improves the team for this coming season, most significantly on the defensive end. Continue reading