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A new report suggests that the Lakers still aren’t thrilled with the way Kawhi Leonard’s camp handled free agency stemming from requests for illegal compensation and the impression that Leonard used them as leverage
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their first win of the 2019-2020 NBA season when they defeated the Utah Jazz 95-86 on Friday night. The offense on both sides sputtered for much of the game, but an adjustment from Lakers head coach Frank Vogel at halftime helped push the Lakers ahead and secure the victory.
The Los Angeles Lakers may not have opened the season with a win like fans were hoping, but taking a loss to the Clippers did show what areas head coach Frank Vogel and the front office needs to address. Perhaps most pressing is the need to find another wing defender, as evidenced by Kantavious Caldwell-Pope’s
It’s been a long summer but the 2019-2020 NBA season is finally here. The NBA wasted no time in giving fans the marquee matchup that they have been clamoring for, pitting the Los Angeles Lakers against the Clippers on opening night. For the Lakers, who have remade their roster after trading Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram,
With the preseason over the Los Angeles Lakers now have their sights set on Tuesday’s season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. Head coach Frank Vogel learned a lot about his team over the last few weeks as he experimented with lineups and plays searching for combinations that will find success in the regular season.
The Los Angeles Lakers are leaving China winless in two NBA preseason games against the Brooklyn Nets, and a fresh injury to Anthony Davis’ thumb may be cause for a bit of concern. However, despite those setbacks and the tense political situation that exists between China and the NBA, the trip still provided plenty of
The Los Angeles Lakers preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets may have seen the purple and gold in a losing effort, but wins and losses aren’t really the point during this time of year. Instead, it’s about building chemistry and working out issues before the season starts and the games count. These games are especially
After a long and eventful offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers are finally tipping off the NBA preseason. Optimism is high after a summer trade that brought superstar Anthony Davis to town, whose arrival has the Lakers on a shortlist of contenders this season. On this episode of the LN Podcast, host Trevor Lane shares in
It’s been a long and eventful summer but the Los Angeles Lakers are finally back. Preseason is upon us, and that means that we will get our first glimpse at the new-look Lakers, including superstar big man Anthony Davis. Head coach Frank Vogel has his work cut out for him as he works to settle
The Los Angeles Lakers made a massive move last summer when they brought superstar big man Anthony Davis to town. He will join LeBron James to form what should be one of the very best duos in the NBA as the Lakers hope to return to the playoffs after a six-year absence. The trade took
The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into an important season and veteran guard Rajon Rondo may need to play a major role. After an injury-plagued first season with the team, can Rondo find his way back to relevance? Or will younger players like Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, and Avery Bradley take over? A look at
The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard Avery Bradley to a two-year contract in free agency, hoping that the former defensive ace can regain his form. At one point, Bradley was one of the best defensive guards in the NBA, even making first-team all-defense in the 2015-2016 season. However, since joining the Clippers during the 2017-2018
After losing center DeMarcus Cousins to an ACL tear before he had the opportunity to play in a single game, the Los Angeles Lakers are now searching for a new center. With the free-agent all but dried up, might they turn to a familiar – and reviled – face in Dwight Howard? According to Rohan
The Los Angeles Lakers made a big move this summer when they traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and multiple first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for superstar big man Anthony Davis. The Lakers are banking on Davis and LeBron James becoming one of the best duos in the league as
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has an opportunity to represent the United States this summer at the FIBA World Cup and he isn’t going to let it pass him by. Slipping to 27th in the 2017 NBA Draft, Kuzma has proven time and again that most of the teams who passed on him made
Give credit to the Los Angeles Clippers; they have pulled off a number of shrewd moves over the years that have ultimately led them to become a legitimate title contender with two superstars on their roster. For the franchise that spent most of its existence as the NBA’s laughingstock, it has been quite a turnaround
For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers will open the NBA season as the away team. However, this time they won’t have to leave the STAPLES Center because they will be taking on the Clippers. The NBA is banking on what should be a big rivalry game to get the season
The Los Angeles Lakers have been hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 season, where they will hope to contend for a championship with a team built around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. In order to do so, they acted quickly in free agency following Kawhi Leonard’s disappointing decision to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of three teams hoping to sign superstar free agent Kawhi Leonard. Unlike the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers are hoping to create a super team around Leonard, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. If the Lakers are successful in their pursuit of Leonard they will instantly become
As the Anthony Davis trade saga continues, things are starting to look more and more positive for the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis requested to be traded to the Lakers at the trade deadline last season but those talks ultimately didn’t lead to a deal, but now the Lakers appear to have a solid chance at
The NBA Finals may still be raging but 28 teams in the league are already focused on the offseason and making moves to set themselves up for the future. With that in mind, the Brooklyn Nets pulled off a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, shipping Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks
The Los Angeles Lakers have seen their front office come under fire in recent weeks, taking criticism from all sides. Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka, Londa and Kurt Rambis (aka The Rambii), and the rest of the organization has been called out for numerous questionable decisions. Can they get things back on track before free agency
The Los Angeles Lakers are under pressure to improve their team this summer after missing the playoffs in LeBron James’ first season with the club. To that end, they will have to explore trading their fourth-overall draft pick and potentially parting ways with some of their young players as well.
Magic Johnson certainly didn’t pull any punches when he appeared on First Take, firing shots at Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka, and the entire Lakers organization. What does this mean for the team moving forward? How might it impact free agency?
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a disappointing 2018-2019 campaign but the offseason will provide plenty of opportunities to set things right. The draft is just a few weeks away and with a major asset like the fourth overall pick in their pocket the Lakers will certainly be the team to watch. Adding a
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to improve their roster this summer around superstar forward LeBron James, which could mean shipping out some of their young assets in an attempt to land another star. After a failed attempt to land New Orleans Pelicans unicorn Anthony Davis at the trade deadline, most thought that talks between
After a few tense moments, the basketball gods smiled upon the Los Angeles Lakers and awarded them the fourth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Heading into the lottery, the Lakers had just a 9.4% chance of moving from the 11th pick into the top four. Now that they have the fourth pick the
The Los Angeles Lakers will be searching for superstars this summer, hoping to pair LeBron James with a co-star that can help lead the purple and gold back to glory. Meanwhile, the Celtics’ relationship with free-agent-to-be Kyrie Irving appears to be as rocky as ever, and the Boston fan base hasn’t been thrilled with his
If free-agent-to-be Klay Thompson decides to leave the Golden State Warriors this summer it has long been assumed that he will follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Lakers. However, a recent report suggests that he may be more inclined to head to the Clippers instead.