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Lakers offseason news: Larry Nance, Jr. tweets photo of championship trophies from practice gym

Los Angeles' sophomore forward shows off the work ethic that made him a late first round steal. The Los Angeles Lakers will need a lot of things to go right in order to return themselves to the championship standard the franchise is known for. The team has to recruit better free agents than it has over the last several years, nail the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
4 hours ago

Lakers Draft Prospects: Watch Zhou Qi’s Pre-Draft Workout Video

Chinese prospect, Zhou Qi recently had some of his pre-draft workouts posted by Draft Express where he showed off just what kind of player he could be in the NBA Just last week, we threw Chinese prospect, Zhou Qi’s name into the fray in regards to players who the Los Angeles Lakers could select with […] Lakers Draft Prospects: Watch Zhou Qi’s Pre-Draft Workout Video - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
6 hours ago

Kobe Bryant to Draymond Green After Loss: Making History Isn’t Easy

Kobe Bryant offered Draymond Green some sage-like advice on how to deal with the Warriors’ huge loss in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors are certainly up against the wall right now in the Western Conference Finals in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. After splitting the first two […] Kobe Bryant to Draymond Green After Loss: Making History...
Via Lake Show Life
8 hours ago

Lakers Draft rumors: Ben Simmons' high school coach says it would be 'fantastic' if Los Angeles drafted him

But will he be picked first overall? With the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, it's all but a given that the Los Angeles Lakers will end up with one of the two top freshman forwards, either Ben Simmons out of LSU or Brandon Ingram of Duke. The team will get a great player either way, but if Simmons' former high school coach, Kevin Goorijian, has his way it will be his pupil...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
15 hours ago

Brian Shaw says he's agreed to join the Lakers coaching staff

The team is just working out final contract details. Reports over the weekend suggested that former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw was close to joining Luke Walton 's Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff, and the man himself confirmed as much during a radio appearance on Wednesday. "It's true," Shaw told Guy Haberman of 957 the game when asked if the reports of him rejoining...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
16 hours ago

The Art of Team Building – Should the Lakers try to Race to the Top?

Welcome to a new series for FB&G for the 2016 off-season. This series will focus on team building and various paths the Lakers have open to them for the upcoming off-season. We will try to cover a variety of scenarios the Lakers could feasibly take and what moves might be involved with that specific approach. This installment will focus on trying to become a contender as quickly...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

WATCH: Lakers To Hire Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire Brian Shaw as Luke Walton's lead assistant coach.
Via Lakers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Los Angeles Lakers can look like after the NBA Draft

The dynasties the Los Angeles Lakers have formed in the past is something every young basketball player wants to be a part of. That being said, can the young core consisting of Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle come together and revive the glory of the purple and gold once again? If the current squad can ask these questions to future NBA players, they can see...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollywood elite advising Kobe Bryant on production company

Kobe Bryant is spending his time going all-in on a new venture, and he is picking the brains of a team of stars in the process. No, I’m not talking about anything basketball-related. I’m talking about Bryant’s publishing and production company, Kobe Inc., and the advice he solicits from Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer. “I mean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What to do at #2

The ping pong balls were in the Los Angeles Lakers’ favor on Tuesday night as they were able to keep their projected spot at number two in the upcoming NBA Draft. So now the question is what will General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Vice President Jim Buss do with the pick? Given that Buss is going into the last season of his rebuilding process in which he guaranteed that the Lakers...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant not interested in ‘Inside the NBA’

Kobe Bryant has reportedly been courted by TNT to join the cast of “Inside the NBA,” but the five-time champion is not interested in the position. TMZ spoke with Kobe as he was leaving a Hublot watch event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and he had a very simple response when asked if he is interested in working for TNT. “No.” That settles that. It was unclear if TNT wanted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential blockbuster trade scenarios for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half-century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into retirement, the goal this summer is going to be to find that star power to help move this team...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers Trade or Retain the Number Two Overall Pick in the 2016 NBA Draft?

The Los Angeles Lakers can stop the sweat now as the team secured the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after the draft lottery Tuesday night. The Lakers now have plenty of options to either stay at their current draft slot or trade the pick in a deal for a proven veteran. With the number two overall pick the Lakers will have the opportunity to select either Ben Simmons...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers More Likely To Draft Brandon Ingram At No. 2?

It's being reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are heavily leaning towards drafting LSU's Ben Simmons No. 1. Which means Duke's Brandon Ingram goes to the Lakers at No. 2.
Via Lakers Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to actively shop No. 2 pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to California from Minnesota over a half century ago. Kobe Bryant has retired. Byron Scott was fired, only to be replaced by current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, all of just 36 years of age. Needless to say, the Lakers are in the process of rebranding themselves to both the Southern California...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Piece of court from Kobe Bryant’s final game sells for $179,000

Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game was quite the hyped up regular-season event, with ticket prices that were through the roof, and anticipation that had been building all season long. The game lived up to the hype. Kobe Bryant went for 60 points, and the Lakers were able to get a close victory in Bryant’s final game. Prior to the game, the staff at Staples Center added a “24”...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Land No. 2 Pick In NBA Draft Lottery: Simmons, Ingram, Or Trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers officially land the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Via Lakers Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Landing the No. 2 pick was the best-case scenario for the Lakers

Everything was on the line for the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, and it couldn't have worked out any better.The Lakers needed to get a top-3 selection to keep their draft pick. They were able to do that.But the real win was when the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick.The pressure is now off.This is shaping up to the be the worst NBA Draft in years. It's two...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers win NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers get second pick

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in June.The Los Angeles Lakers finished second Tuesday night but also felt like winners, as they would have dealt their pick to Philadelphia had they fallen out of the top three.The Boston Celtics, with a pick dealt to them by the Brooklyn Nets, remained in the No. 3 slot.Nobody moved up...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons reportedly wants to get drafted by Lakers in hopes of landing big shoe deal

Projected top pick Ben Simmons hasn’t signed a shoe deal yet. He’s waiting until after the NBA draft lottery. Adidas and Nike are offering five-year endorsement deals, but Simmons is hoping to land a bigger offer from Nike if he’s drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. From The Vertical’s Nick DePaula: Adidas is offering a $10 million deal that also includes a $2 million signing...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons wants Lakers to draft him so he can get bigger shoe deal

The 2016 NBA Draft is still more than a month away, but the presumptive No. 1 overall pick may already be trying to steer his way towards a particular destination. According to a report by Nick DePaul of The Vertical on Monday, forward Ben Simmons, still looking to officially sign a shoe endorsement deal, would like to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers to increase his marketability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim McMillian, forward on '72 Lakers title team, dead at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jim McMillian, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 33-game winning streak and the 1972 NBA championship, died Monday. He was 68. He died from complications of heart failure at a hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, according to his sister-in-law Denise Sheridan. The Lakers made McMillian the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1970 draft out...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak: 'Nobody's off limits' in potential Lakers trades

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak isn’t ruling anyone on his current roster out of potential trade talks this offseason. Speaking about the state of his franchise before the team finds out if it will land a top-three pick in the upcoming draft, Kupchak said he likes his young talent but wouldn’t rule out putting anyone on the block. “Nobody’s off limits,”...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers should view draft as Brandon Ingram or bust

For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason is predicated on an outcome they cannot control. The Lakers enter the 2016 NBA Lottery with a 55.8 percent chance to remain among the top 3 selections and avoid losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The consensus has landed on Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons as the probable top two picks, regardless of which teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

After firing by Lakers, Byron Scott still wants to coach in NBA

Byron Scott was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during the worst two-season run in franchise history. After finishing with a combined overall record of 38-126, the Lakers made a coaching change. However, Scott was shocked that the Lakers no longer wanted him as their head coach. “I was ‘blindsided’ by it, I figured I at least had another year to get this thing turned...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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