‘Shocked’ by trade, Thomas happy to have new start in LA

It’s been a tumultuous eight months for Isaiah Thomas, so it takes something to shock him. Consider him shocked. The 29-year-old two-time All-Star was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Channing Frye and the team’s 2018 first-round draft choice in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. before the trade deadline Thursday. After […]

Thomas’ presence already creating a bit of LA drama

Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench in his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to an ESPN report, and that is something his agent has already implied will not be a long-term decision. But first things first. Let’s check out the ESPN story by noted newsbreaker Chris Haynes: “Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench when […]

Magic: Deal with Cavs sets up Lakers to land two stars

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers made the deal that send Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected first-round draft pick to LA for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from opposite spectrums. The Cavaliers (31-22), desperate to breathe life into a season that appeared to be on life support, are bringing in Clarkson […]

Cavs land Nance Jr., Clarkson from LA for IT, Frye

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers have agreed on a trade that will send LA forward Larry Nance Jr. and guard Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland in return for guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Channing Frye and the Cavs’ 2018 first-round draft pick, according to a report from ESPN. Per the report, the Cavs’ pick is protected. Thomas […]

Lakers sailing while learning to take trade rumors in stride

Hearing their name kicked around as part of the NBA’s rumor mill is not easy for any player. For young players, the angst and anxiousness is amplified exponentially. With the league’s 3 p.m. trade deadline only hours away, the Los Angeles Lakers’ youthful trio of Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson admit they’ve […]

Lakers’ shift focus; LeBron to LA a lot less likely

One of the litany of rumors regarding LeBron James and his likely unrestricted free agency this summer that fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers have heard over and over and over and over is, “LeBron is going to the Lakers.” However, according to a report, the Lakers front office is shifting its focus from the 2018 […]

Cavaliers talk with Lakers about Clarkson

With the trade deadline closing in, the Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing their efforts to add scoring punch and general overall help. One of their latest conversations has centered on Los Angeles guard Jordan Clarkson, according to multiple ESPN reports. It is not known how the serious the Cavs and Lakers talks have been, or what […]

Griffin: Lakers’ Lopez a buyout candidate

Brook Lopez is someone to keep an eye on as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches, according to former Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Griffin said the veteran center of the Los Angeles Lakers could be on the move soon on a buyout. The 29-year-old out of Stanford is making $22,642,350 […]

Could Lakers make run at Pistons’ Bradley?

Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley is reportedly being made available in trade talks and the Los Angeles Lakers may be a fit. Why is that? Well, because Bradley is a former client of former agent-turned-Lakers-general manager Rob Pelinka, as noted by Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. Pelinka made the career change over the summer and […]

Nance Jr.: Lakers have heard all the buzz about big names

No one follows what’s going on — or even what’s rumored to be going on — in the NBA more so than the players themselves. Just ask Larry Nance Jr. The young jumping-jack forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, appearing on the HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy, has heard and read about all of the […]

Lakers’ Ball has MCL sprain; could miss 3 weeks

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has missed six straight games due to a left MCL sprain and could be sidelined up to three more weeks. Ball hasn’t played since Jan. 13 and Lakers coach Luke Walton says the team won’t rush the No. 2 overall pick back. “He’s feeling better every day,” Walton said. […]

Lakers grease the skids for Celtics

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not the only Eastern Conference heavyweight to be visiting “Strugglesville,” as LeBron James calls it. The conference-leading Boston Celtics dropped their fourth consecutive game Tuesday night, bowing to the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-107, at Staples Center. It’s the Celtics’ longest skid in nearly two years. With the game on the line, […]

Stein on LeBron’s free agency: ‘Don’t write off Cavaliers’

As usual, when it comes to LeBron James and free agency, opinions on where the Cleveland Cavaliers star will land if he does as expected and declines his $34 million player option this summer and is back on the market, there are no shortage of opinions being expressed. Especially by the national media, which seems […]

Showtime Laker: If LBJ stays, Cavs-Dubs could rival Lakers-Celtics

Mychal Thompson has a unique perspective when it comes to rivalries and their place in NBA history. After all, as a member of the Showtime Lakers with whom he played the last five seasons of his career, he took part in four NBA Finals. Thompson and the Lakers won back-to-back championships in 1986-87 and 1987-88, […]