Durant on LeBron joining Lakers: ‘It was the perfect decision’

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant thinks LeBron James made the right move in free agency by leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. James signed a four-year, $153.5 million deal with the Lakers, ending his run in the Eastern Conference to take his talents to the rugged Western Conference. Durant, who has […]

Lou Williams: Clippers are kings of LA, not the Lakers

Lou Williams isn’t buying the narrative LeBron James and his new collection of teammates Magic Johnson has put together are the kings of Los Angeles. In fact, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the Los Angeles Clippers says it’s the Clippers, not the Lakers, who rule Los Angeles. “I mean, the Lakers ain’t […]

Lakers add Wear on two-way deal

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free-agent forward Travis Wear to a two-way contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Free agent forward Travis Wear has agreed to a two-way contract with the Lakers, league sources tell ESPN. He played 17 games with Lakers last season. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 24, 2018 In 17 […]

Former Lakers point guard Ennis headed to Turkey

Former Los Angles Lakers point guard Tyler Ennis has signed a two-year deal with Fenerbahce, according to the EuroLeague’s official site. In joining the Turkish squad, he will be a teammate of former Spurs big man Joffrey Lauvergne and follow the lead of younger brother, Dylan Ennis, who made his EuroLeague debut last season. The […]

Stephenson looks forward to playing with LeBron, finding a home

Lance Stephenson, a longtime irritant of LeBron James, now finds himself a teammate with him as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The former Indiana Pacer, who played well against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a first-round playoff series that went to a Game 7 last season, admits James has never spoken to […]

McGee says Lakers will be ‘one of the most fun teams ever’

It remains to be seen how much success the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers have on the court next season but one of the newest members of the team knows this: “It’s going to be one of the most fun teams ever.” So says JaVale McGee, late of the Golden State Warriors, whom Los Angeles […]

Not picture perfect: Second James mural in LA defaced

No matter how the picture is painted, the message is clear — some fans in Los Angeles are simply not going to accept LeBron James as a Laker. For the second time since James signed as a free agent with the Lakers, a mural depicting him has been defaced. LeBron mural already getting defaced #la […]

Lakers bringing Williams to training camp

Johnathan Williams will be heading to training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to the team’s website. Williams, who played for the Lakers’ squad in the recently completed Las Vegas Summer League, went undrafted out of Gonzaga, where he averaged 13.5 points, 8.3 rebounds. 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks shots in 37 games (36 […]

Lakers’ Magic Johnson: ‘I’m not scared of Golden State’

The signing of LeBron James, if nothing else, has given the Los Angeles Lakers their swagger back, though it remains to be seen if they can back it up. Lakers president Magic Johnson said two-time defending NBA champion Golden State doesn’t scare him. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Johnson’s usual bravado came to the fore, […]

Lakers agree to one-year deal with Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed on a one-year deal with free-agent forward Michael Beasley, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018 Chris Haynes of ESPN reports the contract is for $3.5 […]

Lakers sign undrafted free agent Carroll

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jeffrey Carroll, according to an announcement by the team. Michael Scotto of The Athletic had reported the agreement in June. The Los Angeles Lakers and Jeffrey Carroll (Oklahoma State) have agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal, a league source told The Athletic. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 22, 2018 […]

Lakers request waivers on Newman

The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Malik Newman, according to the team’s website. Newman, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard who went undrafted this year out of the University of Kansas, played in five games for the Lakers’ team in the Las Vegas Summer League that finished as runner-up behind the Portland Trail Blazers. In those […]

Lakers could deploy James as small-ball center

The Los Angeles Lakers may use LeBron James as a small-ball center in their starting lineup, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. The Lakers could throw out a lineup of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and James. “We may not see this on day one, but the coaching staff is eager to see […]

Lakers agree to deal with undrafted Berry

Undrafted point guard Joel Berry has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced in a press release. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Berry spent four seasons at North Carolina but was not selected in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Lakers currently have veteran Rajon Rondo and second-year man […]