Roth: Examining Lakers’ salary situation and odds to land a star

Ever since Kobe Bryant retired in 2016 (and to some degree, even before Bryant’s retirement), the Los Angeles Lakers have been in rebuild mode. Make no mistake, the Lakers are one of the most successful franchises in NBA history for a reason – the organization’s moves are very methodical and calculated on every front, including […]

Pelinka says teams have ‘natural envy’ of Lakers’ success

Teams aren’t lining up the help the Los Angeles Lakers to construct a possible superteam, which is not surprising, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. For example, the Lakers, who strive to create enough salary-cap room to offer to max deals to players this summer and who are the preferred landing spot of Kawhi Leonard, […]

Twice-punished Lakers warn employees about tampering

Having been punished by the NBA twice in the last year for tampering, the Los Angeles Lakers are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. According to a report by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the team recently called a organizational meeting to warn employees about possible tampering with the free-agent signing period not far […]

Lakers get 39th pick from 76ers for second rounder in 2019

In the first of what is expected to be a plethora of wheeling and dealing, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers broke the ice late Wednesday night. The 76ers do not have enough roster spots to accommodate all of their selections in the NBA draft tonight, so they moved one of them. According […]

If Lakers can’t land LeBron or George, they may pursue Cousins

The Los Angeles Lakers are known to be chasing the likes of LeBron James and Paul George this summer, but according to a source, they have a fallback plan. DeMarcus Cousins. The New Orleans Pelicans center is one of the most talented players in the league, but is also known as one of the most […]

Report: Chris Paul says LeBron ‘wants to be in LA’

Chris Paul is warning fans in Houston to not get their hopes up in regards to landing LeBron James if he declines his $35.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers. At least according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. At the same time, Cleveland fans should not feel too good about holding onto their resident […]

Spurs have zero interest in Lonzo Ball

The San Antonio Spurs have zero interest in Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. The Spurs don’t want to deal with the circus that Ball brings with him, particular Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball. San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard has reportedly demanded a trade from the organization and has the […]

Lakers have concerns about Leonard’s injury

Though Kawhi Leonard has reportedly let it be known he wants out of San Antonio and his preferred destination being the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears the path to that happening is anything but clear. While the Lakers, sporting a young core of players and the most salary-cap room in the league, could be expected […]

Ball ‘is the one constant piece’ if Cavs deal LeBron to Lakers

If LeBron James is able to convince the Cleveland Cavaliers to do a sign-and-trade deal to have him head to the Los Angeles Lakers, the No. 2 overall selection in the draft would be part of the trade, according to a report. “The one constant that I’ve heard is Lonzo Ball,” Chris Haynes of ESPN […]

George talks LeBron free agency, his own future

Even after the Indiana Pacers getting cold feet at the 11th hour and pulling out of a deal that would have sent Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, George’s name remains linked to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Be it joining James if he remains in Cleveland or signing as a free agent in […]

Marks: Cavs’ Altman should be in ‘best-available’ draft mode

Bobby Marks of ESPN says when it comes to the NBA draft, with LeBron James not having to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers if he is accepting or declining his $35.6 million player option until June 29, general manager Koby Altman must do whatever he can to select a good fit for his squad. “I think […]

Cavs, Rockets among those on LeBron visit list

Along with the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James is expected to visit with no less than four teams before or during the free agency period in July, according to multiple reports. James reportedly has plans to speak with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, as well as the Cavs. ESPN […]

Lakers to host six more players for pre-draft workout

With two picks in the upcoming NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers have been busy in terms of holding pre-draft workouts. The Lakers will work out six more players today at the UCLA Health Training Center today, according to the team. Missouri State’s Alize Johnson, Connecticut’s Terry Larrier, Rhode Island’s Jared Terrell, Michigan’s Moritz Wagner, […]

LiAngelo Ball to work out for Lakers, Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will each bring in draft prospect LiAngelo Ball for a workout, according to Yahoo Sports. Ball, 19, is the younger brother of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. LiAngelo is not listed as a first- or second-round selection in most mainstream mock drafts. “If he gets drafted it […]