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Milwaukee Bucks pick up former lottery pick, ex-Lakers point gu…

Milwaukee Bucks pick up former lottery pick, ex-Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall off waivers

yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated 13 hours ago
When the Los Angeles Lakers waived Kendall Marshall last Friday to clear his unguaranteed 2014-15 salary from the books, freeing up cap space with which to complete other signings, they hoped to be able to bring him back into the fold if he cleared waiv…
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  • Lakers ink forward Ryan Kelly

    Lakers ink forward Ryan Kelly

    nba.com 10 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ryan Kelly, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
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  • Lakers' Nick Young signs multiyear deal

    Lakers' Nick Young signs multiyear deal

    nba.com 11 hours ago
    Free-agent guard Nick Young has signed a multiyear deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice…

    Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice of him

    yahoo.com Jul 18 (3 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have not had the most impressive offseason in the NBA. After striking out with the summer's big names, general manager Mitch Kupchak settled for deals with players like Houston Rockets castoff Jeremy Lin and 25-year-old journeyman…
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  • Kobe in film: 'Scared' of post-NBA life

    Kobe in film: 'Scared' of post-NBA life

    ESPN.com Jul 18 (3 days ago)
    Kobe Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports.
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  • Source: Lakers will retain swingman Henry

    Source: Lakers will retain swingman Henry

    ESPN.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement to retain free agent swingman Xavier Henry, a league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday.
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  • Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houst…

    Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houston

    dimemag.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    In an update to his autobiography “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, Phil Jackson went into detail on what happened when the Lakers met with Dwight Howard during free agency last summer, and how an answer from Kobe Bryant might have sealed the deal on…
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  • Randle prepares to join a crowded frontcourt in L.A.

    Randle prepares to join a crowded frontcourt in L.A.

    nba.com Jul 18 (4 days ago)
    Neither the departure of Pau Gasol nor the arrival of Ed Davis were expected to affect Julius Randle and the start of his NBA career that much. Not when Gasol's departure could be seen coming from months away whether the Lakers added a replacement power…
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  • Lakers make winning bid for Boozer

    Lakers make winning bid for Boozer

    Carlos Boozer is headed to the Lakers' crowded frontcourt after Los Angeles made the winning bid for the veteran forward waived by the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty clause.
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  • Free-agent roundup: Pacers start life without Lance, Warriors b…

    Free-agent roundup: Pacers start life without Lance, Warriors bring back Rush, Lakers steal Davis

    yahoo.com Jul 17 (5 days ago)
    You are, by now, familiar with what we're doing here. Let's continue. *** • Less than 24 hours after losing starting shooting guard Lance Stephenson, the Indiana Pacers took a strong first step in the process of replacing him, agreeing to a one-year dea…
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  • In an autobiography update, Phil Jackson talks up flirtations w…

    In an autobiography update, Phil Jackson talks up flirtations with Seattle, and recruiting Dwight Howard

    yahoo.com Jul 17 (5 days ago)
    Between his final game coaching the Los Angeles Lakers in May 2011 and his official hiring as president of the New York Knicks in March, Phil Jackson worked through quite the tumultuous 34-month stretch. He became engaged, he watched his family grow, he…
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  • Report: Lakers, Davis agree to 2-year deal

    Report: Lakers, Davis agree to 2-year deal

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 17 (5 days ago)
    Ed Davis is on his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, giving the changing Lakers frontcourt another athletic big man and Davis another chance to show what he can do.
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  • Sources: Lakers to interview Scott 3rd time

    Sources: Lakers to interview Scott 3rd time

    ESPN.com Jul 16 (6 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Byron Scott for a third interview on Wednesday as they attempt to fill their head coaching vacancy, sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
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  • Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OK…

    Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OKC lands Morrow; Mavs nab Jefferson; etc.

    yahoo.com Jul 15 (7 days ago)
    After LeBron James announced his choice to head back to Ohio on Friday afternoon, the free-agent dam burst, with plenty of players and teams whose activities were on hold while waiting for LeBron's move getting back to work and coming to terms in the ho…
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  • Lakers aim to hire coach in next week or two

    Lakers aim to hire coach in next week or two

    ESPN.com Jul 14
    The Los Angeles Lakers expect to hire a coach in the next week or two, but they do not consider the interview process to be finished, according to a league source.
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  • Shaq Provides Context To LeBron’s Move On Instagram

    Shaq Provides Context To LeBron’s Move On Instagram

    dimemag.com Jul 13
    Shaquille O’Neal played 19 seasons in the NBA and suited up for six different teams in the process. Though he’ll be best remembered for his days with the Los Angeles Lakers, O’Neal came to superstardom with the Orlando Magic and won an additional title …
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  • Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

    Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 13
    Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.
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  • Video - Michael Cooper Has Tongue Cancer 02:38

    Michael Cooper Has Tongue Cancer

    Jul 21
    ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin discusses Atlanta Dream coach and ex-Laker Michael Cooper being diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer; Cooper has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
  • Video - Richard Sherman, Kobe Bryant Homer 00:24

    Richard Sherman, Kobe Bryant Homer

    Jul 20
    Richard Sherman hosted a celebrity softball game in which he and Kobe Bryant launch home runs in front of 22,000 fans.
  • Video - Lakers Re-Sign Xavier Henry 02:53

    Lakers Re-Sign Xavier Henry

    Jul 18
    Dave McMenamin discusses what kind of production the Lakers should hope to get from Xavier Henry.
  • Video - Lakers Claim Boozer Off Amnesty Waivers 00:50

    Lakers Claim Boozer Off Amnesty Waivers

    Jul 18
    Chris Broussard talks about whether the Lakers' acquisition of Carlos Boozer gives the team any hope of making the playoffs in 2015.

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    Jul 21
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    Jul 20
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract in the coming week, according to sources close to the process.
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    Jul 19
    The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal with free-agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to sources close to the talks.
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    Jul 18
    The Miami Heat re-signed longtime forward Udonis Haslem to a new contact on Friday. The team did not announce the terms but is for the room mid-level exception of two years and $5.5 million, sources told ESPN.com.