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Lakers Prepare for Crucial Draft

Lakers Prepare for Crucial Draft

purpleandgoldblog.com ESPN.com Updated May 22 (4 days ago)
The Los Angeles Lakers desperately needed some luck and they got it in the draft lottery. As well as maintaining their place in the top five to hang on to their draft selection, the Lakers also climbed to number two in the overall selection, opening the…
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  • Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

    Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

    yahoo.com May 22 (4 days ago)
    It's been a topic of conversation for years now. With so many accolades, championships and miles on his now twice-surgically-repaired legs — and a surgically repaired shoulder thrown in — when will Kobe Bryant decide to hang up his high tops and begin t…
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  • 76ers Win Right To Trade Somebody For Two Second-Rounders In 20…

    76ers Win Right To Trade Somebody For Two Second-Rounders In 2017

    deadspin.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    Well, it was worth it. At long last, it was worth it. The two forfeited seasons, the lottery picks spent on bum legs, the young players traded for assets, the assets traded for lesser assets, the draft lottery letting the Heat and Lakers keep their pick…
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  • Timberwolves win Draft lottery; Lakers move to No. 2

    Timberwolves win Draft lottery; Lakers move to No. 2

    nba.com yahoo.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.
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  • Phil Jackson says the Lakers had 'a handshake agreement' to lan…

    Phil Jackson says the Lakers had 'a handshake agreement' to land Kevin Garnett in 2007

    yahoo.com May 19 (7 days ago)
    The NBA as a whole giddily rubbed its hands together when it became more and more obvious that Kevin Garnett was available on the trade market in 2007. KG, for a few years by then, had always technically been available, but his loyalty toward the Minnes…
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  • Javaris Crittenton pleads guilty in 2011 shooting, gets 23 year…

    Javaris Crittenton pleads guilty in 2011 shooting, gets 23 years in prison

    yahoo.com Apr 29
    Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton was sentenced to 23 years in prison and 17 years of probation on Wednesday after entering a guilty plea on charges related to the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman. The 27-year-old Crittenton — who played for th…
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  • Drunk Clippers Bro Is Very Chill About Getting Kicked Out Of Ga…

    Drunk Clippers Bro Is Very Chill About Getting Kicked Out Of Game

    deadspin.com Apr 20
    We have found the perfect rivals for the Lakers Bros . These Clippers bros say they got kicked out of Sunday’s Game 1 again the Spurs. Why? The more loquacious bro explained: “Apparently they frown upon open bottles of vodka.”Read more...
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  • After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in future

    After worst season ever, Lakers see hopeful signs in future

    nba.com Apr 16
    The worst season in the Los Angeles Lakers' history has finally ended, and the longest summer has just begun.
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  • Let Carlos Boozer Explain "Holdat" To You

    Let Carlos Boozer Explain "Holdat" To You

    deadspin.com Apr 16
    What is life like for a veteran roleplayer on a shitty NBA team? Not that bad, if the tail end of Carlos Boozer's press postmortem today in Los Angeles is any sign. The Lakers forward took his opportunity when prompted to explain exactly what he means w…
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  • Lin still considering returning to Lakers

    Lin still considering returning to Lakers

    nba.com Apr 14
    Guard Jeremy Lin hasn't ruled out a return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season despite his up-and-down first season with the club.
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  • Lakers season-ticket holders have a choice to make before the l…

    Lakers season-ticket holders have a choice to make before the lottery

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    The Lakers announced a curious renewal deadline for season-ticket holders that has some conspiracy theorists wondering whether the team is trying to get Los Angelenos to pony up big bucks before knowing just what kind of product they'll all be watching …
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  • Gary Harris Gets Ankles Demolished By Crossover, Doesn't Quit B…

    Gary Harris Gets Ankles Demolished By Crossover, Doesn't Quit Basketball

    deadspin.com Apr 9
    The Lakers played in Denver last night. By the fourth, they were losing by a zillion, which meant that both the Lakers’ Dwight Buycks and the Nuggets’ Gary Harris were matched up against each other. Read more...
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  • Byron Scott Thinks Some Of His Players Would Frag Him

    Byron Scott Thinks Some Of His Players Would Frag Him

    deadspin.com Apr 7
    It has been a remarkable year of quotes from Lakers coach Byron Scott, who has vacillated between pure delusion and brutal honesty with his words. Speaking with reporters after practice yesterday about how he is going to continue to make his very bad te…
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  • Byron Scott thinks certain Lakers might 'end up shooting me in …

    Byron Scott thinks certain Lakers might 'end up shooting me in the back' in a foxhole scenario

    yahoo.com Apr 7
    Head coach Byron Scott has not been a godsend to the Los Angeles Lakers in his first year, he’s once again presiding over a terrible defense and his offensively-minded club is only 23rd out of 30 teams on that end. He has been a godsend for those of us …
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  • Lakers fall to Clips for franchise-worst 56th loss

    Lakers fall to Clips for franchise-worst 56th loss

    ESPN.com Apr 5
    Lakers fall to Clips for franchise-worst 56th loss
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  • Bulls' Nikola Mirotic and Lakers' Jordan Clarkson named Kia Roo…

    Bulls' Nikola Mirotic and Lakers' Jordan Clarkson named Kia Rookies of the Month

    nba.com Apr 3
    The Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic and the Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Clarkson today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in March.
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  • Lakers' Ellington out for season with separated shoulder

    Lakers' Ellington out for season with separated shoulder

    nba.com Apr 2
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington will miss the rest of the season with a separated right shoulder.
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  • D-League callup Brown gets multiyear deal with Lakers

    D-League callup Brown gets multiyear deal with Lakers

    nba.com Apr 1
    Guard Jabari Brown has agreed to a multiyear contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • The NBA has a tanking problem because the NBA used to employ a …

    The NBA has a tanking problem because the NBA used to employ a lot of problems

    yahoo.com Mar 31
    On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers downed the Philadelphia 76ers on a last-second shot from rookie Jordan Clarkson. Hands were rung and eyes rolled, as a significant portion of NBA fandom could hardly recall what number Clarkson wore prior to thi…
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  • The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentiv…

    The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentives

    deadspin.com Mar 31
    With the game tied 111-111 with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, the Lakers' Jordan Clarkson made a layup to defeat the 76ers. Clarkson was the 46th pick in the draft, sandwiched between two guys named Dwight Powell and Russ Smith. Both Powell and Smith ha…
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  • Lakers sink 76ers in OT, endanger draft pick

    Lakers sink 76ers in OT, endanger draft pick

    ESPN.com Mar 30
    Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams.
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - The D'Antoni Revolution 06:54

    The D'Antoni Revolution

    Mar 20
    Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.
  • Video - Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers 01:15

    Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers

    Mar 19
    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.

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