Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ed Davis Introductory Press Conference

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Report: Wesley Johnson signs 1-year deal with Lakers

Wesley Johnson has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

The small forward averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 28.4 minutes per game last year, his first with the team. He made a career-high 37 percent of his three-point attempts.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kobe on Lakers’ offseason: “I’m happy with the effort”

The Lakers met with LeBron James’ agent, which is as much as any team did save the only place the game’s best player was going to go if he wasn’t staying in Miami. The Lakers missed on that one.

The Lakers got a meeting with Carmelo Anthony, offered a max contact and got him to seriously consider it. But he decided for another major market and an extra $27 million guaranteed. Another miss.

So the Lakers went to their Plan B of guys on short contracts so they can make runs next year — Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ed Davis, Xavier Henry.

Lakers waive Kendall Marshall, sign Xavier Henry to one year deal

The Lakers have waived fan favorite from last season Kendall Marshall.

However they are bringing back Xavier Henry on a one year deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news (the Lakers have confirmed the Marshall move).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lakers “win” bidding process, get rights to Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer is going to be a Los Angeles Laker next season — they won the bidding process for him.

Although Lakers’ fans are not going to use the word “won.” The words they will use cannot be published here, being a family-friendly blog and all.

When the Bulls amnestied Boozer (to open up cap space to sign former Laker and vastly superior player Pau Gasol) it opened up a blind bid process for Boozer — teams under the salary cap could put in a bid for his services and take on that part of his contract (the Lakers bid $3.25 million and they pay $3.25 million while the Bulls cover the remaining $13.6 million, it just doesn’t count against their cap). Highest bid wins, nobody knows what the other teams were bidding.

The Lakers won that, something first reported by Marc Stein of ESPN and quickly confirmed by multiple other reporters.

Report: Lakers sign Ed Davis to two-year, $2 million contract

The Grizzlies surprisingly didn’t extend Ed Davis a qualifying offer, letting the 25-year-old become a restricted free agent.

He never meshed behind Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, but getting stuck behind a couple All-Star big men probably stuntEd Davis’ growth.

That won’t happen in Los Angeles, where the Lakers have just Julius Randle, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre to play the 4 and 5.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Report: Lakers will hire a coach in a week, maybe two, whenever

Twenty days ago, ESPN reported Byron Scott was “the leading candidate” to become the Lakers’ next head coach.

Since, one of the other leading candidates (maybe even the leading other candidate), Lionel Hollins, became the Nets’ head coach. Another interviewee in the mix, Kurt Rambis, joined the Knicks as an assistant.

Kobe Bryant has even thrown his support behind Scott.

Everything is pointing toward Scott, and the Lakers are so inspired by his candidacy, they’re rushing to… do absolutely nothing.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Julius Randle signs rookie contract, makes Summer League debut for Lakers

The Lakers selected Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft, but due to the team trying to preserve every last dollar of its cap space in case it could convince any of the marquee free agents to come to Los Angeles, he remained unsigned, and was unable to play in Summer League until the contract issue was resolved.

That changed in a hurry on Sunday, moments before L.A. was set to take the floor for its second matchup in Las Vegas against the Pelicans.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Report: Lakers giving Jordan Hill two-year, $18 million contract

Free agent big man Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Kevin Bradbury told Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.