The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly acquire center Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers, absorbing his contract into their cap space. Hibbert spent his first seven years of his career with the Pacers.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
The Lakers are there, too, and a recent report suggests that L.A. may in fact be the frontrunner to retain Aldridge’s services.
A rift reportedly exists between Jordan and Chris Paul, and that would undoubtedly need to be addressed before Jordan re-upped on a long-term deal to re-sign.
But another team’s superstar has no such issues with Jordan, and has reached out to him to begin the free agent recruitment process.
1) Jimmy Butler is a restricted free agent, and the Bulls can match any offer he signs with another team and retain him.
2) The Chicago Bulls are very, very high on Butler and want to keep him.
With that background, we pass the report that what Butler wants to do is play for the Lakers. Via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, who’s as plugged into the Lakers as anyone, is now reporting that Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is looking like the choice:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Ranadivé had been opposed to trading DeMarcus Cousins, but he’s let GM Vlade Divac talk to teams about it and he and the Lakers have the framework of a deal — a very pricey one for the Lakers. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Monday, June 22, 2015
DeAngelo Russell seems poised to fall between the two big cities — the Lakers at No. 2 are expected to take Jahlil Okafor of Duke (Karl-Anthony Towns will go No. 1 to Minnesota). The Sixers are rumored to be leaning toward taking Russell at No. 3, right before the Knicks pick at No. 4 — and the Knicks like Russell. They’ll take him if he’s there, it’s just likely he’s not.
On Monday, Russell made his case to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports why the Lakers should take him at No. 2.
Yet, in the wake of Cousins’ frustrations with the constantly shifting plans of the Kings ownership, plus coach George Karl saying he never had an untradable player, the offers keep coming. Even though they are all long-shots. At best.
The latest long shot is from the Los Angeles Lakers, in a possible three-way deal with Orlando, as reported by Marc Stein at ESPN.