Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Report: Lakers Interested In Signing Metta World Peace

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers are considering signing Metta World Peace. The veteran small forward played for the team from 2009 to 2013, and he helped bring the 2010 NBA championship to Los Angeles. 

From Wojnarowski’s report:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lakers Sign Rookie Free Agent Michael Frazier | Stats and Highlights

The Lakers have agreed to terms with undrafted Florida Gator sharpshooter Michael Frazier. He is expected to sign a contract in the next couple of days. 

According to LATimes.com, the contract will be "a two-year, minimum-salary deal of $1.4 million ($525,093 and $874,636, respectively). Only $50,000 of his first-year salary will be guaranteed."

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kobe Bryant says his body feels strong heading into next season

Kobe Bryant has played 41 games over the last two seasons due to injury, but he’s not about to let injuries dictate the end of his career. He’s back and ready to roll when Lakers training camp opens in late September in Hawaii.

But is his body ready for the grind? He told Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports that it is.

Kobe Bryant Says He’s Not Sure If He Will Retire After This Season

Kobe Bryant is not going to let injuries force his decision on when to hang it up. He battled back from a torn Achilles and a knee surgery to be ready for next season. He wants to leave the game on his own terms.

But will that be when his contract is up at the end of this season?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti Will Retire After Next Season

When Gary Vitti first interviewed for the job, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were the star Lakers players for coach Pat Riley. It was 1984, and Vitti wasn’t sure he wanted the job.

He took it and for 32 years has been the Lakers trainer and confidant to players. Magic, Kareem, through Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, to the current crop of Lakers. He’s lasted through Riley, Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni and every other coach to come through the doors. He’s got eight championship rings.

And after this next season, the dean of NBA trainers is walking away. Hanging up his tape, as it were.