Lakers trade target Bruce Brown reportedly expected to be dealt by Raptors during offseason
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by Jacob Rude
3h ago
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images With the Raptors looking set to trade Bruce Brown in the offseason, could the Lakers finally land the wing they’ve long-coveted? Basically from the moment he played a big role in the Nuggets sweeping them in the Western Conference Finals, the Lakers have been in hot pursuit of Bruce Brown. Starting in free agency when they very nearly landed him before a big-money offer from the Pacers, the Lakers have chased Brown around from stop to stop. They reportedly discussed a trade with the Pacers for Brown, then did the same when he was traded to the Raptors as ..read more
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Scrappy Sparks come up just short against Aces
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by Karin Abcarians
22h ago
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Sparks battled to the finish line but came up just short against the two-time defending champion Aces. The Sparks gave the Aces a tough contest all the way to the final buzzer before coming up short in Las Vegas, 89-82. Dearica Hamby and Kia Nurse continued their dominance, leading the offensive charge. Hamby ended the game with 29 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Nurse scored 13 points. Cameron Brink’s foul trouble continued, but she provided defense with five blocks and eight rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Rickea Jackson had a strong showing w ..read more
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Report: Lakers met with Bronny James at 2024 NBA Draft Combine
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by Jacob Rude
2d ago
Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images Among the many prospects the Lakers met and interviewed at the 2024 NBA Draft Combine was reportedly Bronny James. The 2024 NBA Draft Combine serves many purposes for teams and prospects alike. While most of the focus from a fan's perspective is on the measurements, drills, and 5-on-5 games, that is far from the only thing that goes on during the week. Front offices descend onto the combine with the intention of meeting with prospects. Teams meet with dozens of scouts at the combine as a chance to get some background information they can use for years ..read more
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Lakers Rumors Roundup: JJ Redick seen as the next Pat Riley?
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by Jacob Rude
2d ago
Photo by Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images The rumors are continuing to trend in one direction with the Lakers coaching search as JJ Redick is seen as the favorite and is drawing comparisons to a legendary coach. As the Lakers begin the first phase of interviews for their head coach position, all indications are that JJ Redick is the early favorite. Being the favorite before the interviews even began, though, doesn’t guarantee anything. But when the continual reports state the same thing over and over, it’s hard not to sense that this is all ending in an inevitable result. Here’s a look at the lat ..read more
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Season Review: Gabe Vincent
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by Nicole Ganglani
2d ago
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Gabe Vincent’s first year with the Lakers left a lot to be desired as he spent most of the season nursing a left knee injury. Welcome to our annual Lakers season in review series, where we’ll look back at each player on the team’s roster this season and evaluate if they should be part of the future of the franchise. Today, we take a look at Gabe Vincent. Last summer, the Lakers took a chance on Gabe Vincent by offering him a multi-year contract. The 27-year-old, 6’1” guard was poached from the Miami Heat to contribute his experience and championship pedigree to ..read more
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Sam Cassell reportedly ‘legitimate candidate’ for Lakers head coach position
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by Edwin Garcia
3d ago
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images The Lakers have reportedly begun asking for permission to interview assistant coaches and Sam Cassell appears to be near the top of the list of candidates. The Lakers are well on their way to hiring their next head coach after firing Darvin Ham. As one of the early steps in the hiring process, they have reportedly received permission to interview James Borrego, Micah Nori, and Sam Cassell, among others. Some reports point to JJ Redick as an early favorite for the job, but longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein reported in his latest Substack piece t ..read more
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Lakers reportedly at ‘front of the line’ for potential Donovan Mitchell trade
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by Edwin Garcia
3d ago
Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images With the Cavs out of the playoffs, conversations regarding the future of their star Donovan Mitchell will only increase and the Lakers are right in the middle of the rumors. The Lakers have been out of the playoffs for a round now and teams are starting to join them in Cancun. On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers were eliminated by the Boston Celtics and rumors about the team's future will now ramp up in the coming days and weeks. One of the ongoing topics of discussion surrounds Donovan Mitchell and the likelihood of him signing an extension this ..read more
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All signs are pointing to JJ Redick as the early favorite in the Lakers coaching search
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by Jacob Rude
3d ago
Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images The Lakers are still in the very early stages of their coaching search, but multiple reports are pointing to JJ Redick as the early leader. As they enter their search for a third head coach in the last five years, the Lakers have been particularly deliberate in their search. It’s like a result of many things, from the importance of getting this hiring right to potentially waiting out a certain LA-based head coach and his situation across the hallway. However, the longer the Lakers wait, the more information about their thought process heading into the ..read more
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Should Micah Nori be the next Lakers head coach?
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by Rajpal Brar
3d ago
Photo by David Berding/Getty Images Let’s take a closer look at current Timberwolves assistant Micah Nori and why he could be a good fit for the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers fired Darvin Ham after two seasons with both ending in an exit to the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs. With that firing comes yet another foray into finding a head coach for a team with a unique set of circumstances. The Lakers are currently in a win-now mode due to superstar LeBron James’ career exit being on the horizon, a roster that is currently unbalanced, particularly on the wings and the team is also looking to pla ..read more
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Season Review: Jarred Vanderbilt
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by Alex Regla
3d ago
Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images After a season marred by injuries, Jarred Vanderbilt’s absence proved his importance and how the Lakers don’t have anyone else like him. Welcome to our annual Lakers season in-review series, where we’ll look back at each player on the team’s roster this season and evaluate if they should be part of the future of the franchise. Today, we take a look at Jarred Vanderbilt. There may be no two words that keep sports fans up at night more than ‘what if?’ In a year that featured many, one butterfly effect moment came in the Lakers’ preseason opener, where Jarred ..read more
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