Lakers News

  • Team expected to file for disabled player exception with Julius Randle out for season

    By Ross Pickering on October 30, 2014
    The 2014-15 season didn’t exactly get off to a great start for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Just days after learning that Steve Nash would be out for the season, their prized 19-year-old rookie, Julius Randle, broke his leg during a non-contact drive to the basket and is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 campaign. Randle underwent successful […]
  • Injury Update: Jordan Clarkson out minimum of one week

    By Ross Pickering on October 11, 2014
    Hey, it could’ve been worse. Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson injured his left calf during a game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The purple and gold announced on Friday that Clarkson had strained his calf and would miss at least one week of action. While Clarkson missing a week of the preseason is not ideal, especially as the […]
  • Nick Young says ESPN are “high” for ranking him 150th-best player in NBA

    By Ross Pickering on October 7, 2014
    While Nick Young’s thumb injury sucks because it means he’ll miss around 8 weeks of action, there are still a couple silver linings to be had from the situation. One is that Young will likely come back with a stronger left hand – he’s already been working on his handles with the left now that his right is temporarily out of […]
  • Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash look great in Lakers 98-95 win vs. Nuggets [preseason]

    By Bobby Saberi on October 7, 2014
    It was game 1 of 8 for the Lakers this preseason, though the purple and gold looked like they were already in mid-season form. Starting off in the first minutes of the game where Kobe Bryant scored his first basket in around 10 months using his patented fade away cheetah-like jump shot, to Julius Randle’s big dunk near the end of […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers NBA 2K15 ratings

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    NBA 2K15 was released today, which means that fans of the Association and the video game will be spending lots of time in front of their television sets today. Ahead of the release of their new game, 2K Sports revealed the ratings of all the players featured in the game on their Facebook page. Here’s all the ratings for the Los Angeles […]
  • PHOTO: Nick Young from his hospital bed: “This is what happen when you guard Kobe”

    By Ross Pickering on October 6, 2014
    Defenders beware! Lakers scorer Nick Young found out first hand (with his right hand) that guarding Kobe Bryant can lead to painful consequences. While matching up with Bryant during practice on Thursday, Young attempted to steal the ball and instead jammed his thumb against the five-time NBA champion’s arm. This lead to a torn ligament in Young’s thumb and would […]
  • Jeremy Lin says Nick Young’s Swaggy P nickname is “ridiculous”

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Jeremy Lin isn’t convinced of Nick Young’s “swaggyness.” Yet. During an interview last week, Lin said he found Young’s Swaggy P nickname “ridiculous” and instead chooses to call the Lakers’ scorer by his birth name. “I call him Nick Young. He’s super cool but I just find it ridiculous that everyone comes in and just calls him ‘Swaggy.’ You gotta earn it […]
  • Byron Scott says Wesley Johnson “can be one of the best” defenders in the league

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Could this be the year Wesley Johnson finally realizes his potential and has a breakout season? Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott certainly think so. Johnson was selected with the fourth overall pick in 2010, though the 27-year-old has bounced around the league over the past few years since then and has struggled to find a long-term home. While Johnson had career-highs […]
  • Lakers’ tentative starting lineup revealed

    By Ross Pickering on October 5, 2014
    Finally – Lakers basketball is back! On Monday, the purple and gold will take to the court for the first time since April when they face the Denver Nuggets down in San Diego. Obviously, the biggest storyline going into this game will be how Kobe Bryant looks, though there are other intriguing players to keep an eye on, too. From Steve […]
  • Steve Nash tweaks ankle during practice

    By Bobby Saberi on October 4, 2014
    Steve Nash was bit by the injury bug on Saturday morning as he sprained his ankle during the team’s practice session in El Segundo. However, according to Nash and Lakers trainer Gary Vitti, the injury isn’t that serious and Steve should be able to return to practice either tonight or tomorrow. Nash is also expected to be ready for the team’s first […]