Lakers Rumors

  • Lakers Draft Rumors: Aaron Gordon to declare for 2014 NBA Draft

    By Ross Pickering on April 14, 2014
    Now we’re just waiting for you, Jabari Parker… According to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo Sports, Arizona freshman, Aaron Gordon, will announce his entry to the 2014 NBA Draft this week. The 6’9″ forward is currently projected to be taken with the sixth overall pick, according to ESPN’s draft board. Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, one block and […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team hoping to re-sign Pau Gasol this summer

    By Ross Pickering on April 13, 2014
    Pau Gasol isn’t expected to play again this season as he’s still suffering from the effects of vertigo. This means that the free-agent-to-be may have already played his last game with the purple and gold. However, according to Mitch Lawrence from the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to re-sign the two-time NBA champion this summer. […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team hoping for “peaceful, mutual parting” with Mike D’Antoni this summer

    By Ross Pickering on April 12, 2014
    Mike D’Antoni resigned while in New York. Could he do the same in Los Angeles? That’s doubtful, though there’s a chance that he could leave to take another coaching job elsewhere, and that appears to be just what the Lakers are hoping for. According to Mitch Lawrence from the New York Daily News, the Lakers would prefer to have a […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott on team’s coaching radar?

    By Ross Pickering on April 9, 2014
    Yes, we’ve reached the point in Mike D’Antoni’s Los Angeles Lakers coaching career where names are starting to pop up as potential replacements. The first name that surfaced was Kentucky’s John Calipari before Monday night’s NCAA championship game, though both sides have since shot down the rumor. However, USA Today’s Sam Amick shared the names of a few other candidates if […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Luol Deng “definitely” on L.A.’s radar

    By Ross Pickering on April 8, 2014
    While the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to make a huge splash during free agency this summer, there’s a chance that they could use a portion of their cap space to sign an All-Star caliber player. According to Sam Amick from USA Today, Luol Deng of the Cleveland Cavaliers is “definitely” someone who the Lakers will be interested in this […]
  • Lakers Draft Rumors: Joel Embiid to enter NBA Draft

    By Ross Pickering on April 8, 2014
    UPDATE: It’s official. Embiid is leaving Kansas after one season and is headed for the NBA. ——————– It looks as if Joel Embiid is headed for the NBA. According to a tweet from CBSSports.com’s Jeff Borzello, Embiid and Kansas Jayhawks head coach, Bill Self, will hold a press conference on Wednesday at noon Pacific time. While the reasoning for the […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team “leaning toward” firing Mike D’Antoni at end of season

    By Ross Pickering on April 8, 2014
    Things are starting to get interesting in Lakerland. It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Rex Chapman claimed that John Calipari to the Lakers was a “done deal,” though now we have another Lakers coaching rumor to consider. According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin, the purple and gold are “leaning toward” firing head coach Mike D’Antoni at the end […]
  • Lakers Rumors: John Calipari to leave Kentucky, become head coach of L.A.?

    By Ross Pickering on April 7, 2014
    UPDATE: Mitch Kupchak said the “rumor is untrue,” according to the L.A. Times. Of course, it’s worth noting that at this point in time – while Mike D’Antoni is still the team’s head coach – Kupchak wouldn’t acknowledge the possibility of hiring another man for the job. —————— Well, this is interesting. Just before tonight’s big NCAA championship game between […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Pau Gasol expected to receive offers from Bulls, Cavaliers, Bobcats, Grizzlies this summer

    By Ross Pickering on April 7, 2014
    While this summer is expected to be about big name guys such as Carmelo Anthony and possibly LeBron James, the Lakers’ own Pau Gasol will also be one of the more highly coveted free agents in July. According to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, executives around the NBA expect the Spaniard to receive offers from a number of teams including the […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Why L.A. might not fire Mike D’Antoni this summer

    By Ross Pickering on April 4, 2014
    Could Mike D’Antoni really return as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers next season? It’s definitely possible, and that’s hard for many fans of the purple and gold to understand. Why would the Lakers bring back a coach who has lead the team to such a poor record this season? According to Kevin Ding from Bleacher Report, the main […]