Lakers Rumors

  • Lakers Rumors: Team considered making a run at Eric Bledsoe earlier in free agency

    By Ross Pickering on July 22, 2014
    While the recent rumors of the Lakers’ apparent interest in pulling off a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe turned out to be false, it appears that the purple and gold did in fact have some interest in the 24-year-old earlier this month. According to Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe, the Lakers “considered making a bid” for Bledsoe, though they ultimately […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Eric Bledsoe to L.A. “not in works,” according to report

    By Ross Pickering on July 20, 2014
    No, the Lakers aren’t trading Julius Randle for Eric Bledsoe. Over the last couple of days, a rumor of the Lakers pulling off a sign-and-trade for Bledsoe has been making the rounds on Twitter. It all started when Suns broadcaster Jon Bloom said he had heard of a potential deal involving Julius Randle, Jordan Hill and the first-round pick L.A. […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team in the running to sign Shawn Marion?

    By Ross Pickering on July 20, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers may be in the running to sign veteran small forward Shawn Marion, according to Dwain Price from the Star-Telegram. However, Price notes that Marion would likely be looking to sign for the $2.7 million room exception if he is unable to land a deal with the Spurs or Rockets for the $5.3 million MLE, and it sounds […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team reach agreement with Ryan Kelly

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with restricted free agent Ryan Kelly, according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News says the deal is for two years with no options. After being drafted with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kelly was a surprise contributor last season as […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team agrees to one-year deal with Wesley Johnson

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement to bring back Wesley Johnson for one more season, according to Chris Broussard from ESPN. Last season, Johnson averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 block in 28.4 minutes per game. He also shot 42 percent from the field and just below 37 percent from three-point range. Aside […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team agrees to one-year deal with Xavier Henry

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2014
    Xavier Henry will be staying in Los Angeles for at least one more season. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN Los Angeles, Henry and the Lakers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum. With Kent Bazemore agreeing to a deal with the Atlanta Hawks last week, re-signing Henry became more of a priority for the purple […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team waive Kendall Marshall to clear salary cap space

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2014
    Despite playing well last season, the Los Angeles Lakers have waived 22-year-old point guard Kendall Marshall, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. The Lakers were forced to waive Marshall and his non-guaranteed deal in order to clear up salary cap space. Such a move will now make it easier for the purple and gold to make room to re-sign […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team wins amnesty bidding for Carlos Boozer

    By Ross Pickering on July 17, 2014
    Well, after the Ed Davis signing, this comes as quite a shock. The Los Angeles Lakers have won the bidding for the amnestied Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, according to Marc Stein from ESPN. Once Boozer was amnestied earlier this week, teams under the cap were able to place sealed bids for the veteran. The Lakers put in the largest […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Free agent forward Ed Davis agrees to two-year contract with L.A.

    By Ross Pickering on July 16, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with free agent forward Ed Davis, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. Davis will reportedly sign a two-year, $2 million deal. The second year will be a player option, according to Wojnarowski. The Toronto Raptors drafted Davis with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft, though they traded him in […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Kevin Love determined to hit free agency in 2015?

    By Ross Pickering on July 16, 2014
    Maybe the Lakers might have a shot at landing Kevin Love after all. If any team trades for the talented big man this summer they will likely want some kind of assurance that he will stick around for longer than one season, especially if you are the Warriors who would likely need to give up Klay Thompson to get a […]