Lakers Rumors

  • Lakers Rumors: Team won’t retain services of Johnny Davis; D-Fenders name Phil Hubbard head coach

    By Ross Pickering on August 28, 2014
    With one month to go until the start of training camp, the Los Angeles Lakers are still without a full coaching staff. Although Byron Scott added Jim Eyen to his staff earlier in August, the purple and gold’s new head coach has decided to let go of Johnny Davis, according to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News. Davis was brought in […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

    By Ross Pickering on August 28, 2014
    Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team work out seven free agents including Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Toney Douglas

    By Ross Pickering on August 27, 2014
    It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t just work out Michael Beasley on Wednesday. According to Sam Amick from USA Today, the purple and gold also held workouts for Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Daniel Orton, Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee. Pittman and Douglas, like Beasley, are former Miami Heat players, while Bobby Brown has only […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team workout Michael Beasley for second time

    By Ross Pickering on August 27, 2014
    Could a Michael Beasley signing be imminent? According to Alex Kennedy from Basketball Insiders, Beasley had his second workout with the Lakers today. The 25-year-old also worked out for the purple and gold at the end of July. Right now, the Lakers have 13 players on their roster and would only be able to offer Beasley a minimum salary deal due […]
  • Lakers Rumors: L.A. to open season at home versus Rockets

    By Ross Pickering on August 13, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers will officially open their 2014-15 campaign with a much anticipated matchup against the Houston Rockets. For the first time since he left the purple and gold last summer, Kobe Bryant will face off against Dwight Howard on October 28 on the opening night of the new NBA season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. ESPN Los […]
  • Lakers Rumors: L.A. to play Bulls in Chicago on Christmas Day?

    By Ross Pickering on August 12, 2014
    While the NBA have yet to officially announce the full 2014-15 schedule, a few of the bigger fixtures from next season have already been leaked, one of which involves our very own Los Angeles Lakers. According to Brett Pollakoff from ProBasketballTalk, a Chicago-based radio station revealed that the purple and gold would be traveling to the Windy City on Christmas Day […]
  • Lakers Rumors: UNLV’s Roscoe Smith accepts training camp invite

    By Ross Pickering on August 4, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with another training camp invite. According to Adam Zagoria from, UNLV’s Roscoe Smith has accepted a training camp invite from the purple and gold. Smith, an undrafted rookie, played for the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas last month where he averaged 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.8 minutes […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team agree to training camp deal with Michigan State’s Keith Appling

    By Ross Pickering on August 4, 2014
    Now that the madness of free agency is over – and the team finally hired a head coach – the purple and gold are focussed on sending out training camp invites. The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a training camp deal with Michigan State’s Keith Appling, according to Shams Charania from RealGM. Appling, 22, went undrafted in June after spending […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team “were hot in pursuit” of Kyle Lowry this summer

    By Ross Pickering on August 4, 2014
    “They’re going for it. There’s not ifs and buts about it, man.” That’s a quote from Kobe Bryant in early July as he discussed the Lakers’ moves this offseason. He certainly wasn’t lying. Just one of the many moves the Lakers contemplated and pursued this summer involved Kyle Lowry. At one point during free agency, it was reported that the team […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley worked out for L.A. on Wednesday

    By Conor Cahill on July 30, 2014
    This summer, Michael Beasley has been in LA working out with 2014 MVP Kevin Durant. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, multiple teams are thrilled with the maturity and resolve Beasley showed as the 11th man on the runner-up Heat last season. Currently, there are only 12 players on the Lakers’ squad, so I do expect Mitch Kupchak to be […]