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Yi Jianlian Will Carry Cap Number Of $8M For Lakers

Aug 23, 2016 6:09 PM

Yi Jianlian agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers that carries a cap number of $8 million.

Yi must earn $6.8 million through "likely bonuses."

Yi established himself as one of the better players in China after leaving the NBA in 2012.

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Lakers To Finally Sign Brandon Ingram To Rookie Deal

Aug 22, 2016 10:12 PM

Brandon Ingram will sign his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

The Lakers have waited on signing Ingram in order to have more cap flexibility.

The Lakers will likely go over the cap with their signing of Ingram.

Bobby Marks reports Michael Carter-Williams is still the latest a lottery pick has signed as the Philadelphia 76ers didn't sign him until September 19, 2013.

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Lakers Sign Yi Jianlian

Aug 22, 2016 6:49 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Yi Jianlian.

“We’re excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments,” said Mitch Kupchak. “We look forward to bringing him to training camp and hopefully having him make an impact on our team.”

Yi, who hails from the Guangdong Province in China, recently concluded competing for his country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, averaging 20.4 points (3rd overall in group play competition), 6.6 rebounds (6th), 1.4 steals (t-6th), and 1.0 blocks (t-6th) per game over his five contests while shooting 46.7% from three-point range.

Drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Yi last appeared in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-12 season. Over his five-year NBA career, Yi averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 22.2 minutes per game over 272 contests (163 starts) with the Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, and Mavericks.

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Lakers Hire Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe, Theo Robertson As Player Development Coaches

Aug 19, 2016 3:12 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe and Theo Robertson as player development coaches on Luke Walton’s staff, joining associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen. 

Buechler enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by winning three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1996-98, and was a member of the 1995-96 Bulls team that went 72-10 in the regular season. 

Keefe comes to L.A. after spending the last two seasons serving as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks. Prior to his stint with the Knicks, Keefe spent seven seasons working with the Oklahoma City Thunder after joining the franchise in the summer of 2007, where he was a player development coach for two years before spending his last five seasons as an assistant coach.  

Robertson joins the Lakers after spending the previous two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, where he was part of the 2015 NBA championship as the team’s video intern, working with Steve Kerr’s coaching staff assisting with game preparation. He was promoted to video coordinator/player development prior to the 2015-16 season, working on-court with players in addition to his game-planning responsibilities.

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Yi Jianlian, Lakers Agree To Vet's Minimum Deal With Incentives

Aug 18, 2016 4:26 PM

Yi Jianlian and the Los Angeles Lakers are close to agreement on a deal for the 16-17 season.

Yi’s contract would be for the veteran’s minimum of $1.139 million that could reach “several million more” if he reaches some wide-ranging incentive bonuses in the deal, one official said.

The official said Yi’s Chinese Guangdong team first has to sign off on the deal and then send it to the Chinese Basketball Assn. to sign off on. Then the CBA has to send to the contract to FIBA, the federation that governs international basketball competition, to sign off it. Then the contract goes to the NBA for approval.

The Lakers also pursued Yi last offseason.

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Xavier Henry Trying To Get Training Camp Invite From Lakers

Aug 18, 2016 1:06 PM

Xavier Henry will continue his attempt at returning to the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, joining them for a minicamp in hopes of training camp invite.

Henry ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the 14-15 season while with the Lakers.

“I’ve been doing a lot of workouts this summer with a lot of different teams and getting feedback and seeing how I feel,” Henry said. “I’ve been feeling really good. I’m feeling blessed that I can even play basketball again.”

In April 2014 — at the end of a breakout season that saw him average 10.0 points in 21.1 minutes — he had to undergo surgeries for both a torn ligament in his left wrist and a cartilage abnormality in his right knee.

Henry had a training camp invite from the Warriors last season and then played in the D-League for Santa Cruz.

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Lakers Continue Exploring Ways To Part With Nick Young

Aug 17, 2016 12:07 PM

Nick Young is attempting to repair his relationship with D'Angelo Russell but his future with the Los Angeles Lakers remains uncertain.

"I would frankly be surprised if Nick Young is on the Lakers' roster at the start of the season," said Kevin Ding. "They've been trying to trade him for a while, they're still trying to trade him. They are willing to even buy him out, if necessary, to move on and really commit to the youth movement and let D'Angelo Russell do his thing."

The Lakers signed Young to a four-year, $21.5 million deal in 2014.

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Yi Jianlian Finalizing $8M Deal With Lakers

Aug 17, 2016 11:45 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Yi Jianlian are finalizing a one-year deal worth approximately $8 million.

The Lakers also pursued Yi last offseason.

Yi last played in the NBA during the 11-12 season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Yi averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China.

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Report: Yi Jianlian Giving Up $3M Deal In China For $1M From Lakers

Aug 17, 2016 10:36 AM

Yi Jianlian had a deal in China worth approximately $3 million but he'll instead take a $1 million offer from the Los Angeles Lakers to return to the NBA.

The Lakers also pursued Yi last offseason.

Yi last played in the NBA during the 11-12 season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Yi averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China.

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Lakers In Adavanced Contract Talks With Yi Jianlian

Aug 16, 2016 10:55 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks to sign Yi Jianlian.

Yi last played in the NBA during the 11-12 season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Yi averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China.

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Nick Young, D'Angelo Russell Working On Moving Past Issues
Nick Young's future with the Lakers remains uncertain.

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