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Ryan Kelly Out Indefinitely With Strained Hamstring

Ryan Kelly has suffered a moderate left hamstring strain, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday. 

Kelly is out indefinitely.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Julius Randle Gives Lakers An Ability To Handle Ball At Forward

Julius Randle projects in the NBA as a power forward, but the Los Angeles Lakers have been impressed with his ability to defend threes and handle the ball.

"He's got super quick feet and I think if there's one thing you didn't see much at Kentucky, as you do watching him every day, is that he's got really gifted quickness, first step, [and] he loves contact," Mitch Kupchak said.

"He can defend small forwards. Do I see him right now as the prototypical small forward?  Probably not," Kupchak said.  "But I could see him bringing the ball up the court.  I could see him seeing a gap, getting a step on a guy and making a play -- whether it's finishing or finding somebody that's open.  Those are ball-handling skills that you wouldn't see power forwards have very often."

Still, Kupchak tried to temper expectations for the rookie.

"Julius is still 19 years old," Kupchak said. "You wouldn’t know that by looking at him, because he’s really a well-developed, big, strong, athletic kid. Over the years, I've never looked at a rookie and said, 'Hey, this guy's gonna bring us to the top.'  It doesn't do any good to have high expectations."

Via Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Ronnie Price Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Ronnie Price, the team announced Wednesday.

Price, a nine-year NBA veteran, holds career averages of 3.4 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 rebounds over 425 games (35 starts).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wayne Ellington Signs With Lakers

Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced on Monday.

Ellington was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) goes in-depth on the Pacific Division with Jack Winter of Dime Magazine (@ArmstrongWinter) and Seth Partnow of Hoop365, Clipperblog, and the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network (@SethPartnow). 

The three review the summer moves for all five teams including the ownership change for the Los Angeles Clippers and new coaches for the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition, they preview the season ahead including ranking the franchises, predicting the number of playoff teams, and selecting breakout players. 

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Work Out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler, James Nunnally

The Los Angeles Lakers recently worked out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and James Nunnally.

Jeter is currently signed to a deal overseas, while Price, Elliington, Tyler and Nunnally are NBA free agents.

Via Emiliano Carchia/Sportando

Julyan Stone Visiting Lakers For Second Time; Workouts Scheduled With Cavs, Clippers, Heat

Free agent Julyan Stone will work out for the Lakers in Los Angeles this week, his second visit with the organization before meeting three other teams, league sources told RealGM.

Stone also has scheduled workouts with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, sources said, attempting to solidify an NBA contract before training camps start. The Sacramento Kings remain a possible landing spot for Stone.

Stone held a workout with the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the week, and he’s received two lucrative offers from Chinese clubs.

At 6-foot-6, Stone has tantalizing frame for a point guard and is one of the NBA’s tallest at the position.

In three NBA seasons, Stone has averaged 1.3 points, 1.1 assists and 44 percent shooting from the field in seven minutes per game. He was an undrafted signing for the Denver Nuggets in 2011, spent two years with the franchise and joined the Toronto Raptors last offseason. He was waived on July 7.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Lakers Interested In Bledsoe, Dragic In 2015 Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers would be interested in either Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic if they reach free agency next summer, according to sources.

The Phoenix Suns have been unable to agree upon terms with Bledsoe on a long-term contract. Bledsoe is currently a restricted free agent and could leave next summer as an unrestricted free agent if he signs the qualifying offer.

The Houston Rockets also have interest in Dragic in free agency.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night.

In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts).

Via RealGM Staff Report

GM: Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Value On Trade Market Due To $48.5M Contract

Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension last season, three weeks before he suffered a fractured left kneecap.

The contract, which the Los Angeles Lakers and Bryant signed by design to recognize Bryant's value, makes Bryant nearly impossible to trade even if the frachise tried.

“Zero. Look at that number. Who takes him?" one NBA GM said when asked about Bryant's value on the market.

Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.

Via Chris Ballard/Sports Illustrated

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Phil Hubbard Could Become Head Coach Of D-Fenders

Phil Hubbard is a longtime assistant coach with a long tenure under Eddie Jordan with the Wizards and previous stops in the D-League.

Jim Eyen To Become Lakers' Assistant Coach

The Kings elected not to bring back Jim Eyen for the 14-15 season back in June.

Keith Appling Signs Camp Deal With Lakers

Sources tell RealGM that Keith Appling has signed a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Lakers.

Michael Beasley Works Out For Lakers

Michael Beasley worked out for the Lakers in El Segundo on Wednesday.

Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

Wesley Johnson appeared in 79 games last season for the Lakers.

Byron Scott Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Lakers

The Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with Byron Scott.

Lakers Pencil In Carlos Boozer As Starting Small Forward

Carlos Boozer has played power forward throughout his 12-year NBA career.

Lakers Offer Job To Byron Scott

The Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott.

Lakers Deny Waiting To Hire Head Coach With Rivers Potentially Becoming Available

Doc Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

Kendall Marshall was previously waived by the Lakers.

Lakers To Waive Kendall Marshall, Interested In Re-Signing Him

The Lakers have interest in re-signing Kendall Marshall if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Xavier Henry Agrees Upon One-Year, $1M Deal With Lakers

Xavier Henry played well for the Lakers before undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left wrist.

Lakers Win Bid For Carlos Boozer

The Lakers won the bid of $3.25 million to acquire Carlos Boozer.

Jackson: Lakers Were Looking For Long-Term Coach In Hiring D'Antoni

In an update to Phil Jackson's autobiography, he outlines how talks to return to the Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled.

Ed Davis Agrees Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal With Lakers

Ed Davis has a player option for the 15-16 season.

Nowitzki Rejected Max Offers From Lakers, Rockets To Re-Sign With Mavs For $25M Over Three

Dirk Nowitzki accepted a three-year, $25 million contract to re-sign with the Mavericks.

Chris Bosh Also Received Strong Offers From Nuggets, Suns, Lakers

Chris Bosh received "strong" offers from multiple teams beyond the Rockets, as the Nuggets, Suns and Lakers were also interested.

Pau Gasol To Sign With Bulls, Boozer Most Likely To Be Amnestied

The Bulls and Lakers were unable to agree upon terms for a Pau Gasol sign-and-trade.

Pau Gasol Working Toward Agreement With Bulls

Pau Gasol had narrowed his choices to the Bulls and Spurs.

Kent Bazemore, Hawks Reach Two-Year, $4M Guaranteed Deal

Kent Bazemore has reached agreement on a $4 million contract with the Hawks, fully guaranteed over two seasons, a league source told RealGM.
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