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Phil Hubbard Could Become Head Coach Of D-Fenders

Phil Hubbard is the leading candidate to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League affiliate for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hubbard played for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in the late 1970s and 1980s.

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

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jim Eyen To Become Lakers' Assistant Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers will hire Jim Eyen as an assistant coach on the coaching staff of Byron Scott.

Eyen was most recently with the Sacramento Kings, working under Paul Westphal, Keith Smart and Michael Malone.

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

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Keith Appling Signs Camp Deal With Lakers

Undrafted guard Keith Appling has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told RealGM.

In four seasons at Michigan State, Appling was an integral starter as part of two Sweet Sixteen teams and an Elite Eight finish this year. He averaged 11.2 points and 4.5 assists as a senior, and the 6-foot-1 product went into the pre-draft process assuring teams he would find his offensive game again after dealing with injury issues last season.

Appling played two games for the Portland Trail Blazers in the July summer league.

Appling, 22, participated in the McDonald’s All-American Game while attending high school in Detroit.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Michael Beasley Works Out For Lakers

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

Beasley is a free agent after playing last season with the Miami Heat.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson.

“I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.”

A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional season last year with the Lakers, averaging career-highs in points per game (9.1), rebounds (4.4), steals (1.1), blocks (1.0), field goal percentage (.425) and three-point field goal percentage (.369) while appearing in a team-high 79 games. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Byron Scott Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Lakers

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

Scott was most recently head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Scott played for the Lakers during his playing career.

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Lakers Pencil In Carlos Boozer As Starting Small Forward

Carlos Boozer was introduced by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

The Lakers were not optimistic about landing Boozer during the waiver claim process but did so with a $3.25 million bid.

Boozer heard the news from his agent.

"I was ecstatic and I was jumping up and down," Boozer said. "I went back out there and got two more hours in."

Boozer is penciled in as the Lakers' starting small forward, although he has played power forward throughout his 12-year NBA career.

Boozer said he believes he could play up to seven more seasons.

Via Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Lakers Offer Job To Byron Scott

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

Scott and the Lakers are negotiating a contract.

The Lakers have been without a head coach since parting ways with Mike D'Antoni.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

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

The Los Angeles Lakers have still not hired a head coach and two sources disputed the notion that they are potentially waiting to see if Doc Rivers becomes available with the Donald Sterling situation dragging out.

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

The Lakers haven't interviewed any candidates since free agency began with the exception of Byron Scott. The Lakers also have not currently scheduled any future interviews and Scott is considered the favorite.

Via Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.

Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18.

Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games. He ranked fifth in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18) and shot a career-high 39.9 percent from the 3-point arc. Prior to being called up by the Lakers, Marshall appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League and averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Los Angeles Lakers Archives

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.

Bulls, Spurs Most Likely To Acquire Pau Gasol

The Lakers, Thunder and Knicks are almost certainly out of contention to acquire Pau Gasol.

Jordan Hill Agrees To Re-Sign With Lakers On Two-Year, $18M Deal

Jordan Hill has agreed to re-sign with the Lakers on a two-year, $18 million deal.

Nick Young Agrees To Re-Sign With Lakers On Four-Year, $21.5M Deal

Nick Young has agreed to re-sign with the Lakers.

Lakers Acquire Jeremy Lin, Future First Round Pick From Rockets

The Rockets must clear Jeremy Lin to create cap space.

Carmelo Anthony Not Expected To Make Decision On Friday

Carmelo Anthony is still deciding between the Knicks, Bulls and Lakers.

Carmelo Reconsidering Bulls As Option

The Bulls are internally trying to figure out how to close a deal with Carmelo Anthony.

Bulls Hope To Acquire Gasol In Sign-And-Trade For Boozer

The Bulls hope to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Lakers involving Pau Gasol and the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer.

Kobe Bryant Hopes Byron Scott Receives Lakers' Head Coaching Job

Kobe Bryant has maintained a close relationship with Byron Scott.

Carmelo Anthony Expected To Announce Decision To Re-Sign With Knicks On Thursday

Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his decision to re-sign with the Knicks on Thursday, barring a last minute change of heart.

Carmelo Waiting On LeBron To Make Decision

Carmelo Anthony appears to be waiting for LeBron James to see whether there would be any option to join him.
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