yardbarker
RealGM Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers WiretapLos Angeles Lakers Wiretap
Los Angeles Lakers news gathered from around the net.

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

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

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Kendall Marshall.

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

Marshall played well in his minutes with the Lakers last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

Xavier Henry has agreed upon a one-year, $1 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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

Henry was the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Win Bid For Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer has been acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers off amnesty waivers.

Nine teams had cap space to make a blind bid upon the remaining portion of Boozer's $16.8 million contract.

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

"We're very pleased to have won the bidding process and to have gained his rights, and look forward to his contributions next season," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a news release.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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 Los Angeles Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled.

Jackson was intrigued by the possibility of going after one more ring with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol now that the Lakers had also acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.

"I was thinking of the job as a one-season gig, but Jimmy (Buss) and Mitch (Kupchak) were looking for a coach who could help them rebuild the team over the long haul," writes Jackson. "They were also eager to turn the Lakers back into the sort of fast-paced, high-scoring team they were in the Magic Johnson “Showtime” era — and (Mike) D’Antoni was certainly a coach who could make that happen.

"The overriding issue, however, was the state of owner Jerry Buss’s health. He’d been in and out of the hospital during the previous several months battling prostate cancer and other ailments. But things had taken a turn for the worse recently, and his family hoped that a turn in the Lakers’ fortunes might bring some joy into his life and, with luck, help speed his recovery.

"Several weeks later, the story came out that Dr. Buss, not Jimmy, had made the decision to go with D’Antoni. This seemed unlikely to me given the state of Jerry’s health — not to mention, Jimmy’s long history of impetuous decision-making — but it was impossible to verify that story one way or the other. In the end, it didn’t matter that much anyway. I was ready to move on."

Via Hugh Delehanty/New York Daily News

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

Ed Davis has agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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

Davis most recently played for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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 Dallas Mavericks.

Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets approached Nowitzki with max offers, but he turned them down to remain with the Mavericks.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

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

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

Bosh ultimately decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million deal.

"[There were] very enticing offers," Bosh said. "There was some surprising advances made in everything, but I ultimately decided to stay in Miami. I think it was the right choice. I benefit from it, the team will benefit from it, from here. My heart was in Miami. I wanted to be there and keep my family there and build relationships and really keep building on something special."

Via Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

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

Pau Gasol announced he will join the Chicago Bulls.

Gasol was offered a two-year, $23 million deal by the Los Angeles Lakers, along with a three-year, $29 million deal.

The Bulls will need to make some roster moves in order to finalize their Gasol acquisition, most likely amnestying Carlos Boozer.

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

Via ESPN

Pau Gasol Working Toward Agreement With Bulls

Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls are working toward completing an agreement.

Gasol had narrowed his choices to the Bulls and San Antonio Spurs.

If Gasol agrees to a deal with the Bulls, they would essentially be taken out of consideration for Carmelo Anthony.

Carlos Boozer is expected to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade for Gasol.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Los Angeles Lakers Archives

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.

Bulls, Thunder Considered Favorites For Pau Gasol

The Bulls and Thunder have emerged as the favorites to sign Pau Gasol.

Lance Stephenson Receiving Interest From Lakers, Mavericks, Celtics

The Pacers have offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Lance Stephenson.

Report: Lakers In Three-Team Race For Carmelo With Knicks, Bulls

The Lakers made a "major" impact in their meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday.

Bosh's Agent Calls Teams To Reconfirm Max Slot Would Be Available

Chris Bosh's agent has recently placed calls with multiple teams to reconfirm that a max contract offer would remain available to him.

Kupchak Flying To Cleveland To Meet With LeBron's Agent

Mitch Kupchak is flying to Cleveland to meet with Rich Paul, agent for LeBron James.

Lakers Offer $97M Max Contract To Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony met with the Lakers on Thursday.

Carmelo Reaches Out To Pau Gasol About Joining Knicks

The Knicks can pay Pau Gasol only the taxpayer's exception starting at $3.28 million annually.

Pau Gasol Plans To Re-Sign With Lakers If They Acquire Carmelo Anthony

If Carmelo Anthony chooses to sign with the Lakers, Pau Gasol will give strong consideration to re-signing.

Lakers, Rockets Had Richest Local TV Deals In 13-14

The Lakers earned $122 million in local TV money, while the Rockets earned $45 million.
Older Wiretap Articles »


RSS Feed RSS Feed
 

Archive

2014
     July
     June
     May
     April
     March
     February
     January
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

Basketball Wiretap Headlines

    NBA Wiretap Headlines

      NCAA Wiretap Headlines

        MLB Wiretap Headlines

          NFL Wiretap Headlines

            NHL Wiretap Headlines

              Soccer Wiretap Headlines