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76ers, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics Each Have Only One Player In ESPN's Top-100

The Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics each have just one player ranked in ESPN's top-100 list of NBA players.

Michael Carter-Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo represent their respective teams in the top-100.

The 76ers are the only team with only two players ranked in the top 250, while the Knicks, Lakers and Celtics each have at least three other players in the top 150.

Via John Smallwood/Philadelphia Daily News

Lakers' Annual Income From Local TV Deal Hinges On Ratings

The Los Angeles Lakers' 20-year, $3 billion deal with Time Warner to broadcast games features annual income that hinges on ratings, according to sources.

This contributed to the Lakers' decision to sign Kobe Bryant to an extension last year and is also why the team continues their attempts to field a competitive roster instead of embracing a full rebuild.

One insider of the Lakers also believes many season ticket holders called Jim Buss about making sure the Lakers keep Bryant.

Via Henry Abbot/ESPN

Jeremy Tyler To Sign In China After Being Waived By Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler to allow him to sign a deal in China.

Tyler spent last season with the New York Knicks and in the D-League.

Tyler was traded to the Sacramento Kings in the offseason and subsequently waived.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Xavier Henry To Be Re-Evalauted After Second Opinion, Regenokine On Knee

Xavier Henry will travel to New York City to seek a second opinion following this summer’s knee surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Saturday.

Henry will then travel to Dusseldorf, Germany, and receive treatment from next week to receive Regenokine treatment.

Henry was granted permission from the Lakers to miss practices and be absent from the team in order to make these trips.

Henry plans to return to Los Angeles by Oct. 24 and an update on his condition will be given at that time.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Byron Scott Doesn't Believe High Rate Of Three-Point Shots Lead To Championship

Byron Scott discussed the high rate of three-point shot attempts taken by NBA teams and admitted he is not a believer in the system.

“You’ve got a lot of teams that just live and die by it,” Scott said Friday. “Teams, general managers, coaches, they kind of draft that way to try to space the floor as much as possible. But you have to have shooters like that; you also have to have guys that can penetrate and get to the basket, because that opens up the floor.”

When asked whether he buys into the style, Scott said: “I don’t believe it wins championships. (It) gets you to the playoffs.”

Through four exhibition games, the Los Angeles Lakers are averaging about seven 3-point attempts and have made just six of 29.

Seven of the last eight NBA champions led all playoff teams in 3-point attempts and makes.

Via Baxter Holmes/ESPN

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Steve Nash Injures Back Carrying Bags

Steve Nash injured his back carrying bags Wednesday, forcing him to miss practice for the third straight day. 

Nash has long had back issues, but he's successfully managed them for most of his career. 

Nash appeared in just 15 games last season. 

Via Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kobe: Players, Owners Both Overpaid; Fight Is For Your Market Value

Like every player in the NBA, Kobe Bryant took notice of the new television deal that will result in a substantial increase in basketball related income.

"Listen: business is business," Bryant said. "I think people get that confused very easily in understanding that players should take substantially less than their market value in order to win championships." 

Bryant signed a two-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013 worth $48.5 million.

"I think as players, you've kind of got to hold your ground a little bit and not be afraid of what the public perception is," Bryant said. "Instead, you try to educate the public a little bit and understand it's not about complaining about how much you're making, because that's ridiculous. We are overpaid, but so are the owners. And you have to fight for what your market value is."

Via Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Cavs Declined Lakers' Interest On Varejao In Gasol Talks Last Season

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly showed repeated interest in Anderson Varejao while pursuing a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Pau Gasol.

The Lakers' interest was to no avail.

Varejao had 14 points and three rebounds against the Miami Heat in preseason on Saturday.

Gasol signed with the Chicago Bulls in the offseason.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Jordan Clarkson Out Minimum Of One Week With Calf Strain

Jordan Clarkson was diagnosed on Friday with a moderate strain of his left calf muscle, the Los Angeles Lakers announced.

Clarkson is expected to miss a minimum of a week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Los Angeles Lakers Archives

Byron Scott Wants Lakers To Limit Three-Point Attempts, Attack Basket

Byron Scott wants the Lakers to shoot between 10 and 15 three-pointers per game.

Steve Nash Tweaks Ankle, Expected To Return To Practice

Steve Nash tweaked his left ankle in the Lakers' practice on Saturday.

Dwight: Lakers' Experience Made Me Develop Thicker Skin

Dwight Howard began his tenure with the Lakers returning from back surgery.

Nick Young Expected To Miss Eight Weeks With Torn Ligament In Thumb

Nick Young will undergo surgery on his thumb on Monday.

Ryan Kelly Out Indefinitely With Strained Hamstring

Ryan Kelly has suffered a moderate left hamstring strain,

Julius Randle Gives Lakers An Ability To Handle Ball At Forward

Julius Randle projects in the NBA as a power forward.

Ronnie Price Signs With Lakers

The Lakers have signed guard Ronnie Price

Wayne Ellington Signs With Lakers

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

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

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

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

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

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

Julyan Stone also has scheduled workouts with the Clippers, Cavaliers and Heat, sources said.

Lakers Interested In Bledsoe, Dragic In 2015 Free Agency

The Lakers would be interested in either Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic if they reach free agency next summer.

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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

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

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.
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