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Jim Buss: We're Not Going To Sell Lakers

Aug 30, 2015 2:02 AM

The Buss Family has no interest in selling the Los Angeles Lakers as they continue to run the franchise as a family business.

"There is no point to sell, because it's a family business," he said. "We have Jesse [Buss] who runs the scouting and does an incredible job. Joey [Buss], who is the business side and runs the D-Fenders and does a great job. They're the future of the Lakers.

"We're not going to sell, that's all there is to it."

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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Jordan Clarkson Trying To Play For Philippines As Natural Born Player

Aug 26, 2015 1:13 PM

Jordan Clarkson could play in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship as he's been named to the preliminary roster of the Philippines. 

Clarkson has a Filipino passport and he is now in the Philippines trying to confirm his eligibility. Clarkson's mother is Filipino. 

Clarkson would like to play as a "natural born player" instead of a passport player like Andray Blatche.

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Tags: Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, National

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Lakers Sign Michael Frazier To Multi-Year Deal

Aug 25, 2015 2:51 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Michael Frazier to a multi-year deal.

The 21-year-old Frazier, a 6’4’’ shooting guard, most recently played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes per game over six contests (all starts).

In his three collegiate seasons at the University of Florida (2012-15), Frazier averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 44.3% from the field and 43.2% from beyond-the-arc. 

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Tags: Michael Frazier, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Considering Signing Metta World Peace

Aug 24, 2015 7:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are giving serious consideration to signing Metta World Peace.

No deal between World Peace and the Lakers is in place yet, but the team can use depth at the small forward position.

The Lakers waived Peace using their amnesty provision in 2013.

World Peace last played in the NBA with the New York Knicks during the 13-14 season and he has since played in China and Italy.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kobe Bryant Resumes On-Court Shooting

Aug 23, 2015 4:23 PM

Kobe Bryant resumed practice shooting, posting Saturday on his Instagram: "First day back on the court shooting! Bout Damn time!! #shoulderrecovery #20thseason #drinkbodyarmor #lakers."

Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder in January.

After undergoing surgery, Bryant was gradually able to get back into the gym.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Lakers Had Interest In Yi Jianlian

Aug 19, 2015 10:46 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers had interest in Yi Jianlian this offseason.

Yi was the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Yi returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Tags: Jianlian Yi, Los Angeles Lakers, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International League

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Kobe Bryant Could Still Play In 2016 Olympics

Aug 14, 2015 10:37 AM

Kobe Bryant has interest in playing in the 2016 Olympics and hasn't been ruled out for the team by Jerry Colangelo.

"I was quoted on Kobe," Colangelo said after USA Basketball's intrasquad scrimmage at the Thomas & Mack Center. "In response to a question about him, I said it would be a great story if he did [play in Rio].

"And so, he also mentioned to me in a private conversation that if he had his druthers, he would love to ride off into the sunset playing one more time and winning the gold medal. And that would be the end. But he was very quick to say, 'But, I don't want a spot. I need to earn the spot. I need to be capable of playing at that level to be considered.' And I said, 'You got that. That's always there for you, Kobe.'"

 

Bryant turns 37 later this month and had previously announced he didn't intend to play in Rio.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, National, National Olympics

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Lakers Sign Jonathan Holmes To Multi-Year Contract

Aug 13, 2015 4:33 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Jonathan Holmes to a multi-year contract.

In five games for the Celtics’ entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Holmes averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.0 steals in 21.8 minutes per game, while shooting 55.6% from the field. The 6’9’’ Holmes also appeared in three games for Boston in the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League, and in his eight games (seven starts) between the two competitions, shot a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line, and 13-28 (46.4%) from beyond-the-arc.

Undrafted after spending four seasons at the University of Texas (2011-15), Holmes averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game over 127 contests with the Longhorns.

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Lakers To Bring In Eric Moreland For Workout

Aug 10, 2015 4:19 AM

Eric Moreland will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Moreland most recently played for the Sacramento Kings.

Moreland went undrafted in 2014 out of Oregon State.

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Tags: Eric Moreland, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Toure Murry, Bobby Brown Audition For Lakers

Aug 10, 2015 4:16 AM

Toure Murry recently auditioned for the Los Angeles Lakers along with Bobby Brown.

The Lakers have been searching for additional backcourt depth.

Brown finished last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tags: Toure' Murry, Bobby Brown, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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D.J. Kennedy To Work Out For Lakers
D.J. Kennedy played collegiately at St. John's and has split time in the D-League and overseas professionally.

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JaVale McGee Focused On Getting Healthy As He Remains Free Agent
Several teams have shown interest in JaVale McGee with the Mavericks and Lakers appearing to be frontrunners.

Alex Kennedy/Basketball Insiders

Jonathan Holmes Signing With Lakers
Jonathan Holmes' deal with the Lakers includes a significant partial guarantee, league sources told RealGM.

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Kobe Believes Lakers Setup For Promising Future
Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers can make the playoffs while also being setup well long-term.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kobe: It's Tough To Make Decision On Retirement
Kobe Bryant is 36 and each of his past three seasons have ended due to injury.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Play Some Minutes At Power Forward
Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Lou Williams will receive a significant portion of the backcourt minutes, leaving Kobe Bryant at small forward and even power forward.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Lakers Won't Sign J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith remains unsigned nearly one month into free agency.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Kobe Bryant Expresses Interest In Ending Career With Barcelona
Kobe Bryant watched Barcelona's training session in Los Angeles on Monday.

Moses Llorens/AS.com

Lakers Were Only Other Team To Express Interest In Ty Lawson
The Lakers can't offer a first round pick until 2020 at the earliest and may not have even offered a future first rounder for Ty Lawson.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson could be dealt by the Nuggets before training camp.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell To Work Out With Steve Nash
Steve Nash retired last season from the Lakers but he's expected to remain around the organization.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Lakers Acquire Roy Hibbert From Pacers For 2nd Round Pick
Roy Hibbert had been with the Pacers since 2008.

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Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors
Carlos Boozer spent last season with the Lakers.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Brandon Bass Agrees To Deal With Lakers
Brandon Bass had been with the Celtics since 2011.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Lou Williams Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Deal With Lakers
Lou Williams has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers on a three-year, $21 million deal, league sources told RealGM.

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Lakers Agree To Trade With Pacers For Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert didn't fit into the Pacers' future plans.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jeanie Buss Still Holding Jim Buss To 2017 Deadline
Jeanie Buss has previously said the team needs to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years for Jim Buss to remain in his current role.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Lakers Reach Out To Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo has most strenuously been pursued by the Kings.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Robin Lopez Commits To Signing With Knicks
Robin Lopez has committed to signing with the Knicks, contingent on DeAndre Jordan choosing not to sign with the franchise.

Marc Stein/ESPN

LaMarcus Aldridge Grants Lakers 2nd Meeting; Considering Visits
LaMarcus Aldridge is believed to be most strongly considering the Suns and Spurs.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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