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Jrue Holiday Interested In Heat, Clippers, Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Sixers

Sep 28, 2023 11:02 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to trade Jrue Holiday to another team after acquiring him from the Milwaukee Bucks in the Damian Lillard trade.

Holiday has a player option worth $37.4 million for the 24-25 season, which could give him some level of control over where he is traded.

Sources tell the Miami Herald that the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers are teams that appeal to Holiday. 

Holiday was traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Bucks during the 2020 offseason and helped the Bucks win the NBA championship that season.

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Mavs, Sixers, Bucks Have Registered Interest In Buddy Hield

Sep 22, 2023 1:27 AM

The Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks are among teams that have registered recent interest in Buddy Hield, according to Shams Charania.

"The Lakers were long rumored for Buddy Hield. You look at teams like Dallas, Philly, Milwaukee. Those are the types of teams that could definitely use a shooter like Buddy Hield, and they've had a level of interest in him over the last several months," said Charania on The Rally.

The Pacers started trade talks on Hield after the two sides failed to reach a contract extension. 

The Lakers and Pacers reportedly discussed a trade involving Hield last August

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Tags: Buddy Hield, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 19, 2023 3:27 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Spurs (11:45), Rockets (21:55), Trail Blazers (33:02), Jazz (47:26), Thunder (56:40), Kings (1:09:27), Lakers (1:16:52), Mavericks (1:27:11), Clippers (1:36:53), Pelicans (1:42:40), Timberwolves (1:51:29), Grizzlies (1:57:40), Suns (2:04:01), Nuggets (2:11:29) and Warriors (2:19:58).

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Jarred Vanderbilt, Lakers Agree To Four-Year, $48M Extension

Sep 15, 2023 9:50 AM

Jarred Vanderbilt and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract extension. Vanderbilt's deal is fully guaranteed and includes a player option on the final season.

Vanderbilt had one season remaining on the three-year deal he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2021 offseason. Vanderbilt is set to make $4.6 million this season for the Lakers, who acquired him ahead of the trade deadline in a three-team trade.

In 26 games (24 starts) with the Lakers, Vanderbilt averaged 7.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He also started in 13 of the 15 playoff games he played for Los Angeles.

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Lakers Sign Vincent Valerio-Bodon, Damion Baugh, Bryce Hamilton, Scotty Pippen Jr. To Camp Deals

Sep 7, 2023 10:56 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Vincent Valerio-Bodon and guards Damion Baugh, Bryce Hamilton and Scotty Pippen Jr. to training camp deals.

Valerio-Bodon (6’9”, 200) most recently appeared in 30 games (all starts) for Sopron KC of the Hungarian NBIA during the 2022-23 season, averaging 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 50.3 percent from the field, 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 87.9 percent from the free-throw line. 

Baugh (6’4”, 194) begins his professional career after spending the past four seasons at TCU (2021-23) and the University of Memphis (2019-21). 

Hamilton (6’4”, 205) appeared in 29 regular season games (27 starts) as a rookie last season for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.2 minutes per game. 

As a rookie in 2022-23, Pippen (6’1”, 185) suited up in 19 NBA G League regular season games (four starts) for South Bay, posting averages of 21.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 27.9 minutes per game. 

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Lakers Promised Anthony Davis He'd Play Fewer Minutes At Center In Regular Season

Sep 7, 2023 11:11 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers made it clear to Anthony Davis this offseason that they would add depth at center so he wouldn't have to the play the position with as much regularity this offseason, sources tell ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Davis played 99 percent of his minutes at center last season.

With the Lakers adding Jaxson Hayes and Christian Wood, there are more lineup possibilities to allow Davis to play power forward.

Davis signed a three-year, $186 million extension with the Lakers this offseason.

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Rui Hachimura Expected To Start For Lakers, Christian Wood To Come Off Bench

Sep 6, 2023 10:05 PM

Christian Wood is expected to come off the bench next season with Rui Hachimura likely starting next to Anthony Davis and LeBron James, sources told Jovan Buha of The Athletic. 

The news coming following Wood and the Lakers agreeing to a two-year deal.

Buha adds that Wood was waiting out a potential James Harden or Damian Lillard trade to possibly find a larger role before signing with the Lakers. 

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Christian Wood, Lakers Agree To Two-Year Deal

Sep 5, 2023 10:59 PM

Christian Wood has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year deal.

Wood will hold a player option in Year 2.

Wood spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks, but the team did not show interest in re-signing him. 

The Lakers also have Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Jaxson Hayes, Jarred Vanderbilt and Rui Hachimura at the big positions.

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RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver, Kevin Pelton On The Pacific Division (Aug 2023)

Aug 31, 2023 11:53 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Ben Golliver of the Washington Post (@BenGolliver) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.

They discuss how the Kings, Suns, Warriors, Lakers and Clippers fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Lakers To Unveil Kobe Bryant Statue On Feb. 8

Aug 24, 2023 11:57 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a bronze statue of Kobe Bryant outside Crypto.com Arena on February 8th, 2024.

The Lakers will host the Denver Nuggets that night.

The date hold special meaning for the Bryant family because his daughter Gigi wore No. 2, while Bryant wore numbers eight and 24 during his career with the Lakers.

Bryant and Gigi passed away along with seven other people in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.

“Kobe Bryant was one of the most extraordinary athletes of all time, and one of the most iconic individuals in the history of Los Angeles,” said Jeanie Buss. “There is no better place for Kobe to be honored with a statue than here, at the center of our city, where everyone can celebrate him and be inspired by his incredible achievements.”

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Spurs Considered Three And Four-Year Offer Sheets For Austin Reaves

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Mikal Bridges On Austin Reaves: He's Here

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Lakers/Celtics, Heat/Sixers, Warriors/Nuggets Among Christmas Day Games

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NBA To Open 23-24 Season With Nuggets/Lakers, Warriors/Suns On Oct. 24

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Heat, Lakers Not Considered Sign-And-Trade Destinations For Christian Wood

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Lakers Still Interested In Signing Christian Wood

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Anthony Davis Has Player Option In Extension With Lakers

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Anthony Davis, Lakers Agree To Three-Year, $186M Extension

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Lakers Sign Alex Fudge To Two-Way Deal, Waive Cole Swider

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Austin Reaves Considered Rockets, Spurs Before Re-Signing With Lakers

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Bulls Emerge With Interest In Christian Wood

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Anthony Davis, Lakers Expected To Sign Extension Before Camp

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LeBron James To Change Jersey Number From No. 6 to No. 23

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LeBron James Confirms He'll Play In 23-24 Season

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D'Angelo Russell Waived No-Trade Clause Re-Signing With Lakers

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Lakers Interested In Christian Wood, Bismack Biyombo

Jovan Buha/The Athletic

Spurs Deliberated Signing Austin Reaves To Offer Sheet

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Lakers Sign Colin Castleton, D'Moi Hodge To Two-Way Deal

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Malik Beasley, Bucks Agree To One-Year, $2.7M Deal

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Austin Reaves, Lakers Agree To Four-Year, $56M Deal

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