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Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

Feb 26, 2021 2:26 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract.

Jones has played in 118 career games (49 starts) for Golden State, Atlanta and Phoenix, with averages of 4.3 points (.657 FG%) and 2.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes. Last season with Atlanta, Jones notched 5.6 points (.680 FG%) and 3.7 rebounds. In 14 games for Phoenix this year, he tallied 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

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Lakers Waive Quinn Cook

Feb 23, 2021 1:34 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving Quinn Cook, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Several teams are expected to express interest in Cook.

The 27-year-old is averaging 2.1 points per game this season. 

The Lakers now have two open roster spots. 

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LeBron James Says He Has To 'Adjust Again' Without Anthony Davis

Feb 21, 2021 1:15 PM

LeBron James put it on himself to adjust his game without Anthony Davis following the Los Angeles Lakers' 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat.

James finished the game with 19 points on 7-of-21 shooting, his worst shooting percentage of the season.

"I think that's what it all boils down to, and right now is another challenge for me, to be able to adjust. Not having AD for a long period of time is something that we haven't had over the last year and a half, and now it's time for me to adjust again and see ways I can be even more effective to help this team win ballgames," said James.

Davis will be out four weeks, according to team doctors. 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said the Lakers' role players need to help James out as much as possible without making mistakes or turnovers. 

"We try to help him out as much as possible, and we want to do it as perfect as possible, as we can. We try to help him out, we try not to make too much mistakes when we're on the floor with him or even running a play with him, just to give him some help. We do ask Bron for a lot; he gives us a lot each and every game," said Caldwell-Pope. 

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Lakers To Reportedly Pursue DeMarcus Cousins

Feb 21, 2021 12:22 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers will be among the teams that will pursue DeMarcus Cousins, sources told Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Cousins will part ways with the Rockets in the upcoming days. 

O'Connor adds that the market will be limited for Cousins as he returns from multiple major injuries. 

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Dennis Schroder Tests Negative For COVID-19, Will Quarantine For Seven Days

Feb 20, 2021 10:15 PM

Dennis Schroder tested negative for COVID-19 but will be out for seven days due to contact tracing, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Schroder is set to miss three Lakers' games during his quarantine.

Wesley Matthews is set to take Schroder's place in the starting lineup.

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Nets-Lakers Averages 1.9 Million Viewers, Becomes Most-Watched Game On Cable For Season

Feb 19, 2021 11:34 PM

The game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers averaged 1.9 million viewers on TNT, making it the most-watched game on cable for this season.

That number represented an 88% increase between the Rockets and Warriors on a comparable February date last season.

The previous night's game between the Heat and Warriors averaged 1.05 million, while the Rockets and Sixers averaged 749,000.

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Anthony Davis Out Four Weeks After Being Re-Evaluated By Team Doctors

Feb 19, 2021 1:16 AM

Anthony Davis will be out four weeks after being re-evaluated by team doctors on Thursday, according to Frank Vogel.

Davis re-aggravated his Achilles injury and suffered a calf strain last week. 

The four-week period is an estimate that also includes the amount of time Davis would need to ramp up his activity in practices and workouts. 

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Alex Caruso Signs Shoe Deal With ANTA

Feb 18, 2021 10:54 PM

Alex Caruso has agreed to a multi-year sneaker deal with ANTA.

Caruso is wearing the brand for the first time in Thursday's game.

ANTA also has shoe deals with Klay Thompson, Gordon Hayward and Kevon Looney.

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Dennis Schroder Out Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Feb 18, 2021 9:17 PM

Dennis Schroder will miss Thursday's game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

Schroder is averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season for the Lakers.

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Anthony Davis To Be Re-Evaluated In 2-3 Weeks Due To Calf Strain, Re-Aggravating Achilles Tendonosis

Feb 15, 2021 4:58 PM

Anthony Davis will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks after suffering a calf strain and re-aggravating his Achilles tendonosis, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Lakers and Davis will be conservative with his return, which could take place sometime after the All-Star Break. 

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Anthony Davis Re-Aggravates Right Achilles Tendonosis, Will Get MRI On Monday

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LeBron James Receiving Warning For Violating Anti-Flop Rule

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Knicks Remain Most Valuable NBA Franchise On Forbes List, Warriors Move Into Second

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LeBron James Considered Early Favorite For MVP In Straw Poll

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LeBron James: The Game Will Let Me Know When It's Time To Retire

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Anthony Davis Likely To Miss Monday's Game With Tendonosis In Achilles

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LeBron James Describes Scheduling All-Star Game This Season As 'Slap In The Face'

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Anthony Davis Out With Quad Contusion

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Anthony Davis: I Think I Suck Right Now

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LeBron James Signs With PepsiCo, Expected To Promote Mountain Dew Brand

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Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins Fined For On-Court Alteraction

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Knicks, Cavaliers, Mavericks Interested In Signing Talen Horton-Tucker

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Lakers Plan On Scheduling White House Visit With Joe Biden

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NBA Preseason Favorite Has Won Finals 50 Percent Of Time Since 1985

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Alex Caruso Out For Monday's Game Due To COVID-19 Protocols

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Frank Vogel To Approach Resting LeBron James, Anthony Davis On 'Case-By-Case Basis'

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LeBron James Wins AP Male Athlete of Year Award

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Dennis Schroder, Lakers Discuss Extension

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Frank Vogel Was Going To Be Assistant Coach Under Ty Lue With Lakers

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