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Fantasy Update

17 hours ago
Hoops Hype
Roy Hibbert said his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant accurately predicted Donald Trump would win the presidential election. Roy Hibbert tells the story of how Kobe predicted Trumps victory and then texted him, I told you so! #NBAPalooza pic.twitter.com/bUtxvKAw6L — The Ringer (@ringer) October 17, 2017 In a recent interview, Hibbert explained Bryant often spoke about politics when he talked with his peers. Here is what Hibbert said about one of the conversations he had with the five-time NBA champion (via The Ringer): “He was like, ‘I want Hillary to win.’ But he...
Oct 13, 2017
Hoops Hype
As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to rebuild their front office, their latest addition to the team is already a historic development. Source: Lakers hire 19-year-old Turkish insider Can Pelister as the youngest international scout of all time. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) October 13, 2017 According to David Pick, the organization has hired Can Pelister. The 19-year-old is reportedly the youngest to ever hold such a position for an NBA team. Pelister, who is based in Istanbul, is considered a Turkish basketball insider. Players from Turkey active right now include Enes...
Hoops Hype 17 hours ago
Roy Hibbert says Kobe Bryant predicted Donald Trump would become POTUS

Roy Hibbert says Kobe Bryant predicted Donald Trump would become POTUS

Roy Hibbert said his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant accurately predicted Donald Trump would win the presidential election. Roy Hibbert tells the story of how Kobe predicted Trumps victory and then texted him, I told you so! #NBAPalooza pic.twitter.com/bUtxvKAw6L — The Ringer (@ringer) October 17, 2017 In a recent interview, Hibbert explained Bryant often spoke about politics when he talked with his peers. Here is what Hibbert said about one of the conversations he had with the five-time NBA champion (via The Ringer): “He was like, ‘I want Hillary to win.’ But he...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 14, 2017
Lakers News: Lakers make final training camp roster cuts

Lakers News: Lakers make final training camp roster cuts

Business as usual in Los Angeles as the Lakers focus on making it to their season opener. The Los Angeles Lakers have officially cut their roster down to 16 players following their preseason finale, announcing the release of Travis Wear, Vander Blue and Briante Weber. This should come as no surprise, but was a task the front office had to wrap up with only a few days until the start of the regular season. Alex Caruso is the 16th man, but has been assigned one of the Lakers’ two-way contracts so they can carry him forward. Wear’s contract included an “Exhibit 10” stipulation, which...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 14, 2017
Lakers vs. Clippers Final Score: Lakers end preseason finale with 111-104 victory

Lakers vs. Clippers Final Score: Lakers end preseason finale with 111-104 victory

The Lakers hope to repeat this result during their season opener next week. The Los Angeles Lakers closed out their preseason run with a 111-104 win over the LA Clippers, winning their second game of exhibition in their finale. These teams will meet again in just a handful of days when the games really start counting, but it was nice to end with a victory. Brook Lopez established the Lakers’ lead early, anchoring the offense while they racked up 38 points in the first quarter. He finished with a team-high 15 points, going 2-for-5 from deep (7-of-12 overall). Brandon Ingram did a little...
NBA Oct 13, 2017

Kevin Durant: Giannis Antetokounmpo can be best player ever

Asked which active player would you start a franchise with today, NBA general managers had Giannis Antetokounmpo among the top selections. Earlier this summer Kobe Bryant issued out a challenge to the Milwaukee Bucks forward to win 2017-18 Kia MVP. That happened not too long after Kevin Durant said "it's guaranteed" last season's Most Improved Player will be an MVP one day.
Hoops Hype Oct 13, 2017
Lakers hire 19-year-old international scout, youngest in NBA history

Lakers hire 19-year-old international scout, youngest in NBA history

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to rebuild their front office, their latest addition to the team is already a historic development. Source: Lakers hire 19-year-old Turkish insider Can Pelister as the youngest international scout of all time. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) October 13, 2017 According to David Pick, the organization has hired Can Pelister. The 19-year-old is reportedly the youngest to ever hold such a position for an NBA team. Pelister, who is based in Istanbul, is considered a Turkish basketball insider. Players from Turkey active right now include Enes...
Sun Herald Oct 13, 2017

Lakers looking to put up a much stronger defense

The Lakers' Kyle Kuzma was going to have to guard Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson on Tuesday night, a man entering his 16th season in the NBA, who'd earned the …
Sun Herald Oct 12, 2017

Rookie Kuzma makes push to be a starter for Lakers

LOS ANGELES–Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma has turned himself into a fan favorite with his play this preseason. But he's done more than that. Kuzma has forced himself into …
Sun Herald Oct 11, 2017

Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki's 20th season

Dirk Nowitzki just wants to have fun while joining Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with a single NBA franchise. For the big German, that means …
Purple and Blue Oct 11, 2017

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers reactions: What went right/wrong?

The Utah Jazz finished out preseason play with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in what was their most closely contested bout yet. In the final game of preseason play, the Utah Jazz took on what was likely their toughest foe yet. Yet given the fact that said foe was the Los Angeles Lakers, […] Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers reactions: What went right/wrong? - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Los Angeles Times Oct 11, 2017

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson strives to be a complete player

Jordan Clarkson drew a foul as his off-balance layup sank through the basket, and he danced toward the first row of courtside seats just beyond the baseline near the Lakers bench. Clarkson came into the game averaging 11 points per game in the preseason, but on Tuesday night he scored 18, making...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 11, 2017
Lakers vs. Jazz Final Score: Hot second unit not enough to lift Lakers in 105-99 loss to Jazz

Lakers vs. Jazz Final Score: Hot second unit not enough to lift Lakers in 105-99 loss to Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped to 3-1 in preseason play with a loss to the new-look Utah Jazz. Following a strong showing in Sin City on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped their third game of the preseason, losing to the visiting Utah Jazz 105-99 behind Rudy Gobert’s 29 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. With his unique combination of size and athleticism, Gobert caused a ton of problems for the Lakers, namely Brook Lopez, who failed to capitalize on his impressive debut for the purple and gold. Lopez finished the night with just seven points and struggled mightily from the field,...
Sports Illustrated Oct 5, 2017

Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel for the National Anthem

Retired Lakers star Kobe Bryant says if he were still playing, he would take a knee in protest.

Kobe Bryant says he would kneel during national anthem if he still played in the NBA

The Lakers have been standing with their arms locked together during the anthem in the preseason
Lakers Notebook: We finally saw the Lakers turn defense into transition offense

Lakers Notebook: We finally saw the Lakers turn defense into transition offense

The choir finally sung what Luke’s been preaching. The Los Angeles Lakers may have lost in their preseason debut at STAPLES Center, but they did establish something important for the first time as a group. The Lakers ended the first quarter with a 31-26 lead over the Denver Nuggets, and that was in thanks to a fast start. The Lakers had a 14-5 lead within the first five minutes of the game, attacking Denver’s transition defense after getting consecutive stops. Seven of the Lakers’ 12 made field goals in the first quarter came immediately following a defensive rebound or steal....

Minnesota hopes to follow Warriors’ blueprint

SHENZHEN, China — Earlier this week, before flying to China for two exhibitions against the Warriors, the Timberwolves stopped in Anchorage, Alaska to refuel. It was a not-so-subtle reminder that Minnesota will be the secondary attraction in the Far East. In 2013, before facing Kobe Bryant’s Lakers in China, Golden State — then fresh off its first playoff appearance in six years — made a pit-stop in Anchorage. No such layover was necessary this year for the defending NBA champions. Entering their exhibition Thursday against the Warriors in Shenzhen,...

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