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Liberty Ballers Mar 20, 2017
Land the Picks, Bryan: Don’t stress Lakers’, Suns’ decisions

Land the Picks, Bryan: Don’t stress Lakers’, Suns’ decisions

Philadelphia’s youth has produced late in the season. Letting the Lakers’ and Suns’ rotational decisions intercept your focus from the Sixers’ late-season contributions is unwise. The Los Angeles Lakers appeared destined to finish last in the West for the second straight season. A calculated decision to sit healthy veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the year on March 15 made a dent in their rotation and drew the ire of many. However, Phoenix responded by short circuiting talented point guard Eric Bledsoe’s (21.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.3 APG) campaign that same day. This blatant...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 20, 2017

Cavs 125, Lakers 120: Marla's 33 shots from Beyond the Arc on Tristan's teeth, putting on a show

Notes, quotes and observations from the Cavaliers’ 125-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday night at Staples Center. 1. Before I get to Tristan Thompson’s apparently gruesome issue with his two front teeth, some pointed post-game criticism from Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. 2. Lue knew the Lakers have the second-worst record in the league and have shut down ex-Cavs Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng for the rest of the season to develop their young players. But Lue still expected the Lakers to take the game seriously and come to play. And he knew the Cavaliers would not. 3. “We...

Cavs 125, Lakers 120: Marla's 33 shots from Beyond the Arc on Tristan's teeth, putting on a show

Notes, quotes and observations from the Cavaliers’ 125-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday night at Staples Center. 1. Before I get to Tristan Thompson’s apparently gruesome injury to his two front teeth, some pointed post-game criticism from Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. 2. Lue knew the Lakers have the second-worst record in the league and have shut down ex-Cavs Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng for the rest of the season to develop their young players. But Lue still expected the Lakers to take the game seriously and come to play. And he knew the Cavaliers would not. 3. “We...
Fear The Sword Mar 19, 2017
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120

The Cavs win in a shoot-out against the Lakers. It’s official, the Cavaliers are going back to the playoffs. Not that it was ever in doubt, but with the 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers the Cavs clinched their third straight playoff appearance. For a weekend game in L.A. the Cleveland Cavaliers came out with a surprising amount of energy to start the game. The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled the plug on their season, deciding to make both Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov healthy scratches for the remainder of the season. So it’s likely that the Cavs saw this as an opportunity to put...
Hot Hot Hoops Mar 16, 2017
Dwyane Wade fractures elbow to end season

Dwyane Wade fractures elbow to end season

Post Miami Heat tenure ends on a down note Chicago Bulls announced will shut Dwyane Wade down for rest of season with a fractured elbow. OFFICIAL: Dwyane Wade's MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season. pic.twitter.com/SzKwnysq1I— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 16, 2017 This development severely hampers the Chicago Bulls to remain in the playoff race against the Miami Heat. The Los Angeles Lakers have shut down Tomothy Mosgov and Luol Deng to give their young players full control of the team. The Phoenix Suns...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 16, 2017
The Credits:

The Credits: "Murder by Numbers" - Lakers Links

The Lakers continue their downward spiral with a 39-point loss to the Houston Rockets, a complete reversal of their opening night victory over the same team. Lakers News Lakers vs. Rockets - Game Recap - March 15, 2017 - ESPN Los Angeles Lakers shut down Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov for remainder of season Randle Drops Career-High As Lakers Fall to Rockets | Los Angeles Lakers Postgame: Luke Walton (3/15/17) | Los Angeles Lakers Highlights: Julius Randle (3/15/17) | Los Angeles Lakers Running Diary: Lakers at Rockets (3/15/17) | Los Angeles Lakers ESPN Elbow injury sidelines Chicago...
numberFire Mar 15, 2017

Lakers will shut down Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov for the season

The Los Angeles Lakers will shut down small forward Luol Deng and center Timofey Mozgov for the remainder of the season, per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. What It Means: The Lakers are going with a full-on youth movement as they sit way out of playoff contention and have nothing to play for down the stretch this year. The two have barely seen the floor in March so far, so this news doesn't change much, but it does mean that guys like Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac should continue to see plenty of run for the remainder of the season. Deng has struggled this season, averaging 7.6...
Inquisitr Mar 15, 2017
Lakers News: Youth Movement In Effect After Deactivations, Are They Tanking?

Lakers News: Youth Movement In Effect After Deactivations, Are They Tanking?

Lakers news now points to a full-on youth movement in Los Angeles, even if only for the next 15 games. Following the team’s decision to bench two healthy veterans — 31-year-old small forward Luol Deng and 30-year-old center Timofey Mozgov — for the tail end of this NBA season, it has become more and more apparent that the struggling franchise has hopes of improving its standing come time for the draft. Then came the Lakers’ decision to remove second-year guard D’Angelo Russell from his starting role as well. “It’s cool,” said Russell of the move, according to the Ocean...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 15, 2017
The Lakers have reportedly shut down Luol Deng

The Lakers have reportedly shut down Luol Deng

The team’s highest-paid player will most likely not suit up again this season. In addition to shutting down Timofey Mozgov with 15 games remaining in their season, the Los Angeles Lakers have also shut down Luol Deng as part of a continuing effort to get more minutes to evaluate their young players, according to Baxter Holmes and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Deng being shut down comes as somewhat of a confirmation, given that he has not played for the Lakers since their February 26th loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Shelburne and Holmes report that the Lakers “could revisit the situation...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 14, 2017
NBA Draft: Reviewing the pre-March Madness options for the Houston pick

NBA Draft: Reviewing the pre-March Madness options for the Houston pick

With March Madness right around the corner, Ben Rosales and guest Jerry Khachoyan discuss the philosophy with which the Lakers should approach the draft and a few of their preferred options in the late first round. The Lakers’ current predicament is likely not what the previous front office had in mind when they looked to inaugurate a new era of Lakers basketball with Luke Walton at the helm and Kobe Bryant moving into the pages of history. The contracts currently binding the Lakers to send sizable payments to Luol Deng’s and Timofey Mozgov’s bank accounts for the next three years...
Hot Hot Hoops Mar 12, 2017
Successful rentals working out well for Heat this season

Successful rentals working out well for Heat this season

Six out of the 12 Heat players in the current rotation are on short-term contracts and could be considered “rentals”. Last season, the Miami Heat had a bunch of key players who left after spending what amounted to a long vacation down in South Beach: Joe Johnson, Amar'e Stoudemire, Gerald Green, Beno Udrih and Luol Deng. Besides Deng, who was here for two full seasons, the rest were only here for a single season. Amar'e retired, Beno was waived and the rest left for greener pastures, especially Deng who got a 4-year, $72 million deal from the Lakers. Johnson had a good summer as well,...
Lake Show Life Mar 10, 2017

Lakers: Magic Johnson Has a Mess to Clean Up

In his first season as President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson already faces an imposing task. Last summer Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak signed Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov to big contracts with the hope that they would help the young Lakers reach the playoffs after a three-year absence. Unfortunately, […] Lakers: Magic Johnson Has a Mess to Clean Up - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov say they aren’t worried about criticism of their contracts

Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov say they aren’t worried about criticism of their contracts

The two veterans appear to be taking their benchings in stride. In an ideal scenario, NBA teams aren’t forced to bench their highest paid players. If they are, it’s usually because of injury, not because those players sitting makes the team better. The Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 season hasn’t been a normal situation. The team has the second-worst record in the entire NBA, and whether it’s due more to a shift towards a youth movement, their poor play, or both, head coach Luke Walton has benched Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, the team’s two highest paid players. Whether Mozgov and...
Lakers' Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov mindful of criticism about their play, contracts

Lakers' Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov mindful of criticism about their play, contracts

LOS ANGELES – The two could not help but laugh over the circumstances. And why not? Within a couple of days of free agency last July, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov became the highest-paid players on the Lakers’ roster. Shortly after agreeing to...
Hoops Hype Mar 5, 2017
Trending stories: Luol Deng, Jeanie Buss, Isaiah Thomas and more

Trending stories: Luol Deng, Jeanie Buss, Isaiah Thomas and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Now the ultimate Lakers nightmare, Jimmy and Johnny in charge – via dailynews.com March 04 06:53 PM Now, officially at last, a real Laker Family Feud!Not that Laker fans should be overly alarmed at the news that Jeanie Buss had to go to court to try to block her brothers, Jim and John, from trying to oust her as head of the franchise.N Shares Luol Deng on being on Lakers’ inactive roster: “I totally understand what we’re doing” – via insidesocal.com March 04 04:43...

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