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Lakers could have league-leading $64.1 million in salary cap space this summer, according to latest projection

Los Angeles is going to have a lot of money to spend in free agency. Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to have gobs of cap space this summer, which is good news for a team sorely lacking in talent outside of a couple of promising young players. Now that the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery set team's draft orders, we have a better idea of exactly how much the Lakers will have to spend (Hint: it's a lot). Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders calculated his latest projections for each team, and the Lakers are slated to have up to $64.1 million in salary cap space this summer following...

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Brian Shaw near deal to return to Lakers as team's top assistant coach

Brian Shaw near deal to return to Lakers as team's top assistant coach

Brian Shaw is nearing a deal that will bring him back to Los Angeles as the Lakers’ lead assistant coach, this time on Luke Walton’s staff. Multiple sources confirmed to the Southern California News Group that a reunion between the sides is...
Orange County Register May 21, 2016
Kobe turns to All-Star lineup for film-making advice: Spielberg, Abrams and Bruckheimer

Kobe turns to All-Star lineup for film-making advice: Spielberg, Abrams and Bruckheimer

BEVERLY HILLS — Kobe Bryant is getting advice from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer as he redirects his competitive drive from professional basketball to his publishing and production company. One month after retiring from the...
New Lakers coach Luke Walton remains focused on his duties as Warriors assistant coach

New Lakers coach Luke Walton remains focused on his duties as Warriors assistant coach

OAKLAND – Luke Walton stood on the outer edge of the huddle, bending his 6-foot-8 frame to listen as Steve Kerr gave the Golden State Warriors their final pregame instructions. Before Kerr finished, Walton peeled off from the group, and wandered...
Orange County Register May 20, 2016
Heisler: Lakers looking at Brandon Ingram and a change of luck

Heisler: Lakers looking at Brandon Ingram and a change of luck

Now that we know where, or whether, the Lakers will draft, we can pose the big question at last: Is this a good thing? On one hand, they lucked out keeping their pick, which they had a 44 percent chance of losing, and drawing No. 2 on top of it. On...
Los Angeles Times May 19, 2016

Cavaliers remain perfect in the playoffs with another rout of Raptors, 108-89

LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. James had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavs became the fourth team...
Lakers' D'Angelo Russell named to NBA All-Rookie second team

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell named to NBA All-Rookie second team

D'Angelo Russell overcame a rocky start to his rookie season to finish fifth among first-year players in scoring and fourth in assists. He set a Lakers rookie record with 130 3-pointers. On Thursday, the second overall pick in last year's draft was...
Brian Shaw considering offer to join Luke Walton's Lakers coaching staff

Brian Shaw considering offer to join Luke Walton's Lakers coaching staff

OAKLAND – Brian Shaw has been offered a spot on Luke Walton’s Lakers coaching staff, but the former Phil Jackson lieutenant and Denver head coach said he is still weighing his next move. “I have some decisions to make fairly shortly,” Shaw...
Orange County Register May 18, 2016
With the anxiety of the lottery over, Lakers now must weigh their pre-draft options

With the anxiety of the lottery over, Lakers now must weigh their pre-draft options

The anxiety finally melted away. The Lakers no longer have to worry about the possibility they will have to surrender their lottery pick to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a previous trade. For the second consecutive year, the Lakers landed at No.2...

Aussie Simmons likely No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Aussie Simmons likely No. 1 pick in NBA draft

After sweating lotto draw, Lakers brass kisses pingpong ball

After sweating lotto draw, Lakers brass kisses pingpong ball
Orange County Register May 18, 2016
NBA draft lottery: Dikembe Mutombo causes stir with premature tweet on 76ers' draft fortunes

NBA draft lottery: Dikembe Mutombo causes stir with premature tweet on 76ers' draft fortunes

NEW YORK – On the surface, the tweet read like nothing more than a cliché. “Congrats to Sixers on grabbing the #1 spot in the NBA draft,” former Philadephia center Dikembe Mutombo tweeted Tuesday. But there was one problem: Mutombo sent that...

Simmons or Ingram? Who is the better fit for Lakers?

The basketball gods have smiled down on the Lakers yet again, granting them an NBA lottery pick that just may help push them out of their recent doldrums. And as the Lakers’ fortunes would have it, they will pick second in the NBA draft for the second consecutive year. But because the Lakers have...
Orange County Register May 17, 2016
Lakers land second pick in NBA draft

Lakers land second pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK – The Lakers landed in the second spot in the NBA draft in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. MORE TO COME ON THIS STORY

Should Lakers trade No. 1 pick for superstar?

Should Lakers trade No. 1 pick for superstar?

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