4:21 AM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015
Bright Side Of The Sun 5 hours ago

Report: Phoenix Suns get meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge on July 1

LaMarcus Aldridge is hosting a lot of people on July 1 or July 2. It appears the Phoenix Suns contingent is among the many suitors offered a meeting. So, LaMarcus visit order again, starting Tue at 9 PDT: LAL, HOU, SA, PHO, DAL, TOR, NYK. (No need 2 meet with POR; they're already offered.) — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 30, 2015 This is the first mention of the Phoenix Suns meeting with any of the big name free agents this summer, but then again there's still 24+ hours before the Suns are allowed to openly contact anyone. "We're going to be aggressive and target the best...
Blazersedge 6 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Will Meet With Los Angeles Lakers First in Free Agency

Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times says the Lakers will put the full-court press on Aldridge. The NBA's Free Agency Period opens at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time Wednesday morning, which translates 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on the West Coast. Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times tweets that the first team to meet with Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are moving quickly, will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge immediately after free agency begins Tuesday at 9:01 pm. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) June 30, 2015 Aldridge is reportedly being courted by...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: Lakers meeting LaMarcus Aldridge as soon as free agency begins Tuesday night

The Lakers will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge as soon as free agency officially begins. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't planning on waiting to see how free agency opens, making a strong move to kick the gates open. The Lakers are meeting with unrestricted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge as soon as free agency beings at 9 p.m. PT Tuesday night, reports Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. This makes the Lakers the first team to meet with the highly sought-after big man. The Lakers are said to be focusing their attention on Aldridge, armed with a four-year, $80 million contract offer to make...
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

NBA Draft 2015: Larry Nance Jr. apologizes to Lakers fans for Kobe Bryant tweet, seems like a nice guy

Larry Nance Jr.'s career with the Lakers got off to a strange start, but he's very sorry about everything that happened. The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Larry Nance Jr. with the 27th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and it seemed like within minutes there was a brutal story stirring about an offensive Tweet he sent regarding Kobe Bryant back in 2012. Nance has since squared things away with Mr. Bryant, as he plans to call the Black Mamba, and took the extra step to apologize to Lakers fans for the incident: Laker Fans... pic.twitter.com/0Gz6NkNy5z — Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) June 30,...
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: LaMarcus Aldridge 'leaning toward' signing with the Lakers, according to report

Is LA to LA on the way? LaMarcus Aldridge will be one of the biggest free agents that will be looking for a new home and the Los Angeles Lakers might be moving into position to land the All-Star big man. Aldridge "was leaning toward" the Lakers, according to what Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times has heard. The Lakers are expected to focus their efforts on signing LaMarcus, with a four-year, $80 million contract to bring him down the Pacific coast. Aldridge would provide the Lakers with a stabilizing presence in their frontcourt, allowing their young core to develop without needing to...
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: Kobe Bryant called DeAndre Jordan to recruit him to the Lakers, team meeting on Wednesday, according to report

The Mamba is getting in on the Lakers' recruitment efforts. The Los Angeles Lakers are set to meet with unrestricted free agent DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Jordan will meet with the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks on the first official day of free agency as well. The Clippers are set to be the final team that meets with their big man on Thursday. The Lakers are in need of a center after drafting point guard D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick, making Jordan one of the best fits for the roster going forward. DeAndre is also at...
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love top potential Lakers power forward free agent targets

Despite the impending return of Julius Randle, the Lakers lack depth in their frontcourt. We take a look at some of the best available power forwards that the team could potentially target. Frontcourt talent is going to be the focus of the Los Angeles Lakers free agency period, and it makes sense. The majority of the best unrestricted free agents are big men, and the Lakers just passed on drafting Jahlil Okafor in favor of D'Angelo Russell. The team relied on a veteran like Carlos Boozer to soak significant minutes last season, but he's one of several players that may never wear a Lakers...
Silver Screen and Roll 11 hours ago

D'Angelo Russell is ready to work hard and learn everything he can from Kobe Bryant

D'Angelo Russell's first sit down with media in Los Angeles was a great first impression from the newest Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers strayed away from drafting a franchise big man, instead going with an incredibly talented guard in D'Angelo Russell. After an exhaustive process and long month of speculation the Lakers welcomed their prized rookie to Los Angeles with an introductory press conference. Russell was joined by his fellow draftees, but the man of the hour was D'Angelo. He'll now hold the mantle as the team's potential franchise player. Sure, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and the...
Silver Screen and Roll 11 hours ago

Lakers Draft 2015: Anthony Brown's dream comes true with the Lakers

Anthony Brown is just a native Lakers fan living the dream of being drafted by his favorite team. Anthony Brown was drafted with the 34th overall pick in the NBA draft, right at the beginning of the second round when most begin to doze off in front of their televisions or start looking up highlights of their team's first-round selections. Even NBA commissioner Adam Silver checks out by that point in the proceedings, handing over emcee duties to deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. For Brown however, a Fountain Valley, Calfornia native, CIF Southern section champion during his Junior year at...
Golden State Of Mind 12 hours ago

NBA Free Agency 2015: Warriors pick up team option on Marreese Speights

Marreese Speights was one of the most productive bigs off the bench this season. After averaging a career high 10.4 points per game, veteran Marreese Speights will return to the championship Golden State Warriors for next season. According to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors exercised their team option on Speights for the 2015-16 season. As Warriors GM Bob Myers said he was "inclined" to do, the Warriors have exercised their team option on Marreese Speights for 15-16. — Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) June 29, 2015 Speights who owns the nickname 'Mo...
Silver Screen and Roll 12 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: Lakers decline Jordan Hill's $9 million team option

The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to decline Jordan Hill's $9 million Team Option for the 2015-2016 season, making him a free agent. The Los Angeles Lakers have decided not to pick up Jordan Hill's $9 million team option, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Hill will now become a free agent and be able to sign with any of the league's 30 teams. For the Lakers, declining Hill's option isn't a sign of their displeasure with him, but rather a strategic move to free up cap space. Had they not declined it the team would not have had enough cap space to chase max-level free agents this...
Silver Screen and Roll 12 hours ago

Video of Julius Randle practicing at the Lakers' facility

Want to see Julius Randle working in the gym? He's getting ready for Summer League! The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing to bring in a fresh class of rookies, but Julius Randle's return is a big reason optimism is abound for the purple and gold. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News shared a few clips of Randle working on his game: Those were a few nice stepback splashes from Randle, who's reportedly been working on his range. Here's some catch-and-shoot practice: And a nice dunk to cap things off: Yeah, can it be Summer League already?
Bright Side Of The Sun 13 hours ago

There are countless questions still left in the Phoenix Suns rebuild

There are several ways to interpret the Devin Booker selection in Thursday's draft. First of all, the solid fact we can drag out of this is that the wing rotation is going to be crowded. Our own Ray Hrovat covered this. The other fact out of this selection is that the Suns are getting even younger. Booker was the youngest player in the draft and will likely replace Gerald Green's spot on the roster. Green is fading at 29 years old while Booker doesn't even turn 19 until October 30. The Booker selection makes the team younger, but that decision to get younger was made over the course of the...
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Caron Butler to 'field interest' from Lakers

Could Butler make a return to the purple and gold? Caron Butler is expected to be a free agency target for the Los Angeles Lakers this summer after being released by the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. Butler previously played one season in Los Angeles after being acquired by the Lakers along with Brian Grant and Lamar Odom in the trade sending Shaquille O'Neal to the Miami Heat in 2005. Butler, then in the third year of his career, averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Lakers in his lone season in purple and gold. Butler, who is about to enter the 14th...
Clips Nation 14 hours ago

Rumors of DeAndre Jordan's Departure are Greatly Exaggerated — Let's Put Them into Perspective

Before we start bashing DeAndre over leaving, let's contextualize all the rumors and determine what's actually been reported so far — and just as importantly, what hasn't been reported It's natural to be scared of DeAndre Jordan leaving. I am. We all are. But in spite of all the rumors flying around, we actually haven't seen much concrete reason to think that he's more likely to leave than return to the Clippers. Let's take a closer look at what we actually know right now. Jordan's been vocal about wanting to test free agency for a while now. When Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver talked...
Bright Side Of The Sun 17 hours ago

The Madhouse - Week of 6/29/2015

Oh, look.  The Madhouse is back.  Sorry for the irregular postings.  We'll be back at it on the reg now. Good times in Phoenix!  Devin Booker got drafted and instantly became the most likeable (and stylish) player on the roster.  Brandon Knight is reported to have a 5 year, $70M deal in the works.  Eric Bledsoe may or may not be on the trade block depending on your sauces. In the wider world, Jurassic World and Inside Out are ruling the box office, True Detective is back, and Taylor Swift is bending the music merchants at Apple to her will.  What's on your radar? Welcome to the...
Sactown Royalty 17 hours ago

George Karl had a good reason for missing Willie Cauley-Stein's introductory press conference

Coach Karl was noticeably absent, but for good reason. The Sacramento Kings introduced Willie Cauley-Stein to the Sacramento media over the weekend, but one notable face was missing from the press conference. Kings head coach George Karl was nowhere to be seen, and given the recent drama involving Karl and the front office, it was easy to begin reading into his absence. But it turns out Karl had a good reason for missing the press conference. George Karl's absence from Willie Cauley-Stein noticed. Not all coaches show at intro pressers, but given the drama? Cited family reasons. —...
Bright Side Of The Sun 17 hours ago

Why the Phoenix Suns might want to trade Eric Bledsoe

Last summer, the Phoenix Suns completed a point-guard trifecta by inking both Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas to long-term contracts, all the while publicly committing long-term to Goran Dragic in the summer of 2015. That's three starting caliber point guards on one team. The Suns claimed that a three-point system could work, helping propel them and their unorthodox system into the elusive playoffs. And it almost did, until everything melted down. Frankly, the system was more a product of opportunity than design. From Dragic to Bledsoe to Thomas to Knight Most of us saw that. Most of us knew...
Bright Side Of The Sun 19 hours ago

Suns Add Patric Young and Josh Harrellson to Summer League Team

The Suns will look to add depth to the frontcourt by adding a couple of young big men to their summer league team. Just a few days before the start of free agency, the Suns are poised to be aggressive in their pursuit of star forwards Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge. However, the Suns have not netted an All-Star free agent since 2004, when they signed Steve Nash. Though they have the cap space to allow for a major signing this summer, the odds are not in their favor. Furthermore, even if they do manage to land a top talent, extra depth at power forward and center is never a bad idea. With...
Lucas Hann / Clips Nation Jun 29, 2015

The DeAndre Jordan Contingency Article You Don't Want to Read

Look, none of us want to be here, but it has to be done. If the Clippers lose DeAndre Jordan in free agency, it will feel like the world has fallen apart. It will feel like the season is lost already. It will feel like a waste of the Doc Rivers-Chris Paul-Blake Griffin window, as the Clippers work with no cap space to fill out a team that has never made it out of the second round of the playoffs, and then lost an All-NBA 3rd team and All-Defense 1st team player. Those feeling are natural.  But for Doc Rivers, General Manager Dave Wohl, and front office staff Kevin Eastman and Gary Sacks,...

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