| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Veteran center Chris Kaman will not return to the Lakers after one season.
On Thursday, Kaman reached a verbal agreement to join the Portland Trail Blazers for two seasons (at approximately $10 million).
Teams can negotiate with free agents but cannot...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers.
First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:49 PM
The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.
They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week.
Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Waiting for Carmelo Anthony, Day 7…
While the Lakers were standing by for his final choice — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago? — life moved onward in at least one area.
They held a summer league practice Monday at their training...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The Lakers will pay a sizable tax bill for last season's 27-win team.
According to a memo distributed by the NBA to each team, the Lakers will be charged $9 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season.
The Lakers paid slightly more than $77.1...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The NBA's annual moratorium ended Thursday, allowing teams to sign free agents.
While it didn't take long before a number of players signed their deals, the Lakers remained in neutral while waiting for New York Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:01 PM
The chaos and turbulence of the free-agency season turned the Lakers into the employers of Jeremy Lin and, yes, a certain type of insanity.
But then they started looking a lot like the old Lakers, the ones that went 27-55 last season, after agreeing...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:43 PM
That Lakers draft pick looked pretty strong out there, fluid and gifted, often with a serious look on his face, especially when he went up for that game-winning tip-in with no time left.
Julius Randle? He did fine too, but Jordan Clarkson was the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The Lakers' young new power forward likes to do something that most big guys despise.
Dribble the ball. In space. Often well above the top of the key.
Julius Randle likes to handle.
He's not the next Magic Johnson, despite similar 6-foot-9 height....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
There are murmurs, nothing serious, because it's only July and this is the NBA's summer league, not the last 30 games of the regular season.
But talk to people in the Lakers' organization, and they realize first-round draft pick Julius Randle isn't...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The Lakers will play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in the first round of the NBA's Las Vegas summer league tournament.
After their first win on Monday, beating the Golden State Warriors at the buzzer (89-88) on a Jordan Clarkson tip-in,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt.
Davis, 25, averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds last season in 15.2 minutes a game for...