NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers

No cap relief if Kobe's season is done 

January, 23, 2015
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Kobe Bryant suffered a right torn rotator cuff as he went up for a dunk during Wednesday's game in New Orleans. There is a chance Bryant's season will be over after visiting with the team doctor.

Kobe to be shutdown after AS break? 

January, 12, 2015
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Head coach Byron Scott continues to rest Kobe Bryant after admitting that he played the future Hall-of-Famer too many minutes early in the season. Bryant has been "rested" six of the last 11 games and while Scott says there has been no talk of shutting down the shooting guard, that may ramp up once we get to the All-Star Game in mid-February.

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Jim Buss on the clock says Jeanie Buss 

January, 7, 2015
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Back in April, Jim Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations, said he would resign in three years if the team wasn't back to being a contender at that time. His sister, Jeanie Buss, the Lakers President and Governor, says she will hold Jim to that guarantee.

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Julius Randle's foot surgery 

January, 5, 2015
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Leading up to the 2014 NBA draft, there was a lot of talk that Julius Randle could drop due to concerns that he would need to have surgery to fix an issue with his right foot. Well, he didn't fall that far as the Los Angeles Lakers took him at No. 7. Randle is out for the season after breaking his right leg, so the decision has been made to take care of the foot, too.


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Ryan Kelly ready to move on from injury 

January, 2, 2015
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly has missed most of this season, all but three games, due to a hamstring issue and finally he's ready to rejoin the active roster. Kelly declared himself fit for Friday's game after Thursday's practice.

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Kobe Bryant one more and done 

December, 31, 2014
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Kobe Bryant, 36, needed a break recently due to fatigue. He was asked if he may retire after this season, instead of completing his contract, which expires after 2015-16.

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What Tarik Black brings to Lakers 

December, 29, 2014
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When the Houston Rockets released center Tarik Black on Friday, many teams believed he would be claimed off waivers and that speculation was correct as he was designated to the Los Angeles Lakers, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. A few teams had interest, however the Lakers got him as they had the worst record among those that put in a claim. So, what will Black bring to the Lakers?

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Time to sit Kobe Bryant? 

December, 22, 2014
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The idea of lowering Kobe Bryant's minutes has been up for discussion since the start of the season since this is his 19th year in the NBA and now head coach Byron Scott may actually follow through with that plan. In fact, he may sit Kobe Bryant for entire games moving forward, according to The Orange County Register.

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Kobe to get some run at PG? 

December, 11, 2014
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is considering all options to help the team become more efficient to win games and that could mean we see Kobe Bryant playing a lot at point guard.

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Why Scott benched Carlos Boozer 

December, 9, 2014
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott made a decision on Sunday to move Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin to the bench and promote Ed Davis and Ronnie Price to the first unit. As expected, Boozer and Lin are not thrilled with Scott's decision. Scott felt he needed to change the starting group to improve the defense.

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Kobe done after 2015-16 season? 

December, 9, 2014
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Kobe Bryant's current contract will expire in June of 2016 and there has been speculation that he will retire at that time, while other reports have suggested he might sign another deal. As far as general manager Mitch Kupchak is concerned, he feels Bryant will retire after 2105-16, his 20th season in the NBA.

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Lakers allow exception to expire 

December, 8, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers are without Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg) and Xavier Henry (Achilles) with season-ending injuries and Ryan Kelly (hamstring) who is sidelined for a few more week. The Lakers petitioned the league office for a hardship exception and it was granted, but it went unused, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Jeremy Lin one-and-done in LA? 

December, 5, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have played 19 regular season games and starting point guard Jeremy Lin is still trying to find what works best playing next to Kobe Bryant. For that reason, his production is not what the Lakers expected when they acquired him in the summer from the Houston Rockets.

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Julius Randle DPE to go unused? 

November, 12, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have been granted a Disabled Player Exception after losing rookie Julius Randle (broken leg) for the season, but there is a good chance they won't use it, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Lakers to check out Miller, Majok 

November, 12, 2014
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At the start of the month there was a report suggesting the Los Angeles Lakers could be the "leading suitor" to sign free agent forward Quincy Miller and that might be the case. According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the same person who was behind the first report, Miller is set to work out with the Lakers later this week.

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