Vander Blue earns second, two-way contract just days after being cut

Former D-League MVP Vander Blue has signed as the Los Angeles Lakers' second, two-way contract player for the 2017 season. Four days ago and with just a week before the start of the NBA regular season, on October 14th, the Lakers filed for waivers on forward Travis Wear, guard Briante Weber and on Blue. https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/920729025760210945Continue reading Vander Blue earns second, two-way contract just days after being cut

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Promising preseason yields only two wins and four losses

After participating in one of the most eventful off-season's in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers had an encouraging preseason despite their overall record (2-4). The team opened their preseason with a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-99. While the Lakers could not come out with the victory, they did manage to get four players into … Continue reading Promising preseason yields only two wins and four losses

Lakers are ‘thrilled’ to partner on patch deal with eCommerce app-company Wish

After the Los Angeles Lakers announced their new advertising-patch partnership with eCommerce giant Wish, half of the league will be wearing patches this upcoming season. Sports Illustrated has a complete list of teams and partnerships. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZUDvSxFUlP/?hl=en&taken-by=lakers The Lakers patch will simply say, "wish" and be featured on the opposite shoulder from the Nike logo. The … Continue reading Lakers are ‘thrilled’ to partner on patch deal with eCommerce app-company Wish

Lakers add second Ute, sign veteran big-man Andrew Bogut

The style of play in the NBA is trending more towards small-ball, but Los Angeles Lakers are doing something different. On Monday, the team agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with seven-foot, center Andrew Bogut for the veteran minimum of $2.3 million over one season. Bogut was injured for most of last season after breaking … Continue reading Lakers add second Ute, sign veteran big-man Andrew Bogut

Magic Johnson, Lakers accused of tampering by Kevin Pritchard, Pacers

On Monday, Adam Silver and the NBA announced that the Los Angeles Lakers would be the subjects of an investigation into alleged tampering involving Paul George's departure from the Indiana Pacers.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BUMuoTZFTIU/?hl=en&taken-by=lakers "At the request of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA opened an investigation into alleged tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers," the NBA said … Continue reading Magic Johnson, Lakers accused of tampering by Kevin Pritchard, Pacers

Schedule Release: Must-See Games, Home-stands and Road Trips

On Monday, August 14th the NBA released the schedule of all 32 teams in the league. While much of the analysis of the schedule is just speculation at this point in the preseason, there are a few important statistics that cannot be overlooked. Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA decided to make player rest an … Continue reading Schedule Release: Must-See Games, Home-stands and Road Trips

Lakers’ front office fostering a competitive camp

After winning the 2017 Summer League, the Los Angeles Lakers were not finished. The front office added to their off-season by signing guard Vander Blue, guard Brainte Weber, forward V.J. Beachem and center  Stephen Zimmerman to partially-guaranteed contracts, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/895308478939516928 The team also has used one of their two-way contracts, on … Continue reading Lakers’ front office fostering a competitive camp