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

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Nick Young declines option; will become free agent

One day after the Los Angeles Lakers traded away D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov, veteran shooting guard Nick Young opted out of his player option for the 2017-2018 season, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/877662967990538240 Young was set to make 5.6 million dollars next season but decided to forgo his contract and test the … Continue reading Nick Young declines option; will become free agent

D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov traded for Brook Lopez and 27th pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade their former, number two overall pick, D'Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, per Adrian Wojnarowski and The Vertical. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/877291635704557570 The move frees up a lot of cap space immediately by getting Mozgov's 54 … Continue reading D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov traded for Brook Lopez and 27th pick

Lakers ‘engaged’ in trade talks for Paul George

The NBA Draft is only two days away and multiple teams are engaged in trade talks that would shake things up across the league. The Los Angeles Lakers, who hold the second pick, are one of the teams actively testing the trade waters. ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne report that the Lakers have 'engaged' … Continue reading Lakers ‘engaged’ in trade talks for Paul George