Report: Phoenix Suns will buyout Tyson Chandler,expected to sign with Lakers

According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Phoenix Suns will buyout center Tyson Chandler, making him a free agent. Should he be claimed on waivers, Chandler would be owed $13.6 million this year. Left unclaimed, he becomes eligible to sign with any team he chooses. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign Chandler as soon as he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.   As @TheSteinLine reports, center Tyson Chandler is getting a buyout with the Suns and will become a free agent upon clearing waivers. Chandler…

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Luke Walton fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Los Angeles Lakers head coach was fined $15,000 for saying not nice things about the officials Monday night following his team’s 143-142 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for public comments on officiating Monday night. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 24, 2018 What seemed to be a source of consternation for Walton was the Spurs going to the free throw line more times than the Lakers , 38 to 26, though the Lakers were more…

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What I saw Lakers v Rockets: Trouble on the horizon in Lakerland??

Saturday night marked the Staples Center unveiling of this highly publicized and scrutinized version of the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James. It was an entertaining game but it will be most remembered for this little incident:   Now the fisticuffs themselves do not bother me; the typical NBA altercation these days is usually just some vociferous smack talk and maybe pushing and shoving (especially if there are people around to hold them back before anything could really happen). The main protagonists Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, decided to take…

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What I saw in the Lakers/Blazers game

The Lebron James era in Lakerland was officially rolled out in games that count last night against Portland. Though the Lakers came up short, losing 128-119, I saw a lot of positives ,and a few negatives ,out of this iteration of Los Angeles. The caveat to this analysis is that this is just after one game so the right activities can be stopped and the wrong ones can be perpetuated. Overall Effort and Intensity Though Luke Walton’s Lakers clubs have not been successful in terms of wins and losses, one…

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Lonzo Ball to play Wednesday in Vegas

After dealing with a nagging knee injury that cost him 30 games of his rookie campaign , Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball had surgery in July to remove the torn meniscus in his left knee.  In his absence, offseason acquisition Rajon Rondo has been operating as the starting lead guard. Acccording to Mike Trudell of Spectrum, Lonzo Ball will make his preseason debut Wednesday when the Lakers take on the Golden State Warriors in their next preseason game. Lonzo Ball said he’s playing tomorrow. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter)…

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The When, Where and How You can see tonight’s Lakers and Clippers preseason game

Lebron James is the best player and the biggest mover of the needle in the NBA. When he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers it has thrust the team back into the spotlight. All of their preseason games have been televised ( when was the last time that happened?) and they have been analyzed ad nauseum. The Lakers and Clippers will face each other Saturday night in their next preseason game. Tonight’s game will take place not in the Staples Center but will be played in Anaheim, California. Here is…

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Luol Deng and Lakers reach buyout agreement

According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the Los Angeles Lakers and veteran forward Luol Deng have reached a buyout agreement. Deng, who has career averages of 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, had 2 years remaining on a 4 year. $72 million deal he signed during the free. agency free-for-all in the summer of 2016. The 14 year veteran and two-time all-star will enter free agency and, according to sources, willl draw interest from multiple contending teams. Prior to making this move, the Lakers were projecting to…

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Rajon Rondo agrees to deal with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been quite busy. Earlier today, they renounced the rights to Julius Randle and now according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team and Rajon Rondo has agreed on a 1 year deal worth $9 million. Source: Rajon Rondo agrees to deal with Lakers. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018

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Lakers renounce rights to Julius Randle

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have renounced the rights to forward Julius Randle, which immediately makes him an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018 This move seems out of nowhere ( to those not in the know) and it is likely not the endgame but a step in a larger overall plan.

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Busy night for the Lakers

For most teams, landing Lebron James in free agency would be a nice period at the end of the offseason sentence. However that does not seem to be the case for the Los Angeles Lakers. After agreeing to terms with James on a four-year deal, the Lakers have had a busy evening, bringing back guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1yr/$12 million), and adding guard Lance Stevenson (1yr/$4.5million) and former Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee ( 1 yr/$1.4 million). With cap room that the Lakers have and the ever-looming reality of adding…

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