Rajon Rondo cleared to return to full practice

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that point guard Rajon Rondo has been cleared for full contact practice by the club’s medical staff.  According to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportNet, the veteran point guard is likely to return to game action next week.  Rondo has out since suffering a sprained finger on December 27. This came right on the heels of Lebron James’ groin injury on Christmas Day.  We’re both antsy to get back,” Rondo told The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “I’m actually trying to beat him back, so, but like I…

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LeBron James cleared to practice next week

When LeBron James had to leave the team’s Christmas Day beatdown of the world champion Golden State Warriors, the Lakers fan base has held its collective breath. In the interim, the Lakers have also seen Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma fall out of the lineup due to injuries. Rondo has been out since December 25 after suffering a grade 3 sprain on his right ring finger that required surgery, while Kuzma missed two games with a back injury. The Lakers have lost seven of their last eleven games but there…

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RBTheBreakThrough Los Angeles Lakers v OKC Thunder live breakdown

YouTuber RBTheBreakthrough is back with another one of his live in game NBA analysis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI0tFkJZpUY&feature=share You can check out his videos at the link below. https://www.youtube.com/user/RBTheBreakThrough

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NBA sends out memo to teams about anti-tampering rules

Today the NBA sent a message to its teams about tampering…..literally. The comments of LeBron James ( and those of Giannis Antetokounmpo, though they aren’t getting near the amount of pub) in regards to Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis were, much to the delight of several NBA GM’s, the impetus for the NBA sending out a memorandum to teams to remind them of tampering rules. More from the NBA memo: This principle is particularly important in today’s media environment, where any actions or comments relating to potential player movement receive immediate…

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LeBron injury update: Status is day-to-day after MRI

When Lebron James left in the third quarter of the Lakers 127-101 Christmas Day beat down of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, there was certainly cause for concern in Lakerland. However it appears there is a collective sigh breathed in Los Angeles. That is because according to a report form Shams Charania of The Athletic, the MRI came back showing no structural damage and that Lebron will be day-to-day. Even Lebron himself was relieved with the news from the MRI, considering he told ESPN, “With injuries, I’m never too…

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So tampering is ok now?

Lebron James recent comments regarding his thoughts on potentially playing with New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis stokes the long-simmering fires of rumours of Davis joining the Lakers.  It is also a clear case of tampering.  As stated in Article 35A of the NBA constitution, “No person may, directly or indirectly, entice, induce, persuade, or attempt to entice, induce or persuade, any Player who is under contract to, or whose exclusive negotiating rights are held by, any other Member of the Association. I’m layman’s terms, if you are on…

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Lakers setting sights on Trevor Ariza

According to espn.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski the Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to try to acquire the services of Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. It appears that both teams are working on bringing a third club into the deal that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as a component of a potentially bigger trade. For Phoenix, the asking price for Ariza is  a playmaking guard as well as a draft asset. With all these workings going on behind the scenes, KCP has veto power in a trade so he had…

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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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