Dwight Howard to sign with Lakers

Dwight Howard’s agent Charles Briscoe told Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium that the big man has finalized a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies and plans to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers the moment he clears waivers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN notes that the Howard deal will be a non-guaranteed contract that the Lakers are proceeding “with caution.” More from Woj: “Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they’ll give him a chance to show he’s made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players…

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DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in workout, further testing to come

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered an injury while working out in Vegas on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj adds the injury was apparently suffered when Cousins banged knees with another player. This is the latest in a series of health obstacles Cousins has faced since tearing his Achilles’ tendon during the 2017-18 season when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans. After he signed with the Golden State Warriors, Cousins played 30 games, averaging 16.3, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in only 25.7 minutes before suffering…

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DeMarcus Cousins’ goal is to play in all 82 games next season

It is no secret that Demarcus Cousins has been hampered by injuries over the past few season, however the freshly signed Los Angeles Lakers has at least one lofty goal for the 2019-20 campaign. Lakers Nation’s Matthew Moreno reports that Cousins wants to play in all 82 games next season. Cousins also attest his quadriceps that he injured in the playoffs is “100% healed.” He returned from the injury in the Finals but did not resemble the Boogie we have seen in previous years, averaging just 8.3 points 4.7 rebounds…

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Lakers to add Avery Bradley once he clears waivers

Though the Lakers missed out on the big fish of Kawhi Leonard, they have made several quality-appearing signings in the interim. Since this weekend, the Lakers have added, Demarcus Cousins, Danny Green, and Quinn Cook and resigned Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee. With Avery Bradley agreeing to a two-year, $9.7 million deal, it appears Los Angeles ha made another solid addition to their roster. The deal is actually a “one plus one”, with the second year being a player option. Last year it was a tale of two…

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DeMarcus Cousins agrees to join Lakers

It may have been a year later than expected, but it appears DeMarcus Cousins will be donning the purple and gold of the Los Angeles Lakers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet. Last season in his 30 regular season appearances with Golden State, Boogie averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 assists and was playing well heading into the playoffs before unfortunately suffering a partially torn quadriceps in the first round against the Clippers. He…

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Quinn Cook agrees to deal with Lakers

The post-Kawhi dust will continue to settle with complimentary and specialist players now being signed. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes has reported that the Los Angeles Lakers and free agent guard Quinn Cook have reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $6 million. Cook is a career 41.5 percent shooter from beyond the arc, something the Lakers have lacked in recent years.

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Breaking News: Anthony Davis traded to Los Angeles Lakers

The long and protracted Anthony Davis trade saga has thankfully reached its end. Earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Pelicans agreed to send the suddenly disgruntled power forward to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh three first round picks, which includes this year’s no. 4 overall selection. It was speculated that newly hired Pelicans’ head of basketball operations David Griffin wanted to get the Davis deal prior to the draft, and with this move, that he did. The move stocks the Pelicans with young…

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Lakers to interview ex-Magic coach Frank Vogel

After the Lakers and Tyronn Lue courting of one another fell through, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner, the ballclub will interview former Pacers and Magic coach Frank Vogel on Thursday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported that what killed the negotiations was the Lakers’ offer of three years and $18 million was considered lowball, as Lue’s representatives were “seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship resume.” It was then reported by The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania that the Lakers had turned…

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Luke Walton and Los Angeles Lakers Part ways

In news that should make Lebron James smile, the Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Luke Walton have agreed to a mutual parting of the ways. The team made the announcement on Friday afternoon that after three years Walton would no longer be their head man. The move comes as little shock, as Walton’s job security became tenuous the day that Lebron James was signed. Walton was never Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka’s “guy”,and it was obvious that James, Johnson nor Pelinka wanted him there. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports…

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NBA Recap: March 31, 2019

Top Performers Rajon RondoLAL @ NOP 24 5 12 3 stl L. AldridgeSAS vs. SAC 27 18 3 2 stl Stephen CurryGSW vs. CHO 25 5 6 5-8 3-pt D. GallinariLAC vs. MEM 27 15 5 14-16 ft R. WestbrookOKC vs. DAL 25 11 11 Triple-double John CollinsATL vs. MIL 23 12 4 3 blk Alex CarusoLAL @ NOP 23 3 6 4 stl Justin AndersonATL vs. MIL 24 12 3 2 stl JaVale McGeeLAL @ NOP 23 16 3 Nikola JokicDEN vs. WAS 23 14 4 2 stl Yesterday’s…

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