Marc Gasol reportedly to sign with Lakers

From nba.com: Former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol is reportedly headed for L.A. to join the Lakers. Veteran big man Marc Gasol, who was drafted by the Lakers before his rights were traded to Memphis 12 years ago, is reportedly set to join L.A. for its title defense. Multiple reports indicate Gasol intends to sign a two-year deal at the $2.7 million veteran exception. Though the 35-year-old has seen a sharp drop in overall production — playing just 26.4 minutes per last season, down from 33.0 two seasons…

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lakers agree on three-year, $40 million deal

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, told ESPN on Saturday. Caldwell-Pope re-signed with the Lakers in July 2019 on a two-year, $16.6 million deal that included an $8.5 million player option for the 2020-21 season, which he declined. With his 3-and-D skills, Caldwell-Pope was a valuable supporting player in the Lakers’ run to the NBA championship this past season. The guard shot a career-best 38.5% from 3-point range in the regular season and was…

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Rajon Rondo agrees to 2-year, $15 million deal with Atlanta Hawks

from Paul Kasabian of B/R: Free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old was an indispensable member of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ rotation during their postseason run to a 17th NBA title. He averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game off the bench for the team while shooting 40.0 percent from three-point range in the playoffs. Rondo, who has played 14 NBA seasons, was limited by injury last year…

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Montrezl Harrrell agrees to 2-year, $19 Million deal with Lakers

from Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report: The Los Angeles Lakers and forward Montrezl Harrell reportedly agreed to a deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the terms of the deal to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: two years and $19 million with an option for the second season. The Lakers used the mid-level exception on the deal. Harrell spent the last three seasons with the Clippers, emerging as one of the NBA‘s best bench players. He averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season while providing energy off the bench for an L.A. Clippers team that reached…

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Bucks and Warriors amongst teams that would be interested in Avery Bradley

From Scott Polacek of B/R: Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, who Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported is expected to decline his player option for 2020-21, will reportedly attract multiple suitors as a free agent this offseason.  According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the expectation is Bradley will be “courted” by “several contenders,” including the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks. It should come as no surprise that multiple teams are interested in Bradley considering he is a veteran playmaker with playoff experience and the ability to impact the game in a number of ways. He entered the…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers pursuing Thunder guard Schröder

from Rob Goldberg of B/R: The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly involved in “active talks” to acquire Dennis Schroder in exchange for the No. 28 pick of the 2020 NBAdraft, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard averaged 18.9 points and 4.0 assists per game last season, almost exclusively off the bench, and finished second in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award behind Montrezl Harrell. He could provide additional scoring depth for the Lakers as they look to defend their 2020 NBA title. Anthony Davis is expected to re-sign with the…

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NBA Trade Rumour: Lakers interested in acquiring DeMar DeRozan

The Los Angeles Lakers are allegedly interested in potentially pursuing a trade that would bring DeMar DeRozan to lakerland , while sending Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green to San Antonio. According the The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor this just one of a multitude of moves the Spurs are exploring , with moving LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills also being on the table…

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Lakers Rondo and Caldwell-Pope to opt out contracts

As a professional athlete the offseason after winning a championship can be a time to cash in. The incumbent champ will want to keep the player and other clubs will want the “championship pedigree” these players have and are willing to pay for it. Such could be the case for Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers guards, fresh off winning an NBA title on Sunday are expected to both opt out of their current deals and enter free agency. However The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reports the Lakers…

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Anthony Davis to play in Game 6

It should not come as a shock to anyone but Lakers big man Anthony Davis will play in tonight’s game 6 of the NBA Finals. per Mark Medina of USA Today: If the Lakers are to claim their seventeenth world title with a win, either tonight or in game 7, then Davis will need to be as close to 100% as possible.

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Could the Lebron, AD and the Lakers be in trouble?

For many, Game 5 of the 2020 served merely as the preceding formality to a coronation. Whether they like to admit it, it seems the Lakers had one eye on the Larry O’Brien trophy. Wearing special shoes and talk of the honor of winning for Kobe is a clear giveaway that there were thoughts that the end of the NBA Finals would soon be at hand. Media members of the Lebron James Fanboy Association were preparing their talking points to spread to the masses of how James is now the…

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