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Lakers have agreed to one-year deal with Andrew Bogut

The Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with Andrew Bogut, according to people familiar with the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly. Bogut is very familiar with Lakers coach Luke Walton’s system, having played for the Golden State Warriors from 2012 to 2016. Walton was an assistant...

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  • Former Laker and local broadcaster Tommy Hawkins dies at 80

    Former Laker and local broadcaster Tommy Hawkins dies at 80

    It was the spring of 1985, and the Lakers stood one victory away from avenging a painful history of playoff losses to the Boston Celtics. Watching on television from home, the long-retired Tommy Hawkins — who had played for the Lakers when they moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles — couldn’t help...

  • Galaxy, Angels keep their fans the happiest, survey says

    Galaxy, Angels keep their fans the happiest, survey says

    The Galaxy and the Angels do the best job of local professional teams in satisfying their fans, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Lakers ranked third, followed in order by the Ducks, Kings, Clippers, Dodgers and Rams. The survey, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, asked more than...

  • NBA front-loads its 2017-18 schedule with marquee games

    NBA front-loads its 2017-18 schedule with marquee games

    When the NBA unveiled its full slate of games Monday for the 2017-18 season, the league made sure to jump-start things with marquee players in marquee games early in the season. And for those fans in Los Angeles, the NBA put the trending Lakers and Lonzo Ball against the steady Clippers and Blake...

  • 'Saturday Night Live' parodies famous father LaVar Ball

    'Saturday Night Live' parodies famous father LaVar Ball

    One is really good at basketball and could eventually be a star for the Lakers in the NBA. The other scored 2.2 points per game in college on the hardwood and eventually washed out of the NFL after being a practice squad player during two seasons Yet, it is LaVar Ball rather than his son Lonzo...

  • Lonzo Ball's regular-season debut with Lakers will be Oct. 19 against Clippers

    Lonzo Ball's regular-season debut with Lakers will be Oct. 19 against Clippers

    Lonzo Ball and the Lakers will open the NBA season by hosting Blake Griffin and the Clippers at Staples Center on Oct. 19 during a series of marquee games over four nights that were announced Thursday. The Golden State Warriors begin their title defense on opening night, Oct. 17, in the second...

  • Staples Center will host Ice Cube's three-on-three basketball league on Sunday

    Staples Center will host Ice Cube's three-on-three basketball league on Sunday

    This weekend, professional basketball finally returns to Staples Center. And no, it isn’t for Lonzo Ball’s Los Angeles Lakers debut. The BIG3, Ice Cube’s three-on-three basketball league, makes its eighth and final regular season stop Sunday in Los Angeles, bringing with it an intriguing mix of...

  • Lakers sign center Stephen Zimmerman

    Lakers sign center Stephen Zimmerman

    The Lakers on Wednesday signed center Stephen Zimmerman to a partially guaranteed contract to join the team’s training camp roster, according to an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The 7-foot Zimmerman, 20, played in 19 games with the Orlando Magic last season....

  • Lakers sign point guard Briante Weber

    Lakers sign point guard Briante Weber

    The Lakers have signed Briante Weber to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, according to an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Signing Weber gives the Lakers 16 players on their roster heading into training camp next month, and eight of them are guards....

  • Vander Blue will get a chance to compete in Lakers training camp

    Vander Blue will get a chance to compete in Lakers training camp

    Vander Blue will get a chance to make the Lakers roster this fall. The Lakers are signing Blue to a partially guaranteed deal, according to a source who couldn’t speak publicly because the deal is not official yet. Blue was selected most valuable player of the NBA development league last season...

  • Dodgers' Magic Johnson guarantees World Series victory

    Dodgers' Magic Johnson guarantees World Series victory

    Magic Johnson called his shot Thursday night, and he wasn’t shy about it. The Dodgers’ co-owner did not hesitate when he predicted how the team would finish this year. “The Dodgers are going to win the World Series this year,” Johnson said. “This is our year.” Johnson spoke at Clayton Kershaw’s...

  • Lakers agree to bring back point guard Tyler Ennis

    Lakers agree to bring back point guard Tyler Ennis

    The Lakers are bringing back a familiar face at backup point guard. They have agreed to a minimum deal with Tyler Ennis for one year with a team option in the second year, according to a person not authorized to speak publicly. The 22-year-old, in whom they’ve maintained interest throughout free...

  • Letters: Fans have a field day with Dodgers asking $12 million for naming rights

    Letters: Fans have a field day with Dodgers asking $12 million for naming rights

    So the Dodgers are soliciting sponsorships for the naming rights to the field at Dodger Stadium. If Spectrum puts in the winning bid, does that mean the fans attending the game won’t be able to see it? Paul Feinsinger Agoura Hills :: So the Dodgers announced they’re selling naming rights to their...

  • Young Lakers look to Caldwell-Pope to add veteran leadership, defensive grit

    Young Lakers look to Caldwell-Pope to add veteran leadership, defensive grit

    Mostly muted during his introductory news conference, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a moment Tuesday where his lips parted into a bright grin. It happened when he was reminded that at the ripe old age of 24, entering his fifth NBA season, he qualifies as a veteran on the young Lakers team he just...

  • Summer breeze: Lakers win Vegas championship despite Lonzo Ball not playing

    Summer breeze: Lakers win Vegas championship despite Lonzo Ball not playing

    All of his teammates joined in with the fans chanting the first syllable of his last name, and then Magic Johnson cupped his hands around his mouth and added his voice too. But Kyle Kuzma said he didn’t notice. “I was too locked into the trophy,” he said, laughing. Lonzo Ball was the most valuable...

  • Lakers reach summer league final, but Lonzo Ball might not play

    Lakers reach summer league final, but Lonzo Ball might not play

    Jud Buechler walked out of the tunnel leading into the Lakers locker room, giddy and grinning as he spotted Magic Johnson, Lakers president of basketball operations. “I am having so much fun,” he said, before receiving a hug from Johnson, who agreed. The Lakers didn’t feel the joy of winning very...

  • Lakers fans are having a ball as hope returns to L.A.

    Lakers fans are having a ball as hope returns to L.A.

    Mark Appelbaum sat courtside for most of the afternoon on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center wearing a maroon Lower Merion High School jersey with the name “Bryant” on the back as he watched the intersection of two of his favorite sports entities. He is 51 years old, a Chino Hills resident and...

  • NBA notes: Knicks promote Steve Mills to president, hire Scott Perry as GM

    NBA notes: Knicks promote Steve Mills to president, hire Scott Perry as GM

    Scott Perry has been hired as the New York Knicks’ general manager, replacing Steve Mills, who was promoted to president, the team announced Friday. It's all part of the upheaval for the Knicks created by the departure of former president Phil Jackson after three miserable seasons, and completes...

  • Letters: Lonzo Ball has made summer league hotter than ever

    Letters: Lonzo Ball has made summer league hotter than ever

    The super-hype buildup of Lonzo Ball has become totally out of proportion with the coverage of the rest of the Lakers. The team’s announcers barely mention anyone else when Lonzo’s on the court. TV cameras follow his every move. His statistics are endlessly over-analyzed while his teammates are...

  • J.J. Watt hypes new shoe by taking jabs at Lonzo Ball's ZO2's

    J.J. Watt hypes new shoe by taking jabs at Lonzo Ball's ZO2's

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt seized the opportunity and couldn’t resist. It was all business. On Thursday, Watt unveiled on Twitter his second signature training shoes with Reebok, the JJ II. The shoes debuted on Friday and according to Reebok’s website, they retail for $100. Watt decided...

  • Lonzo Ball records second summer league triple-double

    Lonzo Ball records second summer league triple-double

    Lonzo Ball recorded his second Las Vegas summer league triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ 94-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Ball, who made only six of 20 shots from the field, also had a triple-double in...

  • Lonzo Ball faces pressure that no L.A. rookie has ever experienced

    Lonzo Ball faces pressure that no L.A. rookie has ever experienced

    He plays his first professional game barely a year after his last high school game. He plays a main stage in Las Vegas even though he’s not old enough to gamble. It is the middle of July in a league whose season doesn’t begin until October. Yet Lonzo Ball struggles, so he is a complete and unalterable...

  • NBA: Lonzo Ball blows up with 36 points, 11 assists

    NBA: Lonzo Ball blows up with 36 points, 11 assists

    Lonzo Ball put on his purple Kobe AD shoes and set Las Vegas Summer League ablaze on Wednesday night. He told reporters after the game he had a “Mamba mentality,” a reference to Kobe Bryant’s nickname. Ball finished with 36 points with 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the...

  • Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    The Lakers waived David Nwaba on Wednesday in a procedural move that will clear some cap room to help them sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. If Nwaba clears waivers, they can re-sign him at the same $1.3-million salary using a veteran minimum exception. The Lakers were about $17.2 million under the...

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

    A bit of kismet got the Lakers exactly what they were looking for in this year’s free agency. Late Tuesday night, they agreed to a one-year deal worth $18 million with shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to several people who were not authorized to speak publicly. Caldwell-Pope excited...

  • Lakers' three first-round picks all sit out

    Lakers' three first-round picks all sit out

    As the Lakers took the court Monday night, fans began chanting for the player who has drawn record crowds to the Las Vegas Summer League. “We want Lonzo!” came a chorus from somewhere around section 105. “We want Lonzo!” echoed a group near section 119. Point guard Lonzo Ball sat on the bench...

  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball is sidelined against Kings by groin injury

    Lakers' Lonzo Ball is sidelined against Kings by groin injury

    Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will not play in tonight's matchup against the Sacramento Kings as a precautionary move because of a sore groin, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly. Ball's injury is not a long-term concern, but the Lakers coaching staff chose to err on...

  • For Jason Kidd, Lonzo Ball comparisons are 'a great compliment'

    For Jason Kidd, Lonzo Ball comparisons are 'a great compliment'

    Among the spectators there for Lonzo Ball’s debut in a Lakers uniform was a man who is keenly aware of the task facing Ball right now. Jason Kidd lingered after his Milwaukee Bucks finished playing to get a look at the player many compared to Kidd as the draft approached. “He has a skill set,”...

  • Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma shines in second Summer League game

    Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma shines in second Summer League game

    Yes, Lonzo Ball’s triple-double of 11 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds was impressive. But the real star of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 86-81 loss to the Boston Celtics at the NBA Summer League was No. 27 overall draft pick Kyle Kuzma. The wiry rookie forward followed up his debut with a 31-point...

  • Lonzo Ball records a Summer League triple-double in Lakers' loss to Celtics

    Lonzo Ball records a Summer League triple-double in Lakers' loss to Celtics

    With 22.8 seconds left in the game Saturday night, Lonzo Ball dunked the ball and reached a summer league milestone. Ball scored 11 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his second game in a Lakers uniform, an 86-81 loss to the Boston Celtics. He zipped passes around to his teammates — wraparound...

  • Lakers shut down Brandon Ingram for rest of Summer League

    Lakers shut down Brandon Ingram for rest of Summer League

    Lakers forward Brandon Ingram will not play in any more games at Las Vegas Summer League because of leg cramps and the team’s desire to rest him. Ingram had a fabulous debut this summer. He scored 26 points and outclassed all the other players on the court. “I’m playing against guys that just came...

  • Grading the Lakers and Clippers Summer League players

    Grading the Lakers and Clippers Summer League players

    If you had the chance to walk through the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Friday evening, you certainly would have caught the vibe. The nearly sold out arena was buzzing in anticipation of rookie Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Summer League debut, creating an atmosphere more...

  • Lonzo Ball struggles with his shot in Summer League debut, a 96-93 loss to Clippers

    Lonzo Ball struggles with his shot in Summer League debut, a 96-93 loss to Clippers

    Less than half a minute into his first game as a Laker, Lonzo Ball provided a tantalizing glimpse of the future. He threw a lob to second-year forward Brandon Ingram, who dunked the ball, sending the heavily pro-Lakers crowd at the summer league game into a frenzy. “Perfect play,” Ball said. “It...

  • Dad and son agree: Only way Lonzo Ball can go from debut is up

    Dad and son agree: Only way Lonzo Ball can go from debut is up

    Leave it to LaVar Ball to put a positive spin on a performance that his gifted son Lonzo was ready to consign to the trash heap as soon as possible after his NBA Summer League debut Friday night with the Lakers. Lonzo had a terrible shooting night — two for 15, including one for 11 from three-point...

  • Letters: Dodgers fans finally rock the vote

    Letters: Dodgers fans finally rock the vote

    The television blackout has been a complete abomination for Dodgers fans in Los Angeles, as were the McCourt years, but it took a comment by Kenley Jansen to really unite the millions of fans in Southern California who felt they had no voice. The players speaking directly to the fans via social...

  • Summer league gives Lakers' Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram chance to show what they can accomplish together

    Summer league gives Lakers' Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram chance to show what they can accomplish together

    A year ago this was Brandon Ingram’s stage, his NBA debut in Las Vegas as the Lakers’ No. 2 overall pick. Ingram has had plenty of opportunity to share his expertise with his young teammate Lonzo Ball in the week leading up to Las Vegas Summer League. Their lockers are right next to each other...

  • As Lakers prepare for summer league, winning is the only priority

    As Lakers prepare for summer league, winning is the only priority

    As the Lakers gear up for their trip to the Las Vegas iteration of the NBA summer league, the team’s focus is on one thing — winning. President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka haven’t been shy about their plans to bring a pair of superstars to Los Angeles...

  • Former Laker Nick Young agrees to a contract with the Golden State Warriors

    Former Laker Nick Young agrees to a contract with the Golden State Warriors

    Former Laker Nick Young has agreed to a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors that is worth $5.2 million. That amount is half a million less than Young was set to make had he picked up the player option on his contract with the Lakers this summer. Young declined that option on June 21 and...

  • Clippers to meet with free-agent guard Derrick Rose on Wednesday

    Clippers to meet with free-agent guard Derrick Rose on Wednesday

    The Clippers will meet with unrestricted free-agent point guard Derrick Rose on Wednesday to gauge his interest in joining the team, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers probably will have the mid-level exception of $8.4 million to offer...

  • Lakers sign Lonzo Ball

    Lakers sign Lonzo Ball

    As NBA free agency passed its third full day, the Lakers finally made a few transactions. Just formalities, though. Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the draft, and Josh Hart, the 30th pick, signed their contracts Monday afternoon. They did so amid summer league two-a-days, which began Monday...

  • Lakers and Rajon Rondo have mutual interest in a deal

    Lakers and Rajon Rondo have mutual interest in a deal

    In their search for veteran backcourt help, the Lakers have been considering a familiar, if unexpected name. Former Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and the Lakers have mutual interest. A representative from Rondo’s camp initiated the discussions on Friday night, as free agency opened. If...

  • Lakers waive Tarik Black ahead of his contract becoming guaranteed

    Lakers waive Tarik Black ahead of his contract becoming guaranteed

    The Lakers waived center Tarik Black on Saturday, three days before his contract was set to become guaranteed for the 2017-18 season. Black’s contract is worth $6.655 million for next season, a salary he could still receive if another team claims his contract off waivers within 48 hours. “It's...

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