| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Lakers are in Sacramento on Friday to play the Kings, but rookie forward Ryan Kelly is off to Bakersfield.
Kelly was reassigned by the Lakers to the D-Fenders on Thursday, in time to play the fourth game of the D-League season against the Jam....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Not only will the Lakers get Kobe Bryant back Sunday night when they host the Toronto Raptors, but the team also recalled rookie forward Ryan Kelly from the D-Fenders.
Kelly is one of the Development League's top scorers, averaging 25.2 points, 7.6...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The Lakers finally got Kobe Bryant back from his Achilles' tendon tear at the end of Week 6.
The week began with news that Jordan Farmar would miss a month with a torn hamstring. He received a platelet-rich plasma shot with hopes that it would speed...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The D-Fenders have hired Nick Mazzella as their general manager, President/CEO Joey Buss has announced.
Mazzella spent the last nine years with the Lakers' public relations department. Now he will join the team's NBA D-League affiliate in a prominent...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The Lakers officially announced the addition of two player development coaches Friday.
As previously reported by The Times, the Lakers have added Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis, both of the D-Fenders, to Coach Mike D'Antoni's staff.
"Both Mark and...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Former Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan recently left the team to become head coach at Rutgers.
Jordan was brought in by Mike Brown to help teach the Lakers a version of the Princeton offense but Brown was let go five games into the regular season....
| Oct 16, 2012
Salary dumps are designed to save teams money while shedding extraneous players.
They don't normally help them land a Hall of Famer.
Salary dumps allow teams to rid themselves of aging veterans.
They don't usually help them find up-and-comers they...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Derrick Caracter assigned to D-Fenders...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Last year the Lakers were trying to win a third consecutive title. This year, expectations have downshifted a bit, with the team hoping for three consecutive road victories. The Lakers made themselves at home here last month during a 90-87 overtime...