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31 Oct 2022 21:49:31
Lakers news: Anthony Davis gets real on pain in his back

“A pretty good amount, ” Davis said about how much pain he felt, via Lakers Nation. “On the putback, it kind of just comes and goes, these little shocks that go. But at that point, you’re playing off adrenaline and so I know tonight, maybe into tomorrow, I’m probably gonna feel it more. But this is all manageable. Just trying to do what I can to make sure I’m on the floor to help the team.

“Keep doing what I’m doing, ” Davis added. “It was killing me tonight but I tried to do whatever I could do to help the team get a win. So if that means fighting through it, we’re gonna fight through it. I got two days in between games to get it right for New Orleans on Wednesday but I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure we get it done. ”

A little too early in the season for all this.

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02 Sep 2022 01:35:25
Kendrick Nunn, who was a Laker last season but missed the entirety of the season (a rarity for the injury type) due to a bone bruise, is progressing quite slowly, a bad sign for the Lakers as training camp is right around the corner.

Speaking to Michael Scotto, here's what The Athletic's Jovan Buha had to say about Nunn's injury progression:

"He's been around the facility shooting and working out. It's been a slower than anticipated ramp-up. They've got Pat, so he's the best addition of the offseason.

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22 Aug 2022 12:27:35
What would be the smartest to do for the Lakers?

1) Trade 2 first round picks and Westbrook for Irving.
2)Trade 2 first round picks and Westbrook for Turner and Hield
3)Trade Westbrook and one first round pick
4) Keep Westbrook
5)something else

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24 Aug 2022 03:06:05
At this point keep Westbrook and keep both first round picks. Turner is a free agent after the season and Hield will not make the Lakers any better. It would be a mistake trading 2 firsts for those 2 players.

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19 Aug 2022 15:51:14
James just screwed the Lakers! Now there is no chance of winning a championship. Near $50 million for a nearly 40 year old. Are you kidding me! When is the last time he played more than 70 games? Now not much cap room for the next 2 years. Almost $100 million between 2 players that can’t play more then 3/ 4 of the games.

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24 Aug 2022 03:04:21
Lebron James is a superstar talent. If he is not on the team the Lakers will be irrelevant. Lakers will have $20M in cap space next season plus the mid-level to sign players that's with Lebron and AD on the roster. Might as well anyway cause the pick would be owed to the Pelicans so say if the Lakers had no Lebron James at all the would be at the bottom in the west and no pick.

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01 Sep 2022 01:05:57
We had Lebron last year and we didn’t even make the play in. He nor Davis can play a full season. Only reason they won the 2020 was because they had 2 months off to get healthy. But if Lebron really cared about winning he could of signed for less like Harden. I understand he is a great talent but he is over rated. If Kobe had Davis and Westbrook there is no way they miss the playoffs not to mention the play in. My issue isn’t signing him but at this stage he is not worth $50 million a year.

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06 Jul 2022 19:37:45
I think Lakers got some good quality signings this year. One big thing they got instead of last summer is youth and fresh legs.

Jones & Bryant are both quality centers that will be an upgrade over Howard at this point imo. Bryant can space the floor and Jones has potential to be a 10 & 8 guy if given 20+ mins a game. Lonnie Walker is a good pickup to replace and re-up his value like Monk. Brown and Anderson aren't bad deep bench players. I really like the Pippin pickup for 2-way.

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28 Jun 2022 07:45:15
Lakers...I know it's easy to focus on trading Russ but here are your returning pieces:


See what O'Neal and Pippen do in summer league...

I focus more on getting shooting and defenders than an unpredictable Irving.

Not sure how the rules work but can LBJ and Russ opt out to open a max slot and take less money and return? You throw a Zach Lavine and possibly a Mitchell Robinson, you're adding the right side of youth and experience.

Not sure if that can happen but a lineup of


That would be ALOT Better than last year.

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28 Jun 2022 15:53:20
As far as the opt out Lebron has no opt out. He has an expiring contract. Westbrook had an opt out but he opted in today at $47M. Westbrook is not in the Lakers long term plans so him opting out would make no sense cause no team is going to pay him anything close to that. Lavine to the Lakers is Out. Not happening. He will sign with Bulls at 5 years $250M max money. Robinson will have to take less with the Lakers so I don't see him coming either. There is talk about Monk accepting a $6M mid level so we will see but he will have teams interested. Lakers need to wait til next off season to have cap space.

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27 Jun 2022 23:56:20
Lakers should hold on to Westbrook until the trade deadline, he will have much more value then. they might actually GET assets back instead of having to GIVE assets just to trade him now. especially if he has a better season.

Lakers are closing on a rebuild. maximize the assets (Westbrook COULD be an asset, yes) and start thinking about the future.

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28 Jun 2022 15:57:42
You use the word asset well around the league Westbrook is not an asset. He has an expiring contract which would net the Lakers long term bad contracts which the Lakers will have no salary flexibility next off season if the trade Westbrook. What will happen is Westbrook will play out his contract and become a free agent next off season. If the Lakers do poorly they will just buy him out and he will become a free agent during the season where the Lakers have no long term commitment.

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26 Jun 2022 22:25:14
Sign and trade for Kyrie in three team deal with Pacers which rids us of Westbrick
Then sign and trade for Lavine sending Davis home
Imagine a lineup with Lebron, Kyrie and Lavine?
Let's do it!!!!!

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20 Jun 2022 17:53:57
What you guys think? Is there and realistic Chance that the Lakers say "hey Russ, if you opt out of your Contract, we will give you a new contract worth 70mil over 3years!"

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23 Jun 2022 22:51:23
No. This isn't a Chris Paul situation with the Suns where he opted out and got a contract extension. This is Westbrook playing out his contract and becoming a free agent next offseason either on the Lakers or another team. Expect him to go back to OKC next season. He can't this season due to his big contract unless he is bought out or waived.

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12 May 2022 14:07:26
If lakers keep Westbrook and let him run his contract out how much capp lakers will have in 2023 offseason?

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13 May 2022 02:36:29
If it's based off of what the salary cap will be this next coming season $72M in cap space. It might be $74M in 2023. This all depends if Lebron James signs an extension this summer. If he does then the Lakers will on have $24M in cap space in 2023.

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01 May 2022 11:48:01
The face of the Lakers has successfully transitioned from one star to another. What young star in today's game could be the succesor to James if he leaves?

1) Anthony Edwards:
2) Ja Morant
3)Zion Williamson
4) B Ingram
5) Trea Young
6) Luka Doncic
7) Lamelo Ball
8) somebody else
9) None

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02 May 2022 03:02:26
Right away well nobody cause the Lakers have no assets other than a 2027 and 2029 first round pick to get any of them. Those players are under team control for around 6 to 7 years each. Lakers will need to go year by year and view each free agent class and figure out who fits the team best. Also they must draft well when they are eligible for a pick instead of giving it away in trades.

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16 Apr 2022 16:45:14
If lakers can't trade Westbrook I'll say he stay 1 more year and we should have cap space him LeBron are free agents in 2023 they resign LeBron and better role players

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09 Apr 2022 03:42:28
“Russell Westbrook never respected Frank [Vogel] from Day 1,” said one Lakers staff member with knowledge of the situation. “The moment Frank said anybody who gets the rebound can bring it up the court, which is just how the NBA is played these days, Russ was like, ‘Naw, I’m the point guard. Give the ball to me. Everybody run.  Frank was like, ‘No, we have Talen [Horton-Tucker) ] We have Austin [Reaves]. We have Malik. We have LeBron. We have AD. They can all bring the ball up. ’ He was like, ‘Nope, I’m the point guard. Give me that s—. Everybody get out the way. ’ “From that point on, in training camp, it was a wrap, ‘cause now Russ is a fish out of water. He doesn’t know what to do. That’s how that started. ”.

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21 Mar 2022 20:59:21
Malik Monk Opens Up On Lakers Team Dynamics: "Older Guys Yelling At The Rookies Because It's Their Fault. Everything They Do, It's Our Fault Out There Because They Know Everything And You Don't And When You Mess Up, You Just Got To Take It. "

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20 Mar 2022 20:55:38
I just want to make sure I understand this correctly. If the Lakers end up in the 10th seed, then they have to win 2 consecutive games against 9th seed and 2 consecutive games against loser of 7th and 8th seed to get into the playoffs as the 8th seed?

Anyone know how many 4-game winning streaks the Lakers had all season?

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21 Mar 2022 16:53:35
Here is how it works. The 7th and 8th seeds and The 9th and 10th seed each play a 1 game playoff. The winner of the 7th/ 8th seed gets the 7th seed. The loser of that game plays the winner of the 9th and 10th seed for the final 8th seed. The loser of the 9th and 10th seed game is out. Now in order for the 9th or 10th seed to get the 8th seed they must win 2 consecutive games against the loser of the 7th/ 8th seed game.

The Lakers had only 1 stretch they won 4 in a row and another stretch they won 3 in a row.

Predictions at this point the Lakers will either get 10th seed and probably win the one game but then lose. The other possibility is that they miss the play in all together and I say the Spurs take the 10th spot. This Lakers team defense stinks and the Lakers has very little hope.

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