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Pelinka Weighs in on Lakers’ Lottery Jump

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka joined selected reporters on a conference call immediately following L.A.’s unexpected jump from No. 11 to No. 4 in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery. Originally holding just a 9.4...

Lakers Jump to 4th-Overall Pick at 2019 Draft

Against towering odds, the Lakers jumped seven spots at the NBA Draft Lottery, and now will pick with the fourth-overall selection on June 20. The Lakers only had a 9.4 percent chance of jumping into...

Lakers Announce Hiring of Frank Vogel as Head Coach

EL SEGUNDO — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Frank Vogel to a multi-year contract as head coach, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the agreement...

Lakers’ Odds at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

The Lakers enter lottery night with a 9.4 percent chance of leaping into a top-four pick, and much greater odds (77.6 percent) of remaining in the 11th spot of the draft order. Tuesday’s NBA Draft...

Lakers to Tip Off Summer at California Classic

The Lakers will once again tip off Summer League in Sacramento, as they will compete at the second annual California Classic. L.A.’s schedule for the Classic is as followed:Monday, July 1: Lakers vs. Heat (6...

LeBron’s Jersey Most Popular in NBA; Lakers Top Team Merchandise List

Fans came out in droves to support the Lakers and LeBron James when one of the NBA’s premier franchises teamed with one of the league’s all-time greats. James had this year's best-selling jersey, based on...

2019 Player Capsule: LeBron James

SEASON SUMMARYBefore the 2018-19 season started, LeBron James had appeared in 95.1 percent of the 1,453 games in his 15-year career, including all 239 playoff games, and spent more time on a basketball...

2019 Player Capsules: Reggie Bullock

Season SummaryReggie Bullock only briefly suited up in purple and gold this season, and his tenure was hot-and-cold. The sharpshooter was brought in at the trade deadline and immediately produced, hitting 43.6 percent of his...

LeBron Among 10 Finalists for NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Few ever make the type of difference in others’ lives that LeBron James did when he opened the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, last summer. The public elementary school was built to lift his...

2019 Player Capsule: Jemerrio Jones

SEASON SUMMARYThe rise of Jemerrio Jones from undrafted rookie to G League bench player to impactful NBA starter, albeit for only a few games at the end of the Lakers season, was both furious...

2019 Player Capsules: Lance Stephenson

Season Summary“Make ‘Em Dance” Lance certainly made his mark on Los Angeles. Armed with his trademark ball handling and streetball style, Lance Stephenson was a highlight waiting to happen for the Lakers. And he often...

2019 Player Capsule: Moe Wagner

SEASON SUMMARYMoe Wagner’s rookie season got off to an unfortunate start, when he wasn’t able to participate in training camp due to a sore knee that he first injured playing in the Las Vegas...

Lakers Statement Regarding Luke Walton

EL SEGUNDO - In response to media inquiries, the Lakers issue the following statement: “This alleged incident took place before Luke Walton was the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. At no time before...

2019 Player Capsules: Johnathan Williams

Season SummaryA few days into the season, the Lakers realized that they had a need for a defensive-minded center. Enter Johnathan Williams — an undrafted rookie from their summer league team that they subsequently...

2019 Player Capsule: JaVale McGee

Season SummaryJaVale McGee owned the paint on both sides of the floor this season. Always a threat to score at the hoop, the starting center made 73.4 percent of his shots at the rim —...

2019 Player Capsules: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Season SummaryKnown as a 3-point threat, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was actually more of a weapon from inside the arc this season. The six-year veteran hit a career-high 43.0 percent from the field, including a robust 54.2...

2019 Player Capsules: Alex Caruso

Season SummaryAlex Caruso’s stock went sky-high to end the season, as he went from playing the majority of the year in the G League to starring for the Lakers. The sophomore point guard took over...

2019 Player Capsule: Josh Hart

SEASON SUMMARYJosh Hart had been building on a strong rookie season that he followed up by earning MVP honors at the Las Vegas Summer League by serving as a valuable role player, and skilled...

2019 Player Capsules: Rajon Rondo

Season SummaryLike the Lakers as a whole, so much of Rajon Rondo’s season was unfortunately defined by injury. He missed a month after breaking his hand in November, and then returned for only three games...

2019 Player Capsule: Mike Muscala

Season SummaryIn his brief stint with the Lakers, Mike Muscala went from one of the worst stretches of his career to one of the best. It was truly a tale of two halves for Muscala,...

2019 Player Capsule: Lonzo Ball

Season SummaryIn the midst of his best stretch since joining the NBA, Lonzo Ball severely turned his ankle on the Houston court, ending his season with 35 games remaining. The ankle sprain occurred right as...

2019 Player Capsule: Isaac Bonga

Season SummaryThe league’s youngest player got his first taste of NBA life. As expected, Isaac Bonga primarily played his rookie season in the G League, where he averaged 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for the...

Lakers Staff Teams Up to Provide Students Outfits for Prom, Graduation

Lakers staff members helped local inner-city youth suit up off the court for their senior proms and graduations. About 19 volunteers from the Lakers teamed up with A Place Called Home on Friday, April 5,...

2019 Player Capsule: Kyle Kuzma

Season SummaryKyle Kuzma sought to disprove those who said his rookie year was a fluke, and he did just that. The 23-year-old averaged 18.7 points — second-best on the team, behind only LeBron James —...

Resumen de Temporada 2019: Brandon Ingram

RESUMEN DE TEMPORADALa tercera temporada de Brandon Ingram en la NBA se vio rápidamente interrumpida por una suspensión de cuatro juegos debido a una pelea en el segundo juego del año, y luego nuevamente...

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