DeMarcus Cousins has torn his ACL, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers with a roster dilemma ahead of the 2019/20 NBA season.
Cousins’ injury is a cruel reminder that nothing is guaranteed in this league and teams must take nothing for granted. With the Lakers already one man down, even more pressure will be put on an ageing LeBron James to deliver in what will be his seventeenth season.
Looking back on Magic Johnson's career as a player and entertainer.
The night Allen Iverson stopped the Los Angeles Lakers.
No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
Veteran Kyle Korver was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the trade that saw the Utah Jazz acquire Mike Conley. At the start of July, he was moved again, being sent to the Phoenix Suns along with Jevon Carter. Phoenix soon waived Korver, making him one of the most desired pieces on the free agent market.
Guard Avery Bradley will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers once he clears waivers, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Four-time All-Star centre DeMarcus Cousins has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Guard Quinn Cook has signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
It was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday morning that the Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kawhi Leonard. The NBA Finals MVP is heading to their Staples Center rivals, the Clippers, along with All-NBA wing Paul George.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no market for Cousins. The four-time All-Star received the mid-level exception with the Warriors last season, but Wojnarowski added that he may not even get that despite expecting a hefty one-year deal when free agency began.
From reports of incompetence within the Lakers organisation - which included Pelinka lying about an encounter between Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger - to the obvious incompetence shown in the Lakers front office the past year. While it is true Pelinka secured All-Star Anthony Davis, it appeared that the bumbling GM got a bit too excited and executed the trade before July 1st.
The NBA's worst kept secret was revealed on Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans traded top five talent in the league Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis is the type of talent that when he becomes available, general managers leap before they look. It's very much a case of secure the talent first and then take it from there. Whether or not Rob Pelinka of the LA Lakers adopted this mindset is up for debate, however, what we do know is that the Lakers gave up a king's ransom for Davis.
After months of discussions, the Los Angeles Lakers finally traded for Anthony Davis on Saturday, pairing the All-NBA forward with four-time MVP LeBron James at Staples Center.