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Posts Tagged ‘ Los Angeles Lakers ’

Chris Kaman’s Viking Funeral

Chris Kaman’s Viking Funeral

Players were dropping like flies when the Lakers visited Cleveland this week…..
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Podcast: KNEZ talks Magic & Laker Beef

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Magic Johnson is back at it again, ripping the Lakers. But somebody needs to rip HIM…..  
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Kobe returns and Lakers chemistry departs

  The Lakers are still very much Kobe Bryant’s team. Bryant was in preseason form as he debuted vs the Toronto Raptors, while his team’s chemistry reminded me of an October game in San Diego. Franchise player or no franchise player, the team must always be put ahead of the player. I don’t care how many...
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Identity Crisis: Winning in the NBA is simple

  What’s the key to winning in the NBA? Of course, you need talent…any coach will tell you that. But it’s not a pick-up game, there’s more to being a GM than just choosing a bunch of freaks for your squad. There has to be a clear team identity. This is the synthesis of a coaching staff’s philosophy and a roster’s...
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Lakers sign Wesley Johnson

I praised the T-Wolves when they drafted Wesley Johnson back in 2010. After the Suns acquired him in 2012, I again hyped his potential. Maybe the 3rd time’s the charm? The Lakers have reportedly signed the smooth but inconsistent Wesley Johnson to a one-year deal worth $1 million. The starting small forward position is...
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Lakers bringing back Farmar

  The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back a familiar face…..no, it’s not Lamar Odom.   The team has come to terms with point guard Jordan Farmar on a one-year deal to return to the L.A. He is currently working on a buyout from his team in Turkey. Following the NBA Lockout, Jordan headed off...
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Lakers, Warriors, Spanish should all thank Dwight

  The NBA Cares and so does Dwight. By choosing the Houston Rockets last week, Howard did a lot of good for a lot of people around the world. Let me explain…..   The Lakers weren’t sold on Dwight Howard, despite their billboard onslaught earlier this summer. If they were, then they’d have fired...
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Lakers sign Kaman, Clippers adding Jamison?

  The Los Angeles Lakers have come to terms on a one-year deal with free agent center Chris Kaman. They used their mini-mid-level exception (just over $2 million). Well, at least they didn’t pay Lamar Odom…..yet.   Kaman played last season for the stop-gap Mavs in Dallas. He’ll provide support behind Pau Gasol in Mike D’Antoni’s ‘small ball’...
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Lakers: Dwight ‘wasted our time’

  According to sources, the Los Angeles Lakers feel that Dwight Howard had already “made up his mind” before even meeting with them on Tuesday. They described him as “emotionless.” “He would barely look us in the eye,” one source said.   Another source from the Lakers said, about the meeting: ”we felt like we were...
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Cavaliers pay Earl Clark

  Cleveland was the first team, and only team, to aggressively court Earl Clark on Tuesday morning. Their price tag was obviously to his liking.   Clark has agreed to sign with the Cavaliers on a two-year contract worth $9 million. No one else was even offering half that much.   While I’m feelin’ Clark’s game, it’s...
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Source: Pacers to pursue Earl Clark

  Earl Clark was one of the biggest surprises of last season…well, not if you follow BlogNBAsketball. I always knew that he was more than just a throw-in in that Howard. He played very well for the Lakers, especially when starting alongside Dwight. He may again be starting alongside an All-Star caliber center in 2013-14....
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Howard to meet w/ HOU, ATL, GSW, DAL, LAL

  The Houston Rockets are emerging as frontrunners to sign Dwight Howard and they’ll get first crack at him on Sunday night. Hakeem Olajuwon and James Harden will join members of the Rockets’ front office and Kevin McHale in their recruiting pitch to Howard shortly after midnight on Sunday. The recruiting whirlwind continues on Monday,...
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Lakers keep Jodie Meeks

  Late last summer, Jodie Meeks signed a modest contract with the Lakers after they had acquired center Dwight Howard. The thinking was, I’d get some real run on a contending team and hopefully find a permanent home.   That title run never came, but Meeks still brought a value to L.A. for his...
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World Peace staying put…for now

  As expected, Metta World Peace has decided not to terminate his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers (according to the USA Today).   Think he’s showing loyalty to Kobe & the ‘purp n yellow’? Think again.   Even in this weak crop of free agents, there was no way he’d match the $7.7 million...
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Dwight Stuff: Rockets free-up more cap space

  It’s no secret that the Houston Rockets plan to (again) pursue Dwight Howard this summer. In fact, they’re probably the Lakers’ biggest threat at losing ’DH’ (something I don’t see happening). With all their cap space, and the favorable tax situation in Texas, they can rival L.A.’s offer to stay in SoCal.   Two weeks ago,...
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