Lakers Summer League Roster

The Lakers have officially released their 2015 Summer League Roster. After the Lakers introduced rookies Russell, Nance Jr, and Brown, the summer league is the next event where promising young rookies and NBA hopefuls show their talents. This new group of Lakers will practice together for the first time on Monday, July 6. We will see a bevy of talented young players who have already had a taste of the…

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Player Profile: What LaMarcus Aldridge Brings to the Lakers

The free agent frenzy in the NBA is at it’s best this year.  With big names on the free agent market, NBA teams and fans are going bonkers.  As a Lakersfanatic and the owner of Laker Facts, I’m definitely right there as well. I’d love to see LaMarcus Aldridge in a Lakers uniform for several reasons.  I’d like to take a closer look at what he would bring to the…

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Lakers introduce draft picks – Russell, Nance Jr, and Brown

(Lakers introduce their draft picks via YouTube) Yesterday ushered in a new era in Lakerland. The Lakers introduced their new rookies; D’Angelo Russell (2nd overall pick), Larry Nance Jr (27th overall pick), and Anthony Brown (34th overall pick). All three bring their own intangibles to an already young Lakers team. Russell, who is the youngest of the group was the highest Lakers draft pick since James Worthy who was drafted…

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L.A. to LA

Finals over, draft concluded, and free agency among us; it is finally time to let go of the Laker’s atrocious 2014/2015 season and look forward to bigger and better things. Emphasis on BIG. When Los Angeles opted to take a point guard, D’Angelo Russell, in the draft over the highly anticipated Jahlil Okafor, many were surprised and confused. The Laker’s need for a dominant big man is no secret among…

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Big men the Lakers should look at this upcoming free agency

Now that the NBA Draft is over, free agent negotiations are set to begin on July 1st. The Lakers have to fill out vacant roster spots this summer. The team have added three new draft picks and now need to concentrate on the front court. In the Lakers’ history, they normally don’t draft big men. The last big man the Lakers drafted was Robert Sacre in 2012. They usually get…

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Lakers draft D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr, and Anthony Brown with their picks.

  As the first pick was called, most experts predicted who it would be and they were correct. Towns did go to Minnesota. But no one knew who the Lakers were going to choose. Were they going to go for the traditional big man or go with a guard? Most thought that the Lakers would go big. Instead, they went the other way and drafted Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell…

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Why Love Can’t Come Home

News of Kevin Love opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers spread through my twitter feed like wild fire. K Love is leaving the King?! But where will he go?? When the news first broke I couldn’t help but be excited and my first thought of course came to my Lakers. Yes, Kevin would finally return to the city of Angels to pick up where he left off…

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Lakers should take a chance on Robert Upshaw with the 27th or 34th pick if available

While there are two marquee big men who might go 1 and 2 in the 2015 NBA Draft, there’s one who has been under the radar. That player is Robert Upshaw. Upshaw is a 7-foot center that played for the University of Washington. There is some baggage associated with Upshaw. He was dismissed first from Fresno State University his freshman year and then from the University of Washington earlier this year…

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Our Mock Draft picks – Top 10

The NBA Draft is only 2 days away, and there have been many mock drafts out there. We came up with our own mock draft and predict how the Top 10 will go. We also included who the Lakers will take with the 27th and 34th picks. Minnesota Timberwolves – Karl Anthony Towns (University of Kentucky, Center/Power forward) – Towns is probably the most versatile big man in this years…

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Lakers trying to pursue DeMarcus Cousins?

There seems to be a lot of rumors going on just days before the 2015 NBA Draft. The Lakers have three picks in the draft and maybe trying to dangle them in order to construct a trade. It’s hard to imagine that the Lakers will trade the number 2 pick in the draft, but anything can happen. The Lakers have had the worst two seasons in franchise history and they…

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Draft Possibilities with the 27th Pick

In the Lakers fan base, the hype for the draft is all centered around the team’s second overall pick. Though that pick is crucial to the future of the franchise, the later draft picks might be almost as important. The possibilities at the 27th pick will definitely be more limited that the Lakers’ top five pick, but that’s not to say that GM Mitch Kupchak can’t draft an instrumental part…

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Okafor and Russell have 2nd workout with Lakers

As the 2015 NBA Draft fast approaches, the Lakers have had 2nd workouts with possible draft picks Jahlil Okafor and D’Angelo Russell. Although most pick that the Lakers will select Okafor, they may go another way and select a guard which brings Russell into the fold. This past Friday, Okafor had his 2nd workout with the team. It was a private workout and not opened to the media. Yesterday, Russell…

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Jordan Hill on the move?

As free agency approaches on July 1st, teams are starting to figure out what they need and what they don’t need in order to make moves to better strengthen their roster. The Lakers of course have had two miserable seasons and are looking to improve quickly. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers are unlikely to execise option for Jordan Hill. “As the Los Angeles Lakers maneuver to free $24…

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Lakers Summer League Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers have released their 2015 Summer League schedule. Fans will be able to see the number 2 pick in the purple and gold for the first time. The first game is set to begin on Friday, July 10. There interesting thing is, it’s against the Timberwolves who have the number 1 pick. You’ll be able to see the number 1 pick versus the number 2 pick immediately…

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