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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets curious cryptic message

4 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

Los Angeles Lakers controlling owner and president Jeanie Buss took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to post a cryptic message that will surely pique the interest of the team's fans. What could Buss possibly be trying to convey with that message? Is it possible she's hinting - given the Lakers stand on the cusp of an offseason that has the potential of being potentially franchise-altering - at big things and big plans in free agency? Buss' cryptic statement comes amid conjecture that LeBron James conceivably could join the Lakers. Not only that, a recent ESPN report speculates how it's...
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Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/15/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

4 days ago   |   By Sportschatplace

The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a statement road victory after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.4 points and 2.2 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the...
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Nick Wright declares LeBron plus Paul George immediately make the Lakers title contenders

Nick Wright declares LeBron plus Paul George immediately make the Lakers title contenders

4 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

In his conversation with Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe surrounding NBA free agency and which team might land King James, Nick Wright outlines why a double threat of LeBron and Paul George make the Los Angeles Lakers title contenders. Do you agree with Nick?
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Arizona Cardinals: 5 players who must improve in 2018

4 days ago   |   By FanSided

If the Arizona Cardinals want to get back to the playoffs this year, these five players must improve. Since losing big to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game, the Arizona Cardinals have gone 15-16-1 over the last two seasons while missing the playoffs in each campaign. The retirements of coach Bruce Arians and...
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NBA Free Agency 2018: 5 potential destinations for Tyreke Evans

4 days ago   |   By FanSided

Tyreke Evans may have earned himself a big contract with his stellar play in 2017-18. But could he take less to play for a contender? Tyreke Evans finally looked like his rookie-self this past season. The 28-year-old guard averaged 19.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in 52 games. Signed by Memphis to be a...
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20 things to look forward to this NBA offseason

4 days ago   |   By FanSided

The 2018 NBA Finals are over, but what promises to be a wild NBA offseason is only just beginning. Who's ready for the Summer of LeBron: Part III? After the Golden State Warriors swept his Cleveland Cavaliers out of the NBA Finals to win their third championship in four years, LeBron James looms largest over...
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NBA Free Agency Rankings 2018: Top Available Power Forwards

4 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

If you're looking for a guaranteed star in free agency, you might want to turn steer clear of power forwards. Chris Paul leads the crop of point guards. Kevin Durant , Paul George and LeBron James headline the small forwards...
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Report: Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma Asked to Tone Down Trash Talk

Report: Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma Asked to Tone Down Trash Talk

4 days ago   |   By SLAMonline

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly asked Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma to settle down with the social media roasting.
Though most of it has been good-natured, and two are close friends, the Lakers are said to be concerned with the “increasingly personal nature” of the insults.
With ramonashelburne : The Lakers talk to Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma about toning down the social media roasting
- Ohm Youngmisuk June 14, 2018
The Purple and Gold understandably don't want a repeat of the D'Angelo Russell - Nick Young social media fiasco.
Per ESPN :
Though Kuzma and Ball are close friends, the Lakers...
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NBA Draft 2018: 5 targets for the Utah Jazz

4 days ago   |   By FanSided

After trading for the best player in the draft last season, the Jazz look to the draft again to add a piece to compliment Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. One of the most difficult things for a general manager is to find franchise players that are on the same timeline and play well together. The...
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NBA Free Agency 2018: 5 offseason targets for the Los Angeles Lakers

4 days ago   |   By FanSided

Can the Los Angeles Lakers finally lure in some big free agents? Here's a look at five targets for Magic Johnson and company. It's been five years since the Los Angeles Lakers were in the NBA Playoffs, the longest drought in franchise history, and it's time for Magic Johnson and company to shake things up....
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Skip Bayless reacts to reports Kawhi Leonard requested trade from Spurs

Skip Bayless reacts to reports Kawhi Leonard requested trade from Spurs

In his conversation on reports Kawhi Leonard requested a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, Skip Bayless reveals to Shannon Sharpe why the trade to Los Angeles Lakers won't work. Read more ...

Report: Cavaliers ‘Making Calls' About Kawhi Leonard

Report: Cavaliers ‘Making Calls' About Kawhi Leonard

Add the Cavaliers to the list of teams inquiring about superstar forward Kawhi Leonard , who reportedly wants out of San Antonio. According to Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer... Read more ...

Report: Rudy Gay To Become Free Agent after Opting Out

Report: Rudy Gay To Become Free Agent after Opting Out

Rudy Gay will become a free agent after opting out of his $8.8 million player option for next season with the Spurs , reports ESPN's Chris Haynes . Gay, 31, averaged a... Read more ...

NBA free agency rumors: Jamal Crawford declines option with Timberwolves

NBA free agency rumors: Jamal Crawford declines option with Timberwolves

Jamal Crawford declined a $4.5 million player option from the Timberwolves and will now become a free agent. Read more ...

Puma Signs Deandre Ayton to Endorsement Deal

Puma Signs Deandre Ayton to Endorsement Deal

Deandre Ayton has joined Marvin Bagley as the face of PUMA basketball. The incoming-rookies spoke to Bleacher Report about their decision to buck the trend and sign with one of... Read more ...

Colin Cowherd explains how the Lakers with LeBron, Kawhi and George would...

Colin Cowherd explains how the Lakers with LeBron, Kawhi and George would solve ‘an NBA problem'

Colin Cowherd talks NBA. Hear his thoughts on LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the future of the Western Conference if 'The King' moved to Los Angeles to play for... Read more ...

Cleveland Cavaliers Draft Scribbles: Looking for right guy - Terry Pluto

Cleveland Cavaliers Draft Scribbles: Looking for right guy - Terry Pluto

With the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, could the Cleveland Cavaliers be looking at Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young or Mikal Bridges? Read more ...

Gary Payton has some advice for Lakers' Lonzo Ball

Gary Payton has some advice for Lakers' Lonzo Ball

NBA veteran Gary Payton joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed, Hear what advice The Glove had for Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball. Read more ...

Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

Duke's Marvin Bagley III e Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. are the top forwards in this year's NBA draft Read more ...

J.R. Smith's NBA Finals Game 1 jersey up for auction

J.R. Smith's NBA Finals Game 1 jersey up for auction

The jersey J.R. Smith wore while committing his infamous blunder in the NBA Finals has hit the auction block. Smith's Game 1 jersey was made available for public bidding... Read more ...