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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets curious cryptic message

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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

11 monthes 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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Kevin Durant shoots down notion Warriors are better without him

Kevin Durant shoots down notion Warriors are better without him

Kevin Durant hears all the talk about the Warriors playing better without him. To that, he has a simple response: "That's not facts." Read more ...

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Fred VanVleet's breakout performance in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference final had the city of Toronto buzzing, but for the Raptors point guard it was just another crazy... Read more ...

Blazers To Extend GM Neil Olshey Through 2024

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The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to extend the contract of general manager Neil Olshey through 2024, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Olshey has held the position... Read more ...

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Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off

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NBA free agency start date moved up to June 30

NBA free agency start date moved up to June 30

The league's offseason feeding frenzy will now officially begin six hours earlier than in previous years. Read more ...

NBA free agency rumors: LeBron James likes Instagram photo of Kyrie Irving...

NBA free agency rumors: LeBron James likes Instagram photo of Kyrie Irving in Lakers uniform

Irving is one of several marquee free agents reportedly looking at the Lakers this offseason. Read more ...

Kevin Durant disputes idea Warriors are better in his absence: 'That's not...

Kevin Durant disputes idea Warriors are better in his absence: 'That's not facts'

Kevin Durant responded to suggestions that the two-time reigning NBA champion Warriors are better in his absence. Read more ...