• Frank Vogel Says Lakers Are Not Concerned With Western Conference Standings

    Frank Vogel Says Lakers Are Not Concerned With Western Conference Standings
    The Los Angeles Lakers came crashing back down to earth on Sunday afternoon, getting blown out by the L.A. Clippers, 104-86, at Staples Center.
    The Clippers led the game from wire to wire, outplaying the Lakers severely on both ends and never allowing them to get anywhere within reach. The Lakers struggled to score, shooting only 40% from the field and 30% from downtown. Several players on the Lakers turned down open looks in search of better ones, but the Clippers snuffed those out and forced t
  • Lakers at Nets, Three Things to Know: April 10, 2021

    Lakers at Nets, Three Things to Know: April 10, 2021
    Lakers head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets
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  • Lakers Vs. Nets Game Preview & TV Info: Primetime Game Lacking Major Star Power

    Lakers Vs. Nets Game Preview & TV Info: Primetime Game Lacking Major Star Power
    The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets will both be without at least one significant piece as they face each other for the second time this season with lower than expected stakes.The Lakers and Nets met in February at Staples Center for the first time this season. That game, the Nets were without Kevin Durant and other role players while the Lakers missed Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. The Nets have gotten slightly healthier, but things have gotten much worse for the Lakers.Durant is back
  • Andre Drummond Worked Out Privately Before Joining Lakers, Declares Readiness For ‘Sacrifices’

    Andre Drummond Worked Out Privately Before Joining Lakers, Declares Readiness For ‘Sacrifices’
    The Los Angeles Lakers made a statement when they signed two-time All-Star Andre Drummond last month. The former Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons center was the biggest prize of the buyout market, drawing the attention of the NBA’s best teams.
    Before parting ways with Drummond, Cleveland exiled him to the bench after acquiring Jarrett Allen in the blockbuster James Harden trade. The 27-year-old hadn’t played since mid-February before clocking in 14 minutes in his Lakers debut
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  • Lakers Release Guidelines For Fans To Return To Staples Center

    Lakers Release Guidelines For Fans To Return To Staples Center
    The Los Angeles Lakers released a set of guidelines for season-ticket holders to acquire tickets as well as in-arena rules as the team prepares to welcome limited fans to games starting Apr. 15 against the Boston Celtics.
    Before putting tickets on sale for the public, the Lakers will first allow their season-ticket holders to have a chance to purchase individual games. A lottery of sorts will be done — with longer-time ticket holders getting first dibs — to give approximately one gam
  • Lakers News: Frank Vogel Appreciative Of LeBron James’ ‘Uplifting’ Presence Off Bench

    Lakers News: Frank Vogel Appreciative Of LeBron James’ ‘Uplifting’ Presence Off Bench
    The Los Angeles Lakers are entering the latter half of a grueling seven-game road trip that has seen some lights-out shooting be met with tough losses the following game in a frantic, oscillating experience.
    The road trip is just a portion of a broader grueling schedule the Lakers are battling in order to remain a playoff team in the revered Western Conference where teams can’t afford to slip up and make mistakes.
    The schedule already posed a significant challenge without Anthony Davis as
  • Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Lauds Andre Drummond’s Performance Against Heat

    Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Lauds Andre Drummond’s Performance Against Heat
    Though the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have enough gas in the tank to conquer the Miami Heat, they received stout performances from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Andre Drummond.Caldwell-Pope turned in arguably his best game of the season. In 39 minutes, he lasered in a season-high 28 points on a season-high 11 made field goals, while knocking down 6-of-11 3-pointers, the second-most threes he’s converted in a game this season.Drummond, who missed three games due to a toe contusion, retu
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder To Take Care Of Montrezl Harrell’s Fine

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder To Take Care Of Montrezl Harrell’s Fine
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell is still feeling the consequences of the altercation that occurred in the 110-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
    Harrell had to leave the game in the first quarter after joining the scuffle between OG Anunoby and Dennis Schroder. The German guard committed a common foul on the Raptors forward who, having fallen to the ground, grabbed the Lakers playmaker and threw him onto the floor.
    Harrell stepped in pushing Gary Trent Jr. away after the Raptors w
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  • Frank Vogel Commends Andre Drummond’s First Full Game With Lakers

    Frank Vogel Commends Andre Drummond’s First Full Game With Lakers
    Though the Los Angeles Lakers dealt with a crammed injury report heading into their matchup with the Miami Heat, Andre Drummond returned to action and drew praise from head coach Frank Vogel.
    After missing three consecutive games with a toe contusion he suffered in his debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Lakers received a firsthand glimpse of what Drummond can bring to the squad.
    Drummond logged 27 minutes of playing time, bestowing L.A. with 15 points, 12 rebounds (four on offense, his seaso
  • Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘Taking Full Advantage’ Of Frank Vogel’s Trust On Offensive End

    Lakers News: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘Taking Full Advantage’ Of Frank Vogel’s Trust On Offensive End
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took charge on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 110-104 loss to the Miami Heat amid the absence of the team’s leaders.
    Kyle Kuzma joined LeBron James and Anthony Davis among the injured players ahead of the 2020 NBA Finals rematch, taking yet another scoring option away from L.A. But Caldwell-Pope stepped up and scored a season-high 28 points, shooting 6-for-11 from behind the 3-point line.
    The 28-year-old guard proved again he left his mid-season slump be
  • Lakers News: Frank Vogel ‘Proud’ Of Effort In Loss To Heat

    Lakers News: Frank Vogel ‘Proud’ Of Effort In Loss To Heat
    The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers put up a fight against the Miami Heat on Thursday night although it wasn’t enough to leave Florida with an away win.
    L.A. left everything on the floor to overcome the pressure from the opponents and also the team’s own vulnerabilities. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped a season-high 28 points, shooting 6-for-11 from downtown. Despite struggling to get buckets, Dennis Schroder registered 14 assists, the most this season and one short of his career-hi
  • Lakers News: Jared Dudley Provides Timeline On Anthony Davis & LeBron James’ Recovery

    Lakers News: Jared Dudley Provides Timeline On Anthony Davis & LeBron James’ Recovery
    It’s been 24 games since the Los Angeles Lakers lost Anthony Davis to a calf injury and 11 games since LeBron James joined him on the sidelines with an ankle sprain.
    The Lakers found a groove without Davis in the first four games after the All-Star break, starting 4-0. But James went down in the fifth game, and it’s been a rollercoaster ride since.All eyes are on the timelines for the return of the superstar duo as the playoff race continues to heat up with the vaunted Western Confer
  • Andre Drummond Believes It Will Take Time To Get Acclimated But Lakers Will Be ‘Fine’ Once Healthy

    Andre Drummond Believes It Will Take Time To Get Acclimated But Lakers Will Be ‘Fine’ Once Healthy
    Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond played his first full game with the team against the Miami Heat on Thursday night and gave a great look at what he will bring to the franchise.The big man finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals, but the Lakers came up just short in a six-point loss to the Heat on the road.
    After his first appearance in purple and gold, Drummond missed the ensuing three straight games due to what the Lakers called a toe contusion. Milwaukee Buck
  • Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Grade 1 Calf Strain

    Lakers Injury News: Kyle Kuzma Dealing With Grade 1 Calf Strain
    The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in a precarious position as they have a difficult upcoming schedule and are still without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
    As things currently stand, the Lakers are clinging on to the fifth seed in the Western Conference, though the Portland Trail Blazers are not very far behind. The Dallas Mavericks are also looming and have the potential to move up the standings as their schedule the rest of the way is relatively soft.
    Health is always a factor for teams,
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Admits Need To Take Better Care Of Basketball

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Admits Need To Take Better Care Of Basketball
    The Los Angeles Lakers put up a good fight, but ultimately sputtered in the fourth quarter in the 110-104 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night.Although the Lakers saw Andre Drummond return after missing time with a toe injury and newly-signed Ben McLemore make his debut, Kyle Kuzma was ruled out prior to the game due to a calf strain. Even more short-handed, Los Angeles did its best to keep pace with Miami for most of the night but could not get over the hump.
    The team competed hard on the d
  • Lakers To Unveil 2019-20 Championship Banner On May 12 Against Rockets

    Lakers To Unveil 2019-20 Championship Banner On May 12 Against Rockets
    Los Angeles Lakers governor Jeanie Buss announced that the team will raise its 2019-2020 NBA Championship banner on May 12 before their game against the Houston Rockets, which is their final home game of the regula season.
    Buss has waited to raise the banner, promising fans that Los Angeles will eventually get to celebrate its recent championship when the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation improved. With the recent downward trend of infections and increased number of vaccinated individuals, the ba
  • Lakers Slide in South Beach

    Lakers Slide in South Beach
    The defending champs rocked their new Earned Edition uniforms in tonight’s 2020 NBA Finals rematch, part two. A battle ensued shortly after tip in South Beach. The contest was pretty close for nearly 48 minutes as each team’s collective stats explain. But at the end of the night, the Lakers turnovers and fouls outweighed the Heat’s and they fell 110-104.
  • Running Diary: Lakers 104 | Miami 110 (04/08/21)

    Running Diary: Lakers 104 | Miami 110 (04/08/21)
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers against the Heat, taking you through game day from start to finish.
  • Recap: Turnovers Cost Lakers In Road Loss To Heat

    Recap: Turnovers Cost Lakers In Road Loss To Heat
    The Los Angeles Lakers looked to move to .500 without LeBron James and Anthony Davis on Wednesday night, playing the Miami Heat in a Finals rematch. Although the Lakers fought hard, turnovers wound up costing them, and they ultimately fell, 110-104.
    The Lakers defense has been their saving grace in the absence of their superstars. However, it didn’t appear that way in the early goings against the Heat. They ran out of fouls before the first timeout of the game and the Heat led 19-10 with 7
  • Ben McLemore ‘Thrilled’ To Join Lakers, Ready For Opportunity Ahead

    Ben McLemore ‘Thrilled’ To Join Lakers, Ready For Opportunity Ahead
    After months of having an open roster spot available, the Los Angeles Lakers finally filled the last gap by signing Ben McLemore to a minimum deal after the Houston Rockets waived the veteran guard.With the acquisition of McLemore, the Lakers partially succeeded in finding the 3-and-D wing they reportedly searched for in the market.Though McLemore hasn’t born fruit with his 3-pointers this season, he made a name for himself with the Rockets as a reliable deep shooting threat hitting on 41%
  • Lakers Vs. Heat Game Preview & TV Info: Andre Drummond Returns, Ben McLemore Makes Debut

    Lakers Vs. Heat Game Preview & TV Info: Andre Drummond Returns, Ben McLemore Makes Debut
    The Los Angeles Lakers have a multitude of reasons for excitement ahead of the Thursday showdown with the Miami Heat.One, the clash will be the second, and last, replay of the 2020 NBA Finals this season. Two, L.A could avenge the 96-94 loss in the first meeting between the two sides, which took place at Staples Center in late February.
    And three, the Lakers not only have Andre Drummond back in the starting lineup after a freaky toe injury cut his debut in the Purple and Gold short over a week a
  • Alex Caruso Wants Lakers To ‘Trust In Each Other’ To Remedy Erratic 3-Point Shooting

    Alex Caruso Wants Lakers To ‘Trust In Each Other’ To Remedy Erratic 3-Point Shooting
    The Los Angeles Lakers are yet to find out a remedy for their inconsistency on the offensive end, particularly outside shooting.
    L.A. has the talent to drown opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers, often becoming unstoppable on the day. Last week, the reigning NBA champions shot 53.8% from downtown in the 115-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Meanwhile in January, they overwhelmed the Milwaukee Bucks converting 51.4% of their 3-point attempts, which led to a 113-106 victory over the Eastern
  • Lakers at Heat, Three Things to Know: April 8, 2021

    Lakers at Heat, Three Things to Know: April 8, 2021
    The Lakers take on the Miami Heat on Thursday in Florida.
  • Lakers News: Talen Horton-Tucker Suspended For Altercation In Win Over Raptors; Montrezl Harrell Fined

    Lakers News: Talen Horton-Tucker Suspended For Altercation In Win Over Raptors; Montrezl Harrell Fined
    The NBA has announced Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has been suspended for one game following an altercation in the 110-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
    The 20-year-old didn’t partake in the first-quarter clash between Dennis Schroder and OG Anunoby, which resulted in the ejection of the latter and Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell. Anunoby grabbed Schroder by his leg and flipped him to the ground with 2:24 left to play in the period.Moments before, Pascal Siakam stole th
  • Former Lakers Great Pau Gasol To Have Documentary Series Detailing Career

    Former Lakers Great Pau Gasol To Have Documentary Series Detailing Career
    Pau Gasol, the 7’1″ center, has racked up the accolades throughout his professional career, both in the NBA and internationally, and much of his success stemmed from his time with the Los Angeles Lakers.After arriving in Los Angeles via a trade in the 2007-08 season — that saw his brother, Marc Gasol, go the other way — it didn’t take long for Gasol to make an impact with the franchise.
    He donned the Purple and Gold for six full seasons apart from the time he played
  • Frank Vogel Calls Markieff Morris Lakers’ ‘Unsung Hero’ During Recent Stretch

    Frank Vogel Calls Markieff Morris Lakers’ ‘Unsung Hero’ During Recent Stretch
    Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Lakers during the past few weeks without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but the production Markieff Morris has bestowed has earned significant praise from head coach Frank Vogel.
    Since James joined Davis on the injury report, the Lakers have posted a 4-5 record. Some wins weren’t pretty, some losses weren’t pretty, but Morris has yielded solid performances on both ends of the floor in this stretch of games.
    In the last nine contests, Morri
  • Lakers News: Andre Drummond To Remain Starting Center Despite Strong Play From Marc Gasol

    Lakers News: Andre Drummond To Remain Starting Center Despite Strong Play From Marc Gasol
    Marc Gasol hasn’t always performed admirably this season, but against his former team, the 36-year-old center supplied a vintage performance showcasing the best of his abilities, putting Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel in a tough situation as Andre Drummond nears a return.Facing the Toronto Raptors, Gasol dropped a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 27 minutes of action. Wherever the action took place, Gasol was ofte
  • Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Calls Altercation With Raptors’ OG Anunoby ‘Unnecessary’

    Lakers News: Dennis Schroder Calls Altercation With Raptors’ OG Anunoby ‘Unnecessary’
    In a 40-point first quarter, the Los Angeles Lakers scorched the Toronto Raptors from 3-point range. However, the altercation between Dennis Schroder and OG Anunoby outrivaled the 3-point barrage as the dominant storyline.
    After receiving a full-court pass in transition, Anunoby was on his way up for an easy layup. But Schroder caught up with the 23-year-old forward and pulled him down to ensure the shot wouldn’t leave his hands.On Anunoby’s way down after the foul, Schroder helped h
  • Marc Gasol Has ‘Reassessed’ His Situation, Remains ‘Fully Committed’ To Lakers

    Marc Gasol Has ‘Reassessed’ His Situation, Remains ‘Fully Committed’ To Lakers
    In his first contest against his former team in the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol put forth his best performance of the season so far. The veteran center finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks in an easy Lakers win.
    The 13 points were a season-high for Gasol while his rebound and block totals tied season-highs. Furthermore, this was another in a line of good performances from the Gasol since the team brought on Andre Drummond.Gasol was extrem
  • Lakers News: Montrezl Harrell Unsure Of Reason Behind Ejected Vs. Raptors

    Lakers News: Montrezl Harrell Unsure Of Reason Behind Ejected Vs. Raptors
    One of the biggest stories coming out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Toronto Raptors was a first-quarter scuffle between the two sides. Once things were settled and the referees reviewed the footage, they decided that the Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell and the Raptors’ OG Anunoby deserved to be ejected from the contest.
    Things started after Dennis Schroder committed a hard foul on Anunoby and held him up to ensure he didn’t fall. Once Anunoby recovered he had a hol

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