Lakers to Acquire Rui Hachimura From Wizards

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After months of speculation, it finally happened. The Los Angeles Lakers made an in-season trade for someone that is not a 6’3” guard. LA is finalizing a deal to send point guard Kendrick Nunn and three future second-round picks to the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Rui Hachimura, as first reported by Shams Charania. […] READ MORE


The Pressure is on For the Los Angeles Lakers

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The NBA world received a surprise Sunday morning after LeBron James sat down with The Athletic’s Sam Amick after the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Kings 136-134 to extend their winning streak to five.  Amick touched on the lack of trades made, and James responded with a telling quote.  “Y’all know what the F*** should […] READ MORE


What Cade Cunningham’s Surgery Means for the Pistons

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On Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Pistons guard Cade Cunningham would miss the rest of the season with shin surgery.  In the middle of a rebuild with a promising group of young players, Cunningham’s absence has multiple implications for a youthful team on the rise. The 21-year-old last played on Nov. 9 against the Celtics […] READ MORE


Lonnie Walker IV: The Lakers’ Best Offseason Signing?

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When the offseason rolled around, many Lakers fans expected the team to go after big names despite limited cap space.  They were looking forward to welcoming an established role-player to the purple and gold via the Mid-Level Exception.  So it was quite a shocker when Shams tweeted this an hour into free agency: Free agent […] READ MORE


Have Russell Westbrook and the Lakers Figured it Out?

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The Lakers earned their first win of the season on Monday, beating the Denver Nuggets 121-110 and avenging their loss in the Mile High City last week.  LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 49 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.  But one of the key storylines from the victory was Russell Westbrook, who had […] READ MORE


Did Rob Pelinka Deserve an Extension?

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On Saturday, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the Lakers and VP of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka agreed to a four-year extension, aligning his deal with that of head coach Darvin Ham’s. In an offseason of one bad story to another, fans were divided over the news.  Some claimed that it was well-deserved despite the […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 Season Preview

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Two seasons removed from an NBA title, the Lakers have struggled to get back to their championship ways.  This year does not project to be an easy one, either, with a cluster of moves that made their offseason a head-scratcher. Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 Season Preview Two New Point Guards The Lakers’ most recent significant […] READ MORE


Franz Wagner: Orlando’s Breakout Sophomore

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The Orlando Magic have stocked up on draft talent in recent years, helping their rebuild by taking notable players such as Mo Bamba, Cole Anthony, and now Paolo Banchero. The last name on the list is projected by many to have a major impact on the team as a rookie; however, he might not be […] READ MORE


Grading the Patrick Beverley Los Angeles Lakers Trade

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On Wednesday evening, Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj Bomb” on NBA Twitter, announcing a trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz involving Patrick Beverley and Talen Horton-Tucker. The Lakers traded for Beverley, a three-time All-Defensive Team selection, in exchange for the 21-year-old Horton-Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson. Patrick Beverley is returning to […] READ MORE


What Happened to the NBA Schedule Release?

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At the time of writing, the NBA’s schedule for the 2022-23 season is about to be released…well, the rest of it, anyway. As opposed to having the entire schedule release at once, Shams Charania and other prominent NBA reporters revealed when notable matchups are slated to take place, from the rematch of the most recent Finals […] READ MORE