| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:52 AM
According to ESPN.com, Kobe Bryant is the 40th-best player in the NBA.
The sports website ranks nearly every player in the league annually prior to the season. Last year, Bryant was slotted 25th, with uncertainty surrounding his Achilles injury. The...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Jim Delany emphasized a single word.
"This is college basketball," the Big Ten commissioner said Thursday during the conference's basketball media day, "and 'college' implies going to school and making progress. We want a squarer deal (for student-...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The Lakers have looked especially punchless over their last three exhibition games, losing on Sunday to the Utah Jazz, 119-86.
Injuries have been a significant issue, with Ryan Kelly (hamstring), Nick Young (thumb), Jeremy Lin (ankle), Steve Nash (back)...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The rookie had reasons to fall further into an exhibition-season abyss.
His shot was way off, his turnovers were high and his coach kept saying he "looked lost" on the court while wondering aloud about his physical conditioning. Not to mention the...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The Lakers have named Roscoe Smith, Keith Appling and Jabari Brown to the D-Fenders as affiliate players.
The trio of rookies were part of the Lakers training camp roster, but were cut before the start of the regular season.
Smith (small forward) made...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The first week of the 2014-15 NBA season proved difficult for the Lakers.
In addition to a tough schedule, playing four games in five nights (more than any other team in the league), the Lakers lost rookie power forward Julius Randle to a broken leg...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The D-Fenders, the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate, start their season on Friday, visiting the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The team is run by President and Chief Executive Officer Joey Buss, who is also part-owner of the Lakers.
"My desire is always...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Immediately after their three-game road trip, the Lakers sent rookie guard Jordan Clarkson to the NBA Development League to join the D-Fenders for a 141-140 win over the Reno Bighorns.
Clarkson has drifted out of the Lakers' rotation over the last 10...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:46 PM
On Tuesday, the Lakers increased the team's roster to 18, signing free agents Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith, Keith Appling and Jeremy Tyler.
Brown, who played with Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson last season at Missouri, is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who went...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The Lakers announced the signing of veteran guard Ronnie Price on Wednesday, bringing to 19 the number of players on their roster.
The 6-foot-2 Price, who can play point or shooting guard, went undrafted in 2005 but has forged a nine-year career with...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Earlier in the week, the Lakers increased their training camp roster to 19 players, one short of the maximum.
While 13 have fully guaranteed contracts, including second-round pick (46th overall) Jordan Clarkson, the team has six players competing for...