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  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • Lakers reach deal with Ed Davis, former first-round draft pick

    The Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt. Davis, 25, averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds last season in 15.2 minutes a game for...
  • Lakers make winning bid for Carlos Boozer

    Lakers make winning bid for Carlos Boozer
    The amnesty market turned out a lot better for the Lakers than the free-agent market. They successfully submitted a bid Thursday for power forward Carlos Boozer, waived by Chicago two days earlier via the amnesty provision. The Lakers' put in their...
  • Byron Scott always saw something special in Kobe Bryant

    Byron Scott always saw something special in Kobe Bryant
    There was once an 18-year-old who scored 24 points against the Golden State Warriors, a kid trying to make his way on one of the most influential franchises of all time. "He has no idea," Byron Scott said back in 1997, "He's just playing and having...
  • Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

    The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers. He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
  • Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'

    Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'
    Six years ago, Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as U.S. teammates. Times have changed. Bryant is coming off two serious injuries, entering the twilight of his Hall of Fame career for a Lakers team in a rare...
  • Kendall Marshall, a casualty of the salary cap, waived by Lakers

    The Lakers have waived point guard Kendall Marshall in a salary cap move that should help open up space to re-sign guard Nick Young. Marshall, who averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists a game through 54 appearances last season, after joining the Lakers in...
  • Lakers' roster climbs to 12 with Monday signing of Wesley Johnson

    Lakers' roster climbs to 12 with Monday signing of Wesley Johnson
    The Lakers officially increased their roster to 12 on Monday with the re-signing of forward Wesley Johnson. "I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,"...
  • After signing Young, Kelly, Lakers have climbed over NBA's salary cap

    After signing Young, Kelly, Lakers have climbed over NBA's salary cap
    In signing Nick Young and Ryan Kelly on Monday, the Lakers climbed over the NBA's $63.1-million salary cap. Young is back on a four-year, $21.3-million contract with a player option on the final season.  Kelly received a two-year contract for $3.4...
  • Chance to win motivating factor for Pau Gasol

    Chance to win motivating factor for Pau Gasol
    The Bulls had been linked to Pau Gasol seemingly forever. Former general manager Jerry Krause scouted him before sandwiching the Twin Toddlers of Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry around him when Gasol went to the Grizzlies as the third pick in the 2001 NBA...