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  • Metta World Peace becomes free agent by clearing amnesty waivers

    Metta World Peace is a free agent after clearing amnesty waivers Sunday. The Lakers cut World Peace on Thursday by using the one-time amnesty provision under the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. Since a team did not pick him up off of waivers,...
  • Lakers trainer Gary Vitti: Kobe Bryant progresses, return unclear

    Lakers trainer Gary Vitti: Kobe Bryant progresses, return unclear
    Kobe Bryant is progressing from his Achilles' tendon surgery on April 13, but Lakers trainer Gary Vitti still doesn't have a specific return date for the All-Star guard. "We don't know yet. Kobe looks exactly the way he's supposed to look at this...
  • Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next

    Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next
    Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?

    Can and should Lakers get under luxury tax threshold this season?
    With the amnesty of Metta World Peace along with the addition of center Chris Kaman, swingman Nick Young and point guard Jordan Farmar, the Lakers are still over the luxury tax threshold at about $75.4 million in salary. Kaman and Young signed their...
  • Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

    Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers
    Armed with massive cap room, the Lakers will go shopping in 2014. The franchise would love to lure LeBron James from Miami -- but after his second straight title, and given the craftiness of Heat President Pat Riley, it may prove a futile hope....
  • Shorthanded Lakers no match for Spurs in Game 3

    Shorthanded Lakers no match for Spurs in Game 3
    Spurs 120, Lakers 89 (final) The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff matchup to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 120-89 victory on Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers...
  • Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision

    Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes. When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
  • Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs

    Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs
    Spurs 103, Lakers 82 (final) The Lakers' season finally came to a close on Sunday in a game that symbolized the year.  Injuries were the defining factor in the team's 45-37 regular season and the postseason was no different. The Lakers had to play...
  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
  • Earl Clark: 'I want to be a Laker' next season

    Earl Clark: 'I want to be a Laker' next season
    Earl Clark was in line for a substantial pay raise after breaking free of an otherwise mundane four-year career. Then came March and April. The Lakers forward lost his spot in the starting lineup when Pau Gasol returned from a foot injury; Clark...