| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The Lakers are trying to prepare for Dwight Howard's free-agency decision, whether he chooses to stay with the team long term or leave for another franchise.
"It's the one decision we have to wait on," said General Manager Mitch Kupchak in an interview...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Happy 33rd birthday, Pau Gasol.
That was about all the Lakers could muster Saturday after Dwight Howard spat on the cake a day earlier, leaving for the Houston Rockets after a five-day, five-team odyssey.
There's really only one question: What's next?...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:20 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The Lakers used their one true spending tool this summer, adding former Clippers center Chris Kaman on Monday via their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million on a one-year deal.
"Weird coming back...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Wednesday could have been the first day of the rest of Dwight Howard's career with the Lakers.
Instead, it might be the final day for Metta World Peace with the Lakers.
On the same day free agents can officially sign with their new teams, the one-week...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:01 PM
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,...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Now that Metta World Peace has cleared amnesty waivers, the Clippers have some interest in speaking with the forward, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
But the Clippers are also aware that World Peace has...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Metta World Peace wouldn't mind playing for the Clippers now that he's a free agent.
"Of course I'm interested in Clippers," World Peace texted to The Times on Sunday. "I have to meet them first."
The Clippers also are interested in speaking with...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Now he's a Peace Knick. Ex-Lakers forward Metta World Peace found a new team Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal for about $3.2 million with the New York Knicks.
World Peace tweeted Monday: "Where Brooklyn at?" in a jab to the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks'...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A lot has happened to the Lakers since General Manager Mitch Kupchak last spoke to reporters.
Dwight Howard left for Houston despite the Lakers' very public campaign to keep him. Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty provision and quickly...