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  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
  • Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
  • 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...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Lakers acquire 46th pick from Wizards, draft Jordan Clarkson

    The Lakers acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft from the Washington Wizards, selecting Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson for $1.8 million in cash. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old junior who averaged 17.5 points last season through 35...
  • Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents

    Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents
    The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week. Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...
  • Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft

    Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft
    With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Lakers selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle Randle is a 6-foot-9, 19-year-old left-hander who averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game, where...
  • Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets

    Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets
    The Lakers officially acquired Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets on Sunday. "This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to...
  • Julius Randle might be something for Lakers

    There are murmurs, nothing serious, because it's only July and this is the NBA's summer league, not the last 30 games of the regular season. But talk to people in the Lakers' organization, and they realize first-round draft pick Julius Randle isn't...