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Lakers rookie Jabari Brown named to 'All-NBA D-League Third Team' — Lakers rookie guard Jabari Brown was named to the both the "All-NBA D-League Third Team" and the "NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team" for his time with the D-Fenders before his March call-up. Through 39 games with the D-Fenders, including 25 starts, Brown averaged 25.7 points while shooting 45.7% from the field and 39.2% from three-point range.

2015 NBA Draft Order a Complex Puzzle — Please enable Javascript to watch this video Last week, the NBA broke four ties to help establish the order for the 2015 NBA Draft. The Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets proved victorious, although the Houston win benefits the Los Angeles Lakers, who will get the Rockets' 27th pick as part of last summer's Jeremy Lin trade.

Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers — Forward/center Ed Davis will opt out of the second year of his deal with the Lakers before July, foregoing $1.1 million for a shot at a bigger contract. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview.

Lakers' Week 25 in review — The Lakers finished Week 25, and the 2014-15 season, with a pair of losses to the Sacramento Kings and a 21-61 record -- the worst winning percentage in franchise history. Week 24 ended with a 120-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe Bryant and Dallas point guard Rajon Rondo did not connect for another breakfast meeting.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes quadruple coronary bypass surgery — NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the hospital said Friday. The Lakers great was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week.

Lakers get 27th NBA draft pick after Rockets-Clippers tiebreaker — The Lakers got a bit of good news on Friday, with the Houston Rockets winning their draft tiebreaker over the Clippers. The Rockets and Clippers finished with identical 56-26 records. By winning a drawing Friday to break the tie, the Rockets received the 27th overall pick, which will go to the Lakers as part of last summer's Jeremy Lin trade.

Byron Scott says draft lottery only thing on Lakers' agenda — After meeting with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and the team's players for exit meetings, Coach Byron Scott told the media he didn't regret the Lakers ' wins over the Philadelphia 76ers (18-64) and Minnesota Timberwolves (16-66), which helped slot his team fourth in the NBA draft lottery .

Jordan Hill: Lakers Coach Byron Scott 'disappointed' with his season — Jordan Hill spoke to the media on Thursday after his exit interview with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "He was disappointed," Hill said of Scott. "He wanted to see more energy from me this year, which I didn't show." Hill said he understood his coach's criticism.

Lakers' Ryan Kelly wants to improve his shooting over the off-season — Ryan Kelly met with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday for his exit interview with the Lakers. "It was a good meeting," said Kelly. "Everybody in the room was frustrated with our season." The Lakers finished 21-61, leaving them with their worst winning percentage in franchise history, at .256.

Robert Sacre on Lakers' season: 'It was tough' — Robert Sacre spoke to the media on Thursday after his exit interview with Coach Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak. What was his take on the Lakers' 21-61 season? "It sucked," said Sacre. "As competitors, we all don't want to lose. No one wants to lose.
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Apr 26, 2015

Team Pink-Eye comes in first place in the Castle Heights 5th Annual Amazing Race - a true team effort with the fam

Apr 26, 2015

Ouch for Conley reminds me of the Joe Johnson Phoenix situation

Apr 26, 2015

That Austin Rivers was a difference maker if not the difference maker for Clippers today is such a rich story

Apr 26, 2015

Archived/updated Chicago Bulls for 15/16 - won't be under the cap barring trade @BBallInsiders…

Apr 26, 2015

@lakerlover99 he'll get the max based on 2016 numbers - without running them myself - it'll be a crap-load

Apr 26, 2015

@rayandeuxfois Lakers may have opportunities - too early to say til we know their pick

Apr 26, 2015

@Godfamilylakers there's nothing to predict until we know their pick - team's future hinges on that

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