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Lakers awarded $4.85-million disabled player exception for Steve Nash

latimes.com — The NBA on Tuesday awarded the Lakers a $4.85-million disabled player exception for injured point guard Steve Nash. The Lakers gain a spending tool that can be used to add one player via free agency or a waiver claim, whom they can pay no more than $4.85 million.

Kobe Bryant empathizes with Xavier Henry over Achilles' tendon tear

latimes.com — Xavier Henry's Achilles' tendon injury in the Lakers' practice on Monday brought Kobe Bryant right back to his own 2013 injury. "It was just like mine, same thing," said Bryant. "[He] just tried to take off, drive to the basket and it just popped."

Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash express outrage on Ferguson decision

latimes.com — On the heels of Monday's grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to charge a white police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, two Lakers took to Twitter to express their outrage. "The system enabled young black men to be killed behind the mask of law #Ferguson #tippingpoint #change," tweeted Kobe Bryant.

Lakers: Week 5 predictions

latimes.com — The Lakers won back-to-back road games against the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets , before getting smashed by the Dallas Mavericks . An overtime loss on Sunday at home to the Denver Nuggets gave the Lakers a 2-2 week -- an improvement after a miserable 1-9 start.

Lakers' Xavier Henry is out for season after Achilles' tendon tear

latimes.com — The season that couldn't get any worse somehow did for the Lakers. Reserve forward Xavier Henry sustained a torn Achilles' tendon while taking part in three-on-three drills at Monday's practice, becoming the third Lakers player to be lost for the season. "Obviously, it brought practice straight down," said Coach Byron Scott.

Xavier Henry injured; officials suspect a ruptured Achilles tendon

chicagotribune.com — Lakers guard/forward Xavier Henry suffered an injury to his left Achilles tendon in practice Monday, and team officials suspect that it's a rupture. Henry was taken to get an MRI exam but it appears that the oft-injured swingman suffered another serious setback. "Obviously, it brought practice straight down," Coach Byron Scott said.

Xavier Henry injured; officials suspect a ruptured Achilles tendon

latimes.com — Lakers guard/forward Xavier Henry suffered an injury to his left Achilles tendon in practice Monday, and team officials suspect that it's a rupture. Henry was taken to get an MRI exam but it appears that the oft-injured swingman suffered another serious setback. "Obviously, it brought practice straight down," Coach Byron Scott said.

Lakers' Week 4 in review

latimes.com — The Lakers improved over Week 4, splitting half of their four games, including two on the road. By the end of Week 3, the Lakers had fallen to 1-9, with a 136-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors that led Kobe Bryant to wonder, "Maybe I'm being too aggressive."

Lakers vs. Nuggets: quarter-by-quarter updates

latimes.com — The Lakers (3-10) return home from a three-game trip to host their first under-.500 opponent of the season. The Denver Nuggets (5-7) started the season slowly but have since won three in a row. Carlos Boozer (strained left shoulder) is questionable, but Jeremy Lin (sore back) is expected to play.

Preview: Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

latimes.com — The Lakers (3-10) finally gained some momentum after an awful start to the season, winning two straight in Atlanta and Houston. On Friday, the Lakers where soundly beaten in Dallas by the Mavericks. On Sunday, the Lakers will draw the Denver Nuggets (5-7), their first opponent all season with a losing record.
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Nov 26, 2014

@ReecePGL @brosales12 @dexterfishmore no one knows what the cap will be in 2016 -guessing is pointless - NBA working with union to smooth it

Nov 25, 2014

@Justinaklein AK47 can't stay healthy - so I don't understand that logic - guy can't stay on the floor

Nov 25, 2014

@m_truitt I don't know if they do or don't - but I don't see what Lakers have to offer for him

Nov 25, 2014

@JansHoneyBee @rsinful trade really - maybe waiver claim - not much if they don't like the options

Nov 25, 2014

@m_truitt why do the Suns trade Gerald Green to the Lakers though?

Nov 25, 2014

@JansHoneyBee @rsinful not sure that that means - Lakers can't give another team their DPE to use



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