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Easy decision for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson's contract to guarantee Saturday

latimes.com — The Lakers face one of their easiest decisions of the summer on Saturday, the deadline to cut second-year guard Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, selected 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft, is under contract for the 2015-16 season, but for a non-guaranteed $845,059.
Jul 30, 2015

Easy decision for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson's contract to guarantee Saturday latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 30, 2015

By playing in summer league, Jordan Clarkson moved his guarantee date up from opening night to 8/1 - easy regardless latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @latimessports: Easy decision for Lakers: Jordan Clarkson's contract to guarantee Saturday lat.ms/1SkZLgL

Jul 30, 2015

Re: Lakers, Tarik Black & Jabari Brown have no specified cut dates - which defaults to league-wide cutdown 1/10/16 latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers in review: Summer league struggle, veteran additions introduced

latimes.com — The Lakers sent nearly half of the team's roster for the 2015-16 season to Las Vegas, to play in the NBA's summer league. While the squad featured rookie D'Angelo Russell, and second-year player Julius Randle (who lost almost his entire first season because of a broken leg on opening night), the Lakers were not impressive at summer league.
Jul 27, 2015

Lakers in review: Summer league struggle, veteran additions introduced latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers in review: Summer league struggle, veteran additions introduced lat.ms/1LQmAoz

Mitch Kupchak says Lakers have needs but are running out of roster slots

latimes.com — On Wednesday, the Lakers introduced three recent acquisitions, defensive-minded center Roy Hibbert, scoring guard Lou Williams and power forward Brandon Bass. "Not only can those veteran players hopefully contribute, but they have solid character, and they can be mentors for our young players," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.
Jul 22, 2015

Mitch Kupchak says Lakers have needs but are running out of roster slots latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers' Julius Randle frustrated by limited court time in Las Vegas

latimes.com — Lakers forward Julius Randle couldn't hide his disappointment with the results of his second summer league with the team. "It's just frustrating," he said. "It's frustrating." Answer to the next question in the media scrum? "It's frustrating," Randle mumbled. Five times he used the same word, summing up his young NBA career.
Jul 18, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers' Julius Randle frustrated by limited court time in Las Vegas lat.ms/1OdP6xL

Jul 18, 2015

Lakers' Julius Randle frustrated by limited court time in Las Vegas latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell is 'not Magic Johnson'

latimes.com — The Lakers wrapped up summer league in Las Vegas on Friday with an 84-78 loss to the Utah Jazz, falling to 1-4 despite carrying at least seven players under contract that will play for the team this upcoming season.
Jul 18, 2015

RT @latimessports: Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell is 'not Magic Johnson' lat.ms/1OdiEvv

Jul 18, 2015

RT @AminESPN: Thanks for clarifying. Btw im not Grant Hill RT @EricPincus: Byron Scott says D'Angelo Russell is 'not Magic Johnson' latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers rookies are not the only ones struggling in Las Vegas summer league

latimes.com — The Lakers' summer league squad (1-3) hasn't been especially impressive, despite high hopes for rookie guard D'Angelo Russell and second-year forward Julius Randle. Heading into the team's final game on Friday, Russell has averaged just 9.5 points and 3.8 assists a game, while shooting 31.7% from the field and 7.7% from three-point range, along with 5.8 turnovers.
Jul 17, 2015

Lakers rookies are not the only ones struggling in Las Vegas summer league latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers learn some things but haven't looked impressive at summer league

latimes.com — With the score tied and 38 seconds left, the Lakers got the stop they needed Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks in a summer league game. Then rookie guard D'Angelo Russell, the Lakers' second overall pick in June's NBA draft, tried to split a double team but lost his handle for another turnover.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers learn some things but haven't looked impressive at summer league lat.ms/1O9LAED

Jul 16, 2015

Lakers learn some things but haven't looked impressive at summer league latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers fall to the Mavericks, will play Friday against the Jazz

latimes.com — The 11th-seeded Lakers lost in the opening round of Las Vegas summer league tournament, falling to the No. 22 Dallas Mavericks, 88-86. After falling behind by 10 points after the first quarter, and 12 at halftime, the Lakers rallied in the third and fourth quarters to tie the score, 86-86, on a pair of Jabari Brown free throws with 1:25 left on the clock.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers fall to the Mavericks, will play Friday against the Jazz lat.ms/1O7Ijpo

Jul 16, 2015

Lakers fall to the Mavericks, will play Friday against the Jazz - better game from Randle - Madsen takes blame for L latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 16, 2015

Russell misses more shots, Randle says his minutes restriction is "killing" him, Lakers lose (again), via @EricPincus latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @Mike_Bresnahan: Russell misses more shots, Randle says his minutes restriction is "killing" him, Lakers lose (again), via @EricPincus latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers' summer-league games draw record ratings on Time Warner Cable

latimes.com — Through three summer league games in Las Vegas, the Lakers (1-2) have drawn record ratings on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. The team's Friday debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves was the highest-rated summer game in the history of the network with a 1.45 household rating.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers' summer-league games draw record ratings on Time Warner Cable lat.ms/1Lb5y46

Jul 15, 2015

Lakers' summer-league games draw record ratings on Time Warner Cable latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers earn 11th seed, will play Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday

latimes.com — After losing two of three games, the Lakers earned an 11th seed in the NBA's Las Vegas championship tournament. The Lakers will face the 0-3 Dallas Mavericks (22nd of 24 teams) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers earn 11th seed, will play Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday lat.ms/1O5oA9Q

Jul 15, 2015

Lakers earn 11th seed, will play Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Aug 01, 2015

The Oklahoma City Thunder gave Josh Huestis the full 120% bump on rookie scale @BBallInsiders will make $1.1 mil this season

Aug 01, 2015

RT @DLeagueDigest: The Indiana Pacers are expected to purchase the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the league's lone independent affiliate, sources tell D-League Digest.

Jul 31, 2015

Still need to add "Deadlines" section Philadelphia 76ers -also put in D-League affiliation and Brown's coaching staff basketballinsiders.com/philadelphia-7…

Jul 31, 2015

Gerald Wallace in, Jason Thompson out, still need $ for Richaun Holmes signed Friday @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/philadelphia-7…

Jul 31, 2015

Jason Thompson in, Gerald Wallace out - $3.2 mil trade exception @BBallInsiders Golden State Warriors basketballinsiders.com/golden-state-w…

Jul 31, 2015

Enough of the day has passed for me to update Portland Trail Blazers @BBallInsiders for Allen Crabbe's guarantee basketballinsiders.com/portland-trail…

Jul 31, 2015

Philadelphia 76ers page still in progress, added Scottie Wilbekin (guarantees TBD) & Canaan guarantee @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/philadelphia-7…

Jul 31, 2015

@xlr82pdx as soon as the day passes and he hasn't been waived, I'll update :) technically still time

Jul 31, 2015

BTW, Isaiah Canaan's contract is fully guaranteed with the Philadelphia 76ers, was always almost at $758k previously @BBallInsiders

Jul 31, 2015

Took off Brendan Haywood from Portland Trail Blazers @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/portland-trail… Aminu once again highest paid on roster



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