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Cap Watch: The Tradeable Contracts

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video In May, the Cleveland Cavaliers held one of " The Best Trade Chip Contracts " in Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed $10.5 million salary. In late July, the Cavaliers cashed out Haywood, turning his salary into a large trade exception via a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers - giving Cleveland another spending tool that will last for additional year.
Sep 03, 2015

Cap Watch: The Tradeable Contracts @BBallInsiders - Papanikolaou - also (eventually)Amir Johnson, Ty Lawson, etc basketballinsiders.com/cap-watch-the-…

Lakers in review: Jim Buss hoping Lakers establish young core

latimes.com — The Lakers will begin training camp in just over a month and start the season on Oct. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Recently part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss told The Times he is optimistic about the season, with hopes the Lakers can develop a core of eight young players to build around.
Aug 31, 2015

Lakers in review: Jim Buss hoping Lakers establish young core latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers in review: Jim Buss hoping Lakers establish young core lat.ms/1hPAZoR

Jim Buss defends Coach Byron Scott and the Lakers' use of analytics

latimes.com — A popular topic in NBA circles is analytics, which involve studying advanced statistics to gain an advantage on the basketball court. In February, Lakers Coach Byron Scott downplayed his use of analytics but has since gone on record, via radio on The Beast 980, that he'll "use analytics a lot more" this season.
Aug 29, 2015

RT @EricPincus: Finally, are the Lakers for sale? "We're not going to sell, that's all there is to it" - Jim Buss latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 29, 2015

Finally, are the Lakers for sale? "We're not going to sell, that's all there is to it" - Jim Buss latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @latimessports: Jim Buss defends Coach Byron Scott and the Lakers' use of analytics lat.ms/1hmxEfX

Aug 29, 2015

Third and final post from my exclusive interview: Jim Buss defends Coach Byron Scott and the Lakers' use of analytics latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Jim Buss talks about D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the Lakers' struggles

latimes.com — Lakers part-owner Jim Buss says he's anxious for the new season to begin, and one of the reasons is the team's top draft pick, D'Angelo Russell.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @latimessports: Jim Buss talks about D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the Lakers' struggles lat.ms/1N0Nn21

Aug 28, 2015

New blog post: Jim Buss talks about D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the Lakers' struggles latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 28, 2015

How much stock does Jim Buss put into summer league play? "None" latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Jim Buss is thinking only positive thoughts about the Lakers

latimes.com — The Lakers start training camp in just over a month and there are still many unknowns. How will Kobe Bryant play? Was rookie guard D'Angelo Russell the right pick? Can the team make the playoffs?
Aug 28, 2015

"I'm not going to sit there and say, 'This is it, Kobe, you're done,' because it's not my decision, it's his decision latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 28, 2015

I have a lot more material from my interview with Jim Buss - I'll blog on it Friday, here's the initial piece latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 28, 2015

Is this @kobebryant 's last year? Jim Buss says that's up to Kobe - Jim/Lakers' arms wide open latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @latimessports: Jim Buss is thinking only positive thoughts about the Lakers lat.ms/1hjPrV8

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Lakers make signing of Florida guard Michael Frazier official

latimes.com — On Tuesday, the Lakers announced the signing of undrafted Florida guard Michael Frazier. Last week, The Times reported that Frazier would join the Lakers on a two-year, $1.4-million contract. Frazier will still have to fight his way through training camp, as only $50,000 of his rookie salary ($525,093) is guaranteed.
Aug 25, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers make signing of Florida guard Michael Frazier official lat.ms/1MS19DX

Aug 25, 2015

Lakers make signing of Florida guard Michael Frazier official latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers promote Ryan West to director of player personnel

latimes.com — The Lakers have promoted Ryan West to director of player personnel. West, formerly the team's assistant director of scouting, started as a scout for the team in 2009. He also worked as a scout for the Memphis Grizzlies for almost eight years.
Aug 23, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers promote Ryan West to director of player personnel lat.ms/1MMMMkr

Aug 24, 2015

RT @latimes: The Lakers have promoted Ryan West to Director of Player Personnel lat.ms/1KFviQN

Aug 24, 2015

ICYMI: Lakers promote Ryan West to director of player personnel latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers' Kobe Bryant returns to court to practice shooting

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant is finally able to practice shooting. On Saturday, the Lakers All-Star guard posted a photo of himself via Instagram, with the caption, "First day back on the court shooting! Bout Damn time!! #shoulderrecovery #20thseason #drinkbodyarmor #lakers." Bryant suffered a season-ending injury in January, tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Peers give D'Angelo Russell 9.7% chance of winning rookie of the year

latimes.com — Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has a 9.7% change of winning rookie of the year for the 2015-16 season, according to the NBA's annual rookie survey A total of 36 rookies answered eight questions, with the caveat that they couldn't vote for their NBA or college teammates, or themselves.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @latimessports: Peers give D'Angelo Russell 9.7% chance of winning rookie of the year lat.ms/1JjqQqb

Aug 19, 2015

Peers give D'Angelo Russell 9.7% chance of winning rookie of the year but voted top playmaker, props too for A. Brown latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Lakers agree to terms with Florida guard Michael Frazier

latimes.com — The Lakers have agreed to terms with undrafted free agent guard Michael Frazier. According to a team spokesman, the former Florida standout is expected to sign with the team over the next few days with a small guarantee. On Sunday, Frazier's agent, Matt Ramker of ASM Sports, tweeted, "Congrats to Michael Frazier II @mfrazier20 on agreeing to terms with the LA Lakers.
Aug 16, 2015

RT @latimessports: Lakers agree to terms with Florida guard Michael Frazier lat.ms/1TLRrXS

Aug 25, 2015

From 8/16/15 - I have Michael Frazier agreeing to join Lakers for 2 years with $50k guaranteed in 1st season latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @EricPincus: From 8/16/15 - I have Michael Frazier agreeing to join Lakers for 2 years with $50k guaranteed in 1st season latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

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Sep 03, 2015

I'm still updating reported camp invites and deadlines for the last 10 teams (by city) so Atlanta->NY all done @BBallInsiders

Sep 03, 2015

A number of updates to @BBallInsiders 2015-16 Team-By-Team Salary Summary - all 30 franchises, lots of detail basketballinsiders.com/2015-16-team-b…

Sep 03, 2015

Put in an early estimate of $9.2-$30.4 million for the New York Knicks next summer @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/new-york-knick…

Sep 03, 2015

Added est. for Charlie Westbrook to Milwaukee Bucks @BBallInsiders $0-$36.1 mil early projected cap space next summer basketballinsiders.com/milwaukee-buck…


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