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Lakers have D'Angelo Russell in fold, LaMarcus Aldridge on their radar

orlandosentinel.com — The Lakers officially introduced their latest prize to local reporters Monday. They hope to add another one this week. Not long after point guard D'Angelo Russell held up his jersey (he'll wear No. 1) and grinned for the cameras, the Lakers turned their attention to the start of free agency Tuesday night.

Lakers have D'Angelo Russell in fold, LaMarcus Aldridge on their radar

baltimoresun.com — The Lakers officially introduced their latest prize to local reporters Monday. They hope to add another one this week. Not long after point guard D'Angelo Russell held up his jersey (he'll wear No. 1) and grinned for the cameras, the Lakers turned their attention to the start of free agency Tuesday night.

Lakers have D'Angelo Russell in fold, LaMarcus Aldridge on their radar

latimes.com — The Lakers officially introduced their latest prize to local reporters Monday. They hope to add another one this week. Not long after point guard D'Angelo Russell held up his jersey (he'll wear No. 1) and grinned for the cameras, the Lakers turned their attention to the start of free agency Tuesday night.

Lakers look to acquire a big man as they set the table for next year

latimes.com — This was supposed to be the warmup summer, the one during which the training wheels get slapped on and everybody practices for the Real Summer of Kevin (Durant, not Love). The Lakers, though, have already turned lemons into something sweet, moving up in the draft despite the gnashing jaws of Steve Nash-shaped despair and grabbing dynamic point guard D'Angelo Russell second overall.

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell could be climbing the walls, in a good way

latimes.com — Sometime between showing up for his first workout and finishing his second one for the Lakers, D'Angelo Russell had a chat with Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers general manager pointed to the walls at the team training facility in El Segundo. His targets were obvious - the large jersey cutouts on the walls.

D'Angelo Russell has superstar potential, Lakers Coach Byron Scott says

latimes.com — Mitch Kupchak had a question for the newest member of the Lakers. He called D'Angelo Russell shortly after the Lakers took him with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. "Did we surprise you a little bit?" the Lakers' general manager asked the Ohio State point guard as a few people crowded around the phone.

Lakers surprise many, including D'Angelo Russell, on second overall pick

latimes.com — Mitch Kupchak had a question for the newest member of the Lakers. He caught D'Angelo Russell on the phone shortly after the Lakers took him with the second overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. "Did we surprise you a little bit?" the Lakers' general manager asked the Ohio State point guard.

Lakers leaning toward drafting Jahlil Okafor over D'Angelo Russell

latimes.com — The Lakers are leaning toward selecting Jahlil Okafor in Thursday's NBA draft, The Times has learned, giving the Duke center a late edge over Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell. The front office has debated which player to take, liking the instant post offense of Okafor but also the playmaking ability of Russell.

Lakers' plans still up in the air on eve of NBA draft

latimes.com — The lottery luck of a month ago has led to something so predictable, so Lakers-like, that it's pretty much ingrained in their brand - intrigue. What the Lakers will do with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft is a closely held secret.

Lakers' trade discussions for Kings' DeMarcus Cousins said to be continuing

chicagotribune.com — The Lakers and Sacramento Kings continue to discuss a trade for Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers' offer includes the second overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft and "might be the best offer the Kings can get" at this point, according to the person, although the Kings have publicly stated they are not interested in trading Cousins.
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Jun 29, 2015

The Lakers have about $23 million to spend for next season. A max deal for LMA would take $18.8M of that. He'd be their only big splash.

Jun 29, 2015

The Lakers will meet Wednesday with Clippers free agent DeAndre Jordan, though he's considered a bit of a long shot for them.

Jun 29, 2015

The Lakers are moving quickly, will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge immediately after free agency begins Tuesday at 9:01 pm.

Jun 29, 2015

D'Angelo on Clarkson: "I know he's an explosive guard. He's bigger than most guards. He's a guy that I could definitely play with."

Jun 29, 2015

Nance said he put a lot of thought into an apologetic text to Kobe. "I just can't thank him enough for forgiving me."

Jun 29, 2015

Nance Jr. on being drafted by Lakers and then remembering his anti-Kobe tweet: "I felt like I was going to throw up. Sick to my stomach."

Jun 29, 2015

D'Angelo Russell on a conversation with Kobe: "I just told him I'm a sponge. Whatever he's willing to teach me, I'm willing to learn."

Jun 29, 2015

Larry Nance Jr. wear No. 7 for the Lakers, Lamar Odom's old number.

Jun 29, 2015

D'Angelo Russell will wear No. 1 for the Lakers. He's about to start his introductory news conference with local reporters.

Jun 29, 2015

Jordan Clarkson told me he'll play on Lakers summer-league team even though he was All-Rookie last season. Why? Just wants to get better.

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