NBA Capologist at Basketball Insiders; Lead Lakers Writer for Bleacher Report

Breaking Down Rookie-Scale Options, Extensions — Earlier this summer, the Portland Trail Blazers inked C.J. McCollum to a rookie-scale extension. The Milwaukee Bucks did the same with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Franchises have until Oct. 31 to extend the contracts of first-round picks as they head into the fourth year of their original deals.

Lakers Insider: Jordan Clarkson Must Be 2-Way Player Regardless of Role — LOS ANGELES - This offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers made a significant, $50 million investment in third-year guard Jordan Clarkson.

What to Look For in a New Collective Bargaining Agreement — According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, negotiations with the NBA Players Association are "going very well," and there's "a great sense and spirit of cooperation across the table and a desire to move forward." The league's 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) contains mutual opt-out clauses for both the owners and players, with a Dec.

LA Lakers Insider: D'Angelo Russell on Verge of Breakout Season — LOS ANGELES - The impressive preseason glimpses of Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell are just a sign of what's to come: Russell is primed for a breakout sophomore season. As a rookie, he flashed his potential, scoring a career-high 39 points against the Brooklyn Nets.

Los Angeles Lakers Complete 2016-17 NBA Season Preview — Kobe Bryant had to check if Harrison Barnes had kicked him in the back of the leg. Instead, he had gone down without contact, his left Achilles' rendered in two. Bryant lumbered in pain to the free-throw line, remarkably hitting a pair to help the Lakers secure a 118-116 win over the Golden State Warriors.

LA Lakers Notebook: Post-Kobe Bryant Era Brings Hope, Clarity for Mitch Kupchak — LOS ANGELES - The were miserable last season, slogging through Kobe Bryant's farewell campaign with a paltry 17-65 record. Since replacing the departed Byron Scott, rookie coach Luke Walton has begun a change of culture.

Over 125 Players To Be Cut Before Season — On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks waived forward Richard Solomon, briefly reducing their roster to 19 players. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks will quickly replace Solomon with point guard Josh Magette. Once signed, Magette will be the 330th player inked to a new contract this offseason.

15 best commercials with Kobe, KG and Tim Duncan — The triple loss of Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett doesn't hurt that much from a basketball sense. On the court, outside of Timmy - and that one curtain call by Mamba - it feels like these guys have been gone for awhile. It's more the loss of an era that stings.

LA Lakers Notebook: Defining Success Depends on Who You Ask — LOS ANGELES-After winning back-to-back titles, the 2010-11 Los Angeles Lakers were swept out of the second round of the playoffs by Dirk Nowitzki and the champion Dallas Mavericks. In defeat, Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant the season "a wasted year of my life."

NBA Invites with D-League in Mind — On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of former U.S.C. guard Julian Jacobs and U.C.L.A. forward Travis Wear. With Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste, signed on Monday, the Lakers have 18 players on their roster with training camp scheduled to open on September 26 with the team's annual media day.
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Oct 21, 2016

Driving to OC for Lakers/Suns... Will be a bit, traffic is brutal

Oct 21, 2016

Defense is also about effort - but it's also about film work, understanding how to navigate screens, and much more 

Oct 21, 2016

RT @MikeSGallagher: Uncle P leads the NBA preseason in above-the-break 3s. He has a 73.0 TS%!!

Oct 21, 2016

Because Jordan Clarkson was "horrible" on D last year (his words) - he and @DrewHanlen set out to fix that over summer, results clear early

Oct 21, 2016

@BigNetsFan16 it doesn't really address Troy Williams - if he's on roster 0 days - proration formula fails as described

Oct 21, 2016

@BigNetsFan16 it likely applies similarly - but to the whole salary at the higher rate

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