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NBA amends 'Hack-a-Shaq' rules

latimes.com — Somewhere, Shaquille O'Neal is smiling. The NBA on Tuesday amended its rule for intentional fouls away from the ball, a move meant mainly to improve quality of play in certain situations. The league currently penalizes teams that intentionally foul away from the ball only in the final two minutes of a game.

Tim Duncan calls it quits after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

orlandosentinel.com — Tim Duncan didn't always get his way. It sure looked like he would in 2004, making a wild double-clutch bank shot that gave the San Antonio Spurs a one-point lead over the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. But Derek Fisher hit his famous "0.4" fadeaway, prompting Shaquille O'Neal to...

Tim Duncan calls it quits after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

latimes.com — Tim Duncan didn't always get his way. It sure looked like he would in 2004, making a wild double-clutch bank shot that gave the San Antonio Spurs a one-point lead over the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. But Derek Fisher hit his famous "0.4" fadeaway, prompting Shaquille O'Neal to...

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is on his grind, ready for the summer league

latimes.com — Brandon Ingram will play in the NBA's summer league, by far the No. 1 reason to watch the Lakers in Las Vegas over the next week or so. Reason No. 2 would be to gauge the development of D'Angelo Russell. He was up and down as a rookie last season, losing his starting job after 20 games, getting...

Lakers acquire veteran guard Jose Calderon

latimes.com — The Lakers acquired veteran Jose Calderon from the Chicago Bulls, adding a point guard near the end of his career with three-point touch and solid passing skills. No other current players were involved in the deal, though the Lakers received two future second-round draft picks from the Bulls, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Larry Nance Jr. is already impressed with rookie Brandon Ingram

latimes.com — Larry Nance Jr. is not a talent evaluator by nature. He's an NBA player with one year of pro experience. His comments on Brandon Ingram, though, were worth noting Wednesday as the Lakers concluded their second day of practice for summer league. "He's the real deal," Nance Jr. said.

Lakers introduce draft picks Brandon Ingram and Ivaca Zubac

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant's nameplate has been removed from his locker at the Lakers' training facility. In its place is one for Brandon Ingram. It's symbolic, or something like that, as the second overall pick in last month's draft takes the spot of the franchise player from all those years past. No pressure,...

Lakers sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

latimes.com — The Lakers added another veteran Saturday, agreeing to a four-year, $72-million deal with small forward Luol Deng. Deng, 31, typically does a little bit of everything on the court and gives the Lakers someone to fill the position until Brandon Ingram is ready to start.

Lakers sign Luol Deng to four-year, $72-million deal

latimes.com — The Lakers added another veteran Saturday, agreeing to a four-year, $72-million deal with small forward Luol Deng. Deng, 31, typically does a little bit of everything on the court and gives the Lakers someone to fill the position until Brandon Ingram is ready to start. The Lakers have more than $12 million...

Lakers keep Clarkson,with a $50-million deal

latimes.com — The Lakers stayed connected with one of their own on the first full day of free agency, agreeing to terms with guard Jordan Clarkson on a four-year, $50-million deal early Friday. They liked the career arc of their 2014 second-round pick, privately touting his potential and work ethic, and planned...
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Sep 21, 2016

Lakers announce signing of forward Thomas Robinson. He averaged 4.9 points, 4.8 rebounds w/ 5 teams since being drafted 5th overall in 2012.

Sep 21, 2016

After a summer of speculation, all signs point to Nick Young being in attendance when Laker training camp starts next Tuesday at UCSB.

Sep 21, 2016

Unorthodox drill for Brandon Ingram after Laker workout? Nah. He's throwing out first pitch tonight at Dodger Stadium https://t.co/OohwqqoSZA

Sep 21, 2016

World Peace said he worked out with current-day Lakers. "They look good. I didn't see Mozgov yet but everybody else looks ready to play."

Sep 21, 2016

World Peace says his contract is just like last year: one year, non-guaranteed. News of the deal first reported by @TheVertical

Sep 21, 2016

Metta World Peace, 36, says he's "very excited" about rejoining Lakers: "I can still play. It's great to be going to training camp."

Sep 16, 2016

Plenty o' media on hand to talk to Yi Jianlian at Lakers training facility. https://t.co/qVH0FrPLZ9

Sep 15, 2016

It's official: Lakers start training camp Sept. 27 at UC Santa Barbara. Six days up there and then pre-season opener is Oct. 4 vs. SAC.


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