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Ryan is a senior writer for Lakers Nation and Examiner.com with an undying passion writing about the Los Angeles Lakers. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Lakers News: Team Exercises Option on Jodie Meeks

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially exercised the team option on shooting guard Jodie Meeks according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com via Twitter: The Lakers picked up the option year on Jodie Meeks' contract today. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) June 26, 2013 During the 2012-13 NBA season, Meeks averaged 7.9 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc. Meeks will make $1.55 m ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Kobe Picks Dirk Over Pau

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was recently asked about the best international basketball players in the history of the game, and gave a somewhat surprising and unbiased answer for his top pick. Kobe chose to go with Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks over teammate Pau Gasol. Although it's hard to argue that Nowitzki hasn't earned the distinction as the best foreign player o ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Says Team Needs to Lock Up Dwight Howard

The NBA free agency period is right around the corner with the Los Angeles Lakers facing a potentially drastic change with a superstar possibly deciding to leave the team in free agency. ----Want to show off your Kobe love? Check out this VINO t-shirt!---- Dwight Howard is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and remains uncertain about his immediate future. On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was asked ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Dwight to Clippers, Not Happening

It has become abundantly clear over the past few days that the Los Angeles Clippers are going to do everything within their power to re-sign perennial All-Star point guard Chris Paul to a long-term deal. Paul and Dwight Howard are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and appear to have uncertain futures with neither player wanting to commit to the Clippers or Los Angeles Lakers before testing fr ...

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Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti Discusses Kobe Bryant’s Recovery Status

Once Kobe Bryant went down with the season-ending Achilles injury against the Golden State Warriors, the immediate future of Los Angeles Lakers superstar was in serious doubt. Kobe had already started to flirt with the notion of retiring at the end of the 2013-14 NBA season with his contract with the Lakers expiring and the most recent injury was thought to potentially make up his mind for him. ----Want to ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Heat Wasn’t Close To Signing Nash

Before landing with the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade on July 4 last year, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash had a few options to consider in free agency. Among the options that Nash seriously considered was heading back to Canada in order to sign with the Toronto Raptors or agreeing to a deal with the New York Knicks. Nash ultimately signing or being traded to the Lakers was considered a long shot at be ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Hopes To Be Ready For Season Opener

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a devastating blow to the immediate future of the franchise with superstar Kobe Bryant suffering a torn Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors near the end of the 2012-13 NBA season. Kobe's injury sent shockwaves throughout the league with talk of the 34-year-old potentially having to retire as a result of the serious injury. ----Want to know more about Kobe Bryant ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: The Dwightmare Part II?

The start of NBA free agency is less than a month away with Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers at the center of all the talk and speculation as arguably the most sought after free agent. Although superstar point guard Chris Paul is receiving interest heading into free agency, Dwight is the one player of the two in Los Angeles that seems to be on the fence about coming back. The Houston Rockets have eme ...

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Pacers Assistant Brian Shaw Top Candidate for Nets Coaching Job

Former Los Angeles Lakers player and assistant coach Brian Shaw may finally get his first opportunity to become a head coach in the NBA. Shaw has been linked with numerous coaching vacancies in the league over the past few weeks, but it appears the Brooklyn Nets may be narrowing their search to two candidates, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports via Twitter: For Brooklyn, Lionel Hollins and Ind ...

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Sportsbook.com Favors Rockets Over Lakers To Sign Dwight Howard

With NBA free agency rapidly approaching, the odds continue to change in favor of teams other than the Los Angeles Lakers to sign superstar center Dwight Howard. Although Howard has not publicly made any indication in terms of which team he is leaning toward signing with, the perennial All-Star is rumored to be seriously considering the Houston Rockets as an option in free agency. ---- See Dwight Howard thr ...

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