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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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Nick Young Talks About Dwight Howard Willingly Leaving Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with free agent Nick Young on Thursday, signing the 26-year-old to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!------ During Young's introductory press conference on Friday, the Los Angeles native talked about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers in free agency. Young was surprised any ...

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Lakers News: Team Officially Waives Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers chose to officially waive forward Metta World Peace via the amnesty clause on Thursday after reports of the team leaning toward parting ways with the one-time NBA champion using the provision. -----Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!------ World Peace signed with the team after the Lakers had beaten the Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Talks About Dwight Howard Departure

During Kobe Bryant's basketball camp in Santa Barbara, California on Wednesday, the five-time NBA champion was asked numerous questions about the Dwightmare and the final meeting before Howard made his decision. Kobe said the following via Serena Winters about going into the meeting with Dwight: "I really didn't feel anything. I really didn't know what to expect." Shortly after commenting on the meeting wit ...

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Lakers News: Team Officially Re-Signs Center Robert Sacre

In the aftermath of Dwight Howard's departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, the team is attempting to put the pieces back together starting by signing free agents and keeping the team relatively intact moving forward. Along with the team trying to come up with a game plan without Howard in the paint, the Lakers have decided to bring back second-year center Robert Sacre. Although Sacre didn't make a considera ...

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Lakers News: Team Uses Amnesty Clause on Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to use the amnesty clause on veteran small forward Metta World Peace according to Kevin Ding of the O.C. Register via Twitter: Sweet a guy as he is, @MettaWorldPeace will be waived via amnesty by Lakers to save about $30 million, barring some late change. — KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) July 8, 2013 World Peace chose to exercise his player option on the final year of his deal w ...

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Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Aftermath of the Dwightmare

As arguably the most indecisive big-name free agent in the history of the NBA, Dwight Howard made the process of agreeing to sign with the Houston Rockets drawn out and typical. Dwight has been infamously indecisive over the past few years while trying to please everyone and become the good guy that he's always wanted to be known as. Despite Dwight's best efforts to make everyone love him, the three-time De ...

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Lakers News: Dwight Howard Now ’50-50′ on Free Agent Decision

The Dwightmare has taken another interesting turn after it appeared to be a done deal with Dwight Howard agreeing to sign with the Houston Rockets. Reportedly, Dwight is headed back to Los Angeles in order to talk GM Mitch Kupchak and is continuing to waffle on his decision about potentially re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers according to Sports Center via Twitter: UPDATE: A source has told ESPN that Dw ...

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Lakers Trailing Warriors, Rockets in Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes to land Dwight Howard in NBA free agency continues. The Dallas Mavericks have officially been eliminated from contention in terms of signing Howard, but the Los Angeles Lakers may be the next team to get knocked out according to David Aldridge of NBA.com via Twitter: Source says Howard's top two, after trade, are--in no order of preference--Golden State and Houston. Lakers not eliminated, bu ...

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Lakers News: Dwight Howard to Announce Decision via Twitter

All the teams interested in Dwight Howard's services may have to wait another day or two. According to Janis Carr of OC Register, Dwight intends to announce his decision via Twitter (@DwightHoward) over the weekend: Dwight has made his decision. Said he will announce his destination via Twitter possibly this weekend — janis carr (@janiscarr) July 5, 2013 Over the past few days, the news leaked of Dwight set ...

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Lakers News: Dwight Howard to Make Free Agent Decision Friday

The Los Angeles Lakers might not have to wait long for Dwight Howard's decision after their meeting on Tuesday. Reportedly, Dwight will be ready to announce his free-agent decision on Friday according to NBA Insider Peter Vecsey via Twitter: From what I'm told by someone privy to Dwight Howard's plans, a Friday decision will be announced without a question from Jim Gray — Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) July 3 ...

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