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Spirits And Expectations Are High In Lakers Training Camp

With the preseason set to begin tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers head into action against the Utah Jazz with the teams in Hawaii (Stan Sheriff Center), it is probably a good time to take a look at what a successful camp and overall preseason might look like. The team remains upbeat and seems to share a somewhat encouraging level of confidence and chemistry for a group that has only been in camp for about a ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Will Julius Randle Or D’Angelo Russell Have Better ‘Rookie’ Year?

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Coming into the 2015-16 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have a very promising young core of players and if the team plans on making some noise in the Western Conference, it will be because of the play of Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and D'Angelo Russell. Clarkson is more of a proven commodity than the other two at this stage. He was easily the Lakers best p ...

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Can Byron Scott Turn His Lakers Past Into Their Future?

Byron Scott's tenure as Los Angeles Lakers head coach got off to a rocky start last season, with the team setting a franchise record for losses while playing a brand of basketball that was often times difficult to watch. As a member of the Showtime-era Lakers, Scott was brought on board to teach the players what it means to put on a Lakers jersey, but instead the season ended up being a forgettable one. Of ...

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Tarik Black Q&A: 2015-16 Lakers Season, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle

PART: 1 | 2 The start of the 2015-16 NBA season is still more than a month away for the Los Angeles Lakers with a lot of questions needing to be answered over the course of training camp and preseason. One player that is already locked in and focused on making his presence felt is second-year forward/center Tarik Black. The undrafted Kansas product spoke with Lakers Nation on a number of different topics as ...

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What Metta World Peace Brings Back To Lakers

Well, it's official -- Metta World Peace is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers again! News broke out on Thursday afternoon that the NBA player formerly known as Ron Artest (and The Panda's Friend) signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after a two year hiatus. This could just be a strategy on Mitch Kupchak's part for training camp, but Metta still has a decent shot at mak ...

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Julius Randle Ready For His Lakers Debut, Take Two

I was only a few feet away when it happened. It was October 23, 2009 and a buddy and I had been perusing resale ticket-sites like StubHub looking for something to do on a Friday night. We came across a pair of tickets to see the Clippers take on the then-New Orleans Hornets in the final game of the preseason; they were on the baseline, four rows back, and unbelievably cheap. Whether it was through divine in ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Most Intriguing Training Camp Signing

Training camp is only a couple of weeks away and the Los Angeles Lakers front office has been hard at work signing a number of talented and high upside players. As it stands right now, the Lakers have 18 players under contract, but only 12 are fully guaranteed. Two of the remaining six are familiar faces in Jabari Brown and Tarik Black, both of whom played major minutes for the Lakers down the stretch last ...

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Robert Upshaw Signing A Good Move For Lakers

After months of ongoing back-and-forth negotiation, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally signed undrafted center Robert Upshaw to a multi-year deal. This comes after Upshaw expressed his confidence in eventually signing with Los Angeles during a recent interview as there was confusion about his scenario heading into Lakers training camp. Going into his sophomore season at Washington, Upshaw had potential to ...

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Predicting Winners Of Lakers Training Camp Battles

There are only a few weeks to go until training camp starts and the Los Angeles Lakers roster is filling up quickly. The purple and gold currently have 12 players on guaranteed contracts and 6 on non-guaranteed deals with a few more likely to come before camp opens (Metta World Peace?). By October 26th, they will have to trim the roster down to 15, which means there are some difficult decisions ahead for La ...

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Metta World Peace: Low Risk, High Reward Signing For Lakers

Rumors have been circulating regarding a potential reuniting of forward Metta World Peace and the Los Angeles Lakers for weeks, but teams are now approaching the point where rosters are being set with training camp scheduled to commence at the end of the month. With 17 of a possible 20 camp roster spots now full, the front office is technically in a position where a non-guaranteed contract could still be of ...

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