Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Shuts Down Timofey Mozgov And...

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Shuts Down Timofey Mozgov And Deng

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Before Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets, head coach Luke Walton confirmed that both Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng had been deactivated for the rest of the season. While this is great for the Lakers as they look to develop the young core, they owe Mozgov and Deng $102 million combined over the next three years.

The Lakers are headed for another top lottery pick as long as they stay within the top-3 of the draft. The team currently has the second worst record and is two “wins” behind the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have seemingly ’embraced the tank’ themselves as they announced Eric Bledsoe will miss the rest of the season. The Suns will now have one of the youngest starting fives in the league.

While keeping the pick is priority one for the remainder of this season, figuring out what to do with Mozgov and Deng is another story. Finding a trade partner is nearly impossible with the amount of years and money remaining of their deals so the Lakers will have to be creative if they plan on getting out of those contracts.

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Lakers News

Luke Walton explains exactly what his Lakers are missing – Fox Sports

Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka spend time with Lakers players – LA Times

Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka speak with Lakers after practice – OCRegister

Thursday’s Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni felt sorry for Kupchak, Buss – ESPN

NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Lakers’ Ivica Zubac is ready for showtime – CBS Sports

Sources: Healthy Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov agree to sit out rest of Lakers’ season – ESPN

Suns join Lakers in full tanking mode, and Eric Bledsoe is unamused – Yahoo! Sports

NBA News

NBA Rumor Central: Will Clippers make a move before season ends? – ESPN

The biggest problem facing each of the NBA’s 10 title contenders – Fox Sports

Ranking, projecting every team’s picks in the 2017 NBA draft – ESPN

Someone Is Sending Personalized Potatoes To a Bunch Of NBA Players – Complex

2017 Big Board 3.0: NCAA Tournament Kicks Off Draft Season – Sports Illustrated
Dwyane Wade out for regular season with elbow fracture – ESPN