Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Lakers Targeting Love, Durant
The possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers making a run this season into the postseason are slim. Because of the depleted roster due to injuries, the team sits well below the .500 mark, and is currently on pace to have one of the worst records in their franchise and the NBA.
But despite the unfortunate turn of events, it looks as if the team is already planning their road back to the top of the NBA.
With general manager Mitch Kupchak stressing that the team does have a plan, it appears the Lakers may be targeting both Kevin Love and Kevin Durant when they become free agents in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Having said that, every team in the league will be eyeing these marquee players once they hit the open market.
Lakers guard Nick Young finally made his return to the team last night against the Brooklyn Nets, but admitted that he’s still feeling pain in his knee.
Last night’s game against the Nets also marked the first game for Nets center Jason Collins. One of his biggest supporters, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol had some kind words to say about him before the game as well.
Lakers Nation News
Nets make history before beating Lakers – Examiner
Nick Young in March issue of GQ magazine with girlfriend Iggy Azalea – LA Times
Pau Gasol encouraged Lamar Odom to join Spanish team Laboral Kutxa – LA Times
Lakers’ Kent Bazemore, MarShon Brooks reduce the trade deficit – LA Times
Kobe Bryant wants to return before end of year – Boston Globe
Nene injury: Wizards big man has sprained MCL, out 6 weeks – SB Nation
Jason Collins ‘focusing on basketball’ rather than history – SB Nation
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ‘Honored’ Jason Collins Has Found Place in League – Bleacher Report
Glen Davis Signs with Los Angeles Clippers – Bleacher Report
Jason Terry Injury: Updates on Kings SG’s Knee and Recovery – Bleacher Report
Knicks buy out Metta World Peace – Espn
LeBron says he knows nothing about a Space Jam sequel, but he’d listen – Pro Basketball Talk
Tom Thibodeau refuses to play your speculation game – Pro Basketball Talk
Lakers vs. Nets: Nick Young Admits He’s Fighting Through Knee Pain, Hard To Find His Rhythm