Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Lakers Shopping For a Point Guard?
With 13 losses in the first 22 games of the 2012-13 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are desperately seeking a solution for their problems under new head coach Mike D’Antoni. Regardless of the adjusts and all the injuries this team has been battling through, D’Antoni can’t seem to right the ship after taking over for the recently fired Mike Brown.
In the aftermath of the loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the flood gates have officially opened with Lakers fans still expressing their frustrations about the team not hiring Phil Jackson over D’Antoni and the Lakers’ front office actively pursuing help at the point guard position while Steve Nash continues to recover from the leg fracture injury that has kept him off the floor for the last 20 games.
It remains uncertain at this point in time which direction the Lakers’ front office will decide to go in with talk of free-agent combo guard Delonte West atop a short list of candidates to help fill the void in the backcourt, but a trade might not be completely out of the question with GM Mitch Kupchak likely exploring all possibilities to improve this team now rather than waiting for Nash’s return.
If the team can’t find a way to turn it around in the coming weeks, the trade rumors surrounding the Lakers will almost certainly kick into high gear heading towards the NBA’s deadline on February 21 of next year.
Lakers Nation News
Pondering Kobe As A Consolation [Forum Blue & Gold]
Lakers/Cavs: Rock Bottom? One Can Only Hope [Forum Blue & Gold]
A Top-Five Seed May Already Be Out Of Reach For Lakers [LA Times]
Reporter Links Delonte West To The Lakers [LA Times]
Lakers’ 2013 First-Round Pick Situation Explained [LA Times]
Magic Johnson: Getting Rid Of Mike D’Antoni Would Blow Up The Lakers [LA Times]
For Kobe Bryant, Lakers’ Woes Are A Question Of Character [LA Times]
Magic Johnson Criticizes Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni [LA Times]
Lakers Fall Short In Cleveland In An Effortless Effort [Silver Screen & Roll]
Tweetbag: Kobe’s Most Challenging Stretch [Silver Screen & Roll]
Lakers Considering Adding Delonte West [Silver Screen & Roll]
Video: Mike D’Antoni Blows Gasket Talking Defense [Silver Screen & Roll]
Kupchak Says Plan Has Always Been To Keep Pau [Silver Screen & Roll]
LAKERS NOTEBOOK: Magic Johnson Says System No Fit For The Team [LA Daily News]
Give And Go: Revisiting The Four-Team Megatrade That Sent Howard To Lakers [The Point Forward]
Cavaliers’ Varejao Dunks On Lakers’ Hill [The Point Forward]
Court Vision: Bryant’s Reckless Defense Puts Lakers In A Jam [The Point Forward]
Video: Lakers’ Kobe Bryant And Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Have A Duel [Sports City]
Rockets’ Harden And Lin Still Learning How To Play Together [Sports City]
Wolves’ Kevin Love Critical Of Team, Not Apologizing For Comments [Sports City]
NBA Play Of The Day: Knicks’ Jason Kidd’s Three Puts Away The Nets [Sports City]
Raptors’ Amir Johnson Suspended One Game For Incident With Ref [Sports City]
Pelicans, Hornets And The MJ Connection [SB Nation]
Kyrie Irving Is Special [SB Nation]
Wiz Turned Down Trade For Harden? [SB Nation]
Josh Smith Denies He Ever Asked Hawks For Trade [SB Nation]
Grizzlies To Work Out Mike Bibby? [SB Nation]
On Andrew Bynum And Believing In Something [SB Nation]
Terrell Owens Asked For 10-Day Contract With Clippers [Pro Basketball Talk]
Tim Duncan Won’t Be Campaigning For An All-Star Spot [Pro Basketball Talk]
Michael Jordan Played Some One-On-One With Bobcats [Pro Basketball Talk]
Shawn Marion Ready To Return To Mavericks Lineup [Pro Basketball Talk]