NBA: GM Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers “Don’t Have Time” to Build Through the Draft

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The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and have a chance to get a game changer like Karl Anthony-Towns or Jahlil Okafor but other than that, the team reportedly has no plans to continue re-building through the draft.

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NBA Report: Lakers Will Pursue Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

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Last year before Byron Scott was hired, a report was released that Kobe Bryant “will wish for Tom Thibodeau to free himself from Chicago” and become the head coach for the Lakers.  Well Bryant may get his wish.  The Bulls have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs and there’s talk that they will part ways with Thibodeau.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Says Timberwolves Had Agreement to Trade Kevin Garnett to Lakers in 2007

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The Minnesota Timberwolves trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics in 2007.  It changed everything, making Big 3’s popular and changed the balance of power in the Eastern Conference.  The Celtics won the 2008 title immediately after acquiring Garnett and Ray Allen, and made the Finals again two years later. The Big Three of Garnett, Allen and Paul Pierce was the NBA’s defining superteam until LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up in Miami in 2010.  But Garnett was almost a Laker.

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NBA Report: Lakers Preparing to Offer Jimmy Butler a Max Contract

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Jimmy Butler has been working extremely hard this season; he made the All-Star game, won Most Improved Player and now that he’s due for a new contract, he’ll get the max allowed.  Butler will be a restricted free agent and the Chicago Bulls are expected to do everything in their power to keep him but he’ll certainly have other teams at his door.  So will he directly sign with the Bulls or will he sign an offer sheet somewhere else and force the Bulls to match.  Getting an offer definitely won’t be a problem.

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NBA Report: Lakers Still Interested in Rajon Rondo But Only at a ‘Low Price’

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There’s been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers possibly adding Rajon Rondo, especially since their star player Kobe Bryant has been heavily recruiting the point guard.  When Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, it appeared he had found a new home and would re-sign there but things fell apart quickly.  In addition to Rondo’s personal issues with the team, his production has dropped dramatically.  Before, many people expected Rondo’s next contract to be a max deal but now it seems more unlikely.  The Lakers are reportedly still interested but not for top dollar.

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NBA Report: Kelly Olynyk Might’ve Hurt Mutual Interest Between Kevin Love & Celtics, Lakers in the Lead

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Kevin Love has a player option next season; he can opt-out and become a free agent, giving other teams an opportunity to lure him over.  There’s been a lot of reports about Love not fitting in with the Cavaliers and possibly bolting after this season.  He was finding his stride with the team during their round 1 series against the Boston Celtics.  As you know that all came to a halt when Kelly Olynyk did what Love called a “bush league” play, injuring Kevin’s shoulder.  This could greatly affect Love’s free agency decision and cost the Celtics more than they thought.

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(Photo) Khloe Kardashian Still In Love With Lamar Odom?

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Is this even MORE evidence that Khloe Kardashian still not over Lamar Odom? Khloe posted a picture to instagram displaying Odom’s initials on her hand. Could there possibly be a rekindling to their relationship in the works? check the Pic after the jump!

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NBA: Nick Young on His Bad Shooting: “I blame it on the rim. The rim was tripping this year”

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Everyone knows that Nick Young is a jokester and it’s his vibrant personality that has kept the Lakers in the headlines despite having the worst year in the franchise’s history.  While Young’s jokes are great, we can’t say the same about his shooting.  Luckily for us, he has a joke about that too.

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NBA: Byron Scott Goes In on the Lakers Again: I think they’d end up shooting me in the back in a fox hole

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The only player Lakers coach Byron Scott has consistently talked positively about is Kobe Bryant.  As for the rest of the team? Scott has been merciless, publicly criticizing them, calling them “soft” and telling them they need to “man up”.  Nick Young is often the player in Scott’s crosshairs recently saying that Young is a “home run- or a strikeout-type guy on the offensive end” and needs to “grow as a basketball player”.  Young says he’s used to Scott’s criticism and he takes it with a grain of salt but I wonder how the rest of the team will feel about Scott’s latest comments.

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(Photos) NBA: Heidi Klum’s Son Falls Asleep & Kobe Looks Sad While Watching the Lakers Courtside

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Well they’re clearly not the Showtime Lakers anymore because it turned into nap time for Heidi Klum’s son who was sitting courtside, yes right there on the floor directly in front of all the “action”.

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