DeRozan said he had talks with LeBron, Lakers, it “just didn’t work” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

It didn’t work because the Lakers signed Russell Westbrook.

DeRozan said he had talks with LeBron, Lakers, it “just didn’t work” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

LeBron James’ fifth ring will require Anthony Davis to play like MVP — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

For the Lakers to win another ring, Anthony Davis’ skills at center are needed on both ends of the court.

LeBron James’ fifth ring will require Anthony Davis to play like MVP — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Lakers have recovered from their bubble title burnout — Press Enterprise

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The Lakers have recovered from their bubble title burnout — Press Enterprise

Dwight Howard is in midseason form: Fouls out in 13 minutes, picks up flagrant, technical — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES — It was the first preseason game in the NBA this season, every star player on both teams sat it out (except for one quarter of Anthony Davis), and it looked sloppy for long stretches, as one should expect from a game five days into training camp. 6 more words

Dwight Howard is in midseason form: Fouls out in 13 minutes, picks up flagrant, technical — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Wizards GM said Westbrook was open to Lakers trade, said “hell no” to Clippers — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“He just said, ‘If I can get to the Lakers, that’d be something I would love to do. If not, I’ll be back here.’”

Wizards GM said Westbrook was open to Lakers trade, said “hell no” to Clippers — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Lakers star Anthony Davis was frustrated with Dennis Schroder’s passing — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Returning to the Lakers, Rajon Rondo could boost Davis more than Schroder did.

Report: Lakers star Anthony Davis was frustrated with Dennis Schroder’s passing — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo Likely To Join Lakers After Grizzlies Buyout — NESN.com

It’s been a busy offseason for Rajon Rondo, who is about to join his third team of the offseason, it appears. The guard reportedly agreed to terms on a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Grizzlies shortly thereafter confirmed they were waiving Rondo. Now, it looks […]

NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo Likely To Join Lakers After Grizzlies Buyout — NESN.com

Jeanie Buss explains why she is no fan of Play-In Tournament — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I could see where it’s kind of fun for one game, but I don’t want to diminish what happens in the regular season. “

Jeanie Buss explains why she is no fan of Play-In Tournament — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Russell Westbrook eager to ‘figure it out’ with LeBron in Lakers homecoming — Daily News

Russell Westbrook poses with his new Lakers jersey during his introductory news conference on Tuesday at Staples Center. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) … 1,723 more words

Russell Westbrook eager to ‘figure it out’ with LeBron in Lakers homecoming — Daily News

Analysis: Lakers face a tricky, expensive path to build around their Big Three — Daily Bulletin

If he’s said it once, he’s said it a dozen times: Lakers coach Frank Vogel loves talking about getting players to “star in their roles.” Back when the discourse was whether the Lakers would ever find a third star, or if one of their other players would ascend to become a foundational piece like LeBron…

Analysis: Lakers face a tricky, expensive path to build around their Big Three — Daily Bulletin