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  • Nets had ridiculous asking price for Lakers in Kyrie Irving trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, reportedly in part because team owner Joe Tsai did not want to accomodate the guard by sending him to his preferred destination of the Los Angeles Lakers. Now we’re learning just how much the Lakers were willing to..." February 12

  • Potential Russell Westbrook Landing Spots

    Bleacher Report "Following his trade to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook isn't going to rush into any decisions about his immediate future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported that Jazz officials have told Westbrook and his agent "that they would welcome him..." February 11

  • Frequent Lakers target Terrence Ross secures buyout from Magic, set to sign with Mavericks

    Silver Screen And Roll "Shortly after this story was originally published, Woj reported that the Dallas Mavericks — and not the Lakers — are the frontrunners to sign Terrance Ross after the Orlando Magic give him a buyout. Original story follows. The NBA buyout market is..." February 11

  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka says trades were 'pre-agency'

    ESPN "Having pulled off a string of deals in the days and weeks leading up to the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka said the team got ahead of the work to be done this summer in free..." February 11

  • Patrick Beverley Working on Magic Contract Buyout After Lakers Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Orlando Magic and veteran point guard Patrick Beverley are working on a contract buyout, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Along with a 2024 second-round pick and cash considerations, Beverley was dealt from the Los Angeles Lakers to the..." February 10

  • Russell Westbrook 'Open to Being Here' After Trade From Lakers, Jazz GM Says

    Bleacher Report "Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly open to playing with the team after the Los Angeles Lakers sent him to Salt Lake City in a three-team, eight-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Jazz CEO of basketball operations Justin Zanik spoke..." February 10

  • LeBron James Wants Kyrie Irving On The Lakers This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers missed out on the chance of landing Kyrie Irving before the trade deadline struck, but not everything is lost for them. The Purple and Gold stayed working, trying to find the right deals for Irving, and now, the situation looks favorable for them.  The 2016..." February 10

  • Predicting 5 New NBA Players to Hit the Next Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "Here's something to keep that in mind now that we've moved past the 2023 deadline: NBA trade chatter is a renewable resource. When one rumor resolves in the form of a long-expected deal, another arises to take its place. Call it the circle of NBA transactional life. There is..." February 10

  • The bonkers package Raptors declined for O.G Anunoby at trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Contrary to popular expectations, the Toronto Raptors stood pat at the trade deadline. Names such as OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet were popular trade candidates all week long, but no deal materialized for either player. That’s not to say that teams tried their best to pry away..." February 10

  • NBA buyout market tiers: The best players who might be available soon

    The Athletic "Are you strung out from that crazy NBA trade deadline? Or are you ready for more? Because even though the trades are over, the action doesn’t totally stop. Now that we’ve got the trade deadline out of the way, we have just one more transactional hurdle left..." February 10

  • Deals That Should Have Happened at 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "A wild NBA trade deadline week that featured blockbuster deals for Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant was capped off by a deadline day in which second-round picks were flying around like cars on an Oprah taping. For a full recap of the proceedings, dive..." February 10

  • D’Angelo Russell’s strong take on 2nd Lakers stint will fire up fans

    Clutch Points "When his career first began, D’Angelo Russell was meant to be a key piece in the future of the Los Angeles Lakers. But following a rough start, the two sides chose to move on. Now six years after being traded away, Russell is back in Los Angeles. And this time, he anticipates..." February 10

  • Nets Were Offered Four First Round Picks By Unnamed Team For Mikal Bridges

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets received considerable trade interest in Mikal Bridges after acquiring him as part of the Kevin Durant trade, but decided to keep him at the deadline. Bridges is on the first year of a four-year, $90 million extension he signed with the Phoenix Suns before the 21-22..." February 10

  • Anthony Davis Explains Strange Body Language When LeBron James Broke Record

    SI "Lakers star Anthony Davis shot down any further talk of his subdued reaction to the record-breaking moment for teammate LeBron James on Tuesday night, saying that his less-than-enthusiastic demeanor was the result of how the game was playing..." February 10

  • Patrick Beverley Called Out Shams, Who Responded By Breaking News That He Was Traded

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers traded Patrick Beverley to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Mo Bamba ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. If you're keeping track of such things, Shams Charania tweeted the news first. This happened approximately 12.5 hours..." February 10

  • Ranking the West's contenders after a wild NBA trade deadline

    The Score "The NBA's 2023 trade deadline has come and gone, with the balance of power in an already condensed Western Conference upended over the last week. In the past five days, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving moved from Brooklyn to separate West contenders, D'Angelo Russell replaced Russell..." February 10

  • Nets, Lakers comprise four of the five biggest 'superteam' busts of the last decade

    CBS Sports "With Kyrie Irving getting traded to Dallas and Kevin Durant going to Phoenix, the superteam Brooklyn Nets are officially blown up. What a mess this whole Brooklyn era was. It inspired me to start thinking about the biggest superteam flops of the past decade...." February 10

  • Top-10 NBA buyout candidates and potential landing spots

    Sportsnaut "The NBA buyout market is now seemingly set to grow after the 2023 NBA trade deadline passed on Thursday. There’s a ton of players who were moved during the deadline that could now hit in-season free agency, including new Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook and..." February 09

  • Three Russell Westbrook Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "To the delight of most local fans and the disappointment of all content creators, Russell Westbrook's disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end last night. The former MVP was traded for D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt. The failed..." February 09

  • Grading Every Deal at the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Remember when so many plugged-in people were bracing us for a 2023 NBA trade deadline marked by crickets and fart noises and general inactivity? It turns out they were wrong. Chaos is already reigning supreme in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. EST transaction buzzer. Kevin..." February 09

  • Mo Bamba Traded to Lakers for Patrick Beverley, Draft Compensation

    SI "LA is sending out the $13 million contract of 6'1" starting "shooting" guard Patrick Beverley to the Orlando Magic in exchange for 3-and-D rim-rolling center Mo Bamba, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. " February 09

  • Russell Westbrook Interested In Clippers, Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Sources tell Law Murray of The Athletic that Westbrook will have interest in joining either the Los Angeles Clippers or Miami Heat once he clears waivers. " February 09

  • Inside the ‘toxic’ end of the Russell Westbrook era

    The Athletic "After a tumultuous 18 months, the Lakers and Russell Westbrook finally moved on from one another. As part of a three-team deal with the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lakers traded Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian..." February 09

  • Thomas Bryant Traded To Nuggets For Davon Reed & 3 Second-Round Picks

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers made their big trade deadline move on Wednesday, dealing Russell Westbrook and other pieces to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal for D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt. However, it was clear that they had more moves to make...." February 09

  • Ben Simmons involved in numerous trade discussions as Nets blow it up

    Sportsnaut "Who would’ve thought that Ben Simmons would be the last-man standing with the Brooklyn Nets Within a 48-hour period leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, Brooklyn dealt away stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. News early Thursday morning that Durant..." February 09

  • Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey from MVP season sells for record $5.8 million at auction

    CBS Sports "One of Kobe Bryant's most iconic jerseys has sold for a record amount at auction. An autographed jersey that Bryant wore for 25 games during his MVP season in 2007-08 has sold for more than $5.8 million at Sotheby's. That set a new record for the most valuable piece..." February 09

  • Clippers And Bulls Are Interested In Russell Westbrook If He Secures A Buyout

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook may not be the MVP-level player that he once was, but there is no doubt that he can still help a team with his energy, rebounding, playmaking, and slashing. As of right now, Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 7.5 APG. Recently, we..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook Trade Should Give LeBron James, Lakers New Postseason Life

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers waited roughly 24 hours to give LeBron James his gift for becoming the NBA’s all-time scoring leader: They parted with both Russell Westbrook and one of their coveted remaining first-round draft picks. Westbrook and..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook trade might be too late but sets up Lakers for future

    The Athletic "Four of the top seven players in minutes for the 2022 Minnesota Timberwolves will soon play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Can a return to Minneapolis be far behind? A Josh Okogie acquisition? Whither Greg Monroe? Joke aside, the glass-half-full perspective in..." February 09

  • Examining the Lakers-Wolves-Jazz trade from every angle

    The Score "Before it was completely overshadowed by the Kevin Durant megablockbuster, the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz hammered out a fascinating three-teamer that could work out nicely for everyone involved. Let's break it down, team by..." February 09

  • Lakers’ acquisition of Malik Beasley could make things very awkward

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday pulled off a huge trade and acquired three players to bolster their roster, and one of those players could make things a little awkward in the locker room. The Lakers acquired D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt in a..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook Didn't Want To Join The Lakers Huddle Showing How Unhappy He Was

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers may have had an underwhelming campaign so far in the 2022-23 NBA season. They currently have a 25-30 record and hold the 13th seed in the Western Conference. But things are about to change for the Purple and Gold. Throughout the season, the team was urged by..." February 09

  • LeBron James' Son Bryce Is Unhappy With The Lakers After Russell Westbrook Got Traded To The Jazz

    Fadeaway World "Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers is a dream come true for most NBA players. After all, who doesn't love being a star for one of the biggest franchises in the league? But wearing the iconic Purple and Gold jersey comes with its own set of cons as well. The 2016-17 NBA..." February 09

  • Lakers Trade Russell Westbrook To Utah, Get Back D'Angelo Russell As Part Of Three-Team Deal With Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "A three-team deal involving the Lakers, Jazz and Timberwolves is in the process of being finalized, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade will send Minnesota guard D’Angelo Russell to L.A., along with..." February 08

  • Lakers Talking Russell Westbrook, D'Angelo Russell Trade with T-Wolves, Jazz

    Bleacher Report "Russell Westbrook's time with the Los Angeles Lakers may be coming to an end, and a familiar face may be back on his way to the Purple and Gold. Shams Charania and Tony Jones of The Athletic reported Wednesday that the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz "are in..." February 08

  • Milwaukee Bucks trading Khris Middleton ‘a possibility’ at NBA trade deadline: 3 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "Some around the NBA believe the Milwaukee Bucks could use All-Star Khris Middleton as a chip in a potential blockbuster deal before the trade deadline. There is no denying how important Khris Middleton has been to the Milwaukee Bucks’ success over the last seven seasons. In that..." February 08

  • This Bulls-Lakers Trade Sends Anthony Davis To Chicago

    NBA Analysis "Well, folks, it’s official now. LeBron James is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. That is an amazing achievement to be proud of. James is not even a player who focuses on scoring first. It is a testament to his greatness and longevity that he was able to pass..." February 08

  • Jeanie Buss Reveals Lakers Trade Plans Until The NBA Deadline

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that has seemingly been angling to make a move ahead of the trade deadline this year. They have two veteran stars in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and perhaps they could make some sort of win-now trade that could help the duo win..." February 08

  • Teams Reluctant to Trade with Nets amid Kevin Durant Rumors at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Teams are reportedly hesitant to engage with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline because of uncertainty regarding Kevin Durant's future. Speaking on Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst discussed why the Nets are..." February 08

  • These 4 NBA title contenders must make a move ahead of the NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NBA trade deadline is slowly approaching, causing teams to quickly decide to move pieces or keep their assets to themselves. With some teams already making moves to shake up their roster, four teams need to work rapidly to improve their chances of being legitimate title..." February 08

  • Russell Westbrook, Darvin Ham had heated exchange as trade deadline nears

    The Spun "LeBron James broke the all-time scoring record Tuesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers still lost the game and apparently had some internal discord during it. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham and veteran guard Russell Westbrook had a..." February 08

  • Lakers Trade Options: Plans B, C, And D

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been angling to make some sort of splash at the trade deadline, and it is clear that their main objective was to try and trade for star Kyrie Irving. However, they were unable to acquire the point guard, and perhaps now is the time to pivot to other..." February 08

  • Concerning Footage Shows Anthony Davis Sitting & Not Caring About LeBron James Breaking Scoring Record

    Total Pro Sports "Anthony Davis did not enjoy Tuesday night at Arena at all. LeBron James made NBA history Tuesday night as his fadeaway jump shot in the closing seconds of the third quarter made him the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, breaking a record that former Laker great..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant trade market: Breaking down suitors for Nets star and what's changed since offseason

    CBS Sports "So... that didn't take long. It's been less than six months since Kevin Durant tabled his trade request and agreed to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets. In that time, the Nets have fired Steve Nash, tried to hire Ime Udoka, actually hired Jacque Vaughn, suspended Kyrie..." February 08

  • Ranking the 10 Most Lopsided NBA Trades of the Last 5 Years

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is a stressful time for every team pondering a move. Highlighting some of the most regrettable deals of the past half-decade risks scaring a crop of executives who already seem hesitant to transact. Oh well. Let's do it anyway. Lopsided trades take..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Suitors Still Have Big Ask For Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "With only one day until the NBA Trade Deadline, time is ticking for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a move to upgrade their roster. Adding Hui Hachimura was a nice start, but if they are to ascend the standings and become legitimate contenders, more moves need to be..." February 08

  • Jalen Rose Calls Anthony Davis Petty And Jealous For Sitting During LeBron James' Big Shot

    The Big Lead "The video of Anthony Davis chilling on the bench as LeBron James broke the NBA all-time scoring record is getting more attention by the minute. We wrote about it on this here website earlier today and concluded that there's much ado about..." February 08

  • LeBron James had every intention of breaking the NBA scoring record against the Thunder. So he did

    The Athletic "LeBron James wore a black blazer, black dress shirt with the collar open and the top buttons unfastened, thick, gold chains and a gaudy gold pendant in the lapel of his jacket. They were not the clothes of a man who intended to drive home from the arena as the NBA’s..." February 08

  • LeBron James’ Jersey He Wore To Break Scoring Record Is Set To Sell For A Ridiculous Amount Of Money

    Total Pro Sports "LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, and the Los Angeles Lakers jersey he wore when he passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday night is expected to fetch over $3 million if it ever gets put up for sale. That is according to TMZ Sports, with the publication..." February 08

  • Making the Case For 1 NBA Player to Challenge LeBron James' All-Time Scoring Record

    Bleacher Report "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the all-time scoring record on April 5, 1984. Just over eight months later, the player who would go on to break that record was born. On Tuesday, with a fadeaway jumper from the elbow over Kenrich Williams, LeBron James got to 38,388 points for his..." February 08