Ever since the Raptors entered the conversation as a possible destination for Steve Nash , the unspoken assumption has been that Jose Calderon , long the Raptors’ fixture at point guard, would be receiving the amnesty axe in order to clear enough cap room.
Archive for June, 2012
Nearly grabbing a scoring title against the now three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant was an impressive feat for the 33-year-old future Hall of Famer.
After two consecutive second-round exits in the Western Conference playoffs in 2011 and 2012, the Lakers have decided to make some major roster moves in order to make another title push in the Bryant era.
Of all the possible options presented to the Lakers - and there are not many - Gasol is the logical asset that could simultaneously help lower their payroll and bring in young, athletic talent to pair with the emerging Andrew Bynum, veteran Kobe Bryant and whoever else happens to be wearing purple and gold come this fall.
With the exception of the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets , no team has been linked to more trade rumors this offseason than the Los Angeles Lakers .
It’s the amnesty clause and it’s going to be in a lot of headlines between now and the end of the summer.
Who says you can’t go home again? Certainly not Lamar Odom who is headed back to L.A. via a four-team trade that does not involve the Los Angeles Lakers.
This is the fourth in a series of profiles focusing on this year’s free-agent class.
After all the buzz about seemingly every pick from No. 2 down to 60 being in play, there were only a handful of small trades on draft night.
After what many considered a failed season for the Los Angeles Lakers , the team heads into free agency with many questions regarding their veteran roster.
Robert Sacre gained a reputation as a defensive energy player as he led Gonzaga University teams to regular berths in the NCAA tournament.
If they have to part with the highest draft choice in franchise history after just one season, the Wolves appear ready to do it.
Iguodala is a complete player who can excel at both ends of the court, and he may be the missing piece Kobe Bryant and the Lakers need to win that sixth title.
On Thursday evening, Bernard James became one of 60 players selected in the 2012 NBA draft when he was selected 33rd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Lakers spent most of Thursday trying to trade their way into the first round but ended up almost where they started in the NBA draft.