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Lakers interest in Dwight Howard is reportedly ‘due diligence, ’ team is also looking at Joakim Noah There are still a few hurdles to clear before the Lakers could even sign Dwight Howard — or anyone else — so the team is reportedly looking at other options, like Joakim Noah, as well.
LeBron James Is Favorite NBA Player Among Rookies This year's crop of promising rookies have spoken, and it has been revealed that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James stands out as the most popular NBA player among all these young and promising athletes.
Here is everyone we know is going to training camp with the Lakers in 2019 The 2019 Lakers training camp roster is rounding into form, with just one spot left up for grabs.
Most Interesting Lakers No. 15: Can Troy Daniels be the sharpshooter the team needs? When the Lakers signed Troy Daniels this offseason, it seemed like a bit of an overcorrection. The roster was so heavy on playmaking last season, and so devoid of shooting, that it was a breath of fresh air when the front office targeted a player like Daniels with their first official signing in July.
Los Angeles Lakers: Start of 2019-20 sets up for fast start The Los Angeles Lakers have an excellent opportunity to get off to a hot start during the 2019-20 season thanks to their early schedule. The Los Angeles La…
Los Angeles Lakers: What will the future hold for DeMarcus Cousins? Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has had a rough couple of years, to say the least. It all started in New Orleans when he ruptured his Achilles. This sidelined him for half of the 2017-2018 season and most of the regular season of 2018-2019.
RUMOR: Lakers Looking Into Joakim Noah The Los Angeles Lakers are in an arduous pursuit of a replacement center after losing would-be starter DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL last week, now looking into acquiring Dwight Howard, and now most-recently, Joakim Noah, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk.
Los Angeles Lakers: 3 cost efficient options at center with DeMarcus Cousins out With DeMarcus Cousins going down with a torn ACL we look at three possible options to help absorb minutes at the center position for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dwight Howard Expected To Be Released By Grizzlies The Los Angeles Lakers may have an easier pathway to acquire Dwight Howard than initially expected, as his current team, the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to release him eventually, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
18 players the Lakers should sign ahead of Dwight Howard The Memphis Grizzlies have given permission to Dwight Howard's camp to start talking to other NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, who are looking for a Plan B after DeMarcus Cousins injured his knee and is feared to miss the entire season.
Sources: Howard OK'd to talk with Lakers, others One of those teams is the Los Angeles Lakers, who are exploring options at center after DeMarcus Cousins was lost with a torn ACL. The Lakers' interest in Howard is more "due diligence" at this point, a team source said. Howard played one season for the Lakers, in 2012, then spurned them for the Houston Rockets in free agency.
Los Angeles Lakers are 'seriously interested' in Dwight Howard according to report According to Sports Illustrated's Rohan Nadkarni, the Los Angeles Lakers are seriously interested in signing Dwight Howard as a replacement to the recently injured DeMarcus Cousins. Last week, the Lakers big man suffered a torn ACL and is expected to miss at least most of the upcoming season.
NBA Rumors: Lakers Doing Their 'Due Diligence' Looking Into Dwight Howard The Los Angeles Lakers suddenly have a hole in their frontcourt after DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL, but it appears they're interested in the services of an old friend. It was reported Sunday morning that Los Angeles was expected to ask permission to speak with Dwight Howard, and now that request has been granted.
What Dwight Howard could be for the Lakers Howard's upside at age 33 isn't close to anything Cousins offered this season, but if he actually buys into this project - a much more promising project than anything Dwight has been a part of since Houston - and if LeBron can show him the light, this could be fruitful.
Does Dwight Howard actually make sense for the Lakers? Are there not better options out there? According to one anonymous NBA executive who spoke to HoopsHype, the low-risk, high-reward nature of such a deal, one that would be worth the veteran minimum if it does happen, would make it a worthwhile gamble for Los Angeles.
Lakers Reportedly Interested In Signing Dwight Howard The Los Angeles Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL this past week, further adding to his legacy of being injury prone. The Lakers only signed Boogie to a one year deal, in an effort to add some cushion to their roster. Unfortunately, that didn't work out too well.
Lakers receive permission from Grizzlies to speak to Dwight Howard The potential dialogue between Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers is heating up as the Purple and Gold now have permission from the team that technically employs him to speak about filling a void at center after DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL last week.
REPORT: Lakers' Interest In Dwight Howard Is More 'Due Diligence' The Los Angeles Lakers' interest in Dwight Howard might not be as significant as others perceive, at least at this point. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the team's inquiry about Howard is more "due diligence," noting that it still very early in their decision making process.
Dwight Howard linked to Los Angeles Lakers after Cousins' injury Center Dwight Howard, who spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13, is expected to have his contract bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and has a mutual interest in returning to L.A., according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. ESPN reported later Sunday that the Grizzlies have granted Howard's representatives to speak with other teams.
Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard 'considering' reunion - reports The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury to center DeMarcus Cousins. Center Dwight Howard, who spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13, is expected to have his contract bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Grizzlies reportedly grant Lakers permission to speak to Dwight Howard Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have mutual in a reunion next season, but before the two parties go any further with their plans, the Lakers need permission from the Memphis Grizzles to speak to Howard.
Lakers' Dwight Howard Outlook Shifts Thanks to Grizzlies Lakers' Dwight Howard Outlook Shifts Thanks to Grizzlies. Earlier in the day, reports indicated that the Lakers to Speak with Dwight Howard, Interest in Joakim Noah to speak with Howard.
REPORT: Grizzlies Give Lakers Permission To Speak With Dwight Howard The Memphis Grizzlies have given the Los Angeles Lakers permission to speak with eight-time All-Star big man Dwight Howard, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Lakers are looking to sign another center after DeMarcus Cousins suffered an ACL injury.
Dwight Howard Excited About The Prospect Of Playing Alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis The Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard reportedly have a mutual interest in a potential reunion, with the former All-Star big man excited about the prospect of returning to LA and playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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