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Lakers reportedly sign Cole Swider to two-way deal, start to fill Summer League roster

Following the conclusion of the 2022 NBA Draft, the Lakers started to tap the undrafted market in pursuit of filling their pair of two-way spots, as well as their Summer League roster.

2022 NBA Draft: Start time, draft order and event thread

The 2022 NBA Draft is set for tomorrow with the Lakers looking to make a move into the second round to join the festivities.

Hulu releases first trailer for Lakers ‘Legacy’ docuseries

The first teaser trailer for Hulu’s docuseries on the history of the Lakers — Legacy — was released on Tuesday.

Lakers announce Las Vegas Summer League schedule

The Lakers announced their first four games of the Las Vegas Summer League, featuring match-ups with a number of Western Conference rivals.

Khalifa Diop highlights latest draft workout for Lakers

The Lakers took another look at a second round prospect in Senegalese big man Khalifa Diop in their latest workout ahead of the 2022 NBA draft.

Darvin Ham to ‘diversify’ Russell Westbrook on offense for Lakers next season

To get the best out of Russell Westbrook next season, Darvin Ham intends on using him in a multitude of ways in the Lakers offense.

LeBron James defends Anthony Davis from critics in what is the dumbest story of the offseason

After criticism was leveled at Anthony Davis for his offseason plans, LeBron James stepped up to defend his teammate via social media on Wednesday.

Darvin Ham just wants to help LeBron James stay healthy and get stronger as the playoffs approach

As LeBron James battles Father Time, Darvin Ham’s primary focus is keeping him healthy and primed for the postseason.

Rob Pelinka says Darvin Ham was ‘unanimous’ choice of Lakers coaching search committee

The process of hiring Darvin Ham seemed to go smoothly for the Lakers’ front office.

Lakers hold draft workout on Tuesday featuring Jabari Walker

The Lakers’ latest draft workout features another player expected to be a mid-to-late-second round draft pick in Colorado’s Jabari Walker.

Austin Reaves says his NBA motivation is ‘to tell everybody to f--- off’

Like so many others in the league, Austin Reaves’ motivation for making it in the NBA is based on proving doubters wrong.

Austin Reaves was a high school basketball legend

Long before he broke out as a rookie with the Lakers, Austin Reaves was melting scoreboards in high school with his scoring.

Anthony Davis demonstrates admirable work-life balance

In a viral video over the weekend, Anthony Davis said he hasn’t shot a basketball since April, and honestly, good for him.

LeBron James says he’d play for the Warriors or Heat, if not the Lakers

On his latest episode of "The Shop," LeBron James picked teams from this year’s playoffs — from which his Lakers were excluded — that he’d like to join up with.

LeBron James wants to own an NBA team in Vegas, but it’ll be difficult

It’s not a surprise that LeBron James wants to own an NBA team, but it’s going to be quite difficult for him to do it, especially in Las Vegas.

Darvin Ham says returning to the Lakers is ‘like a homecoming’ for him

More than a decade after beginning his NBA coaching career with the Lakers, Darvin Ham is taking the leap to head coach in the same place he started.

Chris Duhon shares incredible Kobe Bryant story that may not really be true

While even some of the wildest Kobe Bryant stories contain some kernel of truth, Chris Duhon lacks facts to back this one up.

Russell Westbrook has expressed ‘tremendous enthusiasm’ for Darvin Ham hire

For what it’s worth, Russell Westbrook appears to be a big fan of the Lakers’ hiring of Darvin Ham as the team’s new head coach.

Rob Pelinka hopes Lakers can buy at least one second round pick

The Lakers do not own a second round pick, but general manager Rob Pelinka said trading for one is on the team’s priority list.

Jayson Tatum felt like Lakers ‘didn’t want anything to do with’ him in the 2017 NBA Draft

Despite being a childhood fan of the franchise, Jayson Tatum felt as though he was never really considered by the Lakers during the 2017 NBA Draft.

Lakers announce latest 2022 NBA draft workouts for Wednesday

The Lakers continue working out prospects with a focus on undrafted free agents ahead of the 2022 NBA draft.

Darvin Ham declines comment on Rasheed Wallace rumors, but says he wants his coaching staff to be able to do ‘everything’

As Darvin Ham builds out his Lakers coaching staff, a desire for assistants that can do a bit of everything outweighs that of specific offensive or defensive coordinators.

Darvin Ham says Russell Westbrook will ‘absolutely’ be with Lakers next season

In his introductory press conference, Darvin Ham gave the latest and perhaps strongest sign yet that the Lakers are planning for Russell Westbrook to be on the team next season.

Johnny Juzang leads latest Lakers pre-draft workout

Southern California native Johnny Juzang was the highlight of the Lakers latest 2022 NBA draft workout on Monday.

Darvin Ham says Anthony Davis is the ‘key’ to how the Lakers want to play on defense

In his introductory press conference, new Lakers head coach Darvin Ham spoke highly of Anthony Davis’ potential, but hinted at what has to change in order for him to get there.

Andre Drummond says you literally have to be built different to play for the Lakers

After spending time with the Lakers as well as elsewhere around the league, Andre Drummond talked about the mindset needed to done the purple and gold.

Austin Reaves open to play more point guard next season

After being a point guard most of his playing career, Austin Reaves took an off-ball role last season with the Lakers but would be open to a return to his basketball norm.

Carmelo Anthony tweets support of Brittney Griner: ‘She is a human and she needs to come home’

As Brittney Griner crosses three months being detailed in Russia, Carmelo Anthony is the latest to speak out in support of her on Friday.

Rob Pelinka expects Darvin Ham to bring ‘toughness and competitive edge’ to Lakers

The Lakers have officially announced Darvin Ham, who they expect to bring a fresh and competitive culture to the franchise.

Scotty Pippen Jr. highlights latest Lakers pre-draft workout

Son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen will be among the crop of prospects for the Lakers newest draft prospect workouts.

Draymond Green shares passionate reaction to Lakers hiring Darvin Ham

Having grown up in the same town as Darvin Ham, Draymond Green shared what it meant to him to see Ham named the head coach of the Lakers.

LeBron James is officially the first active NBA player to become a billionaire

On Thursday, Forbes announced that LeBron James had crossed the threshold to become the first active billionaire NBA player.