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Lakers have offered 2027 first-round pick to Pistons in Jerami Grant package

The Lakers haven’t been able to get the Pistons to send them Jerami Grant yet, but they are making pretty much their best possible trade offer for the midseason market’s most coveted player.

Report: Rockets would accept Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade... if Lakers attached first-round pick

How considerate of the Rockets.

Reports: LeBron James, Anthony Davis both pushed for Russell Westbrook trade

The Lakers have roster construction issues. As we dissect them, it’s worth remembering that two of the biggest proponents of bringing in Russell Westbrook and jumpstarting those problems were Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Lakers front office reportedly gave Frank Vogel permission to bench Russell Westbrook

The situation with Russell Westbrook and the Lakers reached a tipping point on Wednesday as Frank Vogel — with the front office’s backing — benched the point guard to close the game against Indiana.

Report: Lakers have explored trade for Harrison Barnes

In search of 3-and-D forwards, the Lakers have reportedly inquired about Kings forward Harrison Barnes to help balance the roster.

Report: The Lakers are shopping Talen Horton-Tucker across trade market

The Lakers are low on valuable trade assets, so it should come as no surprise that they’re shopping one of their most valuable in Talen Horton-Tucker.

Lakers are reportedly optimistic Anthony Davis can return during upcoming road trip

On the heels of Anthony Davis being cleared to return to the court, the Lakers are hoping it’s not long before he returns to game action.

Report: Lakers have ‘no current plans’ to fire Frank Vogel

It sounds like Lakers head coach Frank Vogel’s job is safe... for now.

Lakers Trade Rumors: The latest on L.A.’s interest in Myles Turner, Jerami Grant

The Lakers may not have enough to get a blockbuster deal done at the trade deadline, whether for Myles Turner or Jerami Grant, or anyone else.

Report: Frank Vogel is on the hot seat, being evaluated game-to-game

The Lakers’ best win of the season served as a morale booster, and potentially a job-saver for Frank Vogel for the time being.

Russell Westbrook says he isn’t bothered by trade rumors

After 13 years in the NBA, Russell Westbrook understands that basketball is a business before anything else.

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Lakers Trade Rumors: The latest on Russell Westbrook, Jerami Grant and more

As always, the Lakers figure to be at the center of trade rumors in the coming weeks as the NBA trade deadline approaches, with Russell Westbrook’s future in Los Angeles and the pursuit of Jerami Grant two of the hottest storylines.

Report: The Lakers have ‘interest’ in Myles Turner trade

With Myles Turner reportedly available on the NBA trade market, the Lakers are among the teams to make it known that they’d like to deal for the Pacers big man.

The Lakers are among several teams reportedly trying to trade for Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant is a trade option for the Lakers. But is he a realistic one?

NBA teams aren’t really interested in trading for Russell Westbrook

Even if the Lakers wanted to trade Russell Westbrook at midseason, there isn’t a lot of reason to believe that NBA teams would be lining up to take him.

Lakers guarantee Avery Bradley, Austin Reaves’ contracts for rest of season

The Lakers will not be cutting Avery Bradley or Austin Reaves before Friday’s deadline to do so before their contracts become guaranteed.

Lakers reportedly looking to offload DeAndre Jordan, Kent Bazemore for roster spots

DeAndre Jordan and Kent Bazemore may be on different teams soon.

Lakers and Stanley Johnson have ‘mutual interest’ in reunion

It sure sounds like Stanley Johnson is coming back, based on the latest Lakers rumors.

Lakers, Cavs expand Rajon Rondo trade to include Knicks and save on luxury taxes

We now know why the Lakers and Cavaliers were taking so long on the Rajon Rondo trade, as the now-larger deal will send Denzel Valentine to the Knicks and get the Lakers some cash as they open up a roster spot.

Report: Lakers trade Rajon Rondo to Cavaliers to free up roster spot

The Lakers are shipping Rajon Rondo out to the Cavaliers to open a roster spot, potentially for Stanley Johnson or Darren Collison.

Sixers not interested in taking Russell Westbrook back in Ben Simmons trade

If the Sixers don’t want Russell Westbrook, a Ben Simmons trade isn’t in the cards for the Lakers.

Lakers have reportedly been ‘active’ in the trade market

It sounds like Rob Pelinka has been making calls to see what options the Lakers have.

Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley have entered healthy and safety protocols

Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley will join Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk and Dwight Howard among Lakers in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Reports: Lakers plan to sign Isaiah Thomas to 10-day contract via hardship exception

Isaiah Thomas is technically returning to the Lakers to help the team amidst their current COVID outbreak.

Report: Lakers have had ‘internal discussions’ about trading Russell Westbrook

Could the Lakers actually move Russell Westbrook in a trade? The team has apparently talked about it, but it still feels wildly unlikely for a few reasons.

Report: Trevor Ariza to play in 1-2 weeks, Kendrick Nunn targeting January return

The two remaining Lakers who have yet to make their regular season debuts — Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn — each appear to have firmer timelines for their returns.

Report: Lakers, Trail Blazers among teams chasing Jerami Grant in trade talks with Pistons

One of the most theorized Lakers trade targets — Pistons forward Jerami Grant — could be on the table. But the Trail Blazers are chasing him too, and injuries could complicate things.

The Lakers are reportedly interested in a Ben Simmons trade, but it’s hard to see a realistic path to a deal

While it wouldn’t be the easiest deal to manufacture, the Lakers are reportedly one of a number of teams interested in trading for Ben Simmons.

The Lakers’ coaching staff considered slowing the team’s pace when they were struggling

The Lakers wanted to be bigger, stronger and faster this season, but some early stumbles caused Frank Vogel and Co. to reevaluate that approach.

Wesley Matthews is heading to Bucks in free agency

Wesley Matthews wanted "run it back" with the Lakers, but he is instead leaving for the Bucks after just one season in purple and gold.

Russell Westbrook explains why he hates anonymous sources in NBA media

While responding to a question about rumors he wanted to play with Kawhi Leonard, Lakers star Russell Westbrook broke down why he doesn’t like anonymous sources, or questions based on what they have to say.

Frank Vogel hot seat rumors may be more smoke than fire... for now

Slow start aside, it doesn’t sound like Frank Vogel is actually on the hot seat for the Lakers, even while sitting at .500 over 20 games into the season.