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Lakers linked to Mo Bamba, Nicolas Batum and tons of other players on eve of NBA free agency

The Lakers have a lot of targets in NBA free agency, ranging from big men to wings.

Which types of players should the Lakers target in free-agency?

With the team only hours away from needing to fill multiple roster spots, they have to be strategic with which positions they prioritize.

Austin Reaves’ contract non-guaranteed for 2022-23, expected to be part of roster

After a stellar rookie season, the Lakers predictably expect Austin Reaves to be part of next season’s roster.

Rumors Roundup: Buddy Hield, Malik Monk and free agency preview

With free agency little more than 24 hours away, rumors have begun circulating including the Lakers and players they could be interested in.

Lakers officially pick up team option on Wenyen Gabriel

A late-season addition, Wenyen Gabriel showed enough in his short time with the Lakers for them to reportedly pick up his team option for 2022-23.

Lakers officially pick up team option on Stanley Johnson

After being signed midseason, Stanley Johnson blossomed as a member of his hometown Lakers, inspiring the team to pick up his option for next season.

Report: Lakers still would like to trade Russell Westbrook, but not if they have to attach picks

The Lakers would like to trade Russell Westbrook... but apparently not all that badly.

Rumors Roundup: How close were the Lakers to acquiring Kyrie Irving?

The Lakers sure seemed to think they were close to acquiring Kyrie Irving and the Nets believed he was gone, but only Kyrie himself ever knew the plan.

Russell Westbrook reportedly opts into final year of contract worth $47 million

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, Russell Westbrook will not be turning down $47 million from the Lakers and will opt into the final year of his contract.

Kyrie Irving reportedly opts into contract, expected to remain with Nets over Lakers

It appears the Lakers will not be reuniting LeBron James and Kyrie Irving this offseason as the latter is opting into his deal with the Nets and looks set to remain in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving reportedly granted permission to seek sign-and-trade, Lakers only interested team

The Kyrie Irving saga continues, as No. 11 has reportedly been granted permission by the Nets to try find a sign-and-trade deal with other teams, including the Lakers.

Lakers reportedly interested in John Wall if bought out by Rockets

The Lakers’ love of non-shooting point guards appears to be continuing as they are reportedly interested in John Wall, should be be bought out.

Rumors Roundup: LeBron, Kyrie, trade possibilities and the NBA Draft

At the center of the Kyrie Irving rumors is his relationship with LeBron James, which appears to be repaired to the point where he’s signing off on a potential move to the Lakers.

Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal’s sons are playing for the Lakers Summer League team

The Lakers have reportedly agreed to deals with Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, and Scotty Pippen Jr., son of Scottie.

How the Lakers could trade for Kyrie Irving, explained

The Lakers are reportedly interested in acquiring the Nets’ Kyrie Irving, but given their limited resources, how could they even do so?

Lakers reportedly on list of teams Kyrie Irving would consider for sign-and-trade

If Kyrie Irving can’t agree to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers are reportedly one of the handful of teams he would consider a trade to.

Lakers trade for pick No. 35 from Magic in 2022 NBA Draft

The Lakers have reportedly completed a trade for a second round pick in tonight’s 2022 NBA Draft, landing the 35th pick from Orlando.

Lakers reportedly interested in forward Nicolas Batum in free agency

While the Clippers are the favorites to retain Nicolas Batum in free agency, the Lakers are reportedly interested in signing the wing.

Lakers reportedly considered ‘biggest threat’ to Nets for Kyrie Irving, still considered ‘a stretch’

As the Kyrie Irving saga continues unfolding, the Lakers appear to be a threat to land the Brooklyn Nets’ enigmatic guard.

Lakers hold free agent mini-camp including Derrick Williams, Darren Collison

The Lakers held a second free agent mini-camp this offseason, this one featuring a pair of former Lakers in Derrick Williams and Darren Collison.

Lakers hire Jordan Ott as final front-of-bench assistant

Darvin Ham is well underway to filling out his coaching staff with the Lakers, hiring now-former Nets assistant Jordan Ott as his latest move.

Rumors Roundup: Lakers reportedly interested in Malcolm Brogdon

In the Lakers’ efforts to unload Russell Westbrook last season, a trade with the Pacers for Malcolm Brogdon was discussed, perhaps foreshadowing a deal this summer.

Kendrick Nunn reportedly picks up player option for $5.2 million

After a season in which he did not even get on the court for the Lakers, Kendrick Nunn will, unsurprisingly, pick up his player option for next season with the Lakers.

Report: Hornets still have ‘real’ interest in Russell Westbrook as trade target

With the Charlotte Hornets set for a financial crunch beginning this offseason, Russell Westbrook could still be a real trade target for them.

Report: Lakers expected to pursue Kyrie Irving in free agency

Kyrie Irving and the Nets are reportedly at a stalemate in contract talks, clearing the way for the Lakers to pursue a deal for the disgruntled All-Star when NBA free agency begins.

Lakers reportedly hire Chris Jent from Hawks as top assistant for Darvin Ham’s staff

Darvin Ham has tapped Chris Jent of the Atlanta Hawks to take the spot as his top assistant on the Lakers.

Rumors Roundup: Lakers interested trading for Bradley Beal

The Lakers are at least aiming big in a return for Russell Westbrook as they’re reportedly interested in Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal.

Lakers lose another assistant coach, Rasheed Wallace still candidate for staff

The Lakers look set to lose one of the small handful of assistant coaches they had retained from last season in Quinton Crawford, but Rasheed Wallace remains a candidate to join the staff.

Despite Lakers rumors, Zach LaVine likely to remain with Bulls

The Lakers may have been reportedly interested in Zach LaVine, but it sounds like he’s staying put in Chicago with the Bulls this offseason.

Report: Hawks, Pistons willing to sell second-round picks as Lakers look to buy

The Hawks and Pistons could be targets for the Lakers to trade up into the 2022 NBA Draft.

Rumors Roundup: Lakers planning to keep Russ, LeBron James wanted DeMar DeRozan

As the Lakers continue making plans for how to move forwards with Russell Westbrook this offseason, what could have been with DeMar DeRozan still looms large.

Report: Lakers have privately shown intent to keep Russell Westbrook on roster

Are the Lakers bluffing or do they really plan on bringing back Russell Westbrook next season?