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Carmelo Anthony says he ‘can’t be at peace with not winning a championship’ now that he’s joined the Lakers

Carmelo Anthony is not going to let the opportunity he has with the Lakers go to waste.

Tracker and Thread: Every player the Lakers have been connected to in free agency

The Lakers are already the subject of plenty of NBA free agency rumors, something that will only continue as the offseason rolls along.

Frank Vogel says Lakers adding Russell Westbrook means he doesn’t have to be ‘afraid to play him’ anymore

After years of struggling to constrain Russell Westbrook, Lakers coach Frank Vogel will now be able to compete alongside him instead of trying to stop him this season.

Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he’s ‘excited that teams are counting us out’

Frank Vogel has heard the doubts about the Lakers’ overhauled roster.

The Lakers are reportedly interested in James Ennis

The Lakers are one of a handful of teams who might like to add James Ennis for one of their final roster spots.

The Lakers will reportedly sign DeAndre Jordan when he clears waivers

The Lakers are bringing DeAndre Jordan back to Los Angeles after the veteran big man parted ways with Brooklyn (and Detroit).

An NBA executive came up with the corniest nickname of all-time for the Lakers

LeBron James could only dream of giving a nickname as bad as this anonymous Eastern Conferee executive gave the Lakers.

Rajon Rondo believes Lakers age will come with ‘wisdom’ and ‘discipline’

Rajon Rondo doesn’t mind that the Lakers are now the old guys of the NBA.

Michael Cooper says he would be ‘speechless’ if the Lakers retired his number

Michael Cooper knows he’d probably have to make the Hall of Fame first, but it sounds like he’d be even more excited to join an even more exclusive club: Players with their jerseys retired by the Lakers.

Lakers are reportedly ‘frontrunners’ to sign Rajon Rondo when he clears waivers

Playoff Rondo is BACK.

Svi Mykhailiuk is heading to the Raptors in free agency

The Lakers drafted Svi Mykhailiuk in 2018, but after he considered returning to the team in free agency, he instead signed with the Raptors.

Michael Cooper is still living his basketball dream, 30 years after his Lakers career

After storied tenures with the Lakers and Sparks, the latest coaching stop for Michael Cooper is the BIG3.

Marc Gasol is reportedly ‘not a lock to return to the Lakers’ next season

No matter how things shake out, it’s pretty clear at this point that Marc Gasol and the Lakers would probably prefer to separate.

LeBron James brings back #WashedKing moniker after anonymous executives say he is not the best player in NBA

After a handful of anonymous scouts and execs did not vote LeBron James as the best player in the NBA, the Lakers star showed his anger online and brought back the #WashedKing hashtag.

Russell Westbrook says old Lakers are going to ‘kick these young motherf------ asses’

While the talk of the Lakers this offseason has been about their old age, Russell Westbrook is already using it as motivation.

Carmelo Anthony ‘never’ thought he’d get the chance to join the Lakers

Despite a long history of links to the Lakers, Carmelo Anthony never pictured himself in the purple and gold before this offseason.

Lakers to play Nets on Christmas Day

The Lakers and Nets will face each other on Christmas Day in a matchup just about everyone could have predicted, but will still be one of the most exciting games of the year nonetheless.

Russell Westbrook doesn’t know how long he’ll be with Lakers, but is committed to giving them everything he has

Russell Westbrook is focusing on the now, not the future, while he’s with his hometown Lakers.

Lakers to require all office employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

The Lakers are among several Southern California pro sports teams making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for people working in their offices.

Carmelo Anthony isn’t focused on his role, just wants to win a championship

Coming into Los Angeles and with the Lakers this season, Carmelo Anthony has one thing on his mind: an NBA title.

Kent Bazemore says he loves the Lakers’ roster, wants to learn more about defense from Trevor Ariza

While Kent Bazemore is excited about the entirety of the new Lakers roster, one particular veteran has him most excited to learn from.

Did we accidentally piss off LeBron James and inspire a deleted subtweet and possible Lakers championship?

Maybe, or maybe not. But either way, if the Lakers win it all this year, you should credit us. Well, us and LeBron.

People around NBA reportedly expect Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan to consider pay cuts to join Lakers in free agency

Players like Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay and/or DeMar DeRozan being willing to take less money to chase a title with the Lakers could really help the team add depth in free agency.

Lakers, Wizards have completed trade for Russell Westbrook

After a ton of rumors, the Lakers have acquired Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster trade with the Washington Wizards.

DeMar DeRozan is reportedly no longer an option for the Lakers in free agency

It sounds like both DeMar DeRozan and the Lakers are going to look elsewhere in free agency.

Report: Lakers doing ‘due diligence’ on possible trade for Ricky Rubio

The Lakers could acquire Ricky Rubio — a player who has given them problems in the past — in an offseason trade.

Spurs would reportedly be willing to help DeMar DeRozan get to Lakers in sign-and-trade for Kyle Kuzma

A sign-and-trade for DeMar DeRozan would hard cap the Lakers, who would likely send out Kyle Kuzma to entice the Spurs to help DeRozan come home.

Lakers offered Kyle Kuzma, No. 22 pick to Pacers for No. 13 pick

The Lakers’ goals of moving up in the 2021 NBA Draft and shopping Kyle Kuzma around the league may not be mutually exclusive.

Montrezl Harrell ‘50-50’ on opting out of contract, could be traded if he opts in

As he contemplates his future with the Lakers, Montrezl Harrell is still reportedly uncertain about what to do with his player option.

Lakers have reportedly discussed trading up in 2021 NBA draft to select Chris Duarte of Oregon

At the 2021 NBA Draft nears, Chris Duarte appears to be the main target for the Lakers as they aim to trade up for him

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‘I think Steph shifted that’: How the Lakers ended up with D’Angelo Russell in the 2015 NBA Draft

Inside how the Lakers decided to choose D’Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor and Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 NBA Draft, and Russell’s tumultuous rookie season in purple and gold.

DeMar DeRozan says it would be a ‘great opportunity’ to play for hometown Lakers

With a chance to return home to Los Angeles, DeMar DeRozan seems eager to play for the Lakers next season.