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Steve Kerr and Grant Hill are huge fans of Austin Reaves

Austin Reaves has some very influential fans in Team USA director Grant Hill and head coach Steve Kerr.

Rob Pelinka discusses possibility of LeBron retiring, NBA free agency in ESPN interview

Rob Pelinka explained why the Lakers were "excited" to see a recent LeBron James Instagram post about the team’s NBA free agency additions and more during a broadcast appearance on ESPN.

The Lakers officially announce free agent signings

With the NBA moratorium over, the Lakers announced (nearly) all of their free agent signings on Thursday.

The Lakers are already scouting Bryce James

Despite being multiple years away from being draft eligible, Bryce James already has NBA scouts watching his games at Peach Jam, including the Lakers.

The Lakers have officially guaranteed Jarred Vanderbilt’s contract

After reports indicated they would do so before NBA free agency kicked off, the Lakers have officially guaranteed Jarred Vanderbilt’s contract.

Lakers waive Harrison

The Lakers have cut Shaquille Harrison, freeing up a roster spot ahead of NBA free agency.

The Lakers are reportedly waiving Mo Bamba

The Lakers had to decide whether or not to guarantee Mo Bamba’s contract for next season by the end of the day, and opted to cut him ahead of NBA free agency.

Lakers will cut Malik Beasley if they can’t trade him before his contract guarantees

The Lakers are expected to continue cutting salary ahead of NBA free agency, as after waiving Mo Bamba, they appear poised to do the same with Malik Beasley.

3 Jalen Hood-Schifino facts to make you feel as ‘old’ as he says LeBron James is

Jalen Hood-Schifino had a hilarious reaction to only being seven days old when his new Lakers teammate, LeBron James, was drafted in 2003.

Rob Pelinka says Lakers aren’t done making moves to build ‘championship-level product’

The Lakers decision to not trade their draft pick and select Jalen Hood-Schifino on Thursday drew questions from fans, but Rob Pelinka defended the decision.

Jalen Hood-Schifino calls it ‘crazy’ to be drafted by Lakers, grew up Kobe Bryant fan

In a good ole feel-good story, the newly-drafted Laker Jalen Hood-Schifino spoke on Thursday about being a childhood Kobe Bryant fan.

Lakers draft Maxwell Lewis with No. 40 pick

After trading up from 47 with the Pacers earlier in the day, the Lakers used their second-round pick on Pepperdine forward Maxwell Lewis.

Lakers draft Jalen Hood-Schifino with No. 17 pick

The Lakers got the player they were consistently predicted to pick in the 2023 NBA Draft: Jalen Hood-Schifino of Indiana.

Tracker: Everyone we know the Lakers have looked at in the 2023 NBA Draft

With a first and second round pick in the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft, the Lakers are casting their typically wide net on prospects in pre-draft workouts.

The Lakers secretly worked out a bunch of first round picks

Typically looking to work in a bit of secrecy during the predraft workout phase, a number of previously unannounced prospects revealed they worked out for the Lakers over the last month including Jett Howard and Dereck Lively II.

Phil Handy talks Lakers, NBA free agency, his future and more in trip to Manila

On the first day of his summer tour in Manila, Phil Handy had a press conference where he talked about a couple of noteworthy topics surrounding the Lakers

Phil Handy reveals he signed extension with Lakers: ‘I’m in Laker Land, baby’

There was speculation that Frank Vogel would try to recruit Phil Handy to his staff with the Phoenix Suns, but the well-regarded assistant revealed he’s with the Lakers for at least two more years.

Frank Vogel recruits South Bay Lakers head coach Miles Simon to Suns staff

The South Bay Lakers will be looking for a new coach after Frank Vogel recruited Miles Simon to rejoin him on the Suns bench.

Lakers lose assistant coach Jon Pastorek to Frank Vogel, Suns

The Lakers will have at least one spot open on their bench moving forward, as player development coach Jon Pastorek will head to the Suns to reunite with Frank Vogel.

LeBron James appears to fire back at Mike Malone, Nuggets in Instagram post

LeBron James seems to be tired of the Nuggets — mainly head coach Mike Malone — bringing up the Lakers constantly during the championship celebration.

Michael Malone and the Nuggets can’t stop talking about the Lakers after winning the NBA title

Before, during and after the NBA Finals, the Nuggets have continued talking about the Lakers despite the Lakers never mentioning them.

The contract status of every Lakers player

The Lakers head into an offseason where lots of wheels will be turning. Here’s a look at every contract for the current Lakers roster.

Rui Hachimura on upcoming free agency: ‘I just want to be somewhere I can be happy’

Rui Hachimura was complimentary of the Lakers when asked about his restricted free agency, but didn’t outright commit to staying in Los Angeles, either.

Report: Lakers will ‘most likely’ keep No. 17 pick in 2023 NBA Draft

The Lakers haven’t retained one of their own first-round picks since 2018, but that might not be the case again this year

2023 NBA Mock Draft Roundup: Field settles after withdrawal deadline

With the available players now fully set, there is more clarity for the Lakers as to who they could target in the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft.

Referee Eric Lewis will not work NBA Finals as league investigates possible burner Twitter account

NBA referees are not allowed to discuss officiating matters publicly, meaning Eric Lewis could face further discipline beyond sitting out the NBA Finals if allegations that he had a Twitter burner account prove true.

Lakers set to play Victor Wembanyama in California Classic

The field and schedule for the annual California Classic Summer League event were revealed on Wednesday with the Lakers set to play the Spurs and Victor Wembanyama.

LeBron James weighs in on NBA investigation into referee Eric Lewis

LeBron James has questions about the alleged Twitter burner account controversy involving NBA referee Eric Lewis. We did our best to find some answers for the Lakers star.

Max Christie says he plans to play for Lakers in Summer League

The Lakers first round draft pick from 2022, Max Christie is ready to head into the offseason looking to improve, including taking part in Summer League.

D’Angelo Russell calls season ‘complete success,’ wants to return to Lakers

While it ended on a sour note, D’Angelo Russell called his season a successful one with the Lakers after helping the Lakers to a deep playoff run, something he hopes to repeat in the future.

LeBron James confirms he will get MRI on foot now that season is over

LeBron James will get his torn foot tendon reevaluated now that the Lakers are done in the NBA playoffs.

Tristan Thompson says he loves what Lakers are building, wants to return next season

A surprise contributor in the final game of the Lakers season, Tristan Thompson wants to return to a franchise he has belief in what they’re building for the future.

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