Lakers, Pacers agree to Hibbert deal
The Lakers are nearing agreement to take Roy Hibbert, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. The framework of the trade is still being discussed. Sources said the deal will be completed by July 9 when the league-wide moratorium is lifted.
The Lakers and Indiana Pacers are nearing agreement on a trade that will send All-Star center Roy Hibbert to Los Angeles, according to league sources.
Lakers learn valuable lesson
J.A. Adande writes of the Lakers big swings and misses in free agency: "They couldn't change the basic facts that they can only sell the glorious past and the possibilities of the future. They can't sell the present." What's the next step?
The Dallas Mavericks are firmly in the mix to sign free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin, according to league sources.
After losing out for LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, the Lakers have learned it has nothing to do with presentation.
Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks
The free-agent center picked New York over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez and the Knicks agreed to a four-year contract worth $54M, according to ESPN sources and media reports.
Knicks finalizing deal with Robin Lopez
The agreement is for four years, $54M. The center is choosing New York over the Lakers, so long as the Knicks don't sign DeAndre Jordan. (via ESPN and media reports)
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received.
Sources: Aldridge digesting team pitches
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received after meeting with seven teams: He met with the Lakers twice, and the Spurs, Suns, Mavs, Rockets, Raptors and Heat. (via ESPN's Marc Stein)
Robin Lopez leaning toward Knicks
The center has picked the Knicks over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez will sign with New York as long as DeAndre Jordan does not choose the Knicks. Story
Free-agent center Robin Lopez has picked the New York Knicks for what sources said is a four-year deal with a total value of $54 million.
Jeanie: Jim will resign if rebuild fails
Lakers team president Jeanie Buss has said that the team is rebuilding under a deadline. Specifically, she has said, the Lakers need to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years or her brother, Jim, will step down from his post as president of basketball operations. Timeline still in place
Jeanie Buss reiterated that a three-year rebuilding timeline is still in place and that if the Lakers don't reach their goals by then, her brother Jim will step down from his post.
Coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge had a second, 90-minute meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers in which the team focused strictly on basketball after a less-than-impressive first meeting.
The Knicks and Lakers were humbled in the first few days of NBA free agency. What other lessons did we learn?
Lakers, Heat in hunt for Aldridge
The Lakers got a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today, and the Heat are in the hunt as well. Aldridge will have a meeting tonight with Pat Riley, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. The Knicks' meeting with Aldridge has been put off.
Tom Penn joins Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers' strategy in free agency and whether the Knicks or Lakers are more attractive to free agents.
Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, like most of the rest of the league, he's waiting for LaMarcus Aldridge to make a decision and determine just how big Davis' r
The Milwaukee Bucks got bigger Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent center Greg Monroe, agent David Falk said.
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