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A big gamble for Lakers?

ESPN Stats & Info notes that the average salary of Timofey Mozgov's reported four-year deal with Los Angeles ($16 million) will exceed his scoring average during the recent postseason (15.0). But, the Lakers are in drastic need of improvement at the center position following last season.

  • PPG: 5.9 (second worst in NBA)
  • RPG: 4.9 (worst)
  • FG pct.: 44.1 (second worst)


Clips' pitch count on Durant: 2

The Clippers will reportedly try to get Kevin Durant to sign with them during this free-agency period to create a "Big Four." Should Durant elect to go elsewhere on a one-year contract, they'll ask him to keep this idea in mind for next summer.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers announce their 2016 Summer League roster, which is highlighted by the No. 2 overall picks in each of the past two drafts -- Brandon Ingram (2016) and D'Angelo Russell (2015).

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers announce that they'll introduce their 2016 draft picks Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac on July 5 at 2:30 p.m. PST.


Let's make a (huge) deal

NBA free-agent contracts can't be signed until Thursday. Here's what's reported to have been informally decided with the beginning of the formal negotiating period at midnight ET Friday.

Windhorst: Lakers have hit 'rock-bottom' (2:14)

Dodgers show strength up the middle

CF Trayce Thompson, C Yasmani Grandal and SS Corey Seager all homered on Thursday. It marked just the second time since the team moved west in 1958 that the Dodgers' starting catcher, shortstop and center fielder had all supplied home runs in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Rams' WR group looks historically awful

Jared Goff has arrived, but Football Outsiders doesn't like the weapons at his disposal. Tavon Austin has never cracked 500 receiving yards in a season, and Kenny Britt is nothing special. Worst WR groups since '07 (Insider)

Clippers need to make cap space for Durant (1:09)
Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes' career-long 466-foot homer paced the competition on June 30. There were 1,012 home runs hit in the 407 MLB games played during June, the third-highest power display in any month in major league history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.


Mozgov won this 'battle' of big men

Timofey Mozgov's agreement to join the Lakers for a reported four years and $64 million took some of the social-media spotlight from Kevin Durant late Thursday night.