Los Angeles Teams

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Uehara's glove stops the squeeze (0:29)
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Broussard: Durant 'connected' with the Clippers (1:07)
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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)

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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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Start Julio Urias in Week 14 fantasy (1:05)

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.

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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.

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