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Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash

Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, the Lakers announced the disappointing news that Steve Nash will miss the final year on his contract due to a recurring back injury.

Lakers' Steve Nash to be sidelined for season because of back problems

Steve Nash’s tenure with the Lakers has ended before the third and final year of his contract with them.

Lakers' Byron Scott on losing Nash for the season: 'Obviously it hurts'

Steve Nash wasn't going to play all 82 games this season. Or even 60. Or maybe even half that.

Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games.

Jeanie Buss calls free agents afraid to play with Kobe Bryant 'losers'

Jeanie Buss had a very clear take on players unwilling to join the Lakers because they fear Kobe Bryant.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason win over Trail Blazers

A lot was missing from the Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers — seemingly both teams’ key starters, to begin with. But here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s exhibition with only one more left until Tuesday’s opener against Houston.

Kobe Bryant will sit out Lakers' final two exhibition games

Kobe Bryant will sit out the Lakers' final two exhibition games for rest reasons, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

NBA general managers rank Kobe Bryant as third-best shooting guard

Kobe Bryant is the third-best shooting guard in the league, according to a poll of general managers.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason loss to Phoenix Suns

Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-108 overtime exhibition loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night:

Lakers star Kobe Bryant rolls on despite negative article

Kobe Bryant appeared before the media late Tuesday night and never looked upset at the question he seemed to know was coming.

Lakers' Jeremy Lin plays against Phoenix Suns

Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin, who missed the last three games with sprained ankles, has played tonight against the Phoenix Suns at the Honda Center.

Ed Davis has hit nearly all of his shots for Lakers in preseason

The Lakers brought in 6-foot-10 forward/center Ed Davis this offseason on a two-year minimum contract worth $2.1 million (with a player option on the second season).

Five takeaways from Lakers' preseason loss to Warriors

The score almost said it all: Golden State 116, Lakers 75. It was just as ugly as it would indicate, the Lakers trailing by 26 after the first quarter and 40 after the third. Here are five things to take away from their second-largest exhibition loss since the team began keeping pre-season...

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson out at least a week with moderate calf strain

Jordan Clarkson will miss at least a week of action after suffering a moderate left calf strain.

Kobe Byrant scores 10 points in 11 minutes of play in first quarter

Kobe Bryant continued his strong start in exhibition play, scoring 10 points in 11 minutes of play in the first quarter against Golden State on Thursday night at Staples Center. 

Byron Scott wants Lakers' defense to improve against Warriors

The Lakers play their second preseason game on Thursday night, hosting the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.

Lakers' Carlos Boozer impressed by play of 40-year-old Steve Nash

New forward Carlos Boozer played almost 21 minutes Monday, scoring six points with four rebounds and three assists as the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets,  98-95, in their preseason opener.

Byron Scott wants Lakers to average 10 to 15 three-point shots a game

The Lakers are quickly adjusting to life after Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as coach  after a 27-55 season.

NBA television deal could give Lakers massive spending power in 2016

The Lakers stand to have significant spending power in 2016-17 free agency, with the NBA announcing on Monday a lucrative extension of their national television deal with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TNT) and the Walt Disney Company (ABC, ESPN).

Kobe Bryant, Lakers to make preseason returns Monday vs. Denver Nuggets

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers return to the court on Monday night for their first exhibition game of the 2014-15 season.

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