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Lakers sign Yi Jianlian

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Yi Jianlian, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Lakers sign Yi Jianlian

Forward Yi Jianlian is back in the NBA. The Lakers officially signed him today. “We’re excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We look forward to bringing him to training camp and hopefully having him make an impact on our team.” The Lakers frontcourt revolves around Luol Deng, Julius [...]

Lakers sign Timofey Mozgov

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Timofey Mozgov, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Mozgov’s deal is reportedly a $65 million dollar contract over four years. Those are bigger dollar numbers than were expected for him. “Timofey is a player who has shown the ability to change the game at the defensive end, [...]

Bulls trade Jose Calderon to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired José Calderón and two future second round draft picks from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Ater Majok, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “Not only is José an elite shooter, he is also an established and versatile player whose skill and professionalism [...]

Lakers ink Jordan Clarkson, Luol Deng and Ivica Zubac

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed guard Jordan Clarkson, and signed forward Luol Deng and center Ivica Zubac, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Clarkson’s deal is reportedly a $50 million dollar contract over four years. Deng’s deal is reportedly a $72 million dollar contract over four years. “Jordan is an important piece [...]

Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram is set to begin summer league

Brandon Ingram, selected by the Lakers with the second pick in the NBA draft last month, is ready to begin summer league games in Las Vegas. Ingram knows there is pressure building on him — Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak confirmed that by moving him into Kobe Bryant’s old locker — but the...

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on Al Horford, Ryan Anderson and Free-Agent Targets

The Los Angeles Lakers have been more active than most so far in 2016 NBA free agency, though not to the best of reviews. General manager Mitch Kupchak and the front office were quick out of the gates to take care of one of their own,...Show More Summary

Lakers extend qualifying offers to Clarkson, two others

The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to Tarik Black, Jordan Clarkson, and Marcelo Huertas, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talks about team's second draft pick: Ivica Zubac

As he sat down behind the microphones around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak laid out one simple rule. “Don’t ask me to say the name,” Kupchak said, a slight grin on his face. “Especially not at this late hour.” The name: Ivica Zubac, a 7-foot-1 Croatian center whom the...

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on 2016 NBA Draft Plans

The Los Angeles Lakers won the lottery. That sounds dramatic, but general manager Mitch Kupchak and the organization gambled it all on another tanked season despite the risk of losing a pick. The suffering got Lakers fans one last memorable ride, one of the worst seasons in franchise history and the No. Show More Summary

Mitch Kupchak Comments on Lakers Landing No. 2 Pick in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers received the second overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft during Tuesday night's lottery. It's a huge asset to have for general manager Mitch Kupchak, who is tasked with turning this once-elite franchise back...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Reports Before 2016 NBA Draft Lottery

Though they probably wouldn't admit it, the Los Angeles Lakers have to love standing as the center of attention this offseason. General manager Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers have exited the Kobe Bryant era with just two pieces for the...Show More Summary

Lakers have a lot riding on the NBA draft lottery, but GM Mitch Kupchak doesn't want to talk about it

Mitch Kupchak refuses to talk about the Lakers' lottery possibilities. He doesn't want to jinx anything. He's not the type to turn and run when a black cat approaches, but there's a reason the Lakers' general manager is heavily superstitious right now. There's a lot at stake Tuesday in the NBA...

Byron Scott says his firing as Lakers coach came as a shock, but he still bleeds purple and gold

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The text message from Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak arrived on a lazy Sunday afternoon, as Byron Scott was relaxing and baby sitting his granddaughters. It was a request for Scott to meet with Kupchak at the team's practice facility. Scott assured Kupchak that he'd be there around 7 that...

Lakers Trade Rumors: Mitch Kupchak Dismisses Idea Team Would Deal Top-3 Pick

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak Friday dismissed the idea that the team's front office would consider trading a top three selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. While appearing on the Thompson and Trudell radio show on ESPN710...Show More Summary

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak talks about hiring Luke Walton as new coach

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mitch Kupchak eased his way down from his general manager’s office with the Lakers on Friday and paused before saying: “We’re having a press conference and no coach,” said Kupckak, shaking his head, smiling. Kupchak then slowly walked to his seat at a table set up with a slew of microphones on...

Lakers hire Luke Walton as head coach

Earlier today, the Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for Walton to become the next Head Coach of the team, it was announced by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Walton will begin his new duties at the conclusion of the Golden State Warriors season.

Kupchak hopes Lakers' coaching search isn't lengthy

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't think his search for a new coach will take a long time.

Why all the animosity toward Lakers Coach Byron Scott? Firing him won't change anything

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak might not be saying anything about Coach Byron Scott, but the fans are making their voices heard, whether it's on the radio airwaves or in the comments section under the online versions of Mike Bresnahan's stories. Their pitchforks are out. They want Scott fired....

Lakers' Byron Scott defends his coaching style

It was Byron Scott's turn to answer questions about Byron Scott. The Lakers coach spoke a day after Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak declined to go in depth with reporters about Scott's future. Scott met Wednesday with Kupchak regarding the direction he was taking the Lakers in his second season...

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