The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on forwards Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle, and guard D’Angelo Russell, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Nance Jr., selected with the 27th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, appeared in 63 games (22 starts) in his rookie season, [...]
Sometimes Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak is glad he’s up in his office instead of down on the practice court where the millennials he’s employed are practicing with their loud music blaring. “Some of it has to be censored, so we have to be careful who else is in the gym,” the 62-year-old...
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Zach Auguste, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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...
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
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.
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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.