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Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era (The Associated P...
23 Feb 2017 at 1:51am
Magic Johnson swept in to soothe the rattled Los Angeles Lakers, a young, struggling team still reeling from front-office upheaval and the trade of leading scorer Lou Williams. Co-owner Jeanie Buss installed Johnson as president of basketball operations after firing longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and dismissing brother Jim as executive vice president of basketball operations a day earlier. ''Everything happened so fast,'' rookie coach Luke Walton said.
NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season (The Associated Press)
23 Feb 2017 at 12:15am
LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season. The big stars had their fun in New Orleans. When play resumes on Thursday night, a few hours after the trade deadline expires, it will be a break-neck, six-week sprint to the finish.
Column: Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back glory (The Associated P...
22 Feb 2017 at 11:04pm
Chasing celebrity isn't mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance. It hasn't worked in New York, where Phil Jackson's 11 rings haven't helped turn around a franchise. There's not much evidence it will work in Los Angeles, either, where Magic Johnson is now in charge of leading the Lakers back to the promised land.
Lakers trade guard Williams to Rockets (Reuters)
22 Feb 2017 at 6:47am
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers, who named Magic Johnson as their new president of basketball operations earlier on Tuesday, have traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, according to multiple media reports. The Lakers are expected to receive a 2017 first-round draft pick along with forward Corey Brewer in exchange for Williams, who wrote on Twitter: ?Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay?. Williams, 30, led the Lakers with an average of 18.6 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season despite coming off the bench. ...
NBA-Lakers trade guard Williams to Rockets (Reuters)
22 Feb 2017 at 6:41am
The Los Angeles Lakers, who named Magic Johnson as their new president of basketball operations earlier on Tuesday, have traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, according to multiple media reports. The Lakers are expected to receive a 2017 first-round draft pick along with forward Corey Brewer in exchange for Williams, who wrote on Twitter: ?Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay?. Williams, 30, led the Lakers with an average of 18.6 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season despite coming off the bench.
Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer (The Associated Press)
22 Feb 2017 at 3:51am
The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. ''Thanx for the love L.A., I've enjoyed my stay,'' Williams wrote on Twitter.
Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired (The Associated Pr...
22 Feb 2017 at 3:49am
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Jim Buss also was dismissed as the Lakers' executive vice president of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling team's front office.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
22 Feb 2017 at 12:02am
The Los Angeles Lakers named team legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson as president of basketball operations on Tuesday while conducting a housecleaning. In addition to Johnson's appointment, the Lakers also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss. Jim Buss was fired by his sister, team governor Jeanie Buss.
Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations (Reuters)
21 Feb 2017 at 8:48pm
(Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations.
NBA-Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations (Reuters)
21 Feb 2017 at 7:38pm
Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office. In addition to promoting Johnson, a Hall of Famer who won five NBA titles with Los Angeles in the 1980s, Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss also fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother, Jim, from his role as vice president of basketball operations.

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