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Paul George would be playing with LeBron James right now if the Lakers had st...
by Yahoo Sports
18 Oct 2018 at 9:10pm
Paul George would be wearing a Lakers uniform right now if he never but on Thunder blue and yellow. Paul George would be on the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James right now if it weren?t for Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti having the chutzpah to trade for him in July 2017. Not only did the California native tell The Undefeated?s Marc J. Spears that he would have signed with the Lakers had he reached free agency as a member of the Indiana Pacers this summer, but Spears reported that George was irked by his hometown team?s unwillingness to trade for him last summer.
Paul George: I would have signed with Lakers if Pacers didn?t trade me to Thu...
by NBC Sports
18 Oct 2018 at 7:24pm
Paul George didn?t request a trade from the Pacers. The Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City, where George found a long-term home. Paul George revealed to ESPN?s The Undefeated that he ?would have been in a Lakers uniform? if he had never been traded from the Indiana Pacers.
LeBron makes spectacular start on Lakers debut, but LA fall to Trail Blazers
by Omnisport
19 Oct 2018 at 5:46am
LeBron James' debut with the Lakers started well, but Los Angeles looked overmatched in a 128-119 loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland. James scored his first points as a Laker in dramatic fashion less than three minutes into the game, stealing the ball near midcourt and driving in for a thunderous dunk.
Lakers coach Walton will monitor LeBron's minutes, plans to use deep rotation
by Omnisport
18 Oct 2018 at 2:10am
Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton plans to utilise a deep rotation in 2018-19. The Lakers re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and inked Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo, as well as Michael Beasley, to contracts after LeBron James announced he was joining the team in early July. "We want to play fast, and to do that we've got to get guys in and out and in and out," Walton said.
Report: Knicks, Lakers, Clippers will pursue Kevin Durant in free agency
by NBC Sports
19 Oct 2018 at 3:00pm
The Warriors are reportedly bracing for Kevin Durant to leave in free agency next summer. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers will take a run at the back-to-back Finals MVP, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Durant already plays for the best team in a desirable location.
Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener
by AFP
18 Oct 2018 at 7:20am
Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday. Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.
Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future: Barkley
by Reuters
18 Oct 2018 at 11:34pm
James, who in July signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joins a roster that includes promising but untested players like 20-year-old Lonzo Ball, 21-year-old Brandon Ingram and 23-year-olds Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. Friction between the two groups will hurt team chemistry and hold the Lakers to at best the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference before they get knocked out in the first round, Barkley told reporters on a conference call.
NBA roundup: LeBron loses Lakers debut at Portland
by Reuters
19 Oct 2018 at 6:35am
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. LeBron James collected 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his first game as a Laker.
New city, same goal for LeBron: a championship
by Reuters
19 Oct 2018 at 12:40am
LeBron James had a message for his new coach, Luke Walton, after the Los Angeles Lakers' shootaround Thursday morning: He doesn't want to rest. "I'm always fresh," James said in advance of the team's season opener in Portland, per ESPN. Walton said earlier this week that James would see a "reasonable" amount of court time for the Lakers.

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