Player News - Lakers

Date: Team: Pos:

Julius Randle suffered a laceration to the webbing between his right middle and ring fingers, and he will be re-evaluated in 14 days.

The cut required seven stitches to close, but this minor injury has absolutely no chance of impacting his status for training camp. Randle will have every opportunity to excel in Luke Walton's uptempo offense, so he'll be someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 30 - 3:04 PM

Jose Calderon wants to play for another three or four years.

Calderon has retired from the Spanish National Team and hopes less wear and tear will help him continue his NBA career. "I want to keep playing three or four years at the highest level and need more time to recover," Calderon said. While Calderon may accomplish his goal, the 34-year-old won't be anything more than a bench player at this point in his career and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 30 - 10:54 AM

Pooh Jeter agreed to re-sign with the Shandong Bulls in China.

He's been linked to re-signing in China for most of the summer. Jeter was outstanding last season, averaging 25.2 points, 3.9 assists and 2.0 treys.
Aug 29 - 7:43 PM

Lakers sign F Travis Wear.

He was in Spain last year after debuting in the NBA in 2014-15. Wear is unlikely to make the NBA roster.
Aug 29 - 7:21 PM

Lakers sign F Zach Auguste.

He's the 16th player on the roster right now, so he'll have to play extremely well in camp. Auguste is a 6'10" power forward, which could suggest his main competition might be Yi Jianlian.
Aug 29 - 6:25 PM

Yi Jianlian's contract with the Lakers is guaranteed for just $250,000.

Los Angeles got insanely creative with Yi's deal, the details of which can be found by following the link below. The only way Jianlian can max out with a value of $8M is if he plays in 59 or more games, a scenario that is anything but a certainty. We'll have to see how the former lottery pick looks in training camp before providing any kind of realistic projection, but he's got plenty of incentive to play well and make a strong impression now that he's returned to the NBA.
Aug 27 - 2:58 PM

Lakers sign F/C Tarik Black.

It's official after there were reports of the agreement way back in July. He's going to have a little more competition for minutes at center with the Timofey Mozgov signing and the Lakers picking up Ivica Zubac. Black is no lock to be in the rotation.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 24 - 3:48 PM

Lakers sign F Brandon Ingram.

Ingram signed his rookie deal on Tuesday, making the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft an official member of the Lakers. Ingram will likely open the season backing up Luol Deng, so we may not see much fantasy value out of him until later in the season. While he possesses tons of upside, Ingram is better left to the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 23 - 1:24 PM

Lakers sign F Yi Jianlian.

While terms weren't disclosed, the Lakers officially signed Jianlian to what is believed to be a one-year deal worth up to $8 million. Yi looked good during the Olympics, but he can be ignored for fantasy purposes as he's not even a lock to make the final roster.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 23 - 10:08 AM

The Lakers are expected to sign Brandon Ingram on Tuesday.

There was never really any doubt Ingram wouldn't get his deal done and this is more about timing. Ingram played five games in Las Vegas Summer League, making just 41.2 percent from the field. He'll likely back up Luol Deng to start his NBA career.
Aug 22 - 9:57 PM

The Lakers will sign undrafted forward Zach Auguste.

Terms of the contract are not known, but it's likely just a training camp deal. Auguste played for the Lakers during the summer league and averaged 14.0 points and 10.8 boards during his senior year at Notre Dame. Expect to see him in the D-League.
Aug 22 - 9:11 AM

Larry Nance's right wrist is "close to completely healed," according to the Lakers.

He had two weeks of rehab from his sprained wrist in Summer League. Nance is going to be competing for minutes at both forward spots under coach Luke Walton. He's a better fit for an up-tempo system, so he's worth watching in training camp.
Aug 18 - 7:35 PM

Timofey Mozgov (groin) went through a full practice with the Russian national team on Wednesday.

He didn't have any pain and has been cleared to play after missing Russia's past two games. Lakers fans already worried about his $65 million contract can breathe a sigh of relief, as he should at least report to training camp in good health.
Source: L.A. Times
Aug 17 - 11:45 PM

Yi Jianlian's contract is not guaranteed for the veteran's minimum, but it can increase to $8 million with incentives, according to Mike Bresnahan of TWC SportsNet.

It's an interesting contract to help the cap flexibility right away. Jianlian was really good in the post during the Olympics, but he really struggled in his last NBA stint. Perhaps the best thing on Yi is he's known as The Chairman for his workout against a chair in 2007. He's not a lock to make the roster.
Aug 17 - 5:03 PM

The Lakers are ready to move on from Nick Young as they really commit to the youth movement in Los Angeles, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.

It's no secret that the Lakers have been actively shopping Young for some time now, and if they aren't able to find a suitable trade partner, it sounds like they're willing to just cut their losses and waive him. Swaggy P is a funny character, but an annoying guy to own in fantasy hoops.
Aug 17 - 1:33 PM


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