The Lakers are not expected to sign-and-trade Dwight Howard, a source told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Lakers hire Larry Lewis as the team's player development coach.
The Lakers "have had several discussions" with Dwight Howard's representatives recently and remain "confident" they'll be able to re-sign him.
The Lakers have "fully resisted" the Clippers' offer on a sign-and-trade for Dwight Howard, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The Lakers expect Jordan Hill (hip) to be "fully functional by the start of the season," according to head trainer Gary Vitti.
Lakers trainer Gary Vitti defended Dwight Howard's slow rehabilitation last season as the result of a complex of inter-related injuries.
The Lakers aren't willing to take back players or salary in a sign-and-trade if Dwight Howard decides to sign with another team, according to Lakers Nation's Mark Heisler.
A source tells ESPN Los Angeles that Kobe Bryant wants to play at least two more seasons.
Lakers trainer Gary Vitti suggested that Steve Nash should be on a tight minutes cap next season.
Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said Pau Gasol (knees) has zero pain in his left tendon and is almost pain-free in his right tendon.
Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said Kobe Bryant (Achilles' surgery) "looks exactly the way he's supposed to look at this point in time."
Sources tell ESPN that impending free agent Dwight Howard would be willing to sign with the Hawks if Chris Paul is.
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul "have been texting back and forth" with the hope of playing together next season.
Phil Jackson reiterated that he has no intention of returning to the sidelines as a coach.
Steve Nash (hamstring, hip) expects to be 100 percent healthy prior to next season starting.