December 11, 2012 |
After losing four of their last five games, the Lakers (9-12) will visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night just in time for point guard Kyrie Irving to make a return from a finger injury. The Cavaliers started relatively strong, at least for a young, rebuilding team, but losing Irving for 11 games has led to a 4-17 record. Cleveland is coming in with five straight losses, hungry to hang a loss on the Lakers. Rookie guard Dion Waiters is questionable with a sprained ankle.
September 9, 2013 |
The Lakers added to their roster over the past week, inviting free agents Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry to training camp . Though terms were not released, neither is expected to have a full guarantee and will have to earn a spot on the team's 15-man roster (although the Lakers could decide to carry just 13 or 14 players). The Lakers were also linked in reports to 35-year-old forward Pete Mickeal and veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair . A player the Lakers once pursued in trade, Michael Beasley , was waived by the Phoenix Suns.
November 19, 2012 |
The Lakers have climbed to eighth place in the Western Conference with a 5-5 record. Despite their 1-4 start, the team is only one win behind predictions for Weeks 1 , 2 and 3 . Already with Coach Mike D'Antoni's influence, the Lakers have raised their scoring average to 100.5 points a game. D'Antoni has said his goal is in the 110-to-115 range. The Lakers haven't beaten any top-tier team yet this season. With four games over a five-night stretch, D'Antoni's debut will not be an easy one. The following is a breakdown of the Lakers' Week 4 schedule (through Sunday)
November 30, 2012 |
The Lakers (7-8) host the Denver Nuggets (8-8) on Friday night at Staples Center. The Nuggets are coming off a close loss on the road Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers recently fell to the Indiana Pacers on a last-second shot by George Hill. The Nuggets gave the Lakers a seven-game challenge last year in the playoffs but both franchises have evolved since then. The Lakers have Dwight Howard at center instead of Andrew Bynum; the Nuggets now have Andre Iguodala.