Los Angeles Rumors
Quinn Cook admits that he had a fiery temper as an teen. He was typically the shortest kid among his peers and used his cranky disposition as a defense mechanism. Ted, on the other hand, viewed his son’s demeanor as something that could possibly lead to his destruction. Quinn would find out how serious his pop’s concerns were. When he was 11, his dad informed him that he had purchased a pair of tickets to attend the 2004 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Ted was a die-hard hometown Cavaliers fan, but also rooted for the Los Angeles Lakers. In college, he pledged Omega Psi Phi Que Dogs, which dons the same colors as the Lakers. It would be one memorable weekend. “Ah man. I still remember,” Quinn recalls. “LeBron and D-Wade were there. Man, I was excited.”
Webster is planning to meet with the rest of the team in Los Angeles, where they’ll stage a mini-camp before the actual training camp begins next month. “I think I fit in just well. We’ve got our little mini-camp coming up in Los Angeles on the 16th through the 19th where we’ll get to go in and build that comradery and start that chemistry early before we report back in September, and ultimately for training camp in October. This is to get a gauge on teammates, kind of open up and try to build something very special before we go into the season.”
Showing up to play in the Drew League in Los Angeles this week with gray hair, a gray beard and a big bald spot in the back, Muttino showed off some of the skills that earned him a 20-year career in the NBA. As The Big Lead perfectly put it, “Cuttino Mobley Dominated Drew League While Looking Like Uncle Drew.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Brandon Bass to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “I am excited to add a player of Brandon’s skill level and character to our roster,” said Kupchak. “His work ethic, toughness, and selfless play lend themselves well to our team.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “I am pleased to welcome Lou to the Laker family,” said Kupchak. “We look forward to his contributions both on-court in bolstering our guard rotation, and also for the veteran leadership he can provide to our young players in the locker room.”
Free-agent center JaVale McGee is a serious consideration for the Los Angeles Clippers, and plans to have a telephone conversation with president and coach Doc Rivers on Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers, who lost center DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, are taking a strong look at McGee, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers have roughly $2.2 million in exception space left to pay a player beyond the league’s minimum salary slot of $1.4 million.