Kamenetzky Brothers

PODCAST: Boozer to LA, the everlasting coaching search, guilty pleasure songs, great inventions, more: ow.ly/zlLKM BK

Arash Markazi

Yep. RT @espn_macmahon I see 2 tiers in West playoff pack. Tier 1: SA, OKC, LAC. Tier 2 (no particular order): DAL, GSW, POR, MEM, HOU.

Arash Markazi

Probably should have made it a two-deep. Most of the focus seems to be on third string guys who won't see the floor. Ha.

Gary Lee

And yes, Kendall Marshall was waived, but if he does clear waivers, the Lakers might bring him back.

Gary Lee

I'm not surprised Lakers brought back most of their players from last season -- solid players off the bench, but clearly not starters.

Arash Markazi

Yep. There's always a handful. RT @this1domguy @arashmarkazi you think there will be training camp invites?

Arash Markazi

It's July. Any depth chart at this point is more than just tentative, it's speculative but the roster is basically set.

Gary Lee

If you missed this last night, the Lakers re-signed both Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson, which brings the roster to 13. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-te…

Arash Markazi

Nash would be the first to admit he can't be depended on as a full-time starter anymore. He's 40 and played 15 games last season.

Arash Markazi

No reason for the Lakers to stretch out Nash at this point. Eat the contract next season, get what you can get and move on.

Arash Markazi

Nash and Boozer might start the season as starters but Lin and Randle will finish the season with more starts.

Kamenetzky Brothers

My guess is no, if Kobe stays healthy. BK RT @Mehdi_BK: @Kamenetzky Brothers do you think the team is going to keep the protected pick?

Arash Markazi

He's 40 and started 10 games last season so yeah. RT @Luzwei @Arash Markazi you think Lin is ahead of Nash on the dept chart?

Arash Markazi

Yep. I expect him to be back. Either way, third string point guard. RT @LoicBad @Arash Markazi Kendall Marshall was cut.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Relax this weekend w/a PODCAST! We talk Boozer, free agency, Byron, Morey, guilty pleasure music, and more! landolakers.com/2014/07/18/pod…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: What did Pau Gasol say about Kobe Bryant at his introductory press conference with the Chicago Bulls? lakersnation.com/pau-gasol-on-k…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Lakers didn't get Carmelo Anthony or re-sign Pau Gasol, but Kobe Bryant supports the team's moves so far. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-ko…

Bill Oram

I do wonder how things would have been different if Lakers didn't get Booz. Was told they were surprised (but pleased) to win waiver auction

Bill Oram

But short-term deals allow the Lakers to revisit options next summer. Lakers fans are being forced to learn a new kind of patience.

Bill Oram

They are good deals in the sense that they allow the Lakers to maintain flexibility and bring back good guys cheaply. Not a playoff formula.

Bill Oram

Wouldn't have guessed the Lakers would bring back 5 FAs from last year's 27-55 team. But Young, Hill, Henry, Johnson, Kelly all make sense.

Dave McMenamin

Ryan Kelly on his new deal: "I am very happy and blessed to have reached an agreement with the Lakers"

Kent Bazemore

Can't wait until I suit up in that #24 again..

Kamenetzky Brothers

FWIW, I’m good w/retaining Wes, Henry. Like X a little more, but ultimately, I doubt there’s anyone considerably than either for the $. AK

Kamenetzky Brothers

I’m not being an ass. Don’t like us? Don’t follow us. Simple math. AK RT @Jbbikerider: @Kamenetzky Brothers Don't be a ass, you know what I meant.

Kamenetzky Brothers

2 years/$48.5 mil. Did NOT see that coming. AK RT @stompoutloud: @Kamenetzky Brothers what did Kelly get?

Kamenetzky Brothers

Good to get Kelly done, and I like the return of Henry, but I’d have passed on Wes. BK

Mike Bresnahan

Don't know terms for Kelly yet. Guessing either one or two years.

Gary Lee

Which of today's LAL roster moves did you like the most?youtu.be/wYrvjSIIOgs

Mike Bresnahan

Busy day for the Lakers, who reached agreement with Ryan Kelly, Xavier Henry and Wesley Johnson. Not many roster spots left.

Kamenetzky Brothers

At this point, the Lakers should just go whole hog and sign Pelinka to the roster. Dude can play a little. AK #WhyNot

Bill Oram

Confirming @Chris Broussard, Lakers have reached a deal with Wes Johnson. Another Rob Pelinka client.

Mike Trudell

LAL didn't comply exactly, but still got Randle the ball, and he delivered. Has true confidence that he can't be guarded 1 on 1.

Mike Trudell

Mark Madsen told us after the game that Randle was requesting a 1-4 sets to give him maximum space to work for buckets in crunch time.

Gary Lee

If Jeremy Lin is struggling to find a place to stay in LA…one diehard Laker fan has already offered to help him out. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-re…

Ramona Shelburne

Finally read @SethWickersham incredible story on YATittle & daughter, that honors its subjects with grace & dignity espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Mike Trudell

LAL's Summer League concludes with an 83-77 W, behind 12 4th Q points from No. 7 overall pick Julius Randle. He changed the game.

Gary Lee

Lakers WIN! FINAL: 83-77, LAL

Gary Lee

Clarkson has 4 TOs. Randle has 3. RT @1HenrikA: @Gary Lee Too turnover-prone, though. Kind of reminds me of a young Lin.

Mike Trudell

Nice sign for LAL: after going 0 for 8 through 3 Q's, Julius Randle completely took this game over. He's 5 for 6 in the 4th, up to 14 P.

Gary Lee

Another drive & finish by Clarkson is followed by a three from DEN. Lakers ahead 80-77 with 48.3 seconds to go. #NBASummer

Mike Trudell

Yet another 4th Q hoop from Randle came plus the harm. He's 4 for 5 in the period, reaching 12 points. LAL up 78-72 w/1:37 left.

Mike Trudell

Clarkson finished off a tough drive through traffic to reach 9 points w/5 boards, but his 4 turnovers/0 dimes ratio won't cut it this fall.

Gary Lee

Clarkson continues to impress with moves like that. Kid has tunnel vision when driving to the rim.

Mike Trudell

Randle's crossing over PF's on the perimeter now, again getting into the paint. Kind of a nightmare to have to guard 1-on-1.

Mike Trudell

Randle was 0 for 8 in the 1st 3 Q's, but is now 3 for 4 in the 4th (plus a FT) after another driving bucket. LAL up 69-67, 4:21 left.

Gary Lee

After struggling to get on the stats board for three quarters, Randle's turned it around in the 4th. 9 points, 3 boards.

Mike Trudell

Randle followed his recent offensive burst with a big block on defense. His best play in summer league has come in 4th Q's.

Mike Trudell

After missing many makeable shots off quick moves, Randle's scored LAL's last 5 points, w/2 FG's + a FT. 63-58 in the 4th.

Gary Lee

There it is! Julius Randle scores his first field goal (1/9) of the evening. Lakers up 60-57.

Mike Trudell

Played well today, actually. 7P, 3A, a +4. RT @VicksShow12: @Mike Trudell How is D. Kane looking in Summer League? I have not heard much.

Gary Lee

The Nuggets have 10 more turnovers than the Lakers, yet Lakers only up by 3. 51-48.

Mike Trudell

He hasn't finished consistently, but it's been so easy for Randle to take his man off the dribble that he hasn't taken a jumper in 3 games.

Mike Trudell

Randle appears to have hit a Summer League wall today, missing all 7 of his shots thus far. LAL trail 46-45 midway through the 3rd.

Gary Lee

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Mike Trudell

LAL outscored DEN 29-17 in the 1st Q, but dropped the 2nd 26-14 in the 2nd in what's now a 43-all tie at halftime.

Gary Lee

Second quarter wasn't pretty. End the first half tied up at 43. Here's your first half stats. http://t.co/Rg0exiT6Ku

Gary Lee

The energy in the building isn't helping matters here at Thomas & Mack…can hear a pin drop in here.

Gary Lee

After LAL was up by double-digits, the Nuggets have now managed to take the lead. 41-38, DEN.

Mike Trudell

LAL have sputtered in this 2nd Q, their double-digit lead cut to 1 with 2:45 to play. Randle's been quiet (he's been better in 2nd half).

Mike Trudell

Been OK, just not finishing. General energy in building is lacking. RT @Shahparn: Stuck at work. Randle just not on the point today? 0-4?

Gary Lee

Randle can't get a bucket. He's 0/4 in 7 minutes. Not to mention blank on the rest of his stat-line.

Mike Trudell

A poor Nugget just tripped on his own feet and collapsed in transition. @Ty Nowell explanation: "The line got him."

Gary Lee

Yup, this happened. Clarkson impressing offensively RT @TheeCoreyH: Did that man just switch hands in the air??? #Impressive

Gary Lee

Lakers end the first quarter up 12 over Denver, 29-17, Lakers.

Mike Trudell

LAL played well in the 1st Q, allowing a 29-17 lead over DEN. Kevin Murphy had 8 points, Clarkson 4. Team shot 62.5%. Randle was 0 for 2.

Gary Lee

While we watch #TheFuture, here's what Kobe Bryant had to say about the Lakers' off-season moves so far. Interesting. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-ko…

Gary Lee

Back to back buckets from Jordan Clarkson, impressive couple of offensive possessions.

Gary Lee

Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle both yet to score for LAL, who leads 8-7 vs. DEN

Mike Trudell

Julius Randle has been content to go right if defenders overplay his left hand. He missed a finish to his right just now, but good to see.

Gary Lee

And, we're off! #NBASummerLeague http://t.co/DvQwyaKBfx

Gary Lee

You probably want to watch this. RT @SerenaWinters: BLOOPERS: When airships attack. youtu.be/7oEqROn5B7o

Kamenetzky Brothers

It’s really not personal against Boozer. Read it. AK RT @ImBeHavinRU_: @Kamenetzky Brothers The guy has a family ... Stop picking on the BOOZ man

David Brickley

Kobe's mindset has changed. Sure he's still obsessed with winning more rings. But right now that's overtaken by simply being on the floor.

Kamenetzky Brothers

My debut for @TheCauldron, where I explain why Carlos Boozer Is The Worst. (Shout out to @stephenfalk!) AK medium.com/the-cauldron/c…

Gary Lee

Lakers will hit the court in their final @NBASummerLeague game vs. Denver, 3:30PM.

Mike Trudell

Clarkson will likely be on the ball a lot tonight (esp. since Marshall isn't here), but he may be of more use off the ball come October.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Clarkson's shown the ability to play on the wing. He's long/athletic enough to guard most 2's/3's, which can help LAL's versatility.

Mike Trudell

Kendall Marshall, who was waived by LAL earlier today (on.nba.com/1nkvJtC), will not play in tonight's final summer league game.

Ramona Shelburne

Kobe says this documentary won't "be film Twitter" ... Won't cover daily news cycle around the Lakers

Mike Trudell

LAL will take on DEN in the final Vegas Summer League game coming up. You can watch live on @TWCSportsNet.

Ramona Shelburne

Kobe "I think Mitch has responded quite efficiently (from missing on Melo/Pau) by picking up some of the pieces he has"

Ramona Shelburne

Kobe: "I can sit here and tell you with 100 percent honesty that I'm happy with the effort the organization put forward this summer"

Ramona Shelburne

Great line from director @gothamchopra on filming @Kobe Bryant "We've had our Smush Parker moments" ... Kobe, w/out missing a beat, "Who?"

Kobe Bryant

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite… instagram.com/p/qm2Wn5RNge/

Kevin Ding

Fair, honest statements from @Daryl Morey here. RT @BR_NBA: VIDEO: @Howard Beck interviews Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey ble.ac/1ruHH32

Kamenetzky Brothers

PODCAST! Boozer! Byron! Free agency! LeBron! Morey! Plus, a choice between Kevin Love and “Face/Off!” landolakers.com/2014/07/18/pod…

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant fan @S_Universal recently played the five-time champion in a game of HORSE. Check out the game here: lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-pl…

Kent Bazemore

Any undefeated teams in the summer league?

Gary Lee

And the Lakers waived Kendall Marshall, but may try to bring him back eventually. lakersnation.com/lakers-new-tea…

Gary Lee

If you missed this earlier, the Lakers re-signed Xavier Henry to a one-year deal. Low risk, high reward. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-te…

Xavier Henry

Prove em wrong again #LA http://t.co/MsGCjSDxI0

Gary Lee

Lakers have also waived Kendall Marshall. And still no follow back from Kobe Bryant =( http://t.co/cDQPtKGSnV

Bill Oram

At the moment, Lakers PG depth looks something like Nash-Lin-Clarkson. But that's assuming a healthy Nash. Otherwise seems a bit thin.

Bill Oram

Marshall appeared in 54 games with the Lakers last season (45 starts), averaging 8 pts, 8.8 assists.

Bill Oram

Marshall had averaged 8.3 ppg, 3 apg at Vegas Summer League. Added Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin this summer at PG.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Lakers basic problem: Trying to rebuild while trying to compete means serving two masters, and the former suffers/extends w/ the latter. BK

Bill Oram

The Lakers have waived Kendall Marshall.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Podcast! Welcome Carlos Boozer! Plus, the Everlasting Gobstopper of a coaching search, Sophie's Choices, more: ow.ly/zk7JL BK