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July 24, 2014 Updates

In an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Scott revealed what he liked about Lin: I like Jeremy, I really do. I think he’s a kid that plays the right way [and] plays extremely hard. He seems to always be in attack mode offensively. [He] pushes the ball up the floor as well as anybody in the league. Defensively – the thing that I thought was going to his biggest downfall – was something that I thought he really competed at the times I coached against him. Lakers Nation

Lin definitely brings some positives to the Lakers as he has proven that he can handle bright lights and perform under pressure. After a couple of underwhelming years in Houston, Scott believes that Lin will be looking to prove people wrong in Los Angeles: He’s, I think, looking to kind of re-establish himself because of the injuries that he had last year in Houston and [he] kind of lost his way and lost his job there, and I think he’s going to [come to L.A.] with a little chip on his shoulder, so I thought it was a good move. Lakers Nation

Amid all the unanswered questions who the Lakers will hire as their next head coach and when, two team sources strongly disputed that any delay stems from waiting out to see if Clippers coach Doc Rivers will become available because of embattled owner Donald Sterling prolonging a costly litigation battle. ESPN’s Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose each brought up that prospective theory on why the Lakers have gone three months without hiring a coach since Mike D’Antoni’s resignation on April 30. Clippers interim Chief executive Dick Parsons also testified in court Tuesday that Rivers does not want to continue to coach if Sterling still owns the team next season. Los Angeles Daily News

July 23, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “Jordan has been a consistent contributor for us over the last three seasons and we are pleased to keep him in the Laker family,” said Kupchak. “Jordan’s frontcourt versatility is a benefit to our roster and his on-court work ethic is something we value on our team. We hope he’ll continue to work hard and develop as an NBA player” NBA.com

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. “Ed is a versatile, young frontcourt player who, if he continues to work hard, will be a valuable contributor,” said Kupchak. “We look forward to him furthering his development with the Lakers and are excited by what we think he can offer our team.” NBA.com

July 22, 2014 Updates
July 21, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ryan Kelly, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. “When we extended a qualifying offer to Ryan in June, we fully expected him to be a part of our future,” said Kupchak. “Ryan did everything we asked of him as a rookie and showed great promise and potential. After rehabbing an injury last summer, he will have the benefit of a full offseason regimen and training camp for the first time in his NBA career, and we anticipate further development as a result.” NBA.com

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Nick Young to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “When Nick became a free agent in June, I expressed hope that we would be able to bring him back on a contract that was in the best interest of both the Lakers and himself, and I am proud to say we were able to do so,” said Kupchak. “Nick was a bright spot for us last season, and we are happy to retain such a skilled player who is committed to being a part of what we are building as a franchise.” NBA.com

Nevertheless, he’ll return next season to a team very much on the cusp of greatness. It’s the anchor that kept him docked in Indiana, even if it meant declining a chance to play for the Lakers. “It would be awesome to play at home,” he said. “But I love where I am.” Los Angeles Daily News

Richard Sherman’s charity softball game, which drew over 22,000 spectators at SafeCo Field on Sunday. Participants in the game included Nate Robinson, Lawyer Milloy, Macklemore, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Kemp, Russell Wilson, and a bunch of Sherman’s other Seahawks teammates. Kobe homered and later claimed he hadn’t swung a bat in 20 years, which, more likely than not, was a blatant lie. Sherman also went deep, and that zany Russell Wilson tagged Kobe out at third base with the hidden ball trick. He knows what it takes to win. The Big Lead

July 20, 2014 Updates

Point guard Kendall Marshall has been awarded to the Bucks on a waiver claim and will add to the team's backcourt depth. The Bucks claimed the 22-year-old Marshall after he was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The former North Carolina guard averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists in 54 games with the Lakers last season, including 45 starts. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Before the Lakers decided to make an amnesty claim for Carlos Boozer, occupying more than $3.2 million on their salary cap to ensure more space next summer, NBA sources said they considered making a bid for Phoenix restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Although the Lakers already acquired former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin and his $14 million salary for this upcoming season, it was only to create more space next summer. Bledsoe could have been the team’s point guard of the future. Teams such as Houston and Milwaukee are considering bids for Bledsoe, who remains the biggest free agent on the market. Boston Globe

Bloom is not in the business of posting rumors, so this one caught my eye. In followup with Bloom, he is skeptical that a deal will get done but confirms that a person close to the situation is pushing for it. There is no indication that the source is a decision maker and I have been told by a league source that nothing is cooking there at all between the teams. This means that the idea has not gone as far as the Suns entertaining it. Bright Side of the Sun

Don't hold your breath, and don't scream at your monitor. This one's not cooking in any way, shape or form at this time. Just wait till something actually breaks before investing any kind emotion into it. You will hear a lot of rumors, but almost none of them will come true. Bright Side of the Sun

 

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