Hindsight: Lakers should have made Eric Bledsoe their No. 1 target. Melo was never coming.
I still can't believe the Lakers were able to sign Ed Davis to a 2-year, $2 million deal (with a player option next season). That's a steal.
Lakers have chosen to celebrate my birthday tomorrow by introducing Ed Davis at 11am
Consensus from Lakers fans tweeting at me is Byron Scott is a better coach than Doc Rivers. Perfectly reasonable assertion.
Sorry Lakers fans, Doc Rivers won't be the next Lakers coach. Even if he left the Clippers, he has two years left on a 3-year contract.
Parsons said Clippers TV deal won't similar to the Lakers TV deal. "The Clippers are not the Lakers yet."
Marshall blossomed under Mike D'Antoni with the Lakers last season after a brief D-League stint. Now he gets a chance to play for J Kidd.
Also, whats not mentioned is how Melo was impressed that the Lakers take care of their stars and didn't ask KB to take major pay-cut.
From Shawn Marion's perspective - or my interpretation of what it would be - Lakers w/8 forwards and a so-so team in West for min? Nah
Lakers essentially have 8 forwards - no, they're not getting Shawn Marion (opinion but come on)
Remember - Lakers couldn't sign Jordan Hill until they used their cap room on Nick Young
The Lakers are basically down to minimum signings give or take (what's left of Room Ex isn't much to speak of $1.1 mil)
Also - stretching Nash would put Lakers at $5.3 mil in cap space - but take away $3.2 mil in 2015 and 2016 - don't see that either
I don't expect Lakers to trade Nash for nothing though . . .
Lakers salary including 3 min cap holds is $63.7 mil - over the cap - trading Nash for no salary would get team to $8.6 mil under
My suspicion, for those keeping track, Lakers likely renounced Young and Kelly before re-signing - not official, but what the math suggests
If Carlos Boozer was a free agent - Lakers might have used their Room Exception on him if he'd take it - so arguably a wash- but no Marshall
Essentially claiming Carlos Boozer cost the Lakers their Room Exception and Kendall Marshall - from a perspective anyway
I had broken down on twitter (and in the LAT blog) the Lakers' cap situation - expected Kelly to be part or all of team's Room Exception
The Lakers should have $1.08 mil of their room exception left - which is less than some minimum salaries (depending on years of service)
Nick Young will make $4,994,420 this season and $21.3 million over his contract with Lakers
Lakers take care of business Monday officially sign Nick Young and Ryan Kelly. Now, about that coaching spot.....
Official numbers on Ryan Kelly's new deal with Lakers: $1,650,000 in 2014-15, $1,724,250 in 2015-16
We gave the Amadeus staff Dodgers hats, Lakers hats and jackets! http://t.co/QtGadVb3Wt
Mala noticia: Michael Cooper, pieza fundamental del Showtime de Lakers en los 80, tiene cáncer de lengua. Aunque dicen que no está avanzado
The Lakers officially announce the signings of Nick Young and Ryan Kelly.