Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Magic Johnson Returning To The Franchise
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After stepping down from his honorary Vice President role last summer, Magic Johnson has rejoined the Lakers in an advisory role to President Jeanie Buss. Although he lacks the front office knowledge, Magic rejoining the Lakers should only be a positive. As one of the best players to ever play the game, players look up to Magic and his appeal may have some sway moving forward.

The future of Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak, however, appears to be in doubt. The duo set a deadline of “contending” in the Western Playoffs for this season. The Lakers young core is still a good year or two before contending for anything more than a six or seven seed in the conference.

The Lakers would be wise to pave the path for new management to take over that doesn’t involve the Buss family. A young, analytic focused front office could do wonders for the Lakers moving forward.

Lakers Nation News

Magic Johnson Open To Mentoring Lakers Point Guard D’Angelo Russell

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Plans To Have Meetings With Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak

Game Recap: Lakers Fall To John Wall’s Wizards To Begin Road Trip

Lakers News: Nick Young To Participate In Three-Point Contest

Lakers Nation Roundtable: Is It Time To Make Ivica Zubac A Starter?

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Returns To Lakers As Advisor To President Jeanie Buss

Lakers News: Tarik Black Learned More From Kobe Bryant Than Just Basketball

Throwback Thursday: Kobe Bryant Sets MSG Record With 61 Points

Lakers News: Luol Deng Speaks Out On President Trump’s Executive Order

Ivica Zubac On Minutes Increase: ‘I’m Not Going To Let Them Go’

Lakers News

What Magic Johnson’s return might mean for the future of the Lakers – Yahoo! Sports

Magic returns to Lakers as adviser for Buss – ESPN

Magic Johnson returns to the Lakers and change is on its way – Los Angeles Times

Lakers wipe out 19-point deficit before losing to Wizards, 116-108 – Los Angeles Times

Should We Feel Good About The Lakers’ Rebuild? – Sports Illustrated

Former Lakers guard Derek Fisher has $300,000 in jewelry stolen from LA home – Fox Sports

NBA News

NBA trade rumors: Celtics’ stashed picks Zizic, Yabusele garnering big interest – Sporting News

Twitter roasts Mo Speights after most embarrassing dunk attempt of the season – CBS Sports

NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball go 1-2 to Celtics, Sixers – CBS Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs reportedly interested in Mavs’ Deron Williams – CBS Sports

NBA reveals participants for 2017 Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests – Fox Sports

NBA rumors: Latest trade deadline news on deals, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

Report: Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler seeking a trade –

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