Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Building Momentum In Vegas

Lakers Preseason

After a narrow victory against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, the Lakers will look to continue to implement Mike D’Antoni’s offense and see which players will make the probable 15-man roster against the Sacramento Kings in Vegas.

While Wesley Johnson and Jordan Farmar will not play tonight for precautionary reasons, this gives players like Xavier Henry the opportunity to continue to show why they deserve to make the team on opening night and give more playing opportunities to the other camp invites.

One of the biggest things to watch tonight is the combination of Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman. The biggest takeaway from Tuesday’s night game was how well both played together. They were able to find each other for easy baskets and made excellent passes to their teammates from the high post. After the game on Tuesday, Gasol is hopeful that they will continue to play together and show Mike D’Antoni that they can be both effective on the court together.

The Lakers-Kings preseason game tips-off at 7:00 p.m. PST on TWC Sportsnet.

Lakers Nation News

Filipino Fans Greet Dwight Howard With Boos, ‘Kobe’ Chants

Lakers News: Johnson, Farmar Doubtful For Tonight’s Game Vs. Kings

Magic Johnson Ends Relationship With ESPN NBA Coverage

Throwback Thursday: Lakers Acquire Bob McAdoo In 1981

Lakers Vs. Kings Game Preview: Preseason Continues In Sin City

Lakers News

Kobe Bryant’s Latest Injury Update Keeps Lakers Waiting [USA TODAY]

Role Players Who Will Have Biggest Impact For LA Lakers In 2013-14 [Bleacher Report]

Lakers Positional Battles Breakdown [ESPN]

Timetables Not Important To Kobe Bryant [LA Times]

The Crazy, Scary Stories Of Kobe Bryant’s Insane Popularity In China [Bleacher Report]

NBA News

Thunders’ Kendrick Perkins Faces Assault Charge In Houston [ProBasketball Talk]

Magic Johnson Leaves ESPN NBA Studio: Doris Burke Joins [USA TODAY]

NBA Center, Openly Gay And Still Unsigned, Waits And Wonders [NY Times]

Is NBA Commissioner David Stern Really One Of Kanye West’s Heroes [Sports Illustrated]

Carmelo Isn’t Over Pacers Series [ProBasketball Talk]

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