Lakers News and Rumors Recap: Laker Land Bits and Pieces

Pau GAsolNot a whole lot is going on with the Purple and Gold these days; with playoffs still taking place, the focus has been less on off-season moves and more on taking a minute to breathe. That is of course, unless you are Kobe Bryant.

Bryant has been attempting to get better after his Achilles surgery. Between his Instagram posts and tweets, fans have been able to see much of his progress. But when it comes to Kobe’s personal life, things are in a tailspin. The drama between him and his mother has been unfolding this past week as Pamela had tried to auction off some of the Mamba’s prized memorabilia. Today, however, a judge has temporarily halted the sale of Bryant’s gear until a hearing can take place to figure out exactly what both parties are going to do. Hopefully things get resolved soon.

Pau Gasol underwent a successful regenerative procedure on his knees and is expected to make a full recovery, with up to three months of healing time. He battled tendonisis in both knees throughout the season, missing eight games in December. Even when Gasol wasn’t missing games, his knee tendinitis was still an issue and affecting his explosiveness. If he returns, Gasol will make 19 million next season. We asked Lakers Nation if they wanted Gasol back for the 2013-2014 season and 83% of you said yes. Pau really has done so much for the fans and city of Los Angeles.

Keep watching to see what player and staff moves take place in the coming months. Summer League will be coming up soon, where the Lakers are certain to test out some new talent. Whatever it may be, Lakers Nation will be here to get through it with you and keep you covered.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Lakers Nation Believes Pau Gasol Will Return

Dwight Howard Shares What Might Be Least Profound Tweet Ever

NBA News: Lakers To Blame For Lack of NBA Action on Thursday?

Judge Halts Sale of Kobe Memorabilia, Restricts Mother From Selling

Lakers News: Cavaliers Ask For Permission To Interview Phil Handy

The Lakers Are On The Mend, But Roster Still Needs To Get Stronger

Say It Ain’t So, Jerry West: How Mr. Laker Became a Warrior

Lakers News

As We Look Back on the Lakers’ Season, One Finds it Difficult to Take Many Conclusions From Their Play [Silver Screen and Roll]

What Went Wrong with the 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers … Coaches? [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Free Agency Discussion: Jose Calderon [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Free Agency Discussion: Tony Allen [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Season Wrap: Darius Morris Played Bigger Role Than Expected [LA Times]

Will Dwight Howard Stay With Lakers? [ESPN Video]

Lakers Report Card: Steve Blake Productive Despite Injury [Inside the Lakers]


Decision Time for Dwight Howard and Chris Paul: It’s All About Business [ESPN]

Lakers Season Wrap: Kobe Bryant in Uncharted Territory With Injury [LA Times]

Lakers Must Play the Hand They’ve Been Dealt [Forum Blue and Gold]

Kobe Bryant Responds to Lawsuit, Claims He Never Gave Mom Permission to Auction His Stuff [Ball Don’t Lie]

Steve Blake Had His Best Year [LA Times]

Pau Gasol (Knees) Sidelined Three Months [Orange County Register]

Should 2014-15 Be The Focus? [ESPN]

Phil Jackson’s Upcoming Book Partly Delves Into Underachieving 2010-11 Season [Inside the Lakers]

With Warriors Surge, Competition Fierce for Lakers in Pacific Division [Lakers Now]

Kobe Tells Court His Mother Admitted She Didn’t Have Permission to Sell Stuff [ProBasketballTalk]

Exclusive Interview With Jordan Farmar [Busta Sports]

Pau Gasol Undergoes Successful FAST Technique Procedure [THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS]

Lakers Once Saved Warriors From Hiring Mike Brown Over Mark Jackson, According to Report [Ball Don’t Lie]

Mitch Kupchak Snubbed With No Votes for Executive of the Year [LA Times]

What’s the Hold Up in Los Angeles? [ESPN]

Lakers Season Wrap: Dwight Howard Played Hurt Most of the Year [Lakers Now]

NBA News

The Butler Is Doing It For The Bulls []

LeBron James of Miami Heat Expects Referees to Control Chicago Bulls Series [ESPN]

Stephen Curry Establishing Himself as Star for Warriors  []

As Klay Thompson Follows Stephen Curry’s Climb to Stardom, Future is Now for Warriors [Yahoo! Sports]

George Karl Wins the 2012-13 Coach of the Year Award [Ball Don’t Lie]

Playoff Surprises (so far) [The Point Forward]

NBA Trade Value, Part 3 [Grantland]

Save Me From this Bout of Warriors Optimism [Warriors World]

Seattle-Based Group Looking to Buy Sacramento Kings Raises Offer by $75 Million [Ball Don’t Lie]

Which Lower Seed Can Pull Off a Series Upset? [ESPN]

Luol Deng Reveals He Has Lost 15 Pounds, Was Playing Through a Fractured Thumb [Yahoo! Sports]

Matt Barnes Looking for a Payday in Free Agency After Career-Best Season with the Clippers [ProBasketballTalk]

Kevin Durant’s Singular Brilliance Meets Its Limits vs. Grizzlies – []

New NBA Finals Forecast [ESPN]

Mark Jackson: A Man On A Mission [Hang Time Blog]

NBA Fan Declares for the Draft ‘After a Few Drinks,’ Receives an Encouraging Reply From the League [Ball Don’t Lie]

Offseason Priorities for Boston Celtics []

The New Stephen Curry: How the Warriors’ Super-Shooter Has Transformed His Game in the Playoffs [Grantland]

Amar’e Stoudemire of New York Knicks Set to Play 10-15 Minutes Against Indiana Pacers [ESPN New York]

Knicks Guard J.R. Smith Could Play Less Against Pacers [SI Tracking Blog]

Bulls: Rose Not Playing in Game 3 [Hang Time Blog]

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