Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Lakers Out of the Summer League Finals

dm_130711_Nick_Young_Signs_With_LakersNick Young has spent the last few weeks at the Drew League in Los Angeles, where he was named the “Week 10 Player of the Week.” Young delivered 43 points, eight rebounds, and three assists and led his MHP squad to a 85-84 OT win over the Jaguars.

In a new interview with the L.A. Daily News’ Mark Medina, Metta World Peace shares how he knew that Dwight was going to choose the Rockets after Kobe Bryant made it publicly known he wants to play past his contract expiration date, which is at the end of the upcoming season. Kobe stated that he can see himself playing an additional three to four years. Many believe Dwight was not keen on stepping into Kobe’s shadow. Knowing it would be a few years before he could be the face of the franchise wasn’t what the big man wanted.

Lakers Nation caught up with Golden State Warrior and son of Lakers radio broadcaster, Klay Thompson, at The Drew League over the weekend. Thompson will be a free agent two summers from now, and depending on the Lakers cap space situation, he could be a Lakers’ target. Check out the interview here.

Although some former players have come out with their opinion against Dwight and his decision to leave L.A., Charles Barkley did the opposite recently and blasted the Lakers. Although seemingly always tough on the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, Charles was a basketball powerhouse and his opinion matters. During an interview with ESPN recently, Barkley believed it was the right move for Dwight to leave L.A. He went so far as to say that if Dwight didn’t sign with Houston that the Golden State Warriors would’ve been the better option over the aging Lakers.

Could Kobe be expecting baby #3? On his Instagram account yesterday afternoon, Kobe posted a picture of himself and Vanessa with a heart around it, and the caption of the photo may have hinted at having another baby. Check it out.

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Lakers News

Summer League Recap: A Fruitful Endeavor [Silver Screen and Roll]

Madsen, Lewis Officially Announced On Staff [Silver Screen and Roll]

Chris Douglas-Roberts, Marcus Landry Discuss Summer League with the Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]

The Four New Lakers this Summer Represent the Challenge Next Summer [Silver Screen and Roll]

Chris Douglas-Roberts Likely to Receive Lakers Training Camp Invite [Silver Screen and Roll]

Winners and Losers from LA Lakers’ Summer League Team [Bleacher Report]

Undrafted Forward Elias Harris Dreaming of Chance with Lakers [Lakers Now]

Jordan Farmar’s Wedding Video Features Plenty of Dance Moves [Inside the Lakers]

Filling Out the Roster [Forum Blue and Gold]

2014 NBA Free Agents for Lakers to Extend Kobe Bryant’s Title Window [Bleacher Report]

Lower Expectations Next Season Should Give Mike D’Antoni a Real Chance with the Lakers [ProBasketballTalk]

Metta World Peace said the Lakers Made a “good decision” in Waiving Him [Inside the Lakers]

1 Critical Decision Facing Every NBA Team Before 2013-14 Season [LA Times]

Disputed Auction of Kobe Bryant’s Items Nets More than $400,000 [The Point Forward]

Marcus Landry a Fan of Mike D’Antoni’s System, Hopes to be a Laker [Lakers Now]

Metta World Peace: Kobe Bryant’s Career Plans Pushed Dwight Howard Out of LA[Bleacher Report]

This Steve Nash Interview Got Off To A Pretty Horrible Start [Deadspin]

Lakers Lose In Summer League Quarterfinal Against Warriors [Forum Blue and Gold]

Kobe Continues His Off-Season Tour, Visits AC Milan [Fox Soccer]

Kobe Bryant Visiting Italy While Rehabbing Achilles’ Tendon [Lakers Now]

Kobe Bryant Achilles Injury: Updates on Lakers Star’s Condition [Bleacher Report]

Kobe Bryant’s Mom Makes a KILLING Hocking Kobe Memorabilia [TMZ]

Debate: Should Kobe Aim to Be Ready by Season’s Beginning or Wait? [Bleacher Report]

NBA News

James Harden Nixes Howard Questions [HOOPSWORLD]

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love Express Interest in Playing for Team USA Next Summer [ProBasketballTalk]

New Faces Gather for Team USA Camp [Yahoo! Sports]

One Burning Question Each NBA Team Must Answer Before Next Season [Bleacher Report]

2013 Las Vegas Summer League: What to Watch on Day 10 []

Throwin’ Elbows: Time for Mavericks to Trade Dirk Nowitzki [NBA]

Suns, Warriors in Summer League Finals [HOOPSWORLD]

Kent Bazemore with Another Highlight Dunk at Summer League [ProBasketballTalk]

Filling Out USA Basketball’s Ideal Roster for Olympics [Bleacher Report]

Kent Bazemore Keys Warriors’ Comeback Win Over Lakers in Las Vegas Summer League [The Point Forward]

Detroit Pistons Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tony Mitchell [ESPN]

Houston Rockets sign Aaron Brooks and Reggie Williams []

Why Raptors Big Man Jonas Valanciunas Deserves Las Vegas Summer League MVP [The Point Forward]

Suns’ Archie Goodwin Finishes Insane One-Handed Lob Shot at Summer League, but Refs Waive It Off [ProBasketballTalk]

NBA Rosters That Just Don’t Make Sense After Free Agency [Bleacher Report]

P.J. Tucker Setting a Good Example for the Summer Suns [ProBasketballTalk]

Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Says Derrick Rose Will Play Normal Minutes in the Preseason [SI Wire]

David Stern Doesn’t Rule Out Expansion to Seattle, Las Vegas [NBA]

Meet Stefhon Hannah, the Heart of Las Vegas Summer League []

Mike Miller Likely to Sign with Thunder [NBA]

The Worst Free-Agency Decision for Every NBA Team During 2013 Offseason [Bleacher Report]

Cavs Officially Sign Bynum for $24 million []

The Top Freshmen in Star-Studded Class [HOOPSWORLD]

Dallas Mavericks Announce Signing of Samuel Dalembert [ESPN Dallas]

Marcus Camby Clears Waivers, Reportedly Deciding Between Heat, Bulls, and Rockets [ProBasketballTalk]

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