Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Player and Coaching Moves Galore

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The Lakers announced they wouldn’t be bringing back forward Devin Ebanks or point guard Chris Duhon in the 2013-14 season. However, the Lakers have made a qualifying offer to last year’s second round draft pick center Robert Sacre. In 32 games last season, Sacre averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in just six minutes per game. The Lakers made a smart move offering to keep him, as the future of Howard is uncertain and looking bleak.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Howard is leaning away from the Lakers, and is reportedly unlikely to return to Los Angeles next season. Despite the billboards around Los Angeles, Howard the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are the two favorites to land the All-Star center. Check out JJ Baccari’s post for Lakers Nation, as he discusses D’Antoni and Kobe Bryant as two people who have pushed Howard away.

Fans won’t know until July 10th what will happen; the NBA’s free agency period will begin on July 1, but players will not be able to sign a contract until July 10.

Last piece of business….Is the NBA Draft not the most exciting time of the year?!!! Wait… except the Lakers don’t pick till choice 48….Regardless, enjoy NBA lovers. These players are your future!

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Hires Mark Madsen As Assistant Coach

Lakers News: Team Makes Qualifying Offer To Center Robert Sacre

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Team to Bring Back Meeks and Sacre

Lakers News: Lakers Won’t Bring Back Devin Ebanks, Chris Duhon

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard to Sign Contract on July 10

In Cleveland And Los Angeles, This Draft’s About One Thing: Kyrie

Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Reportedly Leaning Towards Leaving LA

Why Dwight Howard Is Leaning Toward Leaving For Houston Or Dallas

Lakers News

NBA Draft 2013: Time, TV Schedule, and More [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Free Agency: Devin Ebanks, Chris Duhon Not Returning [Silver Screen and Roll]

Mark Madsen Joins Mike D’Antoni’s Coaching Staff [Silver Screen and Roll]

Robert Sacre Receives Qualifying Offer from Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]

Dwight Howard Unlikely to Re-Sign with Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]

Devin Ebanks, Chris Duhon Not Returning [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Taking Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin in Draft Express’ Mock Draft [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Will Have Last Word with Dwight [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers’ Campaign to Keep Dwight Howard Continues With Billboards [Lakers Now]

The Lakers are Literally Begging Dwight Howard to Re-Sign [For The Win]

Lakers Pick Up Jodie Meeks’ 2013-14 Option [Forum Blue and Gold]

Once Again, Draft Means Little to Lakers [LA Times]

Lakers Take Team Option to Bring Back Jodie Meeks for 2013-14 [Lakers Now]

Steve Nash Says He’ll be Ready for Camp [Lakers Index]

Los Angeles Lakers Not Likely to Re-Sign Dwight Howard [ESPN Los Angeles]

Lakers Bring Back Meeks; Extend Offer to Sacre [Los Angeles Lakers Blog]

Lakers to Add Mark Madsen to Coaching Staff [USA Today]

Lakers Told They Will be Final Team to Meet with Dwight Howard [Lakers Now]

The Lakers At #48 – Swing for the Fences [Forum Blue and Gold]

Lakers Start Campaign to Convince Dwight Howard to Re-Sign []

Metta World Peace Won’t Opt Out of Final Season of Lakers Deal [LA Times]

Lakers Make Robert Sacre Restricted Free Agent with Qualifying Offer [Lakers Now]

Dwight Howard to Sign Elsewhere? [ESPN]

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Dwight Howard is ‘Our Future’ [LA Times]

NBA News

Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel Looks Like Best Bet in a Soft NBA Draft [LA Times]

2013 Draft Details [NBA]

2013 Mock Draft [Draft Express]

With Doc Rivers in Fold, Clippers Turn Sights on Chris Paul [LA Times]

Who Will Cavs Pick No. 1? Theories Abound [TrueHoop Blog]

So Many Trade Sellers, so Little Time []

Maryland’s Alex Len Could be the No. 1 pick. Why is that? [ProBasketballTalk]

Ben McLemore Isn’t Sure Why He Might Drop in NBA Draft [Yahoo! Sports]

Cavaliers’ Debate Continues Over No. 1 Pick []

Rockets Looking at Cavs at 19, Bulls at 20 for Thomas Robinson [ProBasketballTalk]

Noel, Len Atop an NBA Draft Full of Questions []

NBA DRAFT 2013: ANOTHER SHADE OF PALE [Searching for Slava]

Cody Zeller Says He Has No Idea Where He’s Getting Drafted Either [ProBasketballTalk]

NBA Draft: Gottlieb Looks at Overvalued, Undervalued Players [CBSSports]

Boston, Brooklyn Talking About Big NBA Trade [USA Today]

Miami Heat Aren’t Looking to Make Major Changes in Offseason [ESPN]

Bucks Interested in Knicks’ J.R. Smith, Chris Copeland []

Trail Blazers Trying to Land Traditional Center, Target Pekovic, Splitter [ProBasketballTalk]

Doc Rivers’ Run with Clippers Begins with Focus on Chris Paul, Building an Elite Defense [Yahoo! Sports]

Danny Ainge of Boston Celtics Stunned by Doc Rivers Going to Los Angeles Clippers [ESPN Boston]

Jazz Owner says Sloan Quit After Argument with Deron Williams []

Bryan Colangelo Steps Down as Toronto Raptors President [ESPN]

Suns Officially Unveil New Logos [ProBasketballTalk]

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