Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers Summer League and Potential New Players

Kobe Bryant will be busy this summer playing in the Olympics, but so will the rest of the Lakers organization. The summer-time is meant for summer leagues, where the Lakers have a chance to evaluate their young players and possibly hand out training camp invites. For basketball prospects, this is a huge opportunity. Proving yourself here and getting a ticket to training camp could mean a place on the Lakers roster. To see who made this years Summer League roster, check out Ramneet Singh’s post here. It should be exciting to see who steps up and flourishes this summer.

The summer league may bring some players for the Lakers bench, but there are still trade rumors to address. Once the Lakers officially announced Nash as the newest member of the team in yesterday’s press conference, there was still wonder as to the team’s intentions moving forward. Questions were fired to Mitch Kupchak about making another big trade this season, but the Lakers GM seemed hesitant to admit it was possible. But what about Dwight Howard? The Nets are no longer in contention for the Magic’s star player; unfortunately for Brooklyn, the deal never came to fruition with both sides failing to see eye-to-eye on a trade once again. The recent trade rumor involving the Lakers shipping Bynum to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Howard in the three-way deal with the Orlando Magic may be the best trade scenario potentially in the works.

Between the Olympics, the summer league, and another potentially large Lakers trade, this summer is going to be exciting.

Lakers Nation News

Kobe Applauds Bynum’s Attitude

Highlights from Steve Nash Press Conference

Dwight Howard Trade to Brooklyn Nets Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Uncertain About Another Blockbuster Trade

With Steve Nash on Board, Expectations of Mike Brown Are Higher Than Ever

Steve Nash Chats with Lakers Nation about Competition & Commercials

Lakers Release 2012 Summer League Roster

Lakers News

It’s Official: Steve Nash Signs His Contract [OC Register]

Steve Nash is an Efficiency Expert [LA Times]

Can Lakers, Rockets, Magic Make a Deal? [Hoops World]

Ode to Joy: Nash [Land O’ Lakers]

Reeves Nelson on Lakers Summer League Team [OC Register]

After Years of Achievement, Bryant Continuing to Strive for Next Peak [Sports Illustrated]

Assistant Coach Candidate Profile: Eddie Jordan [LA Times]

Steve Nash Introductory Press Conference [Lakers.com]

Offseason Plannings: Bigs [Silver Screen and Roll]

Devin Ebanks Agrees with Lakers [ESPN]

Lakers Can Overcome Steve Nash’s Defensive Deficiencies [LA Times]

Lakers Face Some Salary Cap, Luxury Tax Obstacles [OC Register]

Nash on the Official Site of the Lakers [NBA.com]

NBA News

Morrison Keeping Latest Shot at NBA Life in Perspective [NBA.com]

Los Angeles Clippers Officially Sign Jamal Crawford [Eye On Basketball]

The ESPY Awards in Pictures [OC Register]

Pacers to Offer Gerald Green Three-Year Contract [Pro Basketball Talk]

Brooklyn Nets End Pursuit of Dwight Howard [ESPN NY]

Nets, Lopez Agree on 4-Year Contract Extension [NBA.com]

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Wins 3 ESPYs [ESPN LA]

Dallas Mavericks Acquire Darren Collison From Indiana Pacers [ESPN Dallas]

Raptors Officially Extend Offer Sheet to Knicks F Landry Fields [Eye On Basketball]

2012 US Olympic Team vs The Dream Team [OC Register]

Kaman Tweets That He Agrees to Deal with Mavericks [NBA.com]

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