Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview: Jeremy Lin Squares Off Against D’Angelo Russell in Battle of Returning Guards

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview: Jeremy Lin Squares Off Against D’Angelo Russell in Battle of Returning Guards

In a game between two struggling teams, the Brooklyn Nets (6-17) face the Los Angeles Lakers (10-17) Wednesday at the Barclays Center. But while both teams look to get back on track as group, focus will also be on the return from injury of their respective starting point guards – Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Kristaps Porzingis

Why the Los Angeles Lakers Passed on Drafting Kristaps Porzingis

Before a rash of injuries hit the Los Angeles Lakers, they surpassed every preseason expectation with their renewed identity exemplified by ball movement and a much faster pace belonging to the new brand of NBA basketball. Starting point guard D’Angelo Russell is viewed as one of the key cogs in the Lakers’ youth movement, but a troublesome left knee has kept him out of 12 games so far this season. Recently, reports have come out suggesting why the Lakers opted for the Ohio State standout instead of drafting Latvian unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, who Los Angeles had a lot of trouble with during their 118-112 loss to the New York Knicks Sunday, where the Knick forward had 26 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

D'Angelo Russell

Los Angeles Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young Return from Injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers got some good news Sunday after starters D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young returned to action after missing several games due to injuries. Russell missed 11 straight games with a sore left knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection, while Young missed seven games with a strained calf.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Nerlens Noel is making a comeback!

NBA Trade Rumors, Latest News & Updates: Nerlens Noel Returns This Year But Not In A Philadelphia 76ers Uniform

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel has been sidelined for the past months since he underwent a knee surgery in October. The big man has been reported to make a comeback anytime soon even though there is no specific timetable. But with the trade deadline nearing, NBA trade rumors have it that the Sixers might need to make a move now which would have Noel return to the league but not in a Sixers jersey.

by Surabhi Verma

D'Angelo Russell

Los Angeles Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Injury Updates

Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard D’Angelo Russell has been out of the lineup since Nov. 20 due to nagging soreness in his left knee. Shortly after being sidelined, he received platelet-rich plasma injection on the troublesome knee and has been limited mostly to pool cardio work. On Wednesday, the Lakers and Russell received a bit of good as the second overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft was cleared to return to on-court activities.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Luol Deng

Lakers News And Trade Rumors: Luol Deng Back On The Trading Block

The biggest disappointment however has been Luol Deng. At $18 million a year, Luol Deng is the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Lakers but he's also the least effective contributor. The best option for the Los Angeles Lakers in order for them to get rid of Luol Deng's massive contract is to trade the former All Star.

by Gaskamachi

Rudy Gay

NBA Trade Rumors: Rudy Gay To The Los Angeles Lakers In 3 Team, 3 Player Blockbuster Trade

In recent NBA trade rumors, there are talk of a possible trade involving 3 teams, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Sacramento Kings and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Under the proposed deal, the Minnesota Timberwolves would receive Luol Deng from the Los Angeles Lakers. Ricky Rubio would then be shipped to the Sacramento Kings. The Los Angeles Lakes meanwhile would acquire Rudy Gay from the Sacramento Kings.

by Gaskamachi

Los Angeles Lakers

NBA News: Los Angeles Lakers Injury Updates

After a surprisingly good start to the season, the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers have been hit by a slew of injuries to derail their promising season. Following injuries to starters D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young that have and will foreseeably keep the two key players out for an extended period of time, the Lakers will also have to make do without backup point guard Jose Calderon, who will be out two to four weeks with a right hamstring strain.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Nick Young

NBA News: Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young to Miss 2-4 Weeks with Strained Calf Muscle

It was a scary scene when Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young came down clutching his right leg, unable to put weight on it after contesting a layup Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans in a non-contact play. Fortunately for the upstart Los Angeles Lakers, MRI results showed that its bounce back player of the season suffered just a strained calf muscle and is expected to miss just two to four weeks.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Nick Young

Lakers News And Update: Nick Young Sued For Beating Down Player In Church League Game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is being sued by Luis Solis for allegedly attacking him in a church league game.

by Faye F.

NBA 2016 Nick Young News

NBA News: Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young Out with Potentially Serious Achilles Injury

The hits keep on coming for the upstart Los Angeles Lakers as Nick Young suffered what would be later called an Achilles’ tendon strain barely two minutes into the game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Swaggy P, who is in the midst of a surprising bounce back season, went up to challenge a layup by Pelicans guard Tim Frazier and came down in obvious pain while clutching his right leg. He had to be carried off the court by his teammates. Lakers reporter Mike Trudell later reported that Nick Young suffered a right Achilles’ tendon strain and will undergo an MRI when the team flies to Chicago Wednesday.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Luol Deng

NBA Trade Rumors: Luol Deng To The Minnesota Timberwolves In Exchange For Zach LaVine And Shabbaz Muhammad

According to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers will trade Luol Deng to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for 2 time slam dunk champion Zach LaVine and small forward Shabbaz Muhammad.

by Gaskamachi

Dwight Howard TMZ

NBA News: Dwight Howard Challenges Los Angeles Laker Fan to Fight

Dwight Howard has played for two different teams since leaving the Los Angeles Lakers following a tumultuous one-year stint in Hollywood. That doesn’t mean fans have forgotten about being spurned by the All-Star center; booing Dwight Howard every time he touched the ball during the Los Angeles Lakers’ home stand against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday. One fan in particular, eventually caught Dwight Howard’s attention as the former three-time defensive player of the year was leaving the floor following a 109-94 loss.

by Timothy Jay Ibay

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin News And Updates: Jeremy Lin Happy To Be Back In New York

"I'm definitely glad to be back," says Jeremy Lin. "I obviously have a special connection with New York fans because of everything we've been through, so to be back here playing in front of them again is...to me, I wish it happened earlier."

by Gaskamachi

Phil Jackson

NBA Rumors: Phil Jackson Returning To The Los Angeles Lakers?

Ever since Phil Jackson took over as the New York Knicks president of basketball operation, there have been speculations that a possible reunion between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phil Jackson might become a reality.

by Gaskamachi

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