Lakers News: Latest Buzz on Jeremy Lin, Free-Agent Signings and More

It has been an offseason of firsts for the Los Angeles Lakers, a franchise still without a leader.

Not literally, of course, but it sure feels like it. Lakers fans are accustomed to sitting idly by as the draft rolls by after postseason contention, yet this year the franchise missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05 and had a lottery pick. 

Kobe Bryant is on his way back, but big names like Carmelo Anthony scoffed at the idea of moving to the West Coast, to a town where the Lakers are suddenly the little brother. 

It hasn't been all bad, though, and news as of late has come with a bit of an uplifting vibe as Mitch Kupchak rebuilds his roster and begins the coaching search in earnest. Here's the latest.


Swaggy P is Official

It seemed but a matter of time before the Lakers would bring back fan favorite Nick Young, who is more than just a welcome sight for the team from a popularity standpoint.

As the numbers show, Young spread his wings quite a bit last season when given the chance with the team downright dreadful:

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Young officially put ink to paper recently:

Said Kupchak of the maneuver, per the Lakers' website:

“Nick was a bright spot for us last season, and we are happy to retain such a skilled player who is committed to being a part of what we are building as a franchise.”

The Los Angeles native made it clear earlier in the offseason that his desire was to remain with the team, as captured by Medina at

It depends how much the discount is. But as a player, everyone wants a place they feel comfortable at. I feel comfortable in L.A. But I can’t keep taking these discounts. I need a raise a little bit. But if it’s for the right cost and they’re bringing in pl...

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