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Lakers Announce Signing Of Juan Toscano-Anderson

The Los Angeles Lakers announced they signed Juan Toscano-Anderson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is reported to be one year for the veteran minimum. The Golden State Warriors did not extend Toscano-Anderson a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. Toscano-Anderson spent the last past...
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Lakers News: Damian Jones Signs Two-Year Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced the signing of center Damian Jones to a two-year contract. The terms of the deal were not released but the contract reportedly includes a player option for the second season and is for the veteran’s minimum. Jones played in eight games for L.A....

Lakers Video: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Bids Farewell To Juan Toscano-Anderson By Sharing Clip Of Championship Celebration

The Los Angeles Lakers made a habit of signing former Golden State Warriors in free agency over the last few years, most recently bringing in Juan Toscano-Anderson. Toscano-Anderson joins JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley and Kent Bazemore among players who have swapped the Bay Area for L.A. The 29-year-old wing leaves the Warriors having just won the NBA title with Golden State in his first-ever playoff appearance.

Lakers Rumors: Lonnie Walker IV Asked Spurs To Rescind Qualifying Offer To Become Unrestricted Free Agent

With Malik Monk choosing to take a bigger money deal to join the Sacramento Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers had to turn elsewhere to add a young, scoring guard piece that they lost. That player turned out to be Lonnie Walker IV, who agreed to join the Lakers on a one-year deal for the entirety of the team’s taxpayer mid-level exception worth $6.5 million.

Lakers News: Shareef O’Neal States He’s Healthy After Dealing With Heart & Foot Complications In College

The draft process for the Los Angeles Lakers extended past just taking Michigan State’s Max Christie with the 35th overall pick in their second round. Doing their due diligence by picking up promising young talent through the two-way contracts and Summer League signings, the Lakers have set themselves up with a great prospect pool to evaluate.

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Competing With Celtics For Free Agent Thomas Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers reunited with a big man in free agency, bringing back Damian Jones after a short spell with L.A. last year. Jones reportedly penned a two-year minimum contract with the Purple and Gold with a player option in the second season. The 27-year-old center tipped off the Lakers’ offseason business, followed by signings of Lonnie Walker IV, Troy Brown Jr. and Juan Toscano-Anderson.

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Confident It Can Add Shooting Via Trade With Kyrie Irving As No. 1 Target

The Los Angeles Lakers did a good job in the first hours of free agency, bringing in young versatile defenders in a clear U-turn on last summer’s strategy. The Lakers entered the 2021-22 season with the older roster in the NBA. This year, they started their offseason business by signing Damian Jones, Lonnie Walker IV, Troy Brown Jr. and Juan Toscano-Anderson — the former Golden State Warrior wing being the oldest player of the group at 29.

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Troy Brown Jr. Signs With L.A. On Minimum Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers again have to look for role players willing to sign for L.A. on a minimum deal due to the franchise’s limited resources. The Lakers had only the non-taxpayer mid-level exception to offer free agents this summer, which they reportedly used to bring in former San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV. Besides that, the Purple and Gold were expected to focus on finding players with something to prove, offering them short minimum deals and hoping they would come to L.A. and put in the extra effort to boost their value — just like Malik Monk did during the 2021-22 season.

Lakers Rumors: Malik Monk To Sign Two-Year Contract With Kings

Malik Monk earned a significant pay rise after he became one of the most reliable scorers for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021-22. Monk hardly attracted interest from NBA teams last summer, allowing the Lakers to sign him on a minimum deal. The Kentucky alum quickly turned out to be one of the steals of that offseason, averaging 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists, and shooting 39.1% from beyond the arc in 76 games.

Lakers Rumors: Kyrie Irving Planning On Joining L.A. In Free Agency In 2023 To Wear Same Uniform As Kobe Bryant

Start reposting your memes — Kyrie Irving becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers is once again a real possibility. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant requesting a trade Thursday opened the seemingly shut door of Irving joining the Purple and Gold. Laker fans didn’t have enough time to process moving on from Kyrie before it was back on again.