Phil Jackson thinks the Russell Westbrook quandary is similar to when Gary Payton was added to the Shaq-Kobe Lakers.
NBA rumors are a dime a dozen each season, and this one particular story pertains to Phil Jackson wanting the Lakers to trade LeBron James. As ridiculous as it sounds, maybe it’s not far off from the truth. When Bill Plaschke of The Los Angeles Times went on “The Doug Gottlieb Show,” he discussed this latest gossip.
There’s absolutely no way the Los Angeles Lakers will look into a LeBron James trade this summer, right? Absolutely no
Phil Jackson likes Russell Westbrook with the Lakers.
Another chapter in the Los Angeles Lakers offseason drama has folded, this time, with Phil Jackson. The former coach and GM has reportedly expressed interest in trading LeBron James and keeping Russell Westbrook. Jackson is also reportedly involved with advising the Lakers on their head coaching search. Is this a good idea? Joy Taylor weighs in on why this is not the best idea for the Lakers.
Phil Jackson and LeBron James have a history. And now with the legendary former coach reportedly in Jeanie Buss' ear, it's possible that Jackson wants the King out of Tinseltown. Per longtime Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke:. I’ve heard that Phil would like LeBron traded. I’ve just heard that....
Los Angeles Lakers team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed in a recent interview she was receiving input from Phil Jackson, among others, about decisions within the organization. Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke, who talked to Buss about the state of the Lakers organization, floated the rumor that Jackson wanted LeBron James to be traded.
Is the King’s time up in Lakers land? After team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke that she’s leaning on former Lakers coach Phil Jackson to help the team bounce back after a disappointing season, Plaschke provided some insight into Jackson’s thinking about the roster. “I’ve heard that Phil would like LeBron traded,” Plaschke said Tuesday on “The Doug Gottlieb Show.” “I’ve just heard that but I’ve got nothing to back that up. No on-the-record stuff to back that up. I do know that Phil would like to keep [Russell] Westbrook and try to...
The Los Angeles Lakers are in for an offseason of some big NBA offseason changes. Depending on who you ask, you will get a different answer on how they should approach things. The one common denominator is that something has to give. This is a team that had championship aspirations...
According to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke, Phil Jackson reportedly floated the idea that the Lakers should ‘deal’ LeBron James away.
Phil Jackson seems to want the Los Angeles Lakers to go full Keyser Söze mode this offseason. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times said this week during an appearance on “The Doug Gottlieb Show” that he has heard Jackson, who has recently been advising the Lakers, would like them to trade LeBron James. Plaschke, who has covered the Lakers and L.A. sports for several decades, including when Jackson still used to coach the Lakers, did add that there is nothing “on the record” to back up the claim that Jackson wants James traded. But Plaschke did also say that Jackson would like the Lakers to keep Russell Westbrook and try to make it work with him.
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