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Lakers Podcast: Free Agency, 2018 NBA Draft, Can Magic Johnson & Rob Pelinka Bring In Stars?

The offseason is finally here, and for Los Angeles Lakers fans it’s the one that they have been waiting on pins and needles for. The Lakers will have …

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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Gives One Piece Of Advice To GM Rob Pelinka To Build A Successful Team Like GSW

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant told Rob Pelinka that his biggest challenge as a general manager is to be patient.<p>Since Kobe Bryant retired, the Los …

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Anfernee Simons talks skipping out on college, praise from Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka after Lakers draft workout

Former five-star recruit Anfernee Simons worked out for the Lakers on Tuesday and he looks like a legitimate candidate for the team in the 2018 NBA …

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Anfernee Simons, named by his parents after Penny Hardaway, worked out for the Lakers today and is eager to show teams that he is NBA-ready despite skipping one year of college for the IMG Prep Academy. The 6-4 guard averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 45% from 3 for the post-grad team and he turns 19 on June 8. Simons — who has worked out for Chicago, Phoenix and Portland and has visits scheduled with Utah, Orlando, the Knicks, Philadelphia and Milwaukee — said he made an impression on Lakers president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka. "They said you played really well and they were impressed by me coming in being so young and playing like I'm older than everybody else," Simons said.

Anfernee Simons, named by his parents after Penny Hardaway, worked out for the Lakers today and is eager to show teams that he is NBA-ready despite …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Rob Pelinka optimistic that young core will attract free agents

Rob Pelinka thinks the Los Angeles Lakers have finally regained its status as a desirable destination for free agents. The Los Angeles Lakers have a …

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Rob Pelinka Believes Lakers Young Core Is 'Incredibly Attractive' To Free Agents

The worst kept secret in the NBA is that the Los Angeles Lakers have big plans in free agency over the next couple of years. While the franchise has …

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How did Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka do in their first full season with the Lakers?

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka got their first full year of experience running the Lakers under their belts. How did it go?In the final installment of …

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Rob Pelinka: Lakers Don't Have Set Threshold They Wont Pass To Re-Sign Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers have big plans this summer, with a focus on signing a marquee free agent such as LeBron James and/or Paul George. The other …

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Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton talked to guys at today's draft workout. The Lakers had St. John's Shamorie Ponds, Nevada's Jordan Caroline, Missouri's Jordan Barnett, Oregon State's Drew Eubanks, St. Mary's Jock Landale and Arkansas' Daryl Macon in for a workout.

Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton talked to guys at today's draft workout. The Lakers had St. John's Shamorie Ponds, Nevada's Jordan …

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Rob Pelinka Wants Lonzo Ball To Add Strength That Matches Conditioning Level

Former second overall pick Lonzo Ball had an up-and-down rookie season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Facing an immense amount of pressure not seen …

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Rob Pelinka: Lakers Drafted Kyle Kuzma After Watching Him Shine On Various ‘Stages’

The Los Angeles Lakers may have landed the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft when they used the 27th overall pick to...

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Los Angeles Lakers: Rob Pelinka discusses benefits of being an agent

Recently, Rob Pelinka of the Los Angeles Lakers discussed the differences and similarities of being an agent and general manager. Going from the …

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Watch: The Rock shares motivational speech he gave to Lakers

<i>(Warning: Video contains coarse language)</i><p>Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was one of several high-profile individuals invited to speak to Los Angeles Lakers …

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Rob Pelinka explains how his experience as an agent has helped him as Lakers general manager

After a year on the job, Rob Pelinka has learned a lot about the differences and similarities between being a player representative and serving as …

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Rob Pelinka Believes Agent Experience Could Make Difference Now As General Manager

Prior to being named general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017, Rob Pelinka served as one of the more notable agents in the NBA for over a …

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Rob Pelinka says Kobe Bryant told him to be patient as the Lakers rebuild

You guys know that Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and Kobe Bryant are friends, right? Yes? Well Rob wants to remind you anyway.For Rob Pelinka …

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Rob Pelinka Confident Lakers Are Progressing Through Building Blocks Of Becoming Championship Team

The Los Angeles Lakers have missed the playoffs for five straight seasons, which places further pressure on president of basketball operations Magic …

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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka shares message to Lonzo Ball on building body

During exit interviews, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka regaled the attendant media with tales of how he and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson used examples of existing NBA superstars to show young players like Lonzo Ball the kinds of body transformations they would …

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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: 2018 Playoffs Show Young Players Can Be Difference-Makers

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka believes the Boston Celtics could indirectly help the Lakers land marquee free agents as the Celtics show a team can contend despite relying on a group of young stars.<p>Pelinka discussed his opinion during ESPN's coverage of the 2018 NBA draft combine …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Rob Pelinka confident about path to a championship

Rob Pelinka recently commented on the state of the Los Angeles Lakers. Does he think they are on a championship path? It has not been an easy few …

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LaVar Ball explains why he ‘loves’ Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka

LaVar Ball went on the radio and discussed his relationship with the Lakers, and more specifically Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.Given all of the …

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Lakers News: LaVar Ball Loves Relationship And ‘Down To Earth’ Talks With Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

Though things would eventually quiet down as the season went on, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie...

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Lakers 2018 Exit Interviews: Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Shine In First Full Season

With the Los Angeles Lakers still trending in the wrong direction, team governor Jeanie Buss made sweeping changes...

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Rob Pelinka recalls what made Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma stand out for the Lakers

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka remembers what he liked about meeting Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma for the first time.The Los Angeles Lakers have …

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Los Angeles Lakers: 5 goals for the offseason

With the offseason here for the Los Angeles Lakers, here are five goals for them in the summer. This offseason is incredibly crucial for the future …

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Shaquille O'Neal Predicts Free Agents LeBron James, Paul George Will Sign With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are a franchise that is used to winning championships, which has made their current five-year stretch of missing the playoffs …

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Jesse Buss says Rob Pelinka is the Kobe Bryant of NBA general managers

Lakers general manager is bringing the Mamba Mentality to the front office.Dating back to as early as 2014, the scouting department of the Los …

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Lakers News: Jesse Buss Praises Magic Johnson’s Leadership, Compares Rob Pelinka To Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to rebuild their franchise around young talent with the hope that it will pay off sooner...

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Lakers News: Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Have ‘Good Relationship’ With LaVar Ball

With all of the digital and physical ink that has been spilled by the click-eager media over various comments or controversies...

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Rob Pelinka Used Lookbooks Of Kobe Bryant, NBA All-Stars To Challenge Lakers

Late last February, Los Angeles Lakers owner and president Jeanie Buss sent shockwaves throughout the league...

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