LAKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LAKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA: New Lakers coach Byron Scott eyes fast turnaround http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58238694-77/scott-lakers-johnson-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58238694-77/scott-lakers-johnson-coach.html.csp">NBA: New Lakers coach Byron Scott eyes fast turnaround</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention. “This organization is all about championships, period,” Scott said Tuesday at his introductory news conference. “We don’t look at Western Conference finals, Western Conference championships. We look at [NBA] championships. And ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582386942014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T23:19:25.077-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238694@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:19:25 MDT NBA notes: Lakers acquire Carlos Boozer via amnesty bid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196253-77/season-russell-lakers-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196253-77/season-russell-lakers-nba.html.csp">NBA notes: Lakers acquire Carlos Boozer via amnesty bid</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.889-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A person with knowledge of the details says the Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Carlos Boozer after he was waived by the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty clause. According to NBA rules, teams with room under the salary cap had to bid at least $1.4 million, the amount of the minimum salary for veterans next season. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because there was no official announcement, did not say how much the Lakers bid. The amnesty clause allow...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962532014-07-17T23:12:02.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:02.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196253@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT NBA note: Anthony stays with Knicks; Gasol leaves Lakers for Bulls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178421-77/anthony-knicks-nba-bulls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58178421-77/anthony-knicks-nba-bulls.html.csp">NBA note: Anthony stays with Knicks; Gasol leaves Lakers for Bulls</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T18:25:47.421-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 06:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks. Anthony has decided to remain in New York, choosing the Knicks over a number of teams that could have given him a better chance for the championship he craves. The All-Star forward met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers, but has informed the Knicks he will return, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity. The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum contract worth nearly $130 mill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581784212014-07-13T18:25:47.421-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T18:25:47.421-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58178421@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:25:47 MDT Jazz open preseason slate Oct. 7 vs. Portland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58162538-62/oct-arena-portland-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58162538-62/oct-arena-portland-center.html.csp">Jazz open preseason slate Oct. 7 vs. Portland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:26:25.306-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mark your calendars.The Utah Jazz's preseason starts in just 90 days.The Jazz will open an eight-game preseason slate Oct. 7 at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. The full calendar includes three home games:Date Opponent Arena Time (MT)Oct. 7 Portland EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.Oct. 9 Portland Moda Center (Portland, Ore.) 8 p.m.Oct. 13 Clippers EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.Oct. 16 Lakers Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif.) 8 p.m.Oct. 17 Clippers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162538@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:26:25 MDT Knicks hire Kurt Rambis as associate head coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58156704-77/coach-rambis-lakers-knicks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58156704-77/coach-rambis-lakers-knicks.html.csp">Knicks hire Kurt Rambis as associate head coach</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:26:25.983-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The New York Knicks have hired Kurt Rambis as associate head coach, reuniting him with former teammate and head coach Derek Fisher. Knicks president Phil Jackson made the announcement on Monday. Rambis and Fisher played 10 seasons together with the Los Angeles Lakers. He spent 13 seasons on the Lakers bench, including seven under Jackson. Jackson says, “The three of us are similar in our philosophies and our approach to the game.” Rambis was part of eight NBA title teams with the Lake...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581567042014-07-08T17:26:25.983-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T17:26:25.983-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156704@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:26:25 MDT Utah Jazz: Sources say team likely to match any offer for Gordon Hayward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58147564-87/jazz-hayward-free-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58147564-87/jazz-hayward-free-season.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Sources say team likely to match any offer for Gordon Hayward</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T22:50:10.992-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Cleveland Cavaliers may or may not offer Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward a hefty contract in free agency. If not, another team around the league could swoop in with a significant offer sheet for the restricted free agent. Ultimately, league sources insist, nothing will be capable of prying Hayward away from the Utah Jazz, as the front office is committed to keeping Hayward in the fold and making him the face of Utah’s rebuild — which is heading into its second season. “The Jazz feel like h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:10 MDT Jazz Hoops - Bringing Kelly in? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58135891-62/jazz-kelly-fits-foot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58135891-62/jazz-kelly-fits-foot.html.csp">Jazz Hoops - Bringing Kelly in?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T00:14:02.892-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 12:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As free agency wears on, the Jazz have an interest in adding “more shooting in more spots,” a league source tells The Salt Lake Tribune. One of the names that could pop up is Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly. He fits the mold of what Quin Snyder wants, which is a big man who can shoot the ball, stretch the floor and open up space for the guards to get to the rim. Kelly had a good rookie season with the Lakers, although he did battle foot issues. But he can shoot. And right now - with Mar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58135891@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:14:02 MDT