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Xavier Henry's continuing to rehabilitate his knee through basketball related activities, but isn't yet playing in games. 

Henry has some fringe fantasy value playing for a truly terrible team last season, and the same could be true this year, though certainly not initially.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

19 Sep, 10:48 PMSource

Lakers announced that Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will serve as assistant coaches on Byron Scott’s staff this season.

The Lakers have put together their coaching staff, but it won't matter much since their roster is a hot, steaming pile of garbage.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

16 Sep, 06:38 PMSource

Lakers head coach Byron Scott plans to start Steve Nash, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill while bringing Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle and Robert Sacre off the bench.

This could all change once the preseason starts, but the Lakers do have an interesting bench. Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle could be sneaky fantasy plays, but only if Steve Nash and Carlos Boozer are injured or ineffective.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

11 Sep, 01:33 AMSource

Steve Nash will remain on the Lakers’ roster. The deadline for the Lakers to use the so-called stretch provision passed over the weekend, ensuring that Nash will finish out the final year of his contract worth $9.7 million.

While Nash hasn't exactly been a bastion of health since coming over to the Lakers, he's a perfectly fine, albeit overpriced, reserve option for the team. His vast experience and knowledge of the game can hopefully spill onto Jeremy Lin and give the Lakers a little boost in the right direction. Fantasy-wise though, he's not someone to target unless there's an injury that affords him more minutes.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

3 Sep, 02:40 PMSource

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Jordan Clarkson.

Clarkson was the Lakers second-round pick out of Missouri and will likely enter the season as the team's backup point guard to Jeremy Lin if Steve Nash decides not to return to the team. He is not expected to warrant enough playing time to make him a fantasy option in the upcoming season, so there is no reason to have him on any radars over the next couple months.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

25 Aug, 11:14 PMSource

Steve Nash is "100 percent healthy" right now. He's not having nerve pain for the first time in a long time.

It's nice to hear that the 40 year old guard is healthy. His $10 million salary this season is part of the handcuff that keeps the Lakers from being able to update their roster. Hopefully, for Lakers fans, Nash can stay uninjured this season. But don't count on a statistical resurgence from the aging ballplayer, he has played in 65 games over the last two seasons.
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100 percent healthy for a 40-year-old and a 22-year-old are two completely different things. Nash still has the ability to play at a high level, but you cannot expect him to be anything close to what he was when he played in Phoenix.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

1 Aug, 03:54 PMSource

Lakers contact Robert Horry about becoming an assistant coach.

New head coach Byron Scott has repeatedly talked about bringing a winning culture back to L.A. and Horry, who has won championships with the Lakers before, knows all about it. Not only was he a big reason behind Lakers championships during his tenure, but he's got a strong fondness for both the city and his time spent on the team. It would definitely make for a nice coaching staff worthy of the players' respect.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 05:10 PMSource

Update: Lakers have officially signed contract with Byron Scott. 

Byron Scott will be the new Head Coach for the LA Lakers. The terms of the deal are currently unknown. He was formerly the coach of the Nets, Hornets and Cavs.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

28 Jul, 10:25 PMSource

Steve Nash confirmed this will be his last NBA season.

The Lakers really did nothing this offseason of note which is surprising. It looks like Steve Nash will play out the final year of his contract worth $9.7 million wearing the purple and gold and it will also be his last in the NBA as a whole. He has average 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds a game for his career.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

28 Jul, 02:28 PMSource

Byron Scott says he has reached a deal to coach the Lakers.

Welcome home, Byron. We hope you enjoy your stay here. Try not to let Jerry break your spirit as the Lakers are desperate for someone else to make their mark.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Jul, 10:54 AMSource

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