With all of the craziness coming out of L.A. concerning the Lakers since the early offseason, there’s no way you’ve had your fill of all the exciting trade rumors, coaching drama and more buzz surrounding the franchise.
That’s great, because we have another serving of the hottest Lakers news on the web right now. Keep reading to find out the latest on your favorite team.
D’Antoni Considered Rambis
When team brass chose Mike D’Antoni over legendary, Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson to replace Mike Brown, it caused an uproar amongst a significant segment of the Lakers faithful.
D’Antoni was keen to this fact, and originally devised a plan to appease some of these old-school, hardcore fans.
However, Rambis reportedly bashed D’Antoni’s defensive mindset (or lack thereof) and his inability to develop big men. That was likely enough for the run-and-gun style coach to abandon any hopes of hiring the former T-Wolves head man.
Steve Nash still hasn’t returned to action, and fans are hoping that the two-time MVP can get on the floor sooner rather than later to reunite with his former coach.
Unfortunately, those eager to see the elite PG return to action will have to wait at least four games.
We’ll keep you updated right here on B/R with the latest news and updates on when Nash is expected to get back in the starting lineup and star for the Lakers.
It may sound crazy, but the Lakers have reportedly contacted Gilbert Arenas about joining the team during Steve Nash’s injury-related absence.
If you think that’s wild, get a load of this: Arenas actually turned down the offer.
Hupu.com, a Chinese-language site (h/t HoopsHype), found that the former Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic star would prefer to prove himself in the Chinese leagues than take a roster spot up in L.A. and ride the pine for most of the year.
Arenas is set to make almost $40 million over the next two years from the Orlando Magic, who used the amnesty clause to clear his contract from the books, but still owe him the money.
He’s struggled in the NBA in recent years and clearly needs to rejuvenate himself in order to become more than a deep bench reserve in the league. Hopefully this trip to China does the 30-year-old guard some good.