The Los Angeles Rams pulled out of the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes quicker than anyone thought was possible. On Tuesday, the defending NFC West champions acquired young receiver Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots for a first-round pick and a swap of mid-round selections. This deal came out of absolutely nowhere. It also comes on the heels of Los Angeles seemingly making a play for Beckham. Now that the Rams are no longer in the hunt for OBJ, what team can be seen as the favorite to land New York’s embattled receiver? Easy money would be on the San Francisco 49ers. Much like Los Angeles, they have been linked to OBJ. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is also in need of that Julio Jones-like No. 1 receiver in San Francisco that he had in Atlanta. Adding to the intrigue here, San Francisco boasts the draft capital (four picks in the first three rounds) and the salary cap space ($38.6 million) to make a deal of this ilk work. That’s the thing right here. While well over half … [Read more...] about With the Los Angeles Rams out, this team is now favored to land Odell Beckham Jr.
He helped bring seven NBA Championships to Los Angeles, what can he do for Charlotte? News 02 Apr 2018, 22:50 IST What's the story?Sportskeeda reported in February that the Hornets were not going to extend Rich Cho's contract and that Kupchak was being mentioned as the replacement.On Monday morning, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Charlotte Hornets will offer former Los Angeles Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak the general manager's role.In case you didn't know...Prior to becoming an NBA executive, Kupchak played in the NBA for 10 seasons (missing one full season due to a knee injury) with the Washington Bullets, and then the Lakers. For his career, he averaged 10.2 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.The heart of the matterAs per the New York Times report, a formal offer has been extended to Kupchak according to three sources who have knowledge of the situation. There is confidence within the organization that the deal will be completed … [Read more...] about Reports: Charlotte Hornets offer general manager role to former Los Angeles Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak
NBA.com Staff Published on Mar. 31, 2018 Updated at 11:52 p.m. ET Watch NBANBA with fuboTV Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the team announced Sunday AEDT. REPORT: 76ers star Joel Embiid could return from injury in two weeks The decision came after he was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms the morning after suffering an in-game blow to the head during a loss to the Bucks. Ingram, who was taken with the second overall pick in 2016, is averaging 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest this season. Brandon Ingram was re-evaluated this morning and diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms. — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 31, 2018 The Lakers have already been eliminated from playoff contention, but their 33 wins are already the most they've had since the 2012-13 campaign. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram placed in concussion protocol
News 30 Mar 2018, 10:01 IST Los Angeles, Mar 30 (AFP) Los Angeles Galaxy fans could get their first glimpse of Zlatan Ibrahimovic tomorrow as the Major League Soccer side gears up for a city derby with expansion team Los Angeles FC.Tomorrow's clash -- dubbed "El Trafico" in a nod to the California metropolis's eternally gridlocked streets -- has been given an added edge by the Galaxy's capture of Ibrahimovic.The 36-year-old Swedish striker's move to MLS from Manchester United was confirmed last week, with Ibrahimovic swiftly vowing to reignite the Galaxy's fortunes after they finished bottom of the league last season.Ibrahimovic, who has not played since appearing for United in a 2-2 draw with Burnley in December, was only due to arrive in Los Angeles yesterday, giving him little time to acclimatise to his new surroundings.However the Galaxy have pointedly stated that Ibrahimovic is available for tomorrow's game at the Stubhub Center.Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid hinted … [Read more...] about All eyes on Ibrahimovic as Los Angeles prepares for derby
The upshot is that, after paying almost $150MM over the last five seasons in tax penalties, the Dodgers have reset their tax counter and will only be charged at the first-time offender rate should they surpass the threshold next offseason. It is safe to assume that L.A. is indeed preparing itself to soar over the tax line once more, as the team has now positioned itself to be players in the star-studded 2018-19 free agent market. Beyond just dreams of, say, Bryce Harper wearing Dodger blue, the club also has some in-house players hitting the market, chief among them Clayton Kershaw (via an opt-out clause in the ace’s current contract). All signs are currently pointing to Kershaw continuing his relationship with the team, even if a formal extension might not be worked out until after the season is over.The Braves trade has much more import in terms of finances than in on-field impact for the Dodgers. Gonzalez and Kazmir were complete non-factors due to given their recent injury … [Read more...] about Offseason in review: Los Angeles Dodgers