Get excited Lakers fans: The Machine is back. Sasha Vujacic has been out of the NBA for a couple of yeras now, but he's gearing up for a comeback in the L.A. area. There's little doubt that the 29-year-old guard could cash in on a solid contract overseas, but he's determined to find an opportunity in the NBA for 2013/14. Here's more out of La La Land..
- Fellow Lakers legend James Worthy is concerned about Kobe Bryant and the approach he'll take to his return to the hardwood, writes Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Worthy doesn't question that Bryant will return from the torn Achilles tendon that cut his 2012/13 season short, but he wonders if the ultra-intense guard will dial things back in general in order to keep himself upright.
- More from Medina, who is running down the Lakers' depth chart as the new season approaches. Today's feature focuses on offseason acquisition Wesley Johnson who is looking to shed his reputation as a draft bust after going fourth overall in 2010 and not producing a whole lot in Phoenix or Minnesota.
- Earlier tonight, the Lakers inked Marcus Landry to a contract for the upcoming season and it sounds like he's got a solid chance of making the roster.