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Selena Gomez Vip Tickets Meet Greet

Selena Gomez Vip Tickets Meet Greet

Selena Gomez Revival Tour will be heading out on a Nationwide as well as Worldwide concert tour starting in May 2016. The North American leg of the Selena Gomez concert tour will start out on May 6th 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The North American leg of her Revival concert tour will hit cities such as the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, SAP Center in San Jose, MTS Center in Winnipeg, Air Canada Centre in Toronto and forty other venues and cities. The last stop on the North American leg of the tour will be Selena Gomez Staples Center concert in Los Angeles on July 8th 2016.

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The North American Selena Gomez Concert Dates scheduled so far are:
May 06, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, NV

May 08, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM Save Mart Center
Fresno, CA

May 10, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM Sleep Train Arena
Sacramento, CA

May 11, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM SAP Center at San Jose
San Jose, CA

May 13, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM Key Arena
Seattle, WA

May 14, 2016
Saturday – 7:00 PM Rogers Arena
Vancouver, BC

May 16, 2016
Monday – 7:00 PM Rexall Place
Edmonton, AB

May 17, 2016
Tuesday – TBA Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, AB

May 19, 2016
Thursday – 7:00 PM SaskTel Centre
Saskatoon, SK

May 20, 2016
Friday – 7:00 PM MTS Centre
Winnipeg, MB

May 22, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM Air Canada Centre
Toronto, ON

May 23, 2016
Monday – 7:30 PM Budweiser Gardens
London, ON

May 25, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM Canadian Tire Centre
Kanata, ON

May 26, 2016
Thursday – 7:00 PM Bell Centre
Montreal, QC

May 28, 2016
Saturday – 7:30 PM TD Garden
Boston, MA

May 29, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM Mohegan Sun Arena CT
Uncasville, CT

June 01, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

June 02, 2016
Thursday – 7:30 PM Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

June 04, 2016
Saturday – 8:00 PM Verizon Center DC
Washington, DC

June 05, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM US Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

June 07, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte, NC

June 09, 2016
Thursday – TBA Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA

June 10, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM Amway Center
Orlando, FL

June 11, 2016
Saturday – 7:30 PM American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL

June 14, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA

June 15, 2016
Wednesday – 7:00 PM Toyota Center – TX
Houston, TX

June 17, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TX

June 18, 2016
Saturday – 7:30 PM American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX

June 19, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM BOK Center
Tulsa, OK

June 21, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

June 22, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM KFC Yum Center
Louisville, KY

June 24, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI

June 25, 2016
Saturday – 7:30 PM United Center
Chicago, IL

June 26, 2016
Sunday – 7:30 PM Scottrade Center
St Louis, MO

June 28, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM XCel Energy Center
St Paul, MN

June 29, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM Marcus Amphitheatre / Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI

July 01, 2016
Friday – 7:00 PM Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO

July 02, 2016
Saturday – 8:00 PM Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

July 05, 2016
Tuesday – 7:30 PM Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ

July 06, 2016
Wednesday – 7:30 PM Valley View Casino Center
San Diego, CA

July 08, 2016
Friday – 7:30 PM Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

Selena Gomez Seating Chartselena gomez seating chartThe Selena Gomez Seating Chart for her Revival Tour has two areas that extend out from the main stage. The front arena of the Selena Gomez seating chart has a general admission standing area also known as the General Admission Pit. Please note the Selena Gomez general admission pit set up is subject to change based on the configuration of the venue.

You can view Selena Gomez Tickets for all dates of her Revival Tour including Selena Gomez Vip Tickets Meet & Greet.

Children age 3 and older require a ticket to enter the Selena Gomez Concert. A child under the age of 3 is considered a lap child and does not require a ticket.

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You can also catch Selena Gomez in concert at the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert at the Staples Center on Friday December 4th along with One Direction,The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Zedd, Hailee Steinfeld, Conrad Sewell and DNCE.

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Note: Barry’s Tickets is not affiliated with Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez VIP Tickets can be higher then face value. Selena Gomez Meet & Greet Vip Tickets and concert dates are subject to change. Barry’s Tickets recommends you arrive at the concert early no matter if you have Selena Gomez Meet & Greet tickets as well as any tickets you have in order to avoid traffic.

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Kobe Bryant & D’Angelo Russell Have Skyrocketed Lakers Tickets

The Return of Kobe Bryant and Rookie D’Angelo Russell Have Skyrocketed Lakers Tickets

In recent years, the downfall of the Lakers has helped the Los Angeles Clippers become the team of LA. However, according to Laker ticket prices, the Lakers still hold more value in the City of Angels. The team has announced the prices of the tickets for the 2015-2016 season, and the prices have risen for 6.2% compared to the average price of last season.

But the higher price should be expected; given that next season could potentially be Kobe Bryant’s last season. Hampered by injuries the last two seasons, Kobe says he is finally healthy and ready to withstand the wear and tear of a full season. The star shooting guard will have minute restriction during the season, but even 25-30 minutes of action from Kobe is more than enough to entice Lakers fans and Hollywood A-listers to attend the games.

The numbers speak for themselves; the tickets for the 41 home games for the Lakers at the Staples Center are more expensive than last year. The average secondary market price is set at $246.95 at the moment, and the price might go even higher as the year progresses. Teams are not immune to increasing prices during the season, and that especially might apply if the Lakers win more games than they lose and suddenly compete for a playoff spot. Last year, the average price of the secondary market tickets was set at $232.55.

Many people believe that no matter that the Lakers play in a highly competitive Pacific division that is slowly becoming a rival to the Northwest for the toughest western division, other factors contribute to the increase in price. The first and most important factor is the return of Kobe Bryant, who should be back in uniform after suffering a season ending shoulder injury in January last season. Back then, Kobe Bryant said that his plan is to be ready for September and training camp. Aside from the return of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will also welcome rookie D’Angelo Russell, for whom the city has high expectations. Add in the return of another lottery pick in Julius Randle, as well as additions like Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams, and the city has high expectations for next season.

As expected, the most expensive game the Lakers will play at the Staples Center is against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rivalry between Kobe Bryant and Lebron James is one of the most anticipated in the past 10 years, and fans were always expecting that the two will meet in the Finals. Sadly, that hasn’t happen, but their duels are always primetime. The two teams will play at the Staples Center on March 10 and the tickets are currently priced at $397.23 for a secondary market average. The price is 60% higher than the season average for Lakers tickets. The cheapest Laker tickets for the March 10 game is priced at $86.

The second most expensive game is the Christmas matchup with the Clippers, the intra-city rival. The price for the Lakers Games in December Christmas matchup that has the Lakers as the official host of the Clippers is $383.68. On April 6, the two teams will again meet, and the Lakers will again be the host. That is the third most expensive home game for the Lakers with a price tag of $336.05 for the secondary market average.

Few games will have a price below $200 for the next season, and the cheapest game the Lakers will play against the Denver Nuggets. The two teams will meet on November 3, with the average price of tickets standing at $173.05. The cheapest ticket for the game costs just $23. Some other below $200 games include the duel against the Indiana Pacers (November 29, $192 average price), against the Portland Trail Blazers (November 22, $194 average price) and against the Charlotte Hornets (January 31, $198 average price).

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Should Kobe Bryant Retire Soon?

Should Kobe Bryant Retire Soon? Charles Barkley Thinks So!

Kobe Bryant has been a controversial figure throughout his basketball career, but regardless of how you feel about his personal decisions, there is no question that he is a superstar on the court. Many would argue that whenever Kobe Bryant retires he will be one of the top 10 basketball players to ever play the game.

However, no matter how great he is, he simply can not play forever. There is already speculation about how much longer Kobe can continue to play in the NBA.

Recently, basketball legend Charles Barkley voiced his personal opinion about how much longer Kobe should play basketball, and in a statement that is sure to anger fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, he expressed his desire to see Kobe Bryant retire at the end of this season.

It was not a mean-spirited comment, but based more on his own experience playing in the NBA as he was getting older, he felt like he played longer than he should have. According to the CBSsports article, “Barkley Hopes Kobe Bryant Retires This Year, For Kobe’s Sake” by Matt Moore, Barkley had this to say,

“This should be like a farewell tour, play 20, 25 minutes a night. The Lakers aren’t going to make the playoffs. Could he play some more? Yeah, of course. His best days are behind him. I hear these fools on TV, talking about, ‘Kobe’s going to get healthy.’ Old people don’t get healthy; they die. Old people don’t get healthy. Father Time is undefeated.”

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Anthony Davis Pelicans will take 100 shots per game, who will take the extra shots?

Anthony Davis says the Pelicans will take 100 shots per game, who will take the extra shots?

During the 2014-2015 season, the New Orleans Pelicans were among the bottom teams in shots taken per game. The Pelicans took around 85 shots per game last season, and it seems like next season will be quite different. Star player Anthony Davis said in an interview that new head coach Alvin Gentry wants the team to take 100+ shots per game. So, with that in mind, who will take those extra shots?

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is the obvious choice here. He is the proud owner of the biggest contract in NBA history, courtesy of the five million contract he signed this summer. Last season, Davis averaged 17.6 shots per game. What Gentry wants to do is expand Davis’s range up to the 3-pt line. He also noted that he wants Davis to take more shots on the fly, with an up-tempo playing style. Davis is a beast inside, and he has a nice touch on his jumper. The problem is, defenses were mostly ready and settled for him last season. With an up-tempo style, Davis’s shots can sky rocket up to 20 per game. That is Carmelo Anthony (who is also on of the highest paid NBA players) territory and Kobe Bryant, but Anthony Davis is far more efficient than any of them.

Eric Gordon

For the past two seasons, Gordon is relatively healthy, appearing in 64 and 61 games respectively. His shots are down from his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but that should be expected with Anthony Davis in the lineup. However, with more shots available next season, Gordon could see his 11 shots per game rise up to 14 or 15 per game. The shooting guard is tailor made for an up-tempo offense, where he can catch and shoot from the 3-pt line before there is a defender with a hand in his face. Gordon’s 3-pt percentage rose to 44.8% last season, and 39% the previous season.

Jrue Holiday

Holiday is another player that could benefit from the more up-tempo style of play, as the point guard is great in the open floor. He is among the most underrated point guards when it comes to drives to the basket. Few people can drive as hard and as efficient to the basket as Holiday. While he doesn’t have a great jump shot, Holiday can get some extra shots in the fast break. Last year he averaged 13 shots per game, but you can easily see him getting to 15 per game.

Norris Cole

With the move from the Miami Heat to the New Orleans Pelicans, Cole’s shots rose from 6.5 to 9 per game. With a full training camp with the Pelicans, Cole could potential scratch double digit shots per game. He will be the de facto backup point guard, no matter that Tyreke Evans will have the ball in his hands as well. But Cole can run a ton of pick and roll action with Anthony Davis, something that will produce opportunities for the five year veteran.

New Orleans Pelicans Ticket Prices
Since signed by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft Pelicans tickets have risen 74% on the retail market. The retail price on Pelicans tickets during their 2012-2013 season was $51.00 per ticket. The 2015-2016 secondary market ticket price for New Orleans is $89.00 per ticket on average.

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The New Orleans Pelicans attendance for home games has also risen. In 2012 they ranked 24th in the league with a total of 498,618 attendance for home games. In 2015 their attendance grew to 683,757. A 37.13% rise in attendance.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule

NBA Christmas Day Schedule – Five Reasons to Tune in

The National Basketball Association released the NBA official schedule for the 2015-2016 season, and as always, NBA Christmas Day schedule and games are cream of the crop. Many people believe that the official season in the NBA starts after Christmas day, when teams get their feet wet and contenders emerge, while pretenders fall back in the standings. Here are five reasons to tune in on Christmas Day and spend the day and the night watching basketball.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12:00PM ET

The NBA Christmas Day Schedule kicks off with the Heat hosting the Pelicans and the young rising star, Anthony Davis. This will be the first time fans get to see Davis play on a Christmas day, and the young star will surely not disappoint. The Heat are regulars on Christmas day for the past several years, and they always put on a show. This year’s Christmas day games will be competitive, with almost every team making the playoffs the year before and watching Davis probably destroying the Heat is a nice appetizer.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls 2:30PM ET

Since the World Cup in 2010, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant from the Thunder have been marketed as the next generation stars in the NBA. And While Durant has established himself as one of the top 5 players in the league, Rose won an MVP award following the World Cup, but has been injured ever since. The Thunder and the Bulls were and still are up and coming teams, and they have had several Christmas day matchups in the past few years. The two teams play either on opening night, or on Christmas. And since they meet just twice during the regular season, watching them on Christmas makes it that much more special.

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 5:00PM ET

The Cavs at Warriors matchup is the highlight of the NBA Christmas day schedule. This will be the first time the two teams meet after the Finals, and this time, the Cavs might be healthy. With Love, James, Irving, Curry, Thompson, Green and Iguodala, there are more than enough stars on the floor to entice your attention. Toss in Lebron’s motivation for revenge, and this might turn into a playoff atmosphere game, if not Finals atmosphere. By Christmas, we might even know the roster for Team USA, and both Curry and Irving compete for a spot. If one of them doesn’t make the cut, he will definitely have a reason more to go at the other.

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00PM ET

The battle for supremacy between Texas teams is one of the most interesting and intriguing in the league. The Christmas Day schedule will take us to Houston, where the Rockets will welcome the new, refreshed Spurs team that is hoping to get back to the Finals. The Rockets have the same goal in mind, with this being a crucial year for them as Dwight Howard is nearing free agency. The Rockets have their own Big Three in Howard, Harden and Ty Lawson. And if Lawson manages to keep his head in the game, the race to the division title in the Southwest division might be one for the ages.

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It is the swan song for Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in the past 20 years. Bryant left a significant stamp on the league, and this might be the last time fans get to see him on Christmas. Kobe has hinted this might be his last season in the league, and it will all depend on his health at the end of the season. But coming back from serious injuries the past two seasons, one has to wonder how long till Kobe says enough is enough. The Lakers Clippers game is the last game on the 2015 NBA Christmas Day Schedule.

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Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Coach Byron Scott said that he envisions Kobe Bryant spending more time at the SF position than playing his natural SG position the following season. While that might be beneficial for both the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the move caries some risks, but also rewards. Here some of the Pros and Cons of the Los Angeles Lakers playing Bryant at the 3.

Pros of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

Playing Bryant at SF allows the Lakers to have multiple ball handlers in their lineup. Additionally, they will have a quality player on each position in the starting lineup. If Bryant starts at the 2, the Lakers are left with Ryan Kelly or Nick Young starting at 3. Playing Bryant at SF will also allow the Lakers to start both D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Both can create and initiate offense, and Bryant will be relieved from those duties, something he had to do in the past two seasons.

Playing Bryant at the SF position also allows Bryant to preserve energy on the defensive end, where he won’t have to chase shooting guards through countless of screens. Playing SF also puts Bryant closer to the post, where he is most effective, playing at the elbows and using his footwork and post-game to punish opponents.
The Lakers have tried playing Bryant at the SF previously, in the 2000-2001 season, and in 2012-2013. In both cases, the Lakers had an abundance of players playing at guard positions.

Cons of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

If Bryant is moved to the small forward position, he becomes the de facto best wing defender the Lakers have. In previous seasons, the Lakers have used a small forward as a designated wing defender to preserve Bryant’s energy for the offensive end. That was the case with Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) and Trevor Ariza. If Bryant plays at the 3, he will have to defend Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James, OKC Thunder Kevin Durant, New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Kawhy Leonard and others. In reality, some of them will spend time at the 4 in small ball lineups, and there are not as many quality small forwards nowadays.

Another downside of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF is that it reduces the Lakers depth. While they will get to have their five best players on the floor at the beginning of the game, they have only Lou Williams and Nick Young to serve as backups to positions 1-3. Not that the Lakers have some better options at the SF position.

Another downside of playing LA Lakers Kobe Bryant at the Small Forward position is that it carries risks for his health. Bryant is not exactly the model for health in recent years, and banging inside with bigger and stronger opponents does carry certain risks.

If the Lakers elect to play Bryant at the 3 more, and give reins of the offense to the young back court, they risk the turnover-prone offense territory. Clarkson and Russell are great young players, but they do not have the experience to run an offense. Russell averaged almost 6 turnovers per game during Summer League, but that is to be expected.

But most importantly, the change could and probably will put Lakers Kobe Bryant in a secondary position. Kobe has served as the de facto unquestioned face of the franchise for so many years, and allowing Clarkson and Russell to run the show might not fare well with his ego.

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Top 5 NBA Point Guards

Ranking the Top 5 NBA Point Guards 2015-2016

Ranking the Top 5 NBA Point Guards

Having a top 5 point guard on your team is the equivalent to having Tom Brady as your quarterback or Corey Crawford as your goalie. The NBA point guard has become the dominating position in the NBA and has more influence on the game outcome than ever before.

The point guard of today’s NBA has to has the ability to not only steal but also has the leadership off and on the court like never before. With numerous factors including points and assists, efficiency, as well as a plus-minus rating here is our list of the Top 5 NBA Point Guards for the 2015-2016 NBA Season.

5. Kyrie Irving – Kyrie Irving is on this list because he is so skilled he’s an amazing shooters especially from 3 point. His handles are amazing and he is very athletic and can really score the basketball. In 4 years in his career his averages are 21 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. He is a 3 time All Star, the 2012 rookie of the year and helped bring the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2015 NBA Finals.

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4. John Wall – The Washington Wizards John Wall is on this list because he’s a great leader, he is very athletic, he has great handles and is a great passer and defender. His career averages were 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 8.7 assists. In 5 seasons he is a 2 time All Star and the 2014 Slam Dunk Champion.

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3. Stephen CurryStephen Curry is on this list because he is a pure superstar. He is the best shooter and 3 point shooter in the league, he’s a great passer and a great defender. His career averages are 20.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 6.9 assists. In 6 seasons he was the MVP this past season, he is a 2 time All Star, he is the defending 3 point champion, and he led the Golden State Warriors to there 1st NBA Championship in 40 years.

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2. Russell Westbrook – Russell Westbrook is on this list because is like superman on the basketball court. He is super athletic, a great scorer, can cross you over, a great defender, can pop the mid range jumper all day, he is the definition of a stat sheet stuffer and a triple double machine. His career averages are 21.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 7.1 assists. In 7 seasons he is a 5 time All Star, was the All Star game MVP this past season, and he helped take the Oklahoma City Thunder to the 2012 NBA Finals.

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1. Chris Paul – Chris Paul is on this list because he will always just be the most fierce competitor on the court. LA Clippers Chris Paul is a great shooter, defender, and the best passer in the game and has just a pure skill set and is one of the greatest leaders in the game. His career averages are 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 9.9 assists. In 10 seasons he is an 8 time All Star, the 2013 All Star game MVP, and the 2006 rookie of the year giving Chris Paul our #1 in the ranking of the Top 5 NBA Point Guards for the 2015-2016 NBA season.

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Who do you think are the Top 5 NBA Point Guards this upcoming season?

NBA Season Guide

Where will the 5 top NBA free agents 2015 will play?

Predicting where 5 top NBA free agents 2015 will play next year

We are taking Lebron James off the list for a reason. James is likely to resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the only reason he opted out of his contract is to get more money. But out of the top 5 free agents, three might play for a different team next year. With free agency looming, let’s take a look where they might end up playing.

Marc Gasol

Gasol is an unrestricted free agent and arguably the best free agent on the market. The center just finished his best year, playing at an MVP level and finishing in the top 10 of MVP voting. Gasol is 30 years old and is entering his best years. And while Memphis would love to keep him, there will be plenty of other suitors for the Spaniard. One team that is constantly mentioned as a destination is the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs would love to have Gasol, who should replace Tim Duncan and make the transition smoother Timmy’s retirement. Other teams interested are the Knicks, the Blazers, the Mavericks and almost half the league. However, the reality is that Gasol will actually pick between two teams, the Spurs and the Grizzlies. We believe Gasol will sign with the Spurs, since it looks like the Grizzlies have reached their ceiling, and it is not an NBA championship.

Lamarcus Aldridge

Where Gasol signs will have a huge effect on the free agency of Lamarcus Aldridge. Every team that will strike out on Gasol will go for Aldridge, the Spurs included. And unlike Gasol, Aldridge could set up for a number of teams, including the Dallas Mavericks. Going back home to Texas would be a great way for Aldridge to finish his career, since it looks like the Blazers are declining after having two great seasons. If Gasol resigns with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Spurs could also be players for the power forward. But the money is that Aldridge will resign with the Blazers or accept the Dallas Mavericks offer.

Jimmy Butler

Butler is an interesting player. He declined Chicago’s extension last year, and now looks like a genius doing so. He is due for a max contract, but the question is, who will give him? The Bulls can again offer him contract, and even match the one he receives from another team. The Chicago Bulls MUST keep Butler, since he is their best player after Rose. And given Rose’s injury history, the Bulls will need to build around Butler and his growing potential and game. There will be teams like the Knicks, Celtics, Lakers and others that will throw a max contract at Butler, but the safe bet is that the Bulls will match any offer he receives.

Kawhi Leonard

Leonard will be an interesting case, since he is a restricted free agent. The Spurs would prefer if Leonard could wait for a few weeks to sign an offer sheet or resign with the Spurs. This way, the Spurs will have money to pursue free agents like Marc Gasol and Lamarcus Aldridge. In some way, Leonard will impact free agency like no other player. Even Lebron James doesn’t carry such weight this year. If a team offers Leonard max contract, and the Spurs match it, they will be left without cap space to pursue Gasol or Aldridge. This will open the door for other teams to go for the top 2 free agents. The Spurs MUST retain Leonard, since he is their best young player and the future of the franchise. Timing will be everything, but one way or another, Leonard will end up in a Spurs uniform.

Kevin Love

Love wants to be a top 10 player again. That much is certain. After seeing how it looks to be the third or fourth option on a team, the money is that Love will look for a better situation than the one he has in Cleveland. And given the emergence of Tristan Thompson, Love will get fewer minutes next season. That might persuade Love to sign elsewhere, or more precisely, for the Lakers. The Lakers have struck out on big name free agents two summers in a row, and it is time they get a little relief. They are the Los Angeles Lakers after all.

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LA Kings Draft Picks 2015

The 2015 Los Angeles Kings Draft has been a productive one for LA. Before the actual LA Kings Draft even began they worked on get a deal done with the Boston Bruins that would send goaltender Martin Jones, defensive prospect Colin Miller and their first round, #13 pick in the draft for forward Milan Lucic. Lucic was originally drafted by the 50th by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Draft. The “Heavy” power forward totaled 165 goals and 238 assists for the Bruins which was good for 403 total points.

With giving up a their first round #13 pick there were still six selections allotted in the LA Kings Draft.

Here is a look at the LA Kings Draft Picks 2015

The defenseman was picked in the 2nd round, 43rd in the overall NHL draft and brings to the LA Kings excellent reach and strength. Cernak is known for being brilliant defensively especially in front of his own net. While he will need to work and improve on his skating ability he is a physical player who doesn’t take a lot of penalties.

The 6’4 200 pound Dergachyov brings an extremely high level of both skill and intelligence to the LA Kings. Dergachyov has great puckhandling skills as well as soft hands and a very keen awareness of teammates positions on the ice at all times. The gritty grinder will bring his role as a scorer with all the technical skills to be successful with the LA Kings Lines.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 4th round, 99th overall Wagner is a speedy strong transitional forward who is extremely fluid in his skating patterns. Wagner will need to work on his timing of shots as well as passing but overall he is a good decision maker.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 5th round, 134th overall Schmalz is a gigantic power forward who has finally grown into his body this last season. He is a very well rounded skater who knows how to use his massive frame extremely well.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 7th round, 187th overall Reddekopp will be a tough defender in the LA Kings zone and will be a strong asset on penalty kills for LA. He will need to work on his skating footwork which is sometimes known to be tight and a bit clumsy but Chaz has very good athleticism and will be able to work on the skating skills.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 7th round, 194th overall Roy is a right handed defensive player at 6’0 200 pounds.

The LA Kings finished the 2014-15 season 40-27-15 (95 points), 4th in NHL Western Conference Pacific Division missing the NHL Playoffs. With the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks all vying to win the Pacific Division the LA Kings will have a tough schedule ahead of them and will be looking to get back into the thick of the NHL playoff hunt asap!

LA Kings Upcoming Games

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Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings
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Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings
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Bobblehead #1 Presented by Mercury Insurance Company
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh Penguins at Los Angeles Kings
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Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings
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Waste Management Green Game #2
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Philadelphia Flyers at Los Angeles Kings
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Toronto Maple Leafs at Los Angeles Kings
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Lakers Draft 2015

Lakers Draft 2015 What does it mean for the future of the franchise?

Lakers Draft 2015

And there goes all the mock drafts and pre-analysis of the lakers draft 2015. While everyone expected the Lakers to select Jahlil Okafor as the Lakers draft 2015 No.2 pick in this year’s draft, Los Angeles went a different route and selected point guard D’Angelo Russel. Considering they already have point guard Jordan Clarkson who looked superb in the final month of the year, what does the pick means for the future of the franchise? Let’s take a look at some of the questions that are popping out from the Lakers draft 2015.

Is Russell that good?

Considering the Lakers used the highest pick they have had since 1982 on him, he must be darn special. The last time the Lakers drafted a point guard this high (1979), he went on to win 5 titles for the franchise. Russell won the Jerry West Award, and averaged more points than any other freshman in the NCAA. Some of Russell’s strengths are: excellent passer, makes free throws, has the size advantage for point guard, great rebounder, decent 3-pt shooter and is a ball-hawking defender. To put it simply, Russell is an excellent choice for a modern type point guard. He can pass, make free throws and shoot the 3. He can also play shooting guard next to another point guard, which would allow teams to place two ball handlers on the floor. His game is very similar to the one of Brandon Roy. Last season he averaged 19.3 points, 5 assists and 5.7 rebounds, shooting 45% from the floor and 41% from behind the arc. The Lakers, according to coach Byron Scott were mostly impressed by his leadership ability and his ability to make others around him better.

What does this mean for Jordan Clarkson?

It is hard to envision the Lakers playing Russell and Clarkson together, even though Russell can handle playing shooting guard. However, the SG spot is reserved for Kobe Bryant. Kobe and D’Angelo can be a great back court combo, as both can handle ball handling duties and shoot the ball. The more likely scenario is that Clarkson might get traded so the Lakers can plug other holes in their rotation.

Lakers confident they can get a big man via trade/free agency

Drafting a point guard when a big man like Jahlil Okafor is available shows that the Lakers are pretty confident they can get a big man via other channels. The Lakers were already players in the DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes, and after the draft, the rumors will heat up. The Kings selected Willie Cauley-Stein with their 6th pick, a center from Kentucky. Their pick might suggest they are ready to part ways with Cousins. The Lakers will also try to pry Marc Gasol from Memphis although reports say he has no desire to play in Los Anglese. There will be other options for center, as the Lakers might decide and sign some of the second tier centers such as Tyson Chandler.

The other Lakers draft 2015 pick

With the 34th pick, the Lakers selected Anthony Brown, a small forward from Stanford. Brown will bring more shooting to the Lakers, as he shot 44% from 3-pt range in college. He can also get to the rim, is a willing passer and a great re-bounder for his position. He is 23 years old, and he might be one of the more NBA ready players in the draft. He is a 5 year senior, and will immediately fill in a void for the Lakers. The only downside is that he needs to add some bulk to be able to play small forward or power forward in small lineups. And he should work on his consistency. There is not much upside here, as he is already 23 years old, but he can be a solid role player for years to come.

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