LASH Morning Drive: Wednesday, June 25


The Morning Drive offers you a healthy dose of LA sports talk from around the internet. A most excellent way to wake up feeling smart.

In today’s morning drive Nick Young makes a move, the Clips like Arron Afflalo and Clayton keeps cruising through opponents. Enjoy your Hump Day, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

Good Day Quote of the Day, to start your Hump Day off right

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar


Los Angeles Lakers can create $30-35 in usable cap space (FanSided)

Nick Young opts out, becomes unrestricted free agent (FanSided)

Lakers hope to set up meetings with LeBron, Melo (Lake Show Life)

Ramona Shelburne: Don’t sell Lakers short (ESPN)

Byron Scott leads the Lakers’ coaching search but focus lies elsewhere (SB Nation)

Carmelo Anthony Would Consider Lakers If They ‘Strengthen’ Roster (Lakers Nation)

Sixers talking trade with Cavaliers, Lakers and Kings according to reports (

LeBron James has options after opt-out (LA Times)


Clippers “would consider” Griffin-for-LeBron deal, because of course

Clippers Won’t Trade Blake Griffin for LeBron James (All U Can Heat)

Los Angeles Clippers covet Arron Afflalo (FanSided)

Clippers looking to make a move (ESPN)

Sterling scandal threatens to upend Clippers sponsorships next season (LA Times)

Clippers target Lawrence Frank (ESPN)

NBA Mock Draft: Los Angeles Clippers Select Mitch McGary from Michigan (Ridiculous Upside)

ClipperBag: NBA Draft edition (ClipperBlog)


Kershaw Tosses Eight Shutout Frames, Earns Eighth Win, Dodgers Even Series (Lasorda’s Lair)

Hanley Ramirez out again with shoulder injury (FanSided)

Zack Greinke is OK with Kansas City Royals fans booing him (FanSided)

Which is Sweeter: Kansas City BBQ or a Clayton Kershaw Start? (Lasorda’s Lair)

Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Joc Pederson suffers shoulder injury (FanSided)

Dodger prospects Seager, Urias named to All-Star Futures game (LA Times)

Column: Anyone know where Dodgers could nab a couple of decent outfielders? (LA Times)

Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero nears return (ESPN)

Dodgers aren’t doing enough to end broadcast blackout (LA Times)

Clayton Kershaw: Appreciate the brilliance (ESPN)


Matt Shoemaker Has Played Vital Role In Los Angeles Angels’ Success (Rant Sports)

Much-maligned Angels bullpen provides relief in win over Twins (LA Times)

Angels’ Don Baylor is back from freak injury (LA Times)

Garrett Richards Becomes A Force In Angels Rotation (CBS Los Angeles)

Angels, fans to attempt record for largest gathering of people wearing Santa hats (Long Beach Press-Telegram)


Rob Blake’s up-and-down journey with Kings winds up at Hall of Fame (LA Times)

Kings expected to re-sign Matt Greene to four-year deal (FanSided)

Kings say Jonathan Quick had emergency surgery on wrist (FanSided)

Kings to keep Mike Richards (ESPN)

Gaborik, Kings close to deal (ESPN)

Kings’ Quick awarded William Jennings Trophy (

Kings’ Brown wins Mark Messier Leadership Award (


Ducks’ Bob Murray is touched by award from fellow general managers (LA Times)

Ducks, Blackhawks Front-Runners for Kesler (Pucks of a Feather)

Duck Tales: Interview With The Getzlaf (Anaheim Calling)


US Open Cup: LA Galaxy frustrated with finishing in otherwise dominant showing in loss to Carolina (MLS)


UCLA Looks Forward to Thursday Evening’s NBA Draft (

Eric Kendricks, Myles Jack Named To The Athlon Sports Preseason All-American Teams (Go Joe Bruin)

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit: UCLA Will Be A 2014 College Football Playoff Team (Go Joe Bruin)

2015 NFL Draft: UCLA Preview (CBS Sports)


To prevent Tommy John surgery, this app could prove apt (LA Times)

Your team will try (and fail) to get LeBron (

Cavaliers entertaining offer from Magic for No. 1 overall pick/a> (

If USA doesn’t advance, ‘Jurgen Klinsmann will be fired’ (NBC Sports)

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