Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As if he unleashed the pent-up frustration stemming from three years’ worth of trade scenarios that never materialized, Pau Gasol stayed on the Lakers’ practice court showing off an array of post moves against a defenseless dummy.But as Gasol “murdered” the dummy as he joked afterwards, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti approached him with some somber news apparently delivered from Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.“Mitch wants to see you,” said Vitti. But considering Gasol remained on the practice court well past the Thursday’s trade deadline that expired at noon PST, Gasol didn’t fall for the joke.“He’s been trying to have fun with it the last couple of days,” Gasol said, smiling. “It’s all good. We’re family here.” Kobe upset over Blake tradeKobe Bryant remained forever grateful for the Lakers front office granting him a two-year, $48.5 million extension even before his left Achilles tendon was fully healed. Even amid a season assured of a missed playoff appearance for the first time in nine years, Bryant expressed optimism last week that the Lakers would quickly reload during the upcoming offseason.Yet, Bryant appeared upset the Lakers traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for two seldom-used shooting guards in Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, a move that saved the Lakers $4 million in salary and luxury taxes.“Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL,” Bryant tweeted. “One of my closest teammates and psycho competitor. GS picked up gem.”Injury updateLakers guard Steve Nash sat out Thursday’s practice because of nerve irritation in his back and remains day to day. Lakers forward Nick Young partcipated in some of Thursday’s practice, but his status against Boston remains unclear. Despite the Lakers dangling him in trade discussions for the third consecutive season, Gasol said he holds “no grudges or hard feelings.”“That’s what I preferred, to continue to play with our team and fight through this type of season,” said Gasol, who believes he will play tonight when the Lakers (18-36) host the Boston Celtics (19-36) at Staples Center after nursing a strained right groin that sidelined him for the past seven games. “Through adversity, you have to grow as a person.”Kupchak said “it’s absolutely an option” that the Lakers will re-sign Gasol when he becomes a free agent on July 1. But Kupchak added that it’s “unlikely” the Lakers will sign him to an extension beforehand because the Lakers want to maintain financial flexibility.Gasol also suggested he’ll have other options, too.“I’m pretty confident there will be,” Gasol said. “It’ll be nice to be in that position at least for a few days. Then I’ll be back in somebody else’s hands.”
Sunday, October 26, 2014â€¢6:35 a.m. Steven L. Taylor, 41, Spring Hill, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.â€¢Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle by a known suspect in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington. The vehicle was recovered.â€¢5:39 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle mirror in the 1200 block Highland Court, Wellington.â€¢7:26 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014:Friday, Oct. 24, 2014â€¢8:20 a.m. Officers took a courtesy report of animal assistance by a known owner in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢11:15 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity/dogs at large in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢8:57 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement officers and aggravated false impersonation.â€¢9 p.m. Officers took a report of found cell phone in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.â€¢9:20 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.â€¢9:30 p.m. Jason E. Brumley, 29, Arkansas City was arrested, charged and confined with obstruction of law enforcement and aggravated false impersonation. Saturday, October 25, 2014â€¢1 a.m. Officers investigated a child in need of care and curfew violation by known subject(s) in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢8:58 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 400 block N. F, Wellington.â€¢11:40 a.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without insurance, no valid driversâ€™ license, illegal registration and disobeyed a stop sign in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢11:40 a.m. Katie M. Martin, 24, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driversâ€™ license, no insurance and illegal registration.â€¢12:35 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢3:23 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢3:46 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 2100 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢4:10 p.m. Officers investigated a probation violation by a known suspect in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢5:25 p.m. Kimya A. Reynolds, 28, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County warrant for probation violation.â€¢10:09 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.