1. What We've Learned About 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers So Far

    There are certain inalienable truths about the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season—such as a 3-21 record that puts them so far out of contention in the playoff race that it’s not even worth debating...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 months ago 27,144 reads 129 comments

  2. 4 Hidden Bright Spots for the Los Angeles Lakers So Far

    Bright spots have been in short supply for the Los Angeles Lakers lately. With just three wins to date, this season will be remembered best as Kobe Bryant ’s final stand, punctuated by sporadic glimmers of his once-legendary skills...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 months ago 15,648 reads 10 comments

  3. Complete L.A. Lakers Power Rankings After Season's 1st Month

    November came to a close for the Los Angeles Lakers with the retirement poem of Kobe Bryant via the Players' Tribune and a flurry of fourth-quarter points that failed to close yet another gap...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 months ago 5,691 reads 8 comments

  4. Race to Respectability: Does Knicks' Early Lead Mean Lakers Are in Trouble?

    The Los Angeles Lakers (2-11) and New York Knicks (8-6) are in Year 2 of a race back to respectability...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 months ago 48,994 reads 267 comments

  5. 5 Goals the LA Lakers Must Achieve During 2015-16 Season

    The 2015-16 season began with hopes that the Los Angeles Lakers could at least be competitive in the West. But despite a 97-85 win against the Detroit Pistons Sunday night, a 2-8 record offers scant expectations for a playoff run...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 1,362 reads 0 comments

  6. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Flaws So Far

    Starting off the 2015-16 season on sporadically firing cylinders , the Los Angeles Lakers are a flawed team with intriguing ingredients...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 31,114 reads 156 comments

  7. Building a Better Rotation for the Los Angeles Lakers

    The latest Los Angeles Lakers roster offers an interesting amalgam of established veterans and young talent. Balancing the rotation, however, is no simple task...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 30,759 reads 108 comments

  8. L.A. Lakers Players Who Will Make a Big Jump in 2015-16

    G iant steps are needed f or a Los Angeles Lakers team trying to find its way back to prominence. In some cases, it’s a matter of developing embryonic talent, and in others, it’s about partaking in the free-agent market...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 16,756 reads 41 comments

  9. Everything You Need to Know About the Los Angeles Lakers' 2015-16 NBA Season

    Coming off their worst record ever, the Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2015-16 NBA campaign hoping to find their way back into the highly competitive Western Conference playoffs...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 2,468 reads 3 comments

  10. Los Angeles Lakers Must Balance the Roster Before 2015-16 Training Camp Begins

    As it currently stands, the Los Angeles Lakers have 14 players on an intriguing but unbalanced roster. Adding one final contract might help the equilibrium, but it’s more ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 50,132 reads 100 comments

  11. Jabari Brown Can Be More Than Just Insurance for Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    The guy in goggles lighting it up for the Los Angeles Lakers recently in Las Vegas Summer League, the one who might look familiar from the blur that was last season—that was Jabari Brown...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 35,761 reads 56 comments

  12. D'Angelo Russell's Arrival Can't Stunt Jordan Clarkson's Growth for Los Angeles

    The Los Angeles Lakers may have drafted a phenomenal prospect in D’Angelo Russell, but the team can’t let that overshadow Jordan Clarkson ’s development. Russell was the vaunted No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 47,042 reads 145 comments

  13. The Clock Is Ticking on Byron Scott's Future with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Heading into his second season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , Byron Scott is facing not one, but multiple ticking clock scenarios...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 45,746 reads 183 comments

  14. Larry Nance Jr. Is More Than Just a Summer League Surprise for LA Lakers

    Larry Nance Jr. was as surprised as Los Angeles Lakers fans were when the team selected him with the 27th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on June 25. “It was insane,” Nance said per Scott Nulph of Wyo Sports ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 34,990 reads 42 comments

  15. Los Angeles Lakers' Gamble on Robert Upshaw Is Poised to Pay off

    He’s a 7-foot shot-blocking intimidator who has left burned bridges in his wake, but Robert Upshaw is a gamble with a big upside for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 33,695 reads 9 comments

  16. D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle Face Challenge That Marquee Stars Have Spurned

    D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle spent their week at the Las Vegas Summer League trying to find their sea legs...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 41,937 reads 132 comments

  17. Nick Young Trade Would Mean Los Angeles Lakers Gambling Their Depth Away

    During the opening weeks of the 2015 free-agency process, trade rumors swirled around Nick Young —that the shot-happy swingman might not be long for the Land of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 23,535 reads 60 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Roy Hibbert the Biggest Stage to Resurrect Career

    Roy Hibbert was an All-Star as recently as the 2013-14 season. Now the 7’2” center brings his defensive power to the bright lights and big stage of the Los Angeles Lakers with a chance to reclaim his elite form...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 66,311 reads 153 comments

  19. Lou Williams Brings the Instant Offense That Los Angeles Lakers Desperately Need

    Lou Williams is known for doing one thing exceptionally well—scoring buckets with the flash of a superhero, albeit in the body of a 175-pound humanoid...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 18,602 reads 63 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers' Next Era Will Be Headlined by D'Angelo Russell

    For a 19-year-old rookie who has yet to play in the NBA , D’Angelo Russell exudes a remarkable sense of confidence and sangfroid. After Monday’s practice for the upcoming summer-league games in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Lakers ' No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 158,121 reads 420 comments

  21. Ed Davis Got Lost in the Shuffle of L.A. Lakers' Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ waiting game during the first week of summer free-agency cost them dearly when Ed Davis walked away...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 47,730 reads 107 comments

  22. Why Anthony Brown Can Help Fill Los Angeles Lakers Glaring Need at Small Forward

    As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their so-far fruitless free-agent quest, they may already have an answer at the small forward position—Anthony Brown. The Stanford graduate was selected by L...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 20,613 reads 2 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Must Turn Free-Agent Focus to Filling Obvious Hole at Center

    The official start of NBA free agency has arrived, and the Los Angeles Lakers are hard at work looking to plug a gaping frontcourt hole. Time is somewhat relative, as the 12:01 a...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 42,782 reads 124 comments

  24. Why Robert Upshaw Can Be Steal of the 2015 NBA Draft for Los Angeles Lakers

    Robert Upshaw is a 7-foot, shot-blocking savant. Dare to encroach upon his paint, and he will crush you...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 178,701 reads 225 comments

  25. Report Card Grades for the Los Angeles Lakers' 2015 NBA Draft

    By the time the clock wound down on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers had selected an interesting if perhaps unexpected nucleus of rookie talent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 56,723 reads 103 comments