1. Who's Left on LA Lakers' 2016 NBA Free-Agency Big Board?

    The Los Angeles Lakers dropped some major coin during the first days of 2016 NBA free agency. While they still have money to spend, the question turns to a rapidly diminishing inventory of available players...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 67,753 reads 4 comments

  2. Final LA Lakers Shopping List for 2016 NBA Free Agency

    Summer free agency is coming up fast—Friday, July 1 to be exact. And that’s when the Los Angeles Lakers enter the third phase of their all-important offseason rebuild...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 13,945 reads 2 comments

  3. Rounding Up the Latest LA Lakers Rumors Ahead of the 2016 NBA Draft

    The 2016 NBA draft is just days away, and Los Angeles Lakers rumors are holding at a steady boil. L.A. has the No. 2 pick in hand with two clear candidates at the top—LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 15,036 reads 2 comments

  4. 5 Hidden Gems the LA Lakers Should Target in NBA Draft's 2nd Round

    The Los Angeles Lakers will have the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft for the second year in a row come June 23rd's proceedings at the Barclay’s Center. But let’s not forget about their other selection—a respectable No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 72,986 reads 76 comments

  5. Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the LA Lakers

    As the NBA Finals progress, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are left to ponder their own path back to basketball greatness. Summer free agency is one of the major tools for betterment, and L...

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  6. Blueprint for Solving LA Lakers' Woes at Center and Wing

    Los Angeles Lakers fans have good reason to be excited again, but the team still has major frontcourt holes to fill...

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  7. Luke Walton, LA Lakers Need to Get This Coaching Staff Right

    The Los Angeles Lakers are pressing ahead during the offseason, preparing for the NBA draft and putting together a staff for newly hired head coach Luke Walton ...

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  8. No. 2 Pick Means Darkest Days Are over for L.A. Lakers

    After an extended stretch of mediocrity, the Los Angeles Lakers may finally be turning the page. Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery produced a major stroke of good luck with the No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 61,657 reads 209 comments

  9. Race to Respectability: Building Dream Offseasons for NY Knicks, LA Lakers

    The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are still giants when it comes to their fanbases and financial worth. But neither team made the playoffs this year, and both now focus on their hopes and dreams for the offseason...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 81,811 reads 217 comments

  10. Top Offseason Priorities for the Dallas Mavericks

    The Dallas Mavericks ' postseason came to an end April 25. With just a solitary win against the Oklahoma City Thunder , it was the Mavs’ third straight first-round exit...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 12,521 reads 19 comments

  11. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Memphis Grizzlies

    After running into an implacable San Antonio Spurs train , the plucky Memphis Grizzlies exited the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, failing to win a single game...

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  12. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Phoenix Suns

    With a miserable record of 23-59, the Phoenix Suns missed the playoffs for the sixth time in a row this season. It was the team’s worst record in franchise history...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 1,366 reads 0 comments

  13. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a miserable season on a high note as Kobe Bryant capped his extraordinary career with a 60-point night...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 87,050 reads 233 comments

  14. Who Faces Tougher Offseason, LA Lakers or NY Knicks?

    It has been the worst of times and the slightly less worst of times for two storied basketball franchises—the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 18,910 reads 98 comments

  15. End-of-Season Grades for Each LA Lakers Player

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ season has not officially ended, but it is doubtful any epiphanies are yet in store. Hence, the bequeathing of end-of-season report card grades for each player on a team suffering its worst season ever...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 12,188 reads 5 comments

  16. Free Agents the LA Lakers Should Let Walk This Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in the final stages of their march toward the offseason, still locked in last place in the Western Conference...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 100,685 reads 154 comments

  17. Best 5 Candidates to Coach the LA Lakers Next Season

    Byron Scott’s tenure as Los Angeles Lakers head coach has not been a smashing success—witness just 35 wins and a mind-boggling 116 losses and counting. This obviously begs the question of who is best suited to succeed him...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 65,863 reads 101 comments

  18. 3 Goals the LA Lakers Must Accomplish Before Season's End

    The playoffs won’t be happening for the Los Angeles Lakers this year, but there’s still lots to do before Game 82 ends. L.A...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 23,397 reads 36 comments

  19. 4 College Basketball Stars the LA Lakers Should Be Eyeing

    With just 18 games left in a historically abysmal season, the Los Angeles Lakers continue their implacable march to the only prize that still matters—the 2016 NBA draft. L...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 56,858 reads 136 comments

  20. 5 Realistic Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers' Stretch Run

    The current state of affairs for the Los Angeles Lakers is explained fairly easily and with few surprises. The team has been bringing up the rear of the Western Division for the entire season and is ensconced in a forward-looking, youth-driven rebuild.

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  21. Post NBA Trade Deadline Power Rankings for Each LA Lakers Player

    Not much has changed for the Los Angeles Lakers since their last power rankings report at the end of December...

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  22. Los Angeles Lakers' 2016 NBA Trade-Deadline Strategy Blueprint

    It is no secret the Los Angeles Lakers have been in rebuilding mode for years now, and their annual losses have consistently increased during the process...

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  23. Fresh NBA Trade Deadline Deals for the Los Angeles Lakers to Consider

    The Feb. 18 midseason trade deadline is less than two weeks away. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to sputter in last place in the Western Conference—large blocks of losses sporadically interrupted by a feel-good win or two...

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  24. Race to Respectability: Pain and Gain for NY Knicks, LA Lakers' Young Cores

    As the NBA season winds toward the All-Star break, we find the New York Knicks within striking distance of an Eastern Conference playoff berth at 23-27, while the Los Angeles Lakers are languishing in the West's last place at 9-41...

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  25. 4 Biggest Issues L.A. Lakers Must Address at the Trade Deadline

    More than halfway through the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to slog along in last place in the Western Conference...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 40,862 reads 16 comments