1. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 90,076 reads 32 comments

  2. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 17,698 reads 171 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 40,796 reads 16 comments

  4. Under-the-Radar Moves Los Angeles Lakers Could Make Before NBA's Trade Deadline

    There may not be a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers at the moment. But Mitch Kupchak has always been a stealthy general manager when it comes to such things...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 119,304 reads 9 comments

  5. Best Potential Trade Targets for the Los Angeles Lakers

    The trade buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers has been unusually quiet leading up to the February 18 midseason deadline...

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  6. Los Angeles Lakers Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Deadline

    There haven't been many substantial Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors yet leading up to the February 18 midseason deadline...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 140,085 reads 9 comments

  7. Final 2015 Player Power Rankings for the Los Angeles Lakers

    With 2015 coming to a close, the Los Angeles Lakers are the dead-last team in the Western Conference at 5-26. Despite the wretchedness of this record, there is still a fluctuating dynamic between the players themselves...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 11,824 reads 66 comments

  8. Early-Season Report Cards for L.A. Lakers' Key Prospects

    With about a third of the 2015-16 season in the books, a picture is beginning to form for the Los Angeles Lakers ’ wave of the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 37,051 reads 79 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 27,163 reads 129 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 15,653 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 5,828 reads 8 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 48,998 reads 267 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 1,408 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 31,128 reads 156 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 30,774 reads 108 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 16,773 reads 41 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 2,512 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 50,152 reads 100 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 35,776 reads 56 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 47,060 reads 145 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 45,756 reads 183 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 35,087 reads 42 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 33,729 reads 9 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 41,955 reads 132 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 23,557 reads 60 comments