1. Everything You Need to Know About Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson

    Los Angeles Lakers fans thought a good draft night was over after Julius Randle was nabbed at No. 7 but they were wrong. Management went ahead and purchased the draft rights to the Washington Wizards ’ No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 39,751 reads 55 comments

  2. Should LA Lakers Make a Push to Re-Sign Pau Gasol?

    The NBA draft is first and foremost on the minds of Los Angeles Lakers fans at the moment, but there are still large roster gaps to fill...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 17,064 reads 128 comments

  3. Is Elfrid Payton a Sleeper Candidate for LA Lakers?

    With the NBA draft just days away, an unexpected sleeper candidate has emerged for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 5,878 reads 19 comments

  4. Do Lakers Have a Prayer at Acquiring Kevin Love?

    Facing a massive rebuild, the Los Angeles Lakers have been eying Kevin Love as their cornerstone franchise player of the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 4,444 reads 7 comments

  5. Is Coaching the LA Lakers Really a Bad Job?

    Charles Barkley has never been known for his tact. During a recent teleconference call to promote a celebrity golf tournament, the loquacious TNT analyst was asked if he would like to coach the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 7,266 reads 32 comments

  6. Should LA Lakers Follow San Antonio Spurs' International Road Map?

    It is a tale of two roads taken: the Los Angeles Lakers are heading into a summer rebuild after a disastrous season, while the San Antonio Spurs just won a fifth NBA championship , avenging last year's bitter loss to the Miami Heat ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 5,818 reads 16 comments

  7. What's the Perfect Price for Nick Young and LA Lakers to Stay Together?

    Nick Young says he wants to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers , but at what price? The question has stymied fans of the Purple and Gold for the past several weeks. There may finally be an answer—sort of...

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  8. Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Pursue Luol Deng In 2014 Free Agency

    It wasn’t that long ago that Luol Deng was on everybody’s wish list. Now, he’s just another name in this summer's free-agency class...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 22,005 reads 125 comments

  9. Will Juilus Randle Fall into Los Angeles Lakers' Lap During 2014 NBA Draft?

    Once considered a potential top-three pick in the upcoming NBA draft, Julius Randle ’s stock has slipped steadily in recent weeks. With the No. 7 pick, the Los Angeles Lakers could be the beneficiary of the drop...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 13,465 reads 63 comments

  10. Is Doug McDermott a Practical Choice for the Los Angeles Lakers?

    With the No. 7 pick in this year’s draft, the Los Angeles Lakers have a rare opportunity to pick an immediate impact player...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 10,502 reads 49 comments

  11. Can Andrew Bynum Come Home Again to the LA Lakers?

    They say you can’t go home again, meaning you can return to a place but not to a place in time. It’s never quite as we remember, and we ourselves are not the same...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 9,315 reads 7 comments

  12. Seven Former Lakers Who Could Return as Free Agents

    Just because it has been repeated to death does not mean it’s any less of a fact—the Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of roster holes to deal with...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,792 reads 28 comments

  13. Biggest Takeaways from Lakers' Predraft Workouts

    In an El Segundo, California, practice facility under hanging championship banners and retired Los Angeles Lakers jerseys, 12 draft hopefuls gathered on Wednesday, working out for general manager Mitch Kupchak and other team personnel...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,820 reads 97 comments

  14. Will Los Angeles Lakers Rethink Approach to Free Agency?

    During Mike D’Antoni’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers , there was a fairly obvious plan—to create an exciting, free-flowing brand of basketball while simultaneously shedding salaries and building for the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 25,950 reads 110 comments

  15. Ranking LA Lakers Rumored Coaching Candidates

    Nearly a month after Mike D’Antoni stepped down as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , the search for his replacement is picking up steam...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 25,477 reads 73 comments

  16. Likely Undrafted Free Agents LA Lakers Should Keep Tabs on After 2014 Draft

    The Los Angeles Lakers received a consolation prize for their disastrous season—the No. 7 overall pick. It’s unfamiliar territory for a team that typically drafts late in the second round...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 25,281 reads 20 comments

  17. Pros and Cons for LA Lakers Drafting Aaron Gordon at No. 7 in 2014 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft continues to inch closer—the annual rite of passage will take place on June 26. The Los Angeles Lakers will be picking at No. 7 in the first round, which narrows down the choices to some extent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 24,163 reads 166 comments

  18. Ranking Los Angeles Lakers' 5 Most Likely Free-Agency Moves

    The Los Angeles Lakers will be moving into this summer’s free-agency period with just three players locked into guaranteed contracts— Kobe Bryant , Steve Nash and Robert Sacre...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 42,177 reads 161 comments

  19. Potential Trades Lakers Should Consider with No. 7 Pick

    The 2014 NBA draft lottery was held Tuesday evening, and true to the Los Angeles Lakers ’ wretched season, they lost again. With the sixth-worst record in the NBA, the Lakers dropped another notch—they now have the No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 43,908 reads 88 comments

  20. Could Luke Walton Be Los Angeles Lakers' Next Head Coach?

    There has been no official word whatsoever on any head coaching candidates that the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in. Only that they wouldn’t mind having one in place before the June 26 draft...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 23,513 reads 56 comments

  21. Will Knicks' Phil Jackson Strip Mine Lakers' Assets?

    The Los Angeles Lakers had ample opportunity to hire Phil Jackson back, but they took a pass. Now that their former coach is running basketball operations for the New York Knicks as their new president, he may be looking westward for assets...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 8,836 reads 7 comments

  22. Will Kobe Bryant Win the PR War vs. Los Angeles Lakers?

    Whether you like him or not, Kobe Bryant ’s learned to play all the angles—on court and, most recently, off it. This isn ’t your headstrong rookie or the angry superstar who asked for a trade seven years ago...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 4,126 reads 5 comments

  23. Is Pendulum Swinging Back in Lakers' Direction for Pau Gasol?

    Just a couple weeks ago, Pau Gasol seemed to be heading straight out the Los Angeles Lakers ’ door as a free agent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 14,304 reads 31 comments

  24. How Crazy Would LA Lakers Be to Give Andrew Bynum Another Shot?

    On Wednesday, May 7, the Indiana Pacers released Andrew Bynum , referencing issues with his knees and wishing him luck in the future. This latest brief chapter in a basketball career that once carried Bynum to the pinnacle of success is now over.

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,440 reads 34 comments

  25. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for LA Lakers' Ryan Kelly in 2014-15

    As the lowly No. 48 pick in last year’s NBA draft, Ryan Kelly outperformed expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 18,222 reads 29 comments