1. Will Los Angeles Lakers Look to Dangle Nick Young in Trade Talks This Offseason?

    A year ago, Nick Young was a bright spot for the Los Angeles Lakers and well on his way to a new four-year, $21.5 million deal...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 22,460 reads 71 comments

  2. Biggest Changes Byron Scott Must Make to Succeed as Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    The Los Angeles Lakers hired Byron Scott last summer with hopes of righting a badly listing ship. So far, that has not happened. With a winning percentage of just .265, Scott's first season as head coach in L...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 13,285 reads 65 comments

  3. Should The Los Angeles Lakers Bring Back Jordan Hill Next Season?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a big decision to make about Jordan Hill during the offseason—should he stay, or should he go? The 6'10" combo center/power forward has started ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 15,927 reads 127 comments

  4. Jabari Brown Starting to Make the Case for More Minutes with Los Angeles Lakers

    The newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers has been making a convincing case for an extended test run with the team...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 20,640 reads 48 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers Could Be Stacked with Potent Sophomore Class Next Season

    This has been a losing season fraught with detours and wipeouts for the Los Angeles Lakers . But among scant silver linings is the hope for a potent sophomore class when the fall campaign begins...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 38,572 reads 86 comments

  6. Should Ed Davis Return as Los Angeles Lakers Starter Next Season?

    You always know what you’re getting from Ed Davis —an all-around effort and a bruising inside game...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 15,807 reads 148 comments

  7. How Much Is Jeremy Lin Worth in Loaded 2015 NBA Free-Agent Class?

    At the end of the season, Jeremy Lin will be an unrestricted free agent, his one-year experiment with the Los Angeles Lakers having produced more questions than answers...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 37,654 reads 164 comments

  8. Jordan Clarkson Emerging as Impressive NBA Draft Steal for Los Angeles Lakers

    Second-round draft pick Jordan Clarkson has come a long way during his rookie season for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,424 reads 70 comments

  9. Jamaal Franklin Making Impressive Case to Join Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    Jamaal Franklin was flying way off the NBA radar just a few months ago. But the explosive 6’5”, 191-pound wing is now showing why he deserves a chance to join the Los Angeles Lakers next season...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 35,989 reads 26 comments

  10. 5 NBA D-League Studs the Los Angeles Lakers Should Audition Before Season Ends

    The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the final leg of a season that has become all about development and evaluation. With only 11 active players on the roster, it would make sense to audition a D-League stud...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 26,092 reads 28 comments

  11. Roscoe Smith Deserves Chance to Make Impact with Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    Toiling away in relative obscurity is a player who could make an impact for the Los Angeles Lakers next season. And in fact, 23-year-old Roscoe Smith already has a job with the purple-and-gold organization...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 30,869 reads 42 comments

  12. Why Tarik Black Can Be a Valuable Piece for the Los Angeles Lakers' Rebuild

    Tarik Black’s first two months with the Los Angeles Lakers have presented a curious amalgamation of assignments—six starts, 10 appearances off the bench and 12 did-not-play designations (DNPs)...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 21,377 reads 61 comments

  13. Best 2015 Free Agents for Los Angeles Lakers To Pair With Julius Randle

    Julius Randle had the utter misfortune to suffer a broken leg in his rookie debut for the Los Angeles Lakers in October. But the No. 7 draft pick should be ready to sail back into action next season—hopefully paired with a top free agent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 48,228 reads 182 comments

  14. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Walking into the Unknown Together

    Kobe Bryant will return to action next season at age 37 after rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 4,984 reads 27 comments

  15. The Ideal 2015 Free-Agent Fit for Los Angeles Lakers at Every Position

    After abstaining from trade-deadline moves, the Los Angeles Lakers will look toward the summer in hopes of building a contending roster...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 37,299 reads 124 comments

  16. Wayne Ellington Showing Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Bring Him Back Next Season

    Wayne Ellington was a star in college, but he’s never been more than a bit player in the NBA . But since being picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers as a training camp ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 8,017 reads 22 comments

  17. Will Lakers Swing a Last-Minute Jordan Hill Trade Before the 2015 Deadline?

    There are some solid reasons for the Los Angeles Lakers to try to trade their top big man, Jordan Hill , before Thursday's deadline. However, we're now less than 48 hours away, and there hasn't yet been any tangible signs of action...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 13,710 reads 59 comments

  18. Bringing Back Ed Davis Next Season Is an Easy Decision for Los Angeles Lakers

    There’s nothing particularly fancy about Ed Davis ’s game, but bringing the 25-year-old big man back next season in free agency should be the easiest decision the Los Angeles Lakers have to make this offseason...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 10,518 reads 36 comments

  19. Lakers Front Office Under Major Pressure to Upgrade Roster During 2015 Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in desperate need of a major roster upgrade. But with the February 19 trade deadline looming, the front office has yet to pull the trigger on a single swap...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 21,679 reads 96 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers' Season Now All About Finding Future Keepers

    There is no longer any pretense about the Los Angeles Lakers shooting for the playoffs this season—it’s all about developing players who can be keepers for the ongoing rebuild...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 5,497 reads 48 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers Finally Throwing Jordan Clarkson into NBA Point Guard Fire

    Jordan Clarkson has all the basketball potential in the world. But the Los Angeles Lakers ’ rookie point guard has a long ways to go before he’s a complete player...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 25,710 reads 88 comments

  22. 7 Realistic Free-Agent Fits Los Angeles Lakers Must Chase During 2015 Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers will have money to spend during the offseason, and that's a good thing considering the current state of the roster...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 40,098 reads 81 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers Entering Uncharted Crossroads Together

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have been joined at the hip for 19 years. But the legendary superstar and his team are now in an uncertain crossroads, and nobody really knows what comes next...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 10,352 reads 64 comments

  24. Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Bring Back Carlos Boozer Next Season

    Carlos Boozer has been a mildly pleasant surprise since being assigned a bench role by the Los Angeles Lakers . Management will have a decision to make at the end of the season: whether or not to sign the free agent to a new contract...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 15,400 reads 49 comments

  25. LA Lakers Should Give D-League Stud Vander Blue an Extended Look This Season

    Vander Blue has been blowing up box scores this season for the Los Angeles D-Fenders—an NBA D-League affiliate owned by the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 22,345 reads 19 comments