1. The Case to Embrace Jahlil Okafor as LA Lakers No. 2 Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft

    In less than a month, the Los Angeles Lakers are likely to use their No. 2 draft pick on Duke’s Jahlil Okafor—a low-post prodigy whose game evokes memories of giants of the past...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 78,265 reads 266 comments

  2. 6 Prospects Los Angeles Lakers Should Consider with 27th Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    The Los Angeles Lakers received a lot of attention when they moved up to the second overall pick during the recent NBA draft lottery...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 69,087 reads 202 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers Could Turn to Trade Market for Answer at Small Forward

    The search for answers at the small forward position by the Los Angeles Lakers has been a difficult thing to watch. There was the 2013 promise shown by Xavier Henry before a torn Achilles tendon derailed his hoops dreams...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 80,617 reads 252 comments

  4. LA Lakers Should Want Karl-Anthony Towns over Jahlil Okafor in 2015 NBA Draft

    The 2015 NBA draft is still a month away, and for Los Angeles Lakers fans, that time will largely be spent on one central debate—who’s the better fit, Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky or Jahlil Okafor of Duke? With the No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 55,420 reads 209 comments

  5. How Los Angeles Lakers' Future Changes with the No. 2 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    For one glorious night, the bitter taste of the Los Angeles Lakers ’ historically bad season was washed away with new hope for the future. L.A...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 60,564 reads 284 comments

  6. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Interest the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night with a lot at stake—an 82.8 percent chance of keeping their top-five-protected draft pick...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 13,901 reads 25 comments

  7. Los Angeles Lakers Must Go All Out to Make NBA Playoffs Next Season

    There are certain accepted norms in sports, and one is that the Los Angeles Lakers are almost always a prominent part of the playoffs...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 months ago 34,176 reads 145 comments

  8. Eric Bledsoe's Superstar Evolution Will Be Critical to Phoenix Suns' Future

    The Phoenix Suns will head into next season with renewed expectations and armed with a budding superstar in Eric Bledsoe . And make no bones about it, Phoenix desperately needs its starting point guard to become something truly special...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 3,324 reads 12 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant's Final Task with Lakers Is to Unlock Julius Randle's Potential

    This coming season will offer a symbolic beginning and end for the Los Angeles Lakers . Kobe Bryant will enter his 20th and likely final year in the league, while Julius Randle ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 26,850 reads 95 comments

  10. Nick Young's Long-Term Future a Major Question Mark for Los Angeles Lakers

    What a difference a year makes for Nick Young —the ebullient scorer who lit up a dreary season for the Los Angeles Lakers and was rewarded with a new four-year, $21.5 million deal during the 2014 offseason...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 16,793 reads 98 comments

  11. Where the Los Angeles Lakers Should Spend Their Money in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    A long summer looms, and the Los Angeles Lakers will continue to soldier ahead, rebuilding a fallen empire that once celebrated its seasons with champagne showers...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 56,154 reads 234 comments

  12. How Jordan Clarkson's Evolution Impacts the Los Angeles Lakers Rebuild

    Can an unheralded second-round rookie point guard make a difference in a team’s wholesale reconstruction? In the case of Jordan Clarkson and the Los Angeles Lakers , the answer is an unequivocal yes...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 28,184 reads 134 comments

  13. Dallas Mavericks Set to Enter a Crucial Transitional Era Under Mark Cuban

    By the time the Dallas Mavericks limped out of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in defeat, it was clear to anyone watching that they had run the tank empty...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 11,426 reads 22 comments

  14. Gambling on Rajon Rondo May Just Be the Dice Roll Los Angeles Lakers Need

    Opinions on whether Rajon Rondo will or won’t—should or shouldn’t—join the Los Angeles Lakers are flying fast and furious these days...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 35,519 reads 153 comments

  15. Los Angeles Lakers Must Make the Right Decision with Ed Davis' Future

    The Los Angeles Lakers will roll into the offseason with cash to throw at the league's top available players. But they also have to spread some love closer to home—with hardworking "Big Boss" Ed Davis ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 17,281 reads 65 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers Should Explore Potential Coaching Role for Steve Nash

    Steve Nash is at a transitional stage in his life. At 41, and having recently retired from playing basketball, the two-time MVP and future Hall of Famer has to figure out what comes next...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 30,507 reads 99 comments

  17. 5 Value Free Agents the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target This Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers will look to make big moves during the offseason—hopefully nabbing a prime lottery draft pick and successfully luring a free-agent game-changer...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 58,583 reads 143 comments

  18. The Case for Jeremy Lin to Return to the Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    Most people would consider the Jeremy Lin experiment a failure, yet a case can still be made for re-signing the Los Angeles Lakers free agent. Such a statement is bound to create instant conflict within the team's fanbase...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 37,446 reads 213 comments

  19. The Biggest Takeaways from the Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 Regular Season

    Some of the takeaways from the Los Angeles Lakers ’ recently concluded 2014-15 campaign are painfully obvious...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 20,634 reads 98 comments

  20. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Los Angeles Lakers Player

    Assigning report card grades for a Los Angeles Lakers roster with the worst record in franchise history at 21-61 is primarily about one thing: What, if anything, can these beleaguered ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,992 reads 105 comments

  21. Who the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target in the 2015 NBA Draft

    The Los Angeles Lakers don’t know yet where they’ll be picking in the 2015 NBA Draft. But with multiple selections in the offing, the front office is sure to be setting its sights on some prime preliminary targets...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 42,532 reads 133 comments

  22. Biggest 2015 Offseason Needs for the Los Angeles Lakers

    As 2014-15 winds down, it is not a stretch to say that the Los Angeles Lakers have needs across the board. That said, some holes are more glaring than others...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 21,200 reads 96 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Must Protect 2015 1st-Round Draft Pick at All Costs

    With just four games left to play in a snakebitten season, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves with the fourth-worst record in the league, hoping to land a top-five lottery pick on June 25...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 31,688 reads 147 comments

  24. Jordan Clarkson Shattering All Projections for His NBA Ceiling

    The rest of the league is finally catching on to what Los Angeles Lakers fans have been saying all season: Second-round draft pick Jordan Clarkson is a legitimate NBA talent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 42,854 reads 149 comments

  25. The Most Important Free Agent for Los Angeles Lakers to Land This Offseason

    As the end of another losing season approaches, it is painfully obvious that the Los Angeles Lakers need help across the board...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 29,861 reads 135 comments