1. 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 10 months ago 61,646 reads 209 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 81,800 reads 217 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 12,499 reads 19 comments

  4. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 907 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 1,339 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 87,012 reads 233 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 18,904 reads 98 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 12,168 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 100,651 reads 154 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 65,826 reads 101 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 23,384 reads 36 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 56,805 reads 136 comments

  13. 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.

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 12,359 reads 1 comments

  14. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 15,455 reads 64 comments

  15. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 94,375 reads 185 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 90,125 reads 32 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 17,701 reads 171 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 40,828 reads 16 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 119,384 reads 9 comments

  20. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 95,501 reads 6 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 140,124 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 11,836 reads 66 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 37,088 reads 79 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 27,174 reads 129 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 15,655 reads 10 comments