1. 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 1 month ago 26,069 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 30,817 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 21,345 reads 61 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 48,136 reads 182 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 4,975 reads 27 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 37,171 reads 124 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 8,015 reads 22 comments

  8. 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 13,699 reads 59 comments

  9. 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 10,512 reads 36 comments

  10. 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 21,672 reads 96 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 5,497 reads 48 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 25,692 reads 88 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 36,786 reads 81 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 10,350 reads 64 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 15,380 reads 49 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 22,290 reads 19 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers Getting Early Glimpse of Ugly Life After Kobe Bryant

    With Kobe Bryant ’s latest injury, the Los Angeles Lakers are getting a closer look at life beyond their longtime star. So far, it’s looking pretty ugly. Bryant, 36, suffered a torn rotator cuff Jan...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 6,323 reads 52 comments

  18. Steve Nash Owes Los Angeles Lakers More Than What He's Giving Them

    Steve Nash has always been known as a consummate professional, and everyone is sympathetic that he can no longer play the game he loves so much. But let’s be honest—the Los Angeles Lakers are paying the future Hall of Famer $9...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 40,225 reads 126 comments

  19. Why We're Not Ready to Close the Book on Kobe Bryant's Final Chapter Just Yet

    The sun may be going down on Kobe Bryant ’s career, but he hasn't faded out softly—his increasingly rare game appearances this season have been must-see moments, whether brilliant, ineffective or simply courageous...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 16,909 reads 37 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers Have No Reason to Hold Jordan Clarkson Back Now

    Los Angeles Lakers fans have been clamoring to see more of rookie Jordan Clarkson, and they are finally getting their wish...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 24,543 reads 80 comments

  21. Tarik Black Showing He's a Keeper for Los Angeles Lakers

    Tarik Black has only been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers since Dec. 28, but he is already proving his worth. The undrafted rookie out of the University of Kansas is averaging eight points and 5...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 32,826 reads 40 comments

  22. Report Card Grades for Byron Scott's Job as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach so Far

    With the Los Angeles Lakers on track to lose even more games than last year, it seems an apt time to hand out some midterm grades for their latest head coach, Byron Scott...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 10,968 reads 52 comments

  23. Ryan Kelly's Hidden Value Something Los Angeles Lakers Desperately Need

    Ryan Kelly ’s statistical record has been slight so far this season, but he’s still a valuable piece of the rebuilding puzzle for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 10,383 reads 16 comments

  24. Ed Davis Keeps Proving His Worth to Los Angeles Lakers' Future

    Every team needs a guy like Ed Davis . And for the Los Angeles Lakers , a modest two-year, $2 million contract signed over the summer is paying off. Davis plays hard, and he gets in his opponents’ way...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 18,733 reads 47 comments

  25. Wesley Johnson Finally Showing Why He Should Be Part of Lakers' Uncertain Future

    Don’t look now, but the much-maligned Wesley Johnson is making a case for his future existence with the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 18,739 reads 59 comments