1. Jabari Brown Can Be More Than Just Insurance for Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    The guy in goggles lighting it up for the Los Angeles Lakers recently in Las Vegas Summer League, the one who might look familiar from the blur that was last season—that was Jabari Brown...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 19 hours ago 20,276 reads 31 comments

  2. D'Angelo Russell's Arrival Can't Stunt Jordan Clarkson's Growth for Los Angeles

    The Los Angeles Lakers may have drafted a phenomenal prospect in D’Angelo Russell, but the team can’t let that overshadow Jordan Clarkson ’s development. Russell was the vaunted No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 2 days ago 42,388 reads 144 comments

  3. The Clock Is Ticking on Byron Scott's Future with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Heading into his second season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , Byron Scott is facing not one, but multiple ticking clock scenarios...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 days ago 44,560 reads 183 comments

  4. Larry Nance Jr. Is More Than Just a Summer League Surprise for LA Lakers

    Larry Nance Jr. was as surprised as Los Angeles Lakers fans were when the team selected him with the 27th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on June 25. “It was insane,” Nance said per Scott Nulph of Wyo Sports ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 days ago 31,079 reads 42 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers' Gamble on Robert Upshaw Is Poised to Pay off

    He’s a 7-foot shot-blocking intimidator who has left burned bridges in his wake, but Robert Upshaw is a gamble with a big upside for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 days ago 32,593 reads 9 comments

  6. D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle Face Challenge That Marquee Stars Have Spurned

    D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle spent their week at the Las Vegas Summer League trying to find their sea legs...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 12 days ago 41,509 reads 132 comments

  7. Nick Young Trade Would Mean Los Angeles Lakers Gambling Their Depth Away

    During the opening weeks of the 2015 free-agency process, trade rumors swirled around Nick Young —that the shot-happy swingman might not be long for the Land of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 14 days ago 23,368 reads 60 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers Offer Roy Hibbert the Biggest Stage to Resurrect Career

    Roy Hibbert was an All-Star as recently as the 2013-14 season. Now the 7’2” center brings his defensive power to the bright lights and big stage of the Los Angeles Lakers with a chance to reclaim his elite form...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 16 days ago 64,659 reads 153 comments

  9. Lou Williams Brings the Instant Offense That Los Angeles Lakers Desperately Need

    Lou Williams is known for doing one thing exceptionally well—scoring buckets with the flash of a superhero, albeit in the body of a 175-pound humanoid...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 19 days ago 18,344 reads 63 comments

  10. Los Angeles Lakers' Next Era Will Be Headlined by D'Angelo Russell

    For a 19-year-old rookie who has yet to play in the NBA , D’Angelo Russell exudes a remarkable sense of confidence and sangfroid. After Monday’s practice for the upcoming summer-league games in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Lakers ' No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 21 days ago 157,868 reads 420 comments

  11. Ed Davis Got Lost in the Shuffle of L.A. Lakers' Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ waiting game during the first week of summer free-agency cost them dearly when Ed Davis walked away...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 23 days ago 47,620 reads 107 comments

  12. Why Anthony Brown Can Help Fill Los Angeles Lakers Glaring Need at Small Forward

    As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their so-far fruitless free-agent quest, they may already have an answer at the small forward position—Anthony Brown. The Stanford graduate was selected by L...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 27 days ago 20,342 reads 2 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers Must Turn Free-Agent Focus to Filling Obvious Hole at Center

    The official start of NBA free agency has arrived, and the Los Angeles Lakers are hard at work looking to plug a gaping frontcourt hole. Time is somewhat relative, as the 12:01 a...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 28 days ago 42,743 reads 124 comments

  14. Why Robert Upshaw Can Be Steal of the 2015 NBA Draft for Los Angeles Lakers

    Robert Upshaw is a 7-foot, shot-blocking savant. Dare to encroach upon his paint, and he will crush you...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 177,584 reads 225 comments

  15. Report Card Grades for the Los Angeles Lakers' 2015 NBA Draft

    By the time the clock wound down on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers had selected an interesting if perhaps unexpected nucleus of rookie talent...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 56,230 reads 103 comments

  16. Lakers' 2015 NBA Draft Pick Will Define Franchise Direction for Next 10 Years

    Basic logic would have the Los Angeles Lakers securing Jahlil Okafor with their No. 2 selection on draft night and living happily ever after—or at least for the next decade...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 28,252 reads 151 comments

  17. Why Wayne Ellington Should Return to Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    It may have gone largely unnoticed during a generally miserable year, but Wayne Ellington heads into summer free agency on the heels of his best NBA season...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 19,521 reads 65 comments

  18. Why Kristaps Porzingis Could Be the Shocker of the 2015 NBA Draft Class

    Don’t look now, but there’s a mystery teen from Latvia zooming up NBA draft boards. Kristaps Porzingis—a spindly 7’1” specimen with a fluid skill ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 42,382 reads 206 comments

  19. Why Jabari Brown Can Be the Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Surprise Next Season

    With the Los Angeles Lakers ' cringe-worthy record transitioning into the excitement of the upcoming NBA draft, smaller stories can get lost in the shuffle. A case in point is Jabari Brown, an unheralded shooting guard who could become L...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 94,538 reads 114 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers Must Use 2015 NBA Draft to Find Dominant Big Man Again

    The Los Angeles Lakers belong to a league that has become increasingly guard-centric in recent years. But this storied franchise can’t use its No. 2 draft pick on a ball-handling prodigy...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 32,840 reads 224 comments

  21. Nick Young Facing Final Chance to Stay Home with Los Angeles Lakers

    One year ago, Nick Young was coming off a career-best season and about to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a lucrative new deal. But now, he’s merely an afterthought—a veteran vagabond on a team that’s all about the future...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 33,231 reads 110 comments

  22. Should the Los Angeles Lakers Trade Their No. 27 Pick In the 2015 NBA Draft?

    The Los Angeles Lakers did not come away from a mostly wretched season empty-handed—they collected the Nos. 2, 27 and 34 picks in the upcoming NBA draft. That’s not bad as far as consolation prizes go...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 50,105 reads 189 comments

  23. Julius Randle's Versatility Unlocks LA Lakers' Options for 2015 Offseason

    It’s easy to forget the promise Julius Randle represented for the Los Angeles Lakers before a broken leg robbed him of his rookie season. But with last year’s No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 60,169 reads 119 comments

  24. Ranking the Los Angeles Lakers' Best Options with No. 34 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    The Los Angeles Lakers struck gold on the night of the lottery when their fourth-worst record in the NBA turned into the No. 2 draft pick. But there is also real value in the team’s No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 45,436 reads 107 comments

  25. Jordan Hill's Greatest Value to LA Lakers Rebuild Is as a Massive Trade Chip

    Sometimes, a career year is just not enough to earn an invite back—take the case of Jordan Hill and the Los Angeles Lakers . The team has a $9 million option on the 6’10” big man, but it also possesses the No...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 40,178 reads 202 comments