1. Summer League Prospects with Real Chance at Making Lakers' Regular-Season Roster

    The Los Angeles Lakers headed into their off-season with a decimated roster, looking to rebuild for the future. The NBA 2014 Summer League allows the opportunity to evaluate unsigned prospects who could earn an invite to training camp in the fall...

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  2. What's Lakers' Plan B If Steve Nash Can't Shake Injury Problems Again?

    Forty-year-old Steve Nash is heading into what will presumably be his 19th season in the NBA . He is still trying to get back to good health after dealing with persistent nerve ...

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  3. What Kind of Identity Will Julius Randle Give Lakers in the Long Term?

    Julius Randle wasn ’t the tallest or fastest draft prospect in the lottery and isn ’t known for his outside shooting. But the Los Angeles Lakers snatched him up in a heartbeat when he dropped to the No...

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  4. What If No Free-Agent Superstars Sign with Lakers?

    The Fourth of July weekend was rife with speculation about the Los Angeles Lakers ’ hopes to sign free-agent superstars...

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  5. What Does Next Season Hold for LA Lakers' Steve Nash?

    Every basketball fan knows what a disaster Steve Nash has been for the Los Angeles Lakers —one injury after another and limited playing time. Next season will be the third and final year in the future Hall of Famer ’s current contract...

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  6. Biggest Needs for LA Lakers During Free-Agency Season

    On the heels of a successful NBA draft night, the Los Angeles Lakers have entered this summer’s free agency with renewed determination. The Lakers drafted power forward Julius Randle from Kentucky with their No...

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  7. Ranking Best Available Coaching Candidates for LA Lakers

    The Lakers were the only team in the NBA without a head coach until Jason Kidd made a sudden detour from the Brooklyn Nets , landing messily with the Milwaukee Bucks . This left the Nets without a coach—for about 10 minutes...

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  8. Everything You Need to Know About Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson

    Los Angeles Lakers fans thought a good draft night was over after Julius Randle was nabbed at No. 7 but they were wrong. Management went ahead and purchased the draft rights to the Washington Wizards ’ No...

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  9. Should LA Lakers Make a Push to Re-Sign Pau Gasol?

    The NBA draft is first and foremost on the minds of Los Angeles Lakers fans at the moment, but there are still large roster gaps to fill...

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  10. Is Elfrid Payton a Sleeper Candidate for LA Lakers?

    With the NBA draft just days away, an unexpected sleeper candidate has emerged for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

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  11. Do Lakers Have a Prayer at Acquiring Kevin Love?

    Facing a massive rebuild, the Los Angeles Lakers have been eying Kevin Love as their cornerstone franchise player of the future...

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  12. Is Coaching the LA Lakers Really a Bad Job?

    Charles Barkley has never been known for his tact. During a recent teleconference call to promote a celebrity golf tournament, the loquacious TNT analyst was asked if he would like to coach the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 23 days ago 7,172 reads 32 comments

  13. Should LA Lakers Follow San Antonio Spurs' International Road Map?

    It is a tale of two roads taken: the Los Angeles Lakers are heading into a summer rebuild after a disastrous season, while the San Antonio Spurs just won a fifth NBA championship , avenging last year's bitter loss to the Miami Heat ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 23 days ago 5,680 reads 16 comments

  14. What's the Perfect Price for Nick Young and LA Lakers to Stay Together?

    Nick Young says he wants to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers , but at what price? The question has stymied fans of the Purple and Gold for the past several weeks. There may finally be an answer—sort of...

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  15. Why Los Angeles Lakers Should Pursue Luol Deng In 2014 Free Agency

    It wasn’t that long ago that Luol Deng was on everybody’s wish list. Now, he’s just another name in this summer's free-agency class...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 26 days ago 21,851 reads 125 comments

  16. Will Juilus Randle Fall into Los Angeles Lakers' Lap During 2014 NBA Draft?

    Once considered a potential top-three pick in the upcoming NBA draft, Julius Randle ’s stock has slipped steadily in recent weeks. With the No. 7 pick, the Los Angeles Lakers could be the beneficiary of the drop...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 27 days ago 13,385 reads 63 comments

  17. Is Doug McDermott a Practical Choice for the Los Angeles Lakers?

    With the No. 7 pick in this year’s draft, the Los Angeles Lakers have a rare opportunity to pick an immediate impact player...

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  18. Can Andrew Bynum Come Home Again to the LA Lakers?

    They say you can’t go home again, meaning you can return to a place but not to a place in time. It’s never quite as we remember, and we ourselves are not the same...

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  19. Seven Former Lakers Who Could Return as Free Agents

    Just because it has been repeated to death does not mean it’s any less of a fact—the Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of roster holes to deal with...

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  20. Biggest Takeaways from Lakers' Predraft Workouts

    In an El Segundo, California, practice facility under hanging championship banners and retired Los Angeles Lakers jerseys, 12 draft hopefuls gathered on Wednesday, working out for general manager Mitch Kupchak and other team personnel...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 19,669 reads 97 comments

  21. Will Los Angeles Lakers Rethink Approach to Free Agency?

    During Mike D’Antoni’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers , there was a fairly obvious plan—to create an exciting, free-flowing brand of basketball while simultaneously shedding salaries and building for the future...

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  22. Ranking LA Lakers Rumored Coaching Candidates

    Nearly a month after Mike D’Antoni stepped down as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , the search for his replacement is picking up steam...

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  23. Likely Undrafted Free Agents LA Lakers Should Keep Tabs on After 2014 Draft

    The Los Angeles Lakers received a consolation prize for their disastrous season—the No. 7 overall pick. It’s unfamiliar territory for a team that typically drafts late in the second round...

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  24. Pros and Cons for LA Lakers Drafting Aaron Gordon at No. 7 in 2014 NBA Draft

    The 2014 NBA draft continues to inch closer—the annual rite of passage will take place on June 26. The Los Angeles Lakers will be picking at No. 7 in the first round, which narrows down the choices to some extent...

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  25. Ranking Los Angeles Lakers' 5 Most Likely Free-Agency Moves

    The Los Angeles Lakers will be moving into this summer’s free-agency period with just three players locked into guaranteed contracts— Kobe Bryant , Steve Nash and Robert Sacre...

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