1. What Will Byron Scott's Coaching Staff Look Like for Lakers?

    It took the Los Angeles Lakers three long months to name their new head coach, but the final result was hardly a surprise. As long expected, Byron Scott is the team’s new sideline leader...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 20 hours ago 17,656 reads 38 comments

  2. Can Byron Scott Turn the Los Angeles Lakers' Fortunes Around?

    After nearly three months without a head coach, the Los Angeles Lakers finally did what everybody has long expected—they named Byron Scott as their new sideline leader...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 days ago 18,089 reads 154 comments

  3. LA Lakers Face Another Season with Mostly Temporary Help

    The Los Angeles Lakers entered the summer with a skeleton crew, hoping for a significant makeover. But after missing out on the LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, the ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 days ago 10,071 reads 123 comments

  4. Does Carlos Boozer Really Deserve Punch-Line Status?

    The announcement that the Los Angeles Lakers had won the bidding process on Carlos Boozer was largely met by derision from fans as well as media pundits...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 days ago 15,575 reads 106 comments

  5. Jordan Clarkson Shows He's a Steal for the Lakers in Summer League

    As the Los Angeles Lakers ’ leading scorer through all five of their Las Vegas Summer League games, Jordan Clarkson showed why he was a genuine steal in this year’s NBA draft...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 days ago 41,297 reads 118 comments

  6. Why Lakers Fans Should Root for Pau Gasol to Succeed with Chicago Bulls

    Six-and-a-half years after Pau Gasol arrived in Los Angeles, bringing grace, dignity and his immense basketball talent, he made the decision to leave, saying goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers and hello to the Chicago Bulls ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 13 days ago 4,965 reads 12 comments

  7. 7 Predictions for Jeremy Lin's First Year as a Los Angeles Laker

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ big summer signing wasn’t Carmelo Anthony, but a former teammate who inspired the brief era known as Linsanity...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 14 days ago 54,047 reads 185 comments

  8. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 18 days ago 10,404 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 20 days ago 23,784 reads 73 comments

  10. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 22 days ago 17,474 reads 105 comments

  11. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 23 days ago 11,045 reads 35 comments

  12. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 24 days ago 26,365 reads 104 comments

  13. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 25 days ago 4,206 reads 10 comments

  14. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 27 days ago 26,592 reads 51 comments

  15. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 28 days ago 39,420 reads 55 comments

  16. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 17,021 reads 128 comments

  17. 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 ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 5,853 reads 19 comments

  18. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 4,389 reads 7 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 7,230 reads 32 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 5,763 reads 16 comments

  21. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 3,731 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 21,952 reads 125 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 13,425 reads 63 comments

  24. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 10,452 reads 49 comments

  25. 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...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 month ago 8,747 reads 5 comments