1. Ranking the Best 10 Acquisitions in LA Lakers History

    For the sake of clarity, the selections included here are free-agent signings and trades by the Los Angeles Lakers but not draft picks or draft day trades...

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  2. Sorting Out the LA Lakers' Numerous Logjams

    Training camp hasn ’t even arrived yet, but the Los Angeles Lakers already have a frontcourt logjam, especially at the power forward position...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 day ago 10,268 reads 35 comments

  3. LA Lakers Must Take Advantage of Full Health in 2014 Training Camp

    Training camp starts in late September for the Los Angeles Lakers , and the roster is finally in good health. This is welcome news and a dramatic change from the recent past...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 days ago 7,990 reads 26 comments

  4. Building the Perfect Starting 5 with LA Lakers' All-Timers

    The making of “best” lists is a dangerous proposition. It invites disagreement—especially given the number of great players who have donned the Los Angeles Lakers ’ purple and gold...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 days ago 30,903 reads 99 comments

  5. LA Lakers' Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2014 Offseason

    Winning and losing is everything in sports. It can be the most obvious of things—such as the Los Angeles Lakers ’ worst-ever loss record in franchise history at 27-55 for the 2013-14 season...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 days ago 15,445 reads 39 comments

  6. Most Disappointing Draft Picks in LA Lakers' Recent History

    Making a list of most disappointing draft picks is entirely subjective and fraught with peril. One man’s prize is another man’s poison...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 days ago 36,972 reads 42 comments

  7. What Is Los Angeles Lakers' Ideal Starting Lineup?

    Picking a starting lineup is always fraught with risk—especially when you’ve got a new coach, several new players and a training camp that is still months away...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 15 days ago 54,338 reads 112 comments

  8. Lakers Can't Afford Sophomore Slump from Ryan Kelly

    Life is good for Ryan Kelly . The rookie stretch 4 was re-signed by the Los Angeles Lakers this summer and got hitched to his high school sweetheart, Lindsay Cowher—the daughter of former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 16 days ago 11,380 reads 31 comments

  9. How Can Byron Scott Maximize Nick Young's Utility?

    The regular season is still months off, but it’s not too soon to wonder how new Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott will utilize key players. One of those is the irrepressible Nick “Swaggy P” Young...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 17 days ago 3,363 reads 18 comments

  10. Jeremy Lin Must Reinvent Himself with LA Lakers

    It seems as if Jeremy Lin has gone through a lot of basketball reincarnations in a relatively short space of time...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 18 days ago 34,163 reads 133 comments

  11. Can Jordan Hill Handle Wear and Tear of Being a Starting Center?

    Coming off a career season, Jordan Hill was given a hefty raise by the Los Angeles Lakers with a new two-year deal worth $18 million. While Hill’s stats of 9.7 points and 7...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 24 days ago 13,634 reads 92 comments

  12. 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 25 days ago 22,802 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 27 days ago 18,529 reads 142 comments

  14. 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 30 days ago 10,221 reads 123 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 15,705 reads 109 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 41,871 reads 118 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 5,086 reads 12 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 55,017 reads 185 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 10,533 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 23,901 reads 73 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 17,555 reads 105 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 11,105 reads 35 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 26,600 reads 104 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 4,250 reads 10 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 26,674 reads 51 comments