1. Power Ranking Every Los Angeles Lakers Player After Major Offseason Additions

    The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to improve via trade, the draft, a disciplined free-agency approach and summer-league evaluations. Roughly half the roster will be new to L.A...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 3 months ago 19,789 reads 0 comments

  2. Los Angeles Lakers' Updated Free-Agency Big Board

    The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be taking a measured approach to free agency this summer. As Mark Medina of the Orange County Register reported, the plan is to "pursue players on one-year deals" to preserve buying power for this time next year...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 52,823 reads 0 comments

  3. 2017 NBA Draft: Los Angeles Lakers' Last-Minute Whiteboard

    Thursday's NBA draft is rushing up fast, and the Los Angeles Lakers still have choices to make. It will be the third year in a row that L.A. selects at No...

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  4. Have the Los Angeles Lakers Already Found Their Center of the Future?

    Exiting his first NBA season, Ivica Zubac appears primed for success. But it’s more the sum of all parts rather than any one mind-boggling factor...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 29,460 reads 0 comments

  5. 2017 NBA Draft: Ranking LA Lakers' Best Options with No. 2 Pick

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been a very good basketball team in recent years, but they’ve been some kind of lucky when it comes to the annual draft lottery...

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  6. 5 Biggest Issues Los Angeles Lakers Must Address This Offseason

    Any NBA team that fails to make the playoffs four years running has some issues to address. Such is the case with the Los Angeles Lakers , a team in transition. The Purple and Gold ripped the bandage off in February...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 months ago 23,817 reads 0 comments

  7. End-of-Season Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    For a team that seemed destined for yet another draft lottery pick, the Los Angeles Lakers have recently turned an unexpected corner by winning again. The Purple and Gold have been victorious in their last four games...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 15,147 reads 0 comments

  8. 5 Offseason Options to Address Los Angeles Lakers' Center Problem

    The Los Angeles Lakers placed a healthy Timofey Mozgov on ice in mid-March, a fact that speaks volumes about their center problem. The giant Russian hadn't played much for a month prior to that...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 40,387 reads 0 comments

  9. 5 Free Agents Los Angeles Lakers Should Target in 2017 NBA Offseason

    Summer free agency is still months away, but for the Los Angeles Lakers , the opportunity to sign some meaningful talent can’t come soon enough...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 53,494 reads 0 comments

  10. 7 Intriguing 2017 NBA Draft Prospects for Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are steaming toward the 2017 NBA draft, holding down last place in the West and helping their lottery odds by losing 10 of their last 11 games...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 7 months ago 23,562 reads 0 comments

  11. Issues That Magic Johnson Must Address as LA Lakers' New Leader

    With the playoffs nowhere in sight, Los Angeles Lakers fans knew the clock was running out on Jim Buss' tenure as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 29,651 reads 0 comments

  12. LA Lakers Player Grades Heading into NBA Stretch Run

    Following the All-Star Game, the Los Angeles Lakers endured a week filled with change. Earvin " Magic " Johnson took over as the team's new president of basketball operations, ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 8 months ago 19,655 reads 0 comments

  13. Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Needs Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    The run-up to the NBA 's February 23 trade deadline is a time when rumors run amok and execs burn through cellphone batteries in pursuit of new blood for their respective teams...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 28,338 reads 0 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers Trade Value Rankings Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    Although the 2016-17 NBA trade deadline is looming large, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t looking like major players in the process...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 9 months ago 16,227 reads 0 comments

  15. Midseason Player Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    The Los Angeles Lakers are a study in contrasts as they reach the halfway mark of the 2016-17 season. They can be fun to watch as they romp up and down the court, but they can ...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 14,103 reads 21 comments

  16. Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for LA Lakers

    The young Los Angeles Lakers can be fun to watch and should only improve with time. But clawing their way back into playoff contention this season will be a tall order unless they upgrade the roster through a midseason trade...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 13,323 reads 4 comments

  17. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    The Los Angeles Lakers limped into the season's quarter-season mark with a rash of injuries. And yet they're somehow still within shouting distance of playoff contention in the Western Conference...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 10 months ago 8,400 reads 15 comments

  18. 3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers have outperformed low expectations in the early stages of the 2016-17 season, but there's still plenty of room for improvement, especially for specific players...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 11 months ago 26,485 reads 31 comments

  19. Diagnosing LA Lakers' Remaining Flaws

    The Los Angeles Lakers are just seven games into the 2016-17 NBA season, but they've already used more competitive lineups than the underperforming units they trundled out over the past three years...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 12 months ago 46,553 reads 85 comments

  20. 2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each L.A. Lakers Player

    How can one predict the end of an NBA season before it even begins? In the case of the Los Angeles Lakers , it begins with positive hope and ends with pragmatism...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 7,124 reads 0 comments

  21. Predicting LA Lakers' Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

    The Los Angeles Lakers head into their second week of the preseason with a 2-1 record, a new head coach in Luke Walton and a sizable group of fresh assistants, including associate head coach Brian Shaw...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 52,908 reads 3 comments

  22. Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' media day was Monday , with training camp starting Tuesday in Santa Barbara. But many of the younger players already have a jump on the 2016-17 campaign...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 12,036 reads 45 comments

  23. Realistic Expectations for LA Lakers Rookie Ivica Zubac in 2016-17

    During the recently concluded Las Vegas Summer League, rookie big man Ivica Zubac surpassed all expectations. The 19-year-old Croatian was the Los Angeles Lakers ’ 32nd overall draft pick in June...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 1 year ago 52,987 reads 69 comments

  24. Realistic Expectations for LA Lakers Rookie Brandon Ingram in 2016-17

    The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason needing a small forward who could contribute right away while also growing with the team for years to come. They got just that with Brandon Ingram...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 46,241 reads 61 comments

  25. Report Card Grades for LA Lakers 2016 Free-Agent Signings

    The Los Angeles Lakers had a boatload of loot to spend entering NBA free agency, but no cream-of-the-crop star players stepped up to take that money. Nonetheless, the Los Angeles front office didn’t waste time acting like wallflowers...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about over 1 year ago 99,143 reads 106 comments