1. What Can Lakers Center Jordan Hill Do to Justify His Big Salary in 2014-15?

    A quick glance at Jordan Hill ’s five-year NBA career shows glimmers of greatness, sudden bursts of brilliance and enough stretches of high-energy athleticism to warrant ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 13 days ago 9,407 reads 27 comments

  2. Ranking the Top 10 Most Underrated Los Angeles Lakers Players of the Past Decade

    The American Heritage® Dictionary defines “ underrated ” as “To rate too low; underestimate...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 20 days ago 21,001 reads 58 comments

  3. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

    Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers . It should not, however, be confused with reality. Make no mistake: The Lakers of 2014-15 will not be very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 23,172 reads 73 comments

  4. What We Learned About the Los Angeles Lakers This Offseason

    If we learned anything this summer about the Los Angeles Lakers , it’s that their determination to get back to the mountaintop of the NBA far outweighs any concrete plan on how to do it...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 14,388 reads 73 comments

  5. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Best Use Their Frontcourt Depth in 2014?

    Following their worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers went all in this summer with multiple signings of big men they hope will shore up what can only be described as a Swiss cheese defense...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 10,171 reads 44 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Los Angeles Lakers' Point Guard Position

    Preseason discussion about a lack of leadership at the point guard position is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 37,532 reads 94 comments

  7. Is Byron Scott the Best or Just Last Choice LA Lakers Have for Head Coach?

    We’ll never know if Byron Scott was the first choice of the Lakers to be their next head coach. It doesn’t matter. He is the logical choice to be the Lakers coach...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 34,997 reads 213 comments

  8. Realistic Expectations for Julius Randle's Rookie Season With LA Lakers

    Julius Randle has something to prove. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Lakers , the 6’9”, 250-pound power forward drafted seventh overall in last month’s NBA draft gets to prove the critics wrong while wearing purple and gold...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 33,003 reads 108 comments

  9. LA Lakers Coaching Candidates Whom Kobe Bryant Would Most Want

    Whether you agree with the decision to pay L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant close to $50 million or think the team totally overpaid is irrelevant...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 30,945 reads 22 comments

  10. Analyzing LA Lakers' Biggest Draft Needs

    The Los Angeles Lakers head into the June 26 NBA draft with a number of needs but only one pick. Their main objective: See how many of those needs they can fill with the No...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 7,894 reads 32 comments

  11. Ideal Potential Free Agents for LA Lakers at Every Position

    In the minds of diehard Los Angeles Lakers fans, there exists a perfect world where superstar free agents like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony happily sign to play for the purple and gold next season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 41,486 reads 115 comments

  12. Realistic 2014 Free-Agency Targets for the LA Lakers

    Now that the Los Angeles Lakers and Mike D'Antoni have parted ways, the process for targeting free agents this summer gets a bit tricky...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 35,600 reads 20 comments

  13. 5 Areas LA Lakers Must Upgrade This Offseason

    Take one look at the Los Angeles Lakers , who finished this season prematurely with the worst record in franchise history, and what do you surmise? It certainly doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this team needs a major overhaul...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 5,986 reads 14 comments

  14. Final Regular Season Grades for Every LA Lakers Player

    Collectively, the Los Angeles Lakers produced their worst season in franchise history. Individually, the players all get passing grades accompanied by a cloudy future...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 16,225 reads 96 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant's Leadership Must Become More Mentor Than Master

    Kobe Bryant knows time is not on his side. But, while he yearns for that sixth championship, Bryant must also realize it's not going to happen right away...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 1,819 reads 3 comments

  16. Grading Mike D'Antoni's Season with the Los Angeles Lakers

    If coaching the Los Angeles Lakers was a college course, Mike D'Antoni would be on the verge of flunking. In college, you usually get to come back and take the class again...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 9,548 reads 51 comments

  17. Would Phil Jackson Have Fixed the Los Angeles Lakers?

    Phil Jackson is not a miracle worker. He just plays one on TV when acting out his role as head coach and winner of 13 NBA Championship rings (two as a player, 11 as a coach)...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 9,146 reads 50 comments

  18. Most Improved LA Lakers This Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers may very well finish this season with their worst record in franchise history. Yet, beneath the embarrassment of a 22-46 record is a handful of players who've ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 10,156 reads 26 comments

  19. LA Lakers Must Cut Ties with Mike D'Antoni Sooner Rather Than Later

    What are the Los Angeles Lakers accomplishing by holding on to lame-duck coach Mike D'Antoni ? Is executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss so frozen in his own indecisiveness ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 7 months ago 11,982 reads 18 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant's Setback Dispels the Notion of Superhumans in the NBA

    Kobe Bryant is human after all. We think. His latest setback, a fracture on December 17 of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 9 months ago 15,535 reads 22 comments

  21. LA Lakers' Role Players Must Carry This Team All Season Long

    It's a new year and time to face reality: About the only thing the youthful roster of the Los Angeles Lakers will be shooting for between now and April are starting jobs and a guaranteed contract...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 9 months ago 3,370 reads 17 comments

  22. Everything You Need to Know About LA Lakers Power Forward Shawne Williams

    Shawne Williams has been odd man out for too long. The 27-year-old power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers has bounced around, in and out of the NBA for seven years, a nomadic ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 10 months ago 2,322 reads 10 comments

  23. Evaluating Mike D'Antoni's First Full Year as LA Lakers' Head Coach

    Mike D'Antoni has proven to be a good head coach in the NBA . He's just not a great one, and the Los Angeles Lakers demand greatness...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 10 months ago 2,746 reads 13 comments

  24. Why the Jordan Hill-Pau Gasol Frontcourt Works for the Los Angeles Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni was forced to insert Jordan Hill into the team's starting lineup after an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 10 in which the purple and gold surrendered 47 points in the first quarter...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 10 months ago 11,086 reads 29 comments

  25. Can Jordan Farmar Save the LA Lakers' Point Guard Position?

    Jordan Farmar , Los Angeles native, UCLA alumnus and holder of two NBA World Championship rings with the L.A. Lakers, is back where it all started with a golden opportunity to lock down a long-term spot as the team's No...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 10 months ago 3,975 reads 29 comments