1. 5 Potential Free-Agent Small Forwards for Los Angeles Lakers to Pursue in 2015

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a player shopping list almost as long as their worst losing streak of the season, a nine-game slide in January that fell just one game short of the team record...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 days ago 35,921 reads 166 comments

  2. Who Should Los Angeles Lakers Pair with Julius Randle in the 2015 NBA Draft?

    Assuming the Los Angeles Lakers keep their top-five draft pick this June, the decision on whom to select may come down to availability...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 13 days ago 52,362 reads 210 comments

  3. Toughest Decisions the LA Lakers Need to Make

    The Los Angeles Lakers have nowhere to go but up. Or so it seems. Spiraling toward another record-busting season of losses, the 19-52 Lakers face tough decisions at almost every level of the organization, though primarily on the court...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 20 days ago 30,083 reads 112 comments

  4. Could Los Angeles Lakers Backcourt of the Future Be Hiding in Plain Sight?

    For all the persistent questions the Los Angeles Lakers have had in trying to find a solid backcourt solution the past few seasons, the answer may just possibly be right in front of them...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 27 days ago 10,366 reads 10 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for March

    March Madness has a whole different meaning if you’re a long-suffering Los Angeles Lakers fan who is angry and dejected over their completely underwhelming performance this season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 9,151 reads 28 comments

  6. What Position Should Los Angeles Lakers Target in 2015 NBA Draft?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have traditionally built championship teams around two or three significantly superior athletes, filling in with strong role players and a solid bench...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 26,737 reads 194 comments

  7. Predicting Which Los Angeles Lakers Will Be Traded Before the 2015 NBA Deadline

    As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their long, slow slide into basketball abyss, the players have shifted their focus from winning games to competing among themselves for a job next season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 42,224 reads 133 comments

  8. 5 Potential Stars Los Angeles Lakers Can Chase During 2015 Free Agency

    Summer can't come soon enough for the Los Angeles Lakers faithful. Big changes are in store for a franchise that's produced just 13 wins in its first 47 games...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 12,199 reads 12 comments

  9. Predicting Who Stays and Goes Next Season from Current Los Angeles Lakers Roster

    All bets are off when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers and their precarious, unpredictable future. At this point in a miserable season that will likely surpass last year’s ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 31,604 reads 175 comments

  10. Why Robert Sacre Could Be the Los Angeles Lakers' Unlikeliest Trade Candidate

    At 7’, 270 pounds, center Robert Sacre takes up a lot of space for the Los Angeles Lakers . Especially when he’s sitting on the end of the bench...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 34,943 reads 104 comments

  11. Evaluating Byron Scott's Performance as Lakers Head Coach

    Any way you slice it, Byron Scott gets a proverbial hall pass as first-year head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 17,408 reads 124 comments

  12. Which Los Angeles Lakers Have a Legitimate Future with the Team?

    The Los Angeles Lakers can't win for losing. No sentiment seems more appropriate for this talent-deprived team that runs the risk of losing a top-five NBA lottery draft pick next June if it ekes out too many wins during the regular season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 27,264 reads 98 comments

  13. Biggest Early Season Storylines for Los Angeles Lakers

    Like the New York Yankees, Montreal Canadiens or Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Lakers conjure up the very essence of a mythical, iconic franchise—even when they’re not very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 12,752 reads 49 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

    If form holds true this holiday season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be left with little to show for the 15 games they play in December. With injuries and losses stacking up like so many old T-shirts, the Lakers' prospects appear bleak at best...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 13,128 reads 31 comments

  15. 5 Potential Solutions to Los Angeles Lakers' Obvious Small Forward Problem

    The Los Angeles Lakers face a number of problems this season, not the least of which is a lack of quality depth at nearly every position...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 5,576 reads 11 comments

  16. 5 Changes the Los Angeles Lakers Have to Make to Get Back on Track

    The Los Angeles Lakers have spoiled the faithful with 16 world championships. That is yesterday's news. On pace to suffer through their worst season ever (since last year), the depleted 1-8 Lakers have more holes than a bagel factory...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 41,738 reads 130 comments

  17. The Biggest Hurdles Los Angeles Lakers Will Have to Clear During 2014-15

    Time is not on the side of the Los Angeles Lakers , but time is all they really have. It’s been almost 60 years since the Lakers were this bad...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 14,853 reads 50 comments

  18. 5 Things That Have to Happen for Los Angeles Lakers to Eclipse Expectations

    Following four straight defeats to start their long NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are registering very low readings on the expectation meter...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 11,205 reads 42 comments

  19. 7 Things We Can't Wait to See During Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers are not going to win an NBA championship this season. They’ll be lucky to grab a spot in the playoffs and may even finish near the bottom of the league standings...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 25,054 reads 68 comments

  20. Which LA Laker Benefits Most from Playing with Healthy Kobe Bryant in 2014-15?

    The most intriguing pairing on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers this season may very well be that of Kobe Bryant and Jordan Hill ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 1,968 reads 3 comments

  21. Realistic Expectations for Nick Young in His 2nd Season with the LA Lakers

    Odd as it may seem, the season-ending injury to Kobe Bryant last year may have been the best thing to happen to his Lakers teammate, Nick Young...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 7 months ago 1,390 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 10,887 reads 29 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 21,300 reads 58 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 23,576 reads 73 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 14,112 reads 73 comments