1. 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 days ago 29,772 reads 174 comments

  2. 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 10 days ago 34,095 reads 104 comments

  3. 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 17 days ago 16,881 reads 124 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 27,158 reads 99 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 12,744 reads 49 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 13,106 reads 31 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 5,477 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 41,697 reads 130 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 14,846 reads 50 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 11,195 reads 42 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 25,047 reads 68 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 1,958 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 1,384 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 10,852 reads 29 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 21,284 reads 58 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 23,567 reads 73 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 14,079 reads 73 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 10,301 reads 44 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 37,965 reads 94 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 35,165 reads 213 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 33,245 reads 108 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 31,144 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 7,974 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 41,786 reads 115 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 35,958 reads 20 comments