1. Los Angeles Lakers Have Obvious Choice at No. 2 Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Forget analytics for just a minute and think about intangibles. The Los Angeles Lakers have an obvious choice in Thursday’s NBA draft with the second overall pick, and it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what that is...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 12 days ago 83,583 reads 467 comments

  2. Should Tarik Black Replace Jordan Hill on the L.A. Lakers Roster Next Season?

    In what is surely a year of rebuilding and rebirth, the Los Angeles Lakers are faced with the possibility that their experiment with Jordan Hill as starting center may have run its course...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 34,641 reads 85 comments

  3. Jordan Clarkson's Emergence Means Lakers Should Avoid Rondo

    Sometimes the answers to our most important questions are right under our nose. In the case of who should play point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers , the answer was sitting on ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 36,489 reads 174 comments

  4. Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Pursuing Rajon Rondo During 2015 Free Agency

    Are the Los Angeles Lakers really serious about pursuing Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo this summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent? And if they are, ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 43,933 reads 301 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 38,795 reads 176 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 57,940 reads 211 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 30,181 reads 112 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 10,482 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 9,239 reads 28 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 27,116 reads 194 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 42,399 reads 133 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 17,693 reads 12 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 32,561 reads 175 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 35,625 reads 104 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 17,681 reads 119 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 27,293 reads 98 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 12,756 reads 49 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 13,133 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 5,706 reads 11 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 41,747 reads 130 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 14,858 reads 50 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 11,208 reads 42 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 25,062 reads 68 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 1,972 reads 3 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 1,390 reads 2 comments