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Los Angeles Lakers: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

Jul 22, 2016 12:04 PM

What the Lakers seem have to done is start a layered approach -- finding low maintenance vets to complement burgeoning youth -- and given a young coach an opportunity to build a new culture from scratch. A lot of their success will hinge on how Luke Walton fares, but things are certainly looking more promising. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Luol Deng Joins Lakers' Rebuilding Project

by Christopher Reina

Jul 2, 2016 11:19 AM

The Lakers have rebuilt in the past at a light-speed pace full of shortcuts and since thatís clearly not happening this time around, they've instead now shifted to signing players that are effectively human gauze to stop the bleeding. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Jordan Clarkson Re-Signs With Lakers For $50M

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2016 2:45 PM

The second round of the NBA draft is speedy and disorienting while feeling inconsequential but success stories like Jordan Clarkson and the Lakers certainly justifies the exercise. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Lakers Move Early With $64M Deal For Timofey Mozgov

by Christopher Reina

Timofey Mozgov was impactful in his first few months with the Cavaliers during the 14-15 season but rushed back after offseason knee surgery and wasn't the same impact center. Read more »
The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Significant Traded Pick Scenarios Of The Lottery

by Danny Leroux

The draft lottery holds major importance both in the immediate and long-term in terms of traded picks. Read more »
Lakers Should View Draft As Brandon Ingram Or Bust

by Jake Hyman

The worst possible outcome for the Lakers would be to draft someone other than Brandon Ingram this year and also lose their 2017 pick. Read more »
Kobe Bryant The GM

by Christopher Reina

We uniquely have detailed knowledge of who Kobe Bryant tried to exert his pseudo GM influence for and against during multiple stages of his playing career. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

by Keith P Smith

Armed with loads of cap space, the Los Angeles market, a tentpole franchise and some exciting young talent, the Lakers will be mentioned in conjunction with every major free agent and every star on the trade market. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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How Losing In 2008 Spurred Kobe, Lakers To Two Titles

by Andrew Perna

The Lakers won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010; something Kobe Bryant doesn't think would have happened had it not been for the pain inflicted by the Celtics. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
The Prosperous Nihilism Of The Lakers Keeping Kobe Bryant To The End

by Christopher Reina

The Lakers have been rebuilding this entire time behind the veneer of keeping Kobe Bryant a "Laker for Life," which is a remarkable, unthinkable conclusion to his career. Read more »
The Situational Changes For D'Angelo Russell

by Jonathan Tjarks

D'Angelo Russell is a ball-dominant player who didn't play much defense in college on an NBA team that struggles with spacing the floor and playing defense and has five other guys who want to initiate the offense from the perimeter. Read more »
The First Game Of The Rest Of Kobe Bryant's Basketball Life

by Tyler Sherkin

Kobe Bryant doesn't have the legs to really generate a lot of shot volume around the rim, nor the quickness to draw loads of fouls, leaving him to rely on his jumper every night. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

by Brett Koremenos

The Lakers reloaded with a few dependable vets to go along with the return of Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle, and the selection of D'Angelo Russell to at least up their win total from last season. Read more »
The Sinking Legacy Of Kobe Bryant

by Keith P Smith

The longevity of Kobe Bryant, for better or worse, shouldn't impact our overall evaluation of whether he's one of the 10 greatest players of all-time. Read more »
Piece By Piece With No Shortcuts

by Jonathan Tjarks

It doesn't matter whether you are in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Phoenix or San Antonio. Everyone has to build a team the same way in the modern NBA. Read more »