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Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Lakers

by Colin McGowan

Sep 26, 2016 9:24 PM

Lumbering paint-cloggers are on their way out, or at least more marginalized than they have ever been. But the Lakers still signed Timofey Mozgov to a $64M deal. Read more »

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2016 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

Sep 14, 2016 7:56 PM

While the Warriors improved a 73-win team by signing Kevin Durant and the Clippers largely preserved the status quo, the Lakers, Suns and Kings are trying to accelerate their rebuilds. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Revisiting The Top-5 Of The 2015 NBA Draft

by Rafael Uehara

Sep 13, 2016 8:25 PM

A lot has changed for Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja since they were drafted just over a year ago. Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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How Yi Jianlian Fits With The Lakers

by Dave DuFour

During the last five years, Yi Jianlian has proven that while the hype may have been overblown, he is a good basketball player who is worthy of another shot in the NBA. Read more »
Los Angeles Lakers: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
Grading The Deal: Luol Deng Joins Lakers' Rebuilding Project

by Christopher Reina

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

by Christopher Reina

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 »
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 »