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The Lakers' Draft Predicament

by Jonathan Tjarks

May 22, 2015 1:42 PM

Okafor and Randle both want to play around the rim on offense and makes you confident in their ability to anchor an NBA defense. The worst case scenario is they would end up getting in each other's way on one end of the floor and leave the paint unprotected on the other. Read more »

Tags: Jahlil Okafor, Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Potential Destinations For Tom Thibodeau

by Daniel Leroux

May 15, 2015 2:05 PM

A Tom Thibodeau team should have played below expectations on defense, have some key players capable of performing at a high level who will still be under team control a few seasons from now and the total talent to be relevant within the first two seasons. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA

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Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

Apr 26, 2015 4:48 PM

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The Emergence Of Jordan Clarkson

by Sam Yip

Jordan Clarkson is speedy and versatile with his size and has become a great pick out of the second round by the Lakers. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jabari Brown

by Cameron Schott

As the top scorer in the D-League, Jabari Brown will provide some much needed offense for the Lakers. While hes a knock-down shooter, theres a chance Brown could be more than just a shooting specialist in the NBA. Read more »
Kobe Bryant's Golden Parachute

by Jonathan Tjarks

In a business where rain makers can choose where they want to work, its never a bad idea to cultivate a reputation as a place that takes care of its employees. The Lakers are still a family business and their perspective is more nuanced than most. Read more »
Last Dance For The King And The Mamba

by Graham Flashner

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James spent Thursday's game smiling and laughing, occasionally even guarding each other, as if Kobes Farewell Tour had already begun. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Daniel Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Daniel Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Breaking Down Protection Of 2015 NBA Draft Traded Picks

by Daniel Leroux

While the concept of tanking gets plenty of ink, the NBA has a more specific problem in that vicinity due to the rules concerning pick protection. We detail the potential issues that could rear their head this season, ranked in order of overall impact. Read more »
Internal Improvement Candidates: Pacific Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Wesley Johnson, Ben McLemore, Draymond Green, Alex Len and Reggie Bullock are young players that can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »
Team-By-Team Analysis Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the new CBA magnifying the importance of the draft and one of the most talented groups of prospects in recent years, what happened on Thursday night will have significant ramifications on the balance of power in the NBA for the next decade. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Breaking down which teams had Great, Good, Enh and Bad drafts with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid going in the top-3. Read more »
The Kevin Love Q+A

by Daniel Leroux

While working through the many twists and turns related to Kevin Love reportedly being on the market for the first time, it made sense to put together an article formatted as a Q+A to address some of the bigger questions and misconceptions surrounding what has and will go on. Read more »
Lottery Lowdown (Late-May Edition)

by Daniel Leroux

With the lottery out of the way, we can begin to examine which teams represent good and bad fits for the teams in a position to draft them. Read more »
The NBA's First Round As Prestige Television

by Christopher Reina

With 72 percent of games decided by nine or fewer points, the first round has had a level of competitive balance that is an encouraging and overlooked consequence of the NBAs new collective bargaining agreement. Read more »
10-Year NBA Win Rank Snapshot

by Christopher Reina

A 10-year season-by-season Win Rank snapshot for an NBA franchise creates an insightful visual narrative. Read more »
Xavier Henry Elevates Game, Mind And Body In Redemptive Season With Lakers

by Shams Charania

For three seasons, Xavier Henry had been a meager part and less heralded talents rose above him in rotations. He was a five-star college recruit fleeting out of a role in the NBA. Read more »
2014 First Round Picks (Which Teams Own The Picks?)

by Daniel Leroux

While RealGM has an excellent database of the draft picks that have been traded between teams, we wanted to put together a summary more focused on the upcoming draft. Read more »
The Third Contract

by Daniel Leroux

Most players have very little control over their destination for their first two NBA contracts, but the third contract creates a complete shift in power dynamics. Read more »
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