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Magic Johnson's Belief In Laker Exceptionalism When It Matters Less

by Colin McGowan

Feb 23, 2017 9:21 PM

A return to some imagined essential Lakers-ness will not save the Lakers: competence will. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Lakers Trade Lou Williams To Houston

by Keith P Smith

Feb 22, 2017 1:31 AM

Trading Lou Williams was more about the pick than the player for the Lakers and they did solid job to get a first round pick for a luxury asset at this point in their season. Read more »

Tags: Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 19, 2017 3:23 PM

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »

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2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
The Revelation Of The Baby Lakers

by Colin McGowan

If you're hiring Luke Walton, you know you're getting a quintessentially laidback Californian with a holistic basketball ideology who values fun and understands the game as a vehicle for it. Which is to say he is precisely what the Lakers required after Byron Scott's dour, blinkered troglodyte reign. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Pacific Division

by Brett Koremenos

Bringing out the best in Julius Randle, Marquese Chriss' dark horse ROY case, Golden State's young depth, Sacramento's improved ball movement and the Clippers' giant hole at small forward. Read more »
Could Luke Walton Get Experimental With Brandon Ingram At Center?

by Jonny Auping

The Lakers don't need to immediately find out what Brandon Ingram is best at. They need to be taking notes of all the things he's good at. That requires patience and maybe even experimenting with him at center. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Lakers

by Colin McGowan

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 »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division

by Keith P Smith

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 »
Revisiting The Top-5 Of The 2015 NBA Draft

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
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 »