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

June 20th, 2015
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. Here's my advice to Lakers management: Don’t mess it up. Keep ...

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

May 9th, 2015
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. The Lakers, who finished a franchise-worst 21-61, may also consider the financial implications that come with waiving Hill’s $9 ...

Clarkson’s Emergence Means Lakers Should Avoid Rondo

May 2nd, 2015
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 the team's bench for a few months in the form of a 6’5” rookie named Jordan Clarkson. Without question, ...

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

April 25th, 2015
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, how would signing the 29-year-old former Boston Celtic and longtime Lakers adversary play into the team's plans to rebuild what is presently a ...

Could Los Angeles Lakers Backcourt of the Future Be Hiding in Plain Sight?

March 21st, 2015
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. This is not meant to say that, given the opportunity, they shouldn't pluck either point guard Emmanuel ...

Los Angeles Lakers Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for March

February 28th, 2015
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. With about six weeks left in the regular season and 16 games this month, the Lakers find themselves with the fourth-worst record in the ...

Predicting Which Los Angeles Lakers Will Be Traded Before the 2015 NBA Deadline

February 7th, 2015
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. General manager Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers brass have been actively seeking to trade some of that talent as a ...

Why Robert Sacre Could Be the Los Angeles Lakers’ Unlikeliest Trade Candidate

January 17th, 2015
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. While much of the trade talk this season involving the Lakers has focused on such players as Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin and even ...

Evaluating Byron Scott’s Performance as Lakers Head Coach

January 10th, 2015
Any way you slice it, Byron Scott gets a proverbial hall pass as first-year head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The intense pressure to “win now” that accompanied Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni out the back door of Staples Center just doesn’t exist this season. Scott inherited a Lakers team ...

Which Los Angeles Lakers Have a Legitimate Future with the Team?

December 20th, 2014
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. At 8-18, that’s just where the Lakers stand during another ...