Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a ...

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For Kings and center Mike Richards, trust is a two-way street

September 23, 2014

In a sport increasingly influenced by analytics, in a league where one bad decision can wreck a team's salary-cap structure and cramp its future, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi relied on old-fashioned methodology in deciding to keep Mike Richards rather than buy out the veteran center after a disappointing regular-season performance.


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