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  • What needs should the Lakers try to satisfy with the NBA draft?

     
    For every scenario that plays out in the NBA draft, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak hopes he's preparing himself for all the possibilities. "You have to know every player, you have to have an opinion on every player, and you have to know the...
  • Lakers mailbag: More questions on the Lakers' offseason needs

     
    Below is the second edition of Lakers mailbag, a weekly fixture I will present every Friday. The success of this hinges on everyone participating. So if you have a question you've wanted answered, email me at the address below or leave a comment in the...
  • How much change should the Lakers make to their roster?

     
    Whether the Lakers are coming off a championship season or under-performing in a shortened season, there's one thing that keeps fans unified and divided: trade talk. Unified because every fan wants to size up any trade scenario imaginable, wondering if...
  • D-Fenders to rejoin Development League and play home games at Lakers' practice facility

     
    After taking a one-year hiatus, the Lakers' minor-league affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, will return to the NBA Development League, albeit with a change of venue. The team will play its home games at the Lakers' practice facility, the Toyota...
  • Ranking the Lakers' five biggest off-season needs

     
    1. Motivation -- With the Lakers' expectation that they would be in the NBA Finals right now en route to their third consecutive championship, don't buy into any premise that it has served as a good teachable moment. The Lakers frankly used too many...
  • Caught in the Web: NBA owners and players union acknowledge wide division in labor talks

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers guard and players union president Derek Fisher, who acknowledges divisions remain regarding a new collective bargaining agreement. --The Orange County Register's Janis Carr couldn't imagine seeing Phil Jackson...
  • Free-agent profile: DeAndre Jordan

     
    This is the third in a series of profiles analyzing a free agent and how he might fit in with the Lakers. DeAndre Jordan, Clippers center Type of free agent: Restricted Positives: With freakish athleticism, Jordan would provide the speed the Lakers sorely...
  • Looking at some of the Lakers' memorable rap performances

     
    Had he not been gunned down in Las Vegas, rapper Tupac Shakur would've turned 40 today. Many on the Lakers, and athletes from all sports, frequently listen to his songs during workouts and while sitting by their lockers. In the Lakers' case, many of...
  • Shaquille O'Neal questioned in beating, kidnapping of man by gang members

     
    --The Times' Victoria Kim and Andrew Blankstein report that former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and his business partner denied involvement in a 2008 attack on a man who said he had a sex tape of the former Laker. The story also mentions the victim told...
  • NBA mock drafts rarely highlight Lakers' picks

     
    Lakers' previous second-round draft picks weren't in anyone's NBA mock draft...
  • NBA Draft: Looking at Lakers draft candidates

     
    NBA Draft: The Lakers have four second-round picks in the 2011 NBA Draft at Nos. 41, 46, 56 and 58. Even though it's uncertain how much impact the Lakers can make with those selections, there are a few candidates that could fill some of the team's needs.....