| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency.
It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.
Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Lakers spent $99.9 million in salary this season for a roster that went 45-37. Additionally, the team will pay $29.6 million in luxury taxes -- a total of $129.5 million to get into the playoffs and suffer a first-round sweep by the San Antonio Spurs....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Lakers had a one-point lead with two minutes left in a game against New Orleans on Tuesday.
With the outcome on the line, Kobe Bryant, one of the game's best closers, passed the ball to Earl Clark, a player many fans hadn't heard of until recently....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The Lakers will be even more shorthanded for Sunday's playoff game against San Antonio than they have been, though that doesn't seem possible.
Metta World Peace will miss Game 4 at Staples Center, along with Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks and Kobe...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Earl Clark was in line for a substantial pay raise after breaking free of an otherwise mundane four-year career.
Then came March and April.
The Lakers forward lost his spot in the starting lineup when Pau Gasol returned from a foot injury; Clark...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Even though Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, Jason Richardson, Earl Clark and Chris Duhon have been shipped out, the Magic are hardly finished in their attempts to make trades. They are open for business to any team that is interested in the likes of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Magic players were on the move this summer, several sent packing in the mammoth Dwight Howard clearance sale. How’s how the players involved in deals might fit or not fit in their new homes: Center Dwight Howard: Howard should be a force for the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
How about a new coach?
The best Pau Gasol trade? Mike D'Antoni for any coach with enough common sense to find a way to make it work. Once again, D'Antoni being so wedded to a system has compromised his ability to maximize his...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Dwight Howard could not have been more clear Thursday about his long-term intentions.
He is sticking by his request to be traded from the Orlando Magic.
"It still stands," Howard said.
Asked whether he fluctuates day to day, he answered, "There is no...