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  • Lakers hope to meet with LeBron James but are moving cautiously

    Lakers hope to meet with LeBron James but are moving cautiously
    The Lakers are intrigued by LeBron James reportedly opting out of his contract and are hopeful of meeting with the free agent-to-be, The Times has learned. They are proceeding with caution, however, aware that James might simply re-sign for less so...
  • Lakers have the No. 7 NBA draft pick — that's certain, for now

    The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything. Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft. They could take one of three point guards:...
  • Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft

    Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft
    With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Lakers selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle Randle is a 6-foot-9, 19-year-old left-hander who averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game, where...
  • Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?

    Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?
    The Lakers finished the 2014 NBA draft with a pair of promising players. The team took Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick and Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson with the 46th selection (purchased from the Washington Wizards)....
  • NBA Draft: Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 overall pick

    NBA Draft: Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 overall pick
    The Cleveland Cavaliers took Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.  The draft has shaped up to be one of the most open ended in years because the presumed No. 1 overall pick, Kansas center Joel Embiid,...
  • Julius Randle on playing with Kobe Bryant: 'It's going to be amazing'

    Julius Randle on playing with Kobe Bryant: 'It's going to be amazing'
    Consider Julius Randle to be a quick learner. He might have already digested the Lakers' pecking order, acting deferentially to Kobe Bryant in a conference call with reporters an hour after being drafted with the seventh overall pick Thursday. "It&...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Lakers acquire 46th pick from Wizards, draft Jordan Clarkson

    The Lakers acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft from the Washington Wizards, selecting Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson for $1.8 million in cash. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old junior who averaged 17.5 points last season through 35...
  • Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft

    Oddsmaker gives Lakers even lower championship odds after NBA draft
    The Lakers were happy to land Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in last Thursday's NBA Draft. Oddsmakers may have been looking for more. Before Thursday, the Lakers were a 40-1 long shot to win the NBA title, according to online oddsmaker...
  • Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent

    Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent
    The Lakers have given Ryan Kelly a $1-million qualifying offer, making the former Duke forward a restricted free agent. Kelly was selected by the Lakers with the 48th pick in the 2013 NBA draft. After a slow start as he recovered from April 2013...
  • Lakers have a tough road ahead in free agency

    The Lakers got a player they wanted on draft day, the largely hailed selection of Julius Randle boosting their first foray of the off-season. Now comes the really hard part. Free agency begins Monday at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time, the beginning of an...