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  • Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick

    Mitch Kupchak thinks Lakers can get good player with No. 7 draft pick
    The Lakers and Boston Celtics can never be in harmony, no? So it wasn't surprising to hear Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak say he disagreed mildly with Celtics executive Danny Ainge, who said Tuesday he didn’t think there was anyone who would...
  • What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?

    What's next for the Magic after they missed out on a top-3 pick?
    NEW YORK — The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery could have solved the Orlando Magic's overwhelming personnel problem. The franchise needs a cornerstone player. That's obvious. What's far less clear is how the Magic can acquire a player of that caliber....
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant

    Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. A key...
  • With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position

    With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position
    Heading into a two-game stretch on consecutive nights on the road against the defense-minded Indiana Pacers (42-13) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-24), the Lakers (19-37) are more likely to fall to 39 losses before they hit 20 wins. The Lakers are now...
  • The darker side of superfandom

    Marcus Smart went to block a shot and landed near the crowd. It was the final seconds of a college basketball game that his team, Oklahoma State, was losing. He hit the floor hard, got to his feet, then straightened at hearing something. A man in his 50s,...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary
    The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday. The Lakers made a little splash on Wednesday night, trading point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. "As a person, as a player, we loved...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'
    The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation. "Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on...
  • Marcus Smart pushes fan in stands during Oklahoma State loss [Video]

    Marcus Smart pushes fan in stands during Oklahoma State loss [Video]
    Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's star guard, will likely face disciplinary action from the university or Big 12 Conference, including a possible suspension, after going into the stands to push a Texas Tech fan Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas. The Cowboys...
  • Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics

    Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics
    ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
  • Costly win over Utah Jazz drops Lakers in lottery standings

    The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young. In beating the Jazz, the Lakers lost the chance to finish the season tied with Utah at 25 wins. The Jazz (24-57) have the fourth-worst...
  • Lakers finish the season with the sixth pick in the NBA draft lottery

    The Lakers finished the 2013-14 regular season with two straight wins, finishing at 27-55. The last two victories, over the Utah Jazz (25-57) and San Antonio Spurs (62-20) were costly, dipping the Lakers to sixth position in the NBA draft lottery. The...