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  • Lakers have final roster decisions looming

    Lakers have final roster decisions looming
    As the regular season nears, the Lakers will have to make some final decisions on the roster before opening night. "I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends.  I think [the NBA] changed the rules," Coach Mike...
  • Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers

    General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season. It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....
  • Kobe Bryant's future with Lakers after this season is up in the air

    Kobe Bryant's future with Lakers after this season is up in the air
    Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point. The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers. Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...
  • Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season

    Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season
    A lot has happened to the Lakers since General Manager Mitch Kupchak last spoke to reporters. Dwight Howard left for Houston despite the Lakers' very public campaign to keep him. Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty provision and quickly...
  • For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season

    For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season
    If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer. The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
  • Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers

    Phil Jackson doesn't see a return to the Lakers
    Phil Jackson seems entirely content with his life, sitting at a corner table as the hummus and pita go quickly in the afternoon din of a Playa Vista eatery. It's not quite what he envisioned last November when the Lakers interviewed him for their...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Kobe Bryant back in next two weeks

    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks. "I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to...
  • Laker fans have high hopes but lowered expectations

    Laker fans have high hopes but lowered expectations
    Alex Each always believes in Kobe. His wife might elbow him in the ribs if he didn't; the first name of the Lakers' biggest star is the middle name of the couple's youngest son. So even things like Kobe Bryant's uncertain return from a torn Achilles'...
  • Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket

    Dwight Howard is a happy Houston Rocket
    Dwight Howard walked past Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in that Staples Center tunnel last spring and never really stopped, the allure of less pressure and a permanent honeymoon triggering a Texas two-step. The hypersensitive hulk returns to...
  • Strange new words for the Lakers: 'Underdog' and 'low expectations'

    Strange new words for the Lakers: 'Underdog' and 'low expectations'
    Kobe Bryant spent the eve of Lakers media day coaching a celebrity basketball team in Dubai, which may not be as bizarre as it seems given his NBA team is roughly half a world away from where it usually is this time of year. Expectations haven't been...
  • Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant

    Lakers' preseason gives fans an idea of life without Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant is typically among the league leaders in scoring, but the Lakers will have to make do without him while he recovers from an Achilles' heel injury. The Lakers' preseason numbers give an idea of what the team will look like while waiting for...