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  • Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant

    Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant
    After a difficult 27-55 season, the Lakers landed the seventh overall pick in the draft, selecting University of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle. "I got to fulfill my dream of putting on a Kentucky uniform and now I'm putting on a Laker uniform,"...
  • After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers

    After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers
    It was a difficult summer for 26-year-old guard Wayne Ellington. After a frustrating year in Dallas, playing just 8.7 minutes a game, Ellington was dealt to the New York Knicks in June, then to the Sacramento Kings in August. A few weeks later, the...
  • Jeremy Lin not sure Nick Young has earned 'Swaggy P' moniker yet

    Jeremy Lin not sure Nick Young has earned 'Swaggy P' moniker yet
    Nick Young's nickname of "Swaggy P" has seemingly universal appeal, but new teammate Jeremy Lin isn't sold yet. "I call him Nick Young," said Lin after practice on Friday.  "He's super cool, but I just find it ridiculous that everyone comes in here...
  • Letters: Mitch Kupchak's expectations might be a little high

    Letters: Mitch Kupchak's expectations might be a little high
    Hope is a good thing, delusion quite another. As The Times peppers us with front-page Lakers tidbits, quotes, updates and just plain nonsense, we are left to wonder what it is you know and we don't. Geriatric Steve Nash only got older (but did...
  • L.A. finally sees the true Kobe Bryant, and it's a pleasure to behold

    L.A. finally sees the true Kobe Bryant, and it's a pleasure to behold
    Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill. One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility. He winces in pain. He reflects with wisdom. He jokes...
  • Is Kobe Bryant done in the NBA after his contract expires? 'Maybe'

    Is Kobe Bryant done in the NBA after his contract expires? 'Maybe'
    Kobe Bryant is in the first season of a two-year, $48.5-million extension. Would he consider playing beyond his current contract, if the Lakers managed to quickly build a contender before the 2016-17 season? "It don't know, maybe," Bryant said after...
  • Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season

    Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season
    Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg. "I'm off crutches. I'm walking around, just trying to get the strength back in my leg," said Randle, who is out for the season after breaking his...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott still weighing whether to rest Kobe Bryant

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott still weighing whether to rest Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers (8-19) face a difficult schedule this week, playing four games against high-caliber teams: the Golden State Warriors (22-3), Chicago Bulls (17-9), Dallas Mavericks (20-8) and Phoenix Suns (15-14). With Kobe Bryant laboring through recent...
  • Lakers' Jordan Hill is having an off month

    Lakers' Jordan Hill is having an off month
    Jordan Hill was the Lakers' second-best player going into December. Now he's not even the second-best player in their frontcourt. Hill has been rolling downhill since the calendar turned from November, his double-doubles replaced almost entirely by...
  • Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies

    Alina Kupchak, 15, daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, dies
    The Lakers announced sad news Monday in a statement on the team's website: “Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks...
  • Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start

    Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start
    Rookie power forward Julius Randle gave arguably his best performance of the preseason on Sunday, helping the Lakers rally back from a 22-point deficit against the Utah Jazz while scoring eight points with five rebounds in just over 20 minutes. "I...