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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers short-handed after Ronnie Price is suspended for flagrant foul 2

    As if the Lakers weren't already getting shoved around by long odds, they suited up only three guards Friday against San Antonio. They weren't real thrilled about it. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak responded unhappily to the NBA's decision to...
  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak unhappy with NBA's suspension of Ronnie Price

    The Lakers are down to three guards for Friday night's game against San Antonio at Staples Center. They're not thrilled about it. Lakers General Mitch Kupchak responded unhappily to the NBA's decision to suspend Ronnie Price for one game after he was...
  • Joey Buss says lessons from father help him cope with Lakers' start

    Joey Buss says lessons from father help him cope with Lakers' start
    With the Lakers opening the season slowly (1-6), partial owner Joey Buss is leaning on a number of important lessons taught to him by his late father Jerry Buss. “My father instilled patience in me,” said Joey Buss to The Times. “...
  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington takes leave after fatal shooting of his father

    Reserve guard Wayne Ellington took an indefinite leave of absence from the Lakers after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia. Wayne Ellington Sr., 57, was shot in the head by an unknown assailant Sunday night while driving a 2001 Oldsmobile...
  • Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team

    Lakers documentary captures the legendary 1971-'72 championship team
    Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past. Where there is history, there is hope. The story is captured in a documentary film titled: "33STR8." That was Bill Sharman's...
  • Lakers granted $1.5-million disabled player exception for Julius Randle

    On Monday, the NBA granted the Lakers a $1.5-million disabled player exception for injured power forward Julius Randle. The exception, which expires on March 10, can be used to sign or claim a single player off waivers for $1.5 million, or trade for a...
  • Lakers FYI: What might have been with Chris Paul?

    Lakers FYI: What might have been with Chris Paul?
    It's always a problem for the Lakers, this whole Chris Paul thing. Especially when he zips and whips around them in another Clippers victory, jamming the latest needle in the side of a fan base that still blames David Stern. With the Lakers so low...
  • Lakers stay upbeat in spite of loss in final preseason game

    Mitch Kupchak rolled his luggage into the arena, cognizant the Lakers would fly out of here shortly after their last exhibition game. Travel bags have already been symbolic of what's wrong with them — age and injuries — when Steve Nash...
  • Steve Nash won't play for Lakers this season

    Steve Nash won't play for Lakers this season
    With considerably less fanfare than the day he was acquired, Steve Nash's tenure with the Lakers ended. Nash will sit out the entire season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, the team announced Thursday. The $9.71 million he will make in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...