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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men

    Lakers' Mitch Kupchak drafts 6-5 Russell but notes key role of big men
    The Lakers passed on Duke center Jahlil Okafor to select Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. "We're very happy to have D'Angelo be a Laker," said Kupchak.  "[There were] a lot of good players in...
  • D'Angelo Russell has superstar potential, Lakers Coach Byron Scott says

    Mitch Kupchak had a question for the newest member of the Lakers. He called D'Angelo Russell shortly after the Lakers took him with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. "Did we surprise you a little bit?" the Lakers' general manager asked the...
  • After No. 1 pick, NBA draft remains full of intrigue

    After No. 1 pick, NBA draft remains full of intrigue
    The NBA draft is expected to deliver its typical plot twists, with enough surprise picks Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to force players and general managers to stay alert. One of the few sure things seems to be the selection of Kentucky...
  • Lakers leaning toward drafting Jahlil Okafor over D'Angelo Russell

    Lakers leaning toward drafting Jahlil Okafor over D'Angelo Russell
    The Lakers are leaning toward selecting Jahlil Okafor in Thursday's NBA draft, The Times has learned, giving the Duke center a late edge over Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell. The front office has debated which player to take, liking the...
  • Bob Ford: Okafor selection makes Sixers more talented, also sets them back

    The 76ers became more talented on Thursday night, but that was a given since they held the third pick in an NBA draft that was considered very deep at the top of the lottery. What they did not become, however, was any closer to contending for a title....
  • Small ball was story of Finals, but bigs may own draft night

    Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals. It might seem temporarily forgotten at the start of the NBA draft. The first three players taken Thursday could easily be a trio of big guys. Karl-Anthony Towns seems the likely pick by Minnesota at No. 1, the...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers continued to prepare for the June 25th NBA draft, working out prospects as they try to nail down their options for the second, 27th and 34th overall picks. The most likely option for the No. 2 pick appears to be Duke's Jahlil Okafor. The 19-...
  • Sixers wondering: What will Lakers do in draft?

    The 76ers have said they'll select the best available player Thursday with the third overall pick in the NBA draft. As a result, their selection could be determined by the players that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers pick ahead of them....
  • Big men are likely top picks, but NBA execs might want to think smaller

    NBA teams proved their belief that bigger always is better by selecting a center or forward or a 6-foot-9 point guard named Magic Johnson first overall in every draft except one from 1977 until 2008. That's when the Chicago Bulls signaled a coming sea...
  • Lakers put Murray State point guard Cameron Payne through solo workout

    Lakers put Murray State point guard Cameron Payne through solo workout
    On Tuesday, the Lakers worked out Murray State point guard Cameron Payne. The 6-foot-2 sophomore averaged 20.3 points and 6.0 assists a game for the Racers, shooting 44.9% from the field and 37.3% from three-point range. The Lakers own three picks...
  • Jahlil Okafor wants to be a Laker

    Jahlil Okafor wants to be a Laker
    The dreaming can start now. On the first day of the next chapter, the giant kid with the huge hands and deep voice showed up loaded for Laker. So, Jahlil Okafor, what do you think about the pressure of being the Lakers' probable No. 2 overall draft...