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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers aren't all there, making loss to Suns a little more painful

    Lakers aren't all there, making loss to Suns a little more painful
    It's impossible to miss him as you walk down the long hallway outside the Phoenix Suns locker room. Steve Nash is pictured there on the colorful walls, hoisting an NBA MVP trophy above his floppy hair, not far from the big, bold orange numbers...
  • Lakers preserving Kobe Bryant's health

    Lakers preserving Kobe Bryant's health
    Instead of "rest," the Lakers could cite "future" as a reason for continuing to sit Kobe Bryant. Next season is already affecting the Lakers, who have sidelined Bryant eight of the last 15 games. Looking ahead was "part of the process," Lakers Coach...
  • Lakers looking toward future while frequently sitting Kobe Bryant

    Lakers looking toward future while frequently sitting Kobe Bryant
    Next season’s outlook is directly affecting the Lakers, who have turned an eye toward the future as part of their reasoning for sitting Kobe Bryant for several games. Bryant will not play Monday against the Phoenix Suns, marking his eighth absence...
  • Lakers' Week 11 in review

    Lakers' Week 11 in review
    The Lakers won only one of four games during Week 11. The team ended Week 10 with a one-point win at home over the Indiana Pacers, then started Week 11 on Jan. 5 with a quick visit to Portland and the Trail Blazers on the second night of back-to-back...
  • 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...
  • Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter

    Lakers offer condolences to Kupchak family on death of teenage daughter
    The news about the death of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak's teenage daughter has been hard for everyone in the Lakers' family, Coach Byron Scott said before the team played Portland. Alina Claire Kupchak, the 15-year-old daughter of Mitch and his...
  • Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?

    Lakers FYI: Might one good Gasol (Pau) deserve another (Marc)?
    The Lakers went from middling team to championship contender when they acquired forward-center Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. Could they accelerate their rebuilding process this summer when his brother Marc Gasol hits free agency? The...
  • Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court

    Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court
    Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty. His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri. He had just...
  • 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...