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  • Lakers will keenly follow the bouncing balls in NBA lottery Tuesday

    The Lakers will see if six months of angst and ruin was worth it shortly after hearing the sound of 14 ping-pong balls dropped into a plastic hopper Tuesday. The Day has arrived for the Lakers, the one they've been anticipating — or dreading?...
  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Kobe Bryant (still) likely to retire in 2016

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Kobe Bryant (still) likely to retire in 2016
    Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. Like the old "Saturday Night Live" joke, recent reports indicating Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is expected to retire after next season are a bit of a rehash. "He has indicated to me that this is it,"...
  • Bulls' Pau Gasol lands on All-NBA 2nd team

    Bulls' Pau Gasol lands on All-NBA 2nd team
    A season of rejuvenation for Pau Gasol produced some celebration Thursday, though not fully the kind the two-time NBA champion hoped for when he chose the Bulls after an agonizing free-agency decision. Gasol landed on the All-NBA second team, capping...
  • Lakers have big plans (Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns) for pick

    Lakers have big plans (Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns) for pick
    The Lakers found gold in a pot of ping-pong balls at the end of their worst season ever. Now comes the easy part. Wait for the Minnesota Timberwolves to draft Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns and then take the other one with the No....
  • Lakers in review

    Lakers in review
    The Lakers' season ended in mid-April with a 122-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings, their 61st defeat of the year against 21 wins. After the players met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, Coach Byron Scott and the media, the Lakers disbanded for the...
  • ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?

    ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?
    Q: The Executive of the Year vote has to irk Pat Riley. Mitch Kupchak and Sam Hinkie got votes, while Riley did not get one single vote? The discovery of Hassan Whiteside and acquisition of Goran Dragic did not impress anyone outside Miami. The results...
  • Ira Winderman: Time to legislate away NBA hack attack

    Ira Winderman: Time to legislate away NBA hack attack
    The enduring portrait of foul-line failure for the Heat this past season was Hassan Whiteside's 4 of 16 on the final Saturday of the regular season in a 107-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors, a loss that ultimately cost the Heat a playoff berth. It wasn't...
  • Mitch Kupchak not named executive of the year, but does tie for 10th

    Mitch Kupchak not named executive of the year, but does tie for 10th
    After the Lakers finished the 2014-15 season with a 21-61 record, it's no surprise that General Manager Mitch Kupchak was not named executive of the year by the NBA. On Friday, the award went to Bob Myers, general manager of the Golden State Warriors....
  • Lakers rookie Jabari Brown named to 'All-NBA D-League Third Team'

    Lakers rookie Jabari Brown named to 'All-NBA D-League Third Team'
    Lakers rookie guard Jabari Brown was named to the both the "All-NBA D-League Third Team" and the "NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team" for his time with the D-Fenders before his March call-up. Through 39 games with the D-Fenders, including 25 starts,...
  • Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers

    Ed Davis opting out of contract, but hoping for return to Lakers
    Forward/center Ed Davis will opt out of the second year of his deal with the Lakers before July, foregoing $1.1 million for a shot at a bigger contract. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm...
  • Lakers' Week 25 in review

    Lakers' Week 25 in review
    The Lakers finished Week 25, and the 2014-15 season, with a pair of losses to the Sacramento Kings and a 21-61 record -- the worst winning percentage in franchise history. Week 24 ended with a 120-106 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.  Kobe Bryant and...