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  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers finished the final week of the off-season and will be transitioning  Monday to the preseason with the franchise's annual media day. The team added a number of players over last week, increasing the training camp roster to 19. Free agent...
  • Lakers' Jeremy Lin ponders 'Lindorsements'

    Lakers' Jeremy Lin ponders 'Lindorsements'
    New Laker Jeremy Lin has added another YouTube clip, tongue-in-cheek pondering "Lindorsements." Collaborating with Wong Fu Productions, Lin parodies a number of popular advertising campaigns, including Chris (and Cliff) Paul's State Farm spots.  Lin...
  • Mitch Kupchak says rookie Julius Randle will need to earn his time

    Mitch Kupchak says rookie Julius Randle will need to earn his time
    The Lakers suffered through a miserable 2013-14 season, going 27-55, leading to the drafting of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. Randle, averaging 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds a game, helped lead the Wildcats to the...
  • For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda

    For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda
    Strong words from Mitch Kupchak, but he had to say them. "Our expectations are to win a championship. I know that sounds . . ." the Lakers general manager said Friday, trailing off before picking back up. "Expectations outside of this room might not...
  • Mitch Kupchak expects Kobe Bryant to make strong return

    Mitch Kupchak expects Kobe Bryant to make strong return
    General Manager Mitch Kupchak has high expectations that All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will make a strong return this season, after missing all but six games last year with Achilles and knee injuries. "I think he's going to have an excellent year," said...
  • Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents

    Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents
    The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week. Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...
  • Phil Jackson reportedly considering front office position with Knicks

    Phil Jackson reportedly considering front office position with Knicks
    Phil Jackson may be engaged to Jeanie Buss, a significant owner/executive of the Lakers, but according to the New York Daily News, Jackson is considering an offer from the New York Knicks to join their front office. The Daily News cites an NBA source,...
  • Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft

    Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft
    With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Lakers selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle Randle is a 6-foot-9, 19-year-old left-hander who averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game, where...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Mike D'Antoni reflects on the Lakers' tough season

    SAN ANTONIO -- Mike D'Antoni might coach his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday night. Or he might be back next season for the final guaranteed year of his contract. It's the biggest subplot of a Lakers' off-season sure to feature some twists and...
  • Lakers acquire 46th pick from Wizards, draft Jordan Clarkson

    The Lakers acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft from the Washington Wizards, selecting Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson for $1.8 million in cash. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old junior who averaged 17.5 points last season through 35...