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  • Letters: Mitch Kupchak's expectations might be a little high

    Letters: Mitch Kupchak's expectations might be a little high
    Hope is a good thing, delusion quite another. As The Times peppers us with front-page Lakers tidbits, quotes, updates and just plain nonsense, we are left to wonder what it is you know and we don't. Geriatric Steve Nash only got older (but did...
  • After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers

    After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers
    It was a difficult summer for 26-year-old guard Wayne Ellington. After a frustrating year in Dallas, playing just 8.7 minutes a game, Ellington was dealt to the New York Knicks in June, then to the Sacramento Kings in August. A few weeks later, the...
  • Lakers eager to learn position as they prepare for NBA draft

    Lakers eager to learn position as they prepare for NBA draft
    The Lakers are eager to learn the results of the May 20 NBA draft lottery. "It's hard to focus 100% on the draft until you know where you're drafting," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday on Lakers.com. The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season...
  • Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant

    Julius Randle ready to earn his time, wowed by teammate Kobe Bryant
    After a difficult 27-55 season, the Lakers landed the seventh overall pick in the draft, selecting University of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle. "I got to fulfill my dream of putting on a Kentucky uniform and now I'm putting on a Laker uniform,"...
  • 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...
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    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,...