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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Timberwolves, Jazz hire coaches; Lakers one of three teams searching

    Timberwolves, Jazz hire coaches; Lakers one of three teams searching
    On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves "hired" Flip Saunders, who is already their president of basketball operations, as head coach. According to Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz has a deal in place with former Lakers assistant Quin Snyder to fill its head...
  • Lakers among the many spectators at Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine workout

    Lakers among the many spectators at Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine workout
    The Lakers were well-represented on Friday at a BDA Sports workout in Santa Monica. Featuring potential lottery prospects Aaron Gordon (Arizona) and Zach LaVine (UCLA), General Manager Mitch Kupchak and owner-executive Jim Buss were on hand to scout two...
  • Clippers' Alvin Gentry to interview with Lakers for head coaching job

    Clippers' Alvin Gentry to interview with Lakers for head coaching job
    Add Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry to the list of candidates the Lakers plan to interview for their head coaching vacancy, The Times has learned. After talking with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak by phone Friday, Gentry has an...