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  • Lakers can spend up to $28.2 million in new salary-cap projections

    The NBA has raised its salary-cap projection for the 2014-15 season from $62.9 million to $63.2 million. The current salary cap for the 2013-14 season is $58.7 million. The new cap number, which won't officially be set until the NBA completes its annual...
  • Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?

    Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?
    Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted. Ken Blake Brea ::...
  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer
    Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011). Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
  • James Worthy to represent Lakers at next month's draft lottery

    James Worthy to represent Lakers at next month's draft lottery
    James Worthy will represent the Lakers at the May 20 draft lottery, a Lakers spokesman said Wednesday. The team considered sending team governor Jeanie Buss, who represented the Lakers the last time they were in the lottery (2005), and also General...
  • Embattled Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers' coach

    Embattled Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers' coach
    Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday as the Lakers' coach, ending a tumultuous two-year run with the team and putting a finishing touch on one of their worst seasons ever. D'Antoni had one more guaranteed year for $4 million but was dismayed when the Lakers...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security. "It's not my place to have a sense" on a possible return as...
  • Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

    Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers
    Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
  • Lowly Bucks complete sweep of Lakers

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month. But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers. It became official Thursday, 108-105,...
  • Kobe Bryant feels for Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni

    Kobe Bryant feels for Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni
    The Lakers lost a game to the San Antonio Spurs, but it wasn't an entirely bad day for them. Kobe Bryant didn't throttle anybody when given the chance. He even showed some sympathy toward Coach Mike D'Antoni several hours before the Lakers lost to the...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...