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Theo Ratliff

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  • What the Lakers need to get out of the four remaining regular season games

     
    So much for chasing San Antonio. The tangible ramifications in the Lakers' current three-game losing streak makes it mathematically impossible for the Lakers (55-23) to surpass San Antonio (60-19) in the Western Conference standings, a carrot that...
  • Lakers' injury list exacerbates concerns over play following 102-93 victory over San Antonio Spurs

     
    Folding his arms across his knees and burying his head down, Lakers center Andrew Bynum sat on the court. He had just lost his balance while trying to track down San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair, a sequence that caused his left knee to slip...
  • Breaking down the Lakers roster entering the playoffs

     
    Forward Ron Artest When he wasn't celebrating the 2010 NBA championship, Artest spent plenty of time this off-season slimming down to 250 pounds and limiting his alcohol consumption in the hopes he could keep up with speedy players such as Kevin Durant....
  • Lakers health update: Andrew Bynum reports no pain, Matt Barnes and Ron Artest have knee injuries, Steve Blake will miss Game 1 of Lakers-Hornet series

     
    Any Lakers health update usually involves center Andrew Bynum. So here's the latest: Bynum participated in what he said was a full practice Friday, reported little pain from the bone bruise in his right knee and will suit up Sunday in Game 1 of the...
  • Lakers sign Trey Johnson and recall Derrick Caracter from Bakersfield Jam

     
    In a move to address their depleting roster, the Lakers signed Trey Johnson and recalled Derrick Caracter from the Bakersfield Jam and will be available to play in the team's season finale Wednesday against the Lakers. These movies coincide with a...
  • Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher display balancing act with co-captain role

     
    An annoyed look crossed his face. His tone was agitated. And the reasons the Lakers' co-captain felt so unhappy became very clear: "These games mean more to our opponents than they do to us. I think we need to get that straight. We need to play with...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Derrick Caracter

     
    This is the seventh edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on rookie forward/center Derrick Caracter. Grade: D- The weight continues to hold him back. The off-the-court issues continue to plague him. And his commitment level continues to be...
  • Lakers fans believe offseason plans will largely determine championship chances next season

     
    The fact-finding mission has just begun. The Lakers finished their series of exit interviews this week, allowing players to say their farewells to Phil Jackson, receive performance feedback and give Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak morsels of...
  • Debating whether Laker practices were intense enough

     
    With a glare, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant summed up his scathing critique of the team's poor Christmas Day effort against Miami this way: "I'm going to kick .... in practice." The message was more than just a warning that he's going to hold his teammates...
  • Lakers Report Card: Joe Smith

     
    In this the 13th edition of the Lakers Report Card we focus on reserve forward Joe Smith. Grade: D Everywhere he went, Lakers forward Joe Smith wore a smile on his face. He smiled when he shook hands with the Laker starters during introductions. He smiled...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Theo Ratliff

     
    This is the 12th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on reserve center Theo Ratliff. Grade: F Every step looked painful. Every movement seemed slow. And every injury update kept prolonging deeper and deeper into the season. There's frankly...