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Theo Ratliff

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  • How Theo Ratliff will fit in with the Lakers

     
    Most people think that 6-foot-10 center Theo Ratliff is an upgrade off the bench from 7-foot DJ Mbenga, who really didn't get much playing time during his tenure with the Lakers. Ratliff has been primarily a defensive stopper in his 15 years in the NBA,...
  • The Lakers' second unit and the big question about offense

     
    Everyone who follows the NBA understands how important the second unit is to not only winning games but winning championships. The moves the Lakers made in the offseason certainly filled their needs -- a proven point guard in Steve Blake to team with...
  • Sizing up how Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff will fit in with the Lakers

     
    On paper, it appears the Lakers are even better than last season. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak took a bold step in ensuring a well-stocked roster after a second consecutive title and while Miami made big moves in assembling the so-called super...
  • Numerology readings on the Lakers

     
    Forget about wondering how the Lakers will turn out this season. Forget predictions on how each player will perform. And forget about scouring websites, television shows, magazines and newspapers so that you know every single morsel about every single...
  • Devin Ebanks provides early glimpse into Lakers workouts via Twitter

     
    Within two days' worth of workouts, Lakers forward Devin Ebanks has shared laughs with Kobe Bryant, worked on the triangle offense with Theo Ratliff, Shannon Brown, Steve Blake and Derrick Caracter and felt excited enough to share his experience through...
  • What a Lakers full-page ad in The Times might look like

     
    Kurt Rambis had already seen the transformation last season, changing from Lakers' assistant coach to the Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach. The losing culture, the fledgling personnel and the bitter cold served as the most vivid differences compared...
  • Preseason question of the day: Will the Lakers manage to rest their starters enough this season for the playoffs?

     
    Whenever I hear the tired argument that Phil Jackson has won 11 championship rings simply because he's coached some of the league's best players, I offer a litany of responses. Jackson knows how to manage egos: he properly assesses which players need...
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proclaims Dallas has enough size and depth to beat the Lakers

     
    A slate of games in mid-January already seemed to be interesting, with the Lakers playing three games against Oklahoma City, Dallas and Denver in highly contested post-season preview match-ups. Well, the ante went up just a bit. Speaking with reporters,...
  • Poll questions regarding the Lakers' 2010-2011 season

     
    By now I have analyzed a litany of preseason topics: Andrew Bynum's knee, Kobe Bryant's right index finger, Pau Gasol and Bryant's off-season rest, Lamar Odom's experience with Team USA, the Lakers' off-season acquisition and whether this will actually be...
  • Andrew Bynum reportedly will miss all preseason games

     
    There's nothing like starting your morning with some Andrew Bynum news. Keep refreshing the comments threads because the news isn't good for the Lakers. To which you reply in frustration: "Of course it isn't good. News involving Andrew Bynum's health is...
  • Poll results show Laker fans feel strongly confident about a three-peat

     
    Our economy is in disarray. There's uncertainty over the Afghan war. And political tensions remain high. There are plenty of things for people to be upset about these days, and the polls certainly show it. But the polls here at the L.A. Times Lakers...