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  • Lakers Report Cards: Devin Ebanks

     
    This is the sixth edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on rookie forward Devin Ebanks. Grade: C Given that a fractured left tibia left him sidelined for the last two months, he only appeared in 20 games while averaging 3.1 points and 1.4...
  • 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...
  • Five thoughts on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' coach

     
    Five thoughts on the reported deal for the Lakers to hire Mike Brown as their next coach: 1. The Lakers should've hired Brian Shaw. I'm not thrilled with the Lakers' decision ... scratch that ... Jim Buss' decision to hire Mike Brown as the new Lakers'...
  • Mike Brown offers a solid first impression but can he sell his ideas?

     
    What I liked about Mike Brown's introductory press conference 1. He brought the right enthusiasm. It's a dicey balance, but Brown managed to provide the positive energy needed in tackling on this tough assignment as becoming the next Lakers' coach. He...
  • Ron Artest discusses concept behind new reality show

     
    What with daily two-hour workouts, expressing giddiness over the hiring of a new coach and engaging in weekly sand-ball pickup games with fans, Lakers forward Ron Artest seems to be making the best of his offseason. "The gym work is going well," Artest...
  • What needs should the Lakers try to satisfy with the NBA draft?

     
    For every scenario that plays out in the NBA draft, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak hopes he's preparing himself for all the possibilities. "You have to know every player, you have to have an opinion on every player, and you have to know the...
  • Lakers mailbag: More questions on the Lakers' offseason needs

     
    Below is the second edition of Lakers mailbag, a weekly fixture I will present every Friday. The success of this hinges on everyone participating. So if you have a question you've wanted answered, email me at the address below or leave a comment in the...
  • How much change should the Lakers make to their roster?

     
    Whether the Lakers are coming off a championship season or under-performing in a shortened season, there's one thing that keeps fans unified and divided: trade talk. Unified because every fan wants to size up any trade scenario imaginable, wondering if...
  • D-Fenders to rejoin Development League and play home games at Lakers' practice facility

     
    After taking a one-year hiatus, the Lakers' minor-league affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, will return to the NBA Development League, albeit with a change of venue. The team will play its home games at the Lakers' practice facility, the Toyota...
  • Ranking the Lakers' five biggest off-season needs

     
    1. Motivation -- With the Lakers' expectation that they would be in the NBA Finals right now en route to their third consecutive championship, don't buy into any premise that it has served as a good teachable moment. The Lakers frankly used too many...