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  • Wesley Johnson another quality signing by Lakers at minimum salary

    In guard-forward Wesley Johnson, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak has found another other quality player on a minimum-salary contract. Drafted fourth in 2010 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Johnson never quite lived up to his potential coming out...
  • Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?

    Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?
    Wednesday could have been the first day of the rest of Dwight Howard's career with the Lakers. Instead, it might be the final day for Metta World Peace with the Lakers. On the same day free agents can officially sign with their new teams, the one-week...
  • Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers

    General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season. It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....
  • Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season

    Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season
    A lot has happened to the Lakers since General Manager Mitch Kupchak last spoke to reporters. Dwight Howard left for Houston despite the Lakers' very public campaign to keep him. Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty provision and quickly...
  • For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season

    For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season
    If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer. The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
  • Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next

    Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next
    Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • Watch Metta World Peace get a standing ovation for defensive effort

    During the Lakers' lackluster defensive showing in their 112-105 loss to Denver on Sunday, there was one hustle play that brought the Staples Center crowd to its feet.  At the top of the fourth quarter, Metta World Peace decided to stick Danilo...
  • It's official: Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers

    It's official: Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers
    The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard era is over, and a new rebuilding project has begun. The team traded the disgruntled superstar to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in a four-team deal that prompted many fans and NBA analysts to say the Magic...
  • New Laker Chris Kaman surprised, happy to be back in Los Angeles

    The Lakers officially introduced center Chris Kaman on Tuesday. "For me, I thought it was a comfortable fit.  I knew L.A.  I know people in L.A," said Kaman.  The Lakers "have a great organization run by a great group of people." Kaman signed a one-...
  • Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James

    Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James
    The Lakers don't have to say it and can't under the rules, but they've got to be pulling for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. They'd probably even root for the  San Antonio Spurs to win the title if that means...
  • Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided

    Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided
    The Lakers have been told by members of Dwight Howard's camp that the free agent remains undecided on which team he will join next season. Howard is weighing the Lakers and Houston Rockets, having already informed three other suitors he will not play...