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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?

    Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?
    If the Philadelphia 76ers are willing, the Lakers might have a way under the luxury tax and, more important, the repeater tax. The league currently levies a progressive tax that penalizes teams for every $5 million they spend on salary over the...
  • 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 waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision

    Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes. When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
  • 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-...
  • Lakers should read the real signs: Dwight Howard needs to go

    Lakers should read the real signs: Dwight Howard needs to go
    Some amazing giant signs are popping up around Los Angeles this week. One can be seen on the side of Staples Center. Another is on a billboard high above Hollywood Boulevard. The signs contain only one word, yet there can be no debate about its meaning....
  • Mike D’Antoni introduced as Lakers new coach

     
    Mike D’Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery....
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Live discussion: What happens next for Dwight Howard and Lakers

      Join Times Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and NBA editor Barry Stavro today at 11:30 a.m. for a live video discussion about the end of the Lakers season, and the impending end of the Clippers' season. The Lakers' season came to a halt on Sunday, and...
  • Mike D'Antoni Has Goal for Lakers: A Championship

    Mike D'Antoni Has Goal for Lakers: A Championship
    LOS ANGELES -- Mike D'Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers' coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery. He finished a distant second to Phil Jackson in the popular vote among Lakers fans,...
  • Dwight Howard Coming to Lakers in Four-Team Deal

    Dwight Howard Coming to Lakers in Four-Team Deal
    LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers reached an agreement late Thursday to acquire Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard in a four-team, eight-player, multi-draft-pick blockbuster deal in which Andrew Bynum lands with the Philadelphia 76ers, The Times...
  • Los Angeles Lakers introduce Dwight Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers introduce Dwight Howard
    Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade Friday, leaving behind the Orlando Magic. While it marks the end of Orlando's Dwightmare, the trade news was celebrated in Los Angeles. Scroll down for live updates from...