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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Caught in the Web: Chuck Person interviews with Houston Rockets

     
    -- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports Chuck Person had planned to interview for a position on Kevin McHale's coaching staff with the Houston Rockets on Monday but that he's keeping all options open. -- Fox 26 Sports Houston's Mark Berman also...
  • 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...
  • Caught in the Web: NBA owners and players union acknowledge wide division in labor talks

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers guard and players union president Derek Fisher, who acknowledges divisions remain regarding a new collective bargaining agreement. --The Orange County Register's Janis Carr couldn't imagine seeing Phil Jackson...
  • Caught in the Web: Grading the Lakers' management

     
    We will have a live chat at 3 p.m. Monday. There will be plenty to discuss, including of course, Miami's meltdown against Dallas. -- The Times' Helene Elliott ranked Mitch Kupchak as the best general manager of the six who run Southland baseball,...
  • Caught in the Web: The Times' Bill Plaschke proposes the Lakers make a trade for Dwight Howard

     
    --The Times' Bill Plaschke proposes the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick. --The Times' Broderick Turner talks to former Laker Robert Horry about the passing of his 17-year-old daughter, Ashlyn, who spent her...
  • What would have happened if Derek Fisher left the Lakers last season for the Miami Heat?

     
    Awaiting Derek Fisher at a Miami airport stood LeBron James, who had just days earlier announced in a one-hour "Decision" that he'd be taking his talents to South Beach. Now the Heat wondered if Fisher, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, would be...
  • Shaquille O'Neal questioned in beating, kidnapping of man by gang members

     
    --The Times' Victoria Kim and Andrew Blankstein report that former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and his business partner denied involvement in a 2008 attack on a man who said he had a sex tape of the former Laker. The story also mentions the victim told...
  • Lamenting the Lakers' lost reserves from the 2010 NBA title team points to 20/20 hindsight

     
    Throughout each exit interview, every Laker dropped a morsel suggesting the missing piece to the championship puzzle. Coach Phil Jackson lamented the team's lack of speed. Center Andrew Bynum wished the team practiced with more intensity. And nearly...
  • Should the Lakers trade Pau Gasol to Minnesota?

     
    With Kobe Bryant and a large contingent of the Lakers' fan base questioning Mitch Kupchak's front-office skills, this deal suddenly validated his presence. With the public clamoring for change, this deal finally settled the uneasiness. And with the Lakers...