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  • Lakers acquire 46th pick from Wizards, draft Jordan Clarkson

    The Lakers acquired the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft from the Washington Wizards, selecting Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson for $1.8 million in cash. Clarkson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old junior who averaged 17.5 points last season through 35...
  • Lakers uncertain Julius Randle will play for summer league squad

    Lakers uncertain Julius Randle will play for summer league squad
    The Lakers' summer league squad will begin play in Las Vegas on July 11, but will the team's first-round pick, Julius Randle, be available to participate? After the franchise selected Randle with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft on...
  • Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft

    Lakers draft Julius Randle with 7th overall pick, 2014 NBA draft
    With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Lakers selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle Randle is a 6-foot-9, 19-year-old left-hander who averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game, where...
  • Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?

    Lakers need Kobe Bryant to help recruit, but will stars come for less?
    The Lakers finished the 2014 NBA draft with a pair of promising players. The team took Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick and Missouri combo guard Jordan Clarkson with the 46th selection (purchased from the Washington Wizards)....
  • LeBron James has options after opt-out

    Four years after LeBron James sat in a director's chair across from Jim Gray and picked the Miami Heat as a nation held its breath/stuck a finger down its throat, get ready for "The Decision: 2014!" James presumably won't announce his intended...
  • Timberwolves, Jazz hire coaches; Lakers one of three teams searching

    On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves "hired" Flip Saunders, who is already their president of basketball operations, as head coach. According to Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz has a deal in place with former Lakers assistant Quin Snyder to fill its head...
  • Lakers work out 12 players before draft

    The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe. The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26. Notably absent were the consensus...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers will get good player with seventh pick

    Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player. He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
  • Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach

    Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach
    The Lakers' coaching search isn't unusual only because of its slow speed. It's their first one since the 1970s that didn't involve Jerry Buss. The venerable Lakers owner died last year, leaving an obvious void at the top of the team's hierarchy and...
  • Kobe Bryant as head coach? Nope, it's against the rules

    Kobe Bryant as head coach? Nope, it's against the rules
    The Lakers are in need of a head coach -- why not Kobe Bryant as player-coach? Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak rencently said the team's next head coach will need to know how to get the most out of Bryant. "We have a player on our team right...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
  • Mitch Kupchak won't discuss Mike D'Antoni's future with Lakers

    SALT LAKE CITY¬†— Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike...