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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers welcome Julius Randle, still no decision on foot surgery

    Lakers welcome Julius Randle, still no decision on foot surgery
    The Lakers introduced former Kentucky forward Julius Randle on Monday morning at their practice facility in El Segundo. "I'm just truly blessed at being with such a great organization, the greatest organization in the NBA," said Randle. The 6-foot-9...
  • Lakers hit the free-agent ground running, with LeBron James in sights

    The Lakers were active on the phones Monday night, lobbing calls to representatives of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony when free agency began at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time. They want to set up meetings with the high-powered free agents, even though the...
  • Lakers sending Julius Randle to foot specialist in Indiana

    The Lakers took a risk in drafting former Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft. While Randle was one of the top freshman in the NCAA, helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game before falling to the...
  • Lakers put their efforts into wooing Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers put their efforts into wooing Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers think they have a substantially better chance of landing high-profile scorer Carmelo Anthony than two-time champion LeBron James, The Times has learned. They believe they can pry Anthony away from a New York return even though he can make...
  • Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol

    Lakers have big plans for frontcourt: Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol
    The Lakers are envisioning a future with Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol together in their frontcourt, hoping to make it a reality with step one Thursday. The Lakers will meet with Anthony at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, pitching their...
  • Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...
  • Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power

    Lakers start summer over salary cap, look to create spending power
    The Lakers might have enough money to sign New York Knicks free-agent Carmelo Anthony, but starting the summer, the Lakers are still over the NBA's salary cap. How is that possible with only four players under contract? Each and every Lakers' free...
  • Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers go Hollywood in meeting with Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time. Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...
  • Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent

    Lakers pitch Carmelo Anthony, Kupchak to meet with LeBron James' agent
    The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made. Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron...
  • No World Cup for U.S., but not for lack of effort

    I've never played soccer, I'm not a dedicated fan and I'm strictly a layman in my understanding of the game. However, Tim Howard's performance against Belgium ranks as one of the greatest solo feats I've ever witnessed in team sports, alongside Kellen...
  • Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency

    Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency
    Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers. First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
  • Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents

    Lakers pick Julius Randle at No. 7, could go after top free agents
    The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week. Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...