| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:51 PM
With Pau Gasol sitting out for the first time this season during the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, the team fielded its 12th different starting lineup in 27 games.
Chris Kaman, who was out of the rotation for nearly a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first two entries in a series of 14, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Lakers have moved closer to starting their rebuilding process, engaging in trade discussions with the Phoenix Suns for veteran forward Pau Gasol, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The Lakers are hoping to shed Gasol's salary and...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards.
So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter).
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:22 PM
If the Lakers have any intention to make a deal before the Feb. 20 trade deadline, a number of players on the roster just became trade eligible.
In most cases, free agents signed during the off-season cannot be traded until Dec. 15.
This applies to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The Lakers (11-12) have used 10 different starting lineups this season through 23 games.
It's not that Coach Mike D'Antoni is particularly indecisive. Injuries have played a major factor this season for the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant has only four games...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Everyone knows the Lakers turn the ball over way too often to be a playoff team.
But they're being crushed in another turnover category. They're not forcing any.
Translation: They're too slow.
The Lakers are 27th in the NBA in turnovers,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:23 PM
No matter how dreadful the upcoming season might be, Lakers fans don't have to hold their breath. Chris Kaman will do it for you.
He can stay submerged in water for 2½ minutes thanks to years of free diving in the ocean.
No, Kaman isn't your normal...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:26 PM
One question is answered: Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday night against Toronto at Staples Center.
But then it gets a little murky from there.
How will he look? Who loses playing time? Will the Lakers continue to have a winning record,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Mike D'Antoni has seen enough of big men setting career highs against the Lakers.
Pau Gasol, does he have your attention?
"In the paint, we're awful and we've got to get tougher," the Lakers' coach said before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. "If we...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Lakers 106, Kings 100 (final)
The Lakers were a mess defensively for three quarters.
The fourth was a completely different story as the Lakers held the Sacramento Kings to 10 points in until Ben McLemore's meaningless three-pointer with 6.9 seconds...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Good news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Bad news for the Lakers: Almost everybody on their team is in a contract year.
Such players have incentive to deliver with an added hunger, according to the long-held...