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Theo Ratliff

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  • Caught in the Web: Details emerge regarding Kobe Bryant's knee surgery

     
    -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that Kobe Bryant's surgery on his right knee last week was believed to "have been done in Los Angeles and included the removal of some loose bodies in the knee. It was termed a success in a brief release sent out by...
  • Tweetable items from Mitch Kupchak and Theo Ratliff

     
    Among the highlights from Mitch Kupchak's news conference: --The Lakers hadn't planned on pursuing Matt Barnes, but Kupchak saw a possibility after Barnes' sign-and-trade deal with Toronto fell through. --Kupchak is worried Lakers forward Luke Walton...
  • Top Magic and NBA News: Friday, July 23

     
    Matt Barnes finally found a landing spot yesterday with the Los Angeles Lakers in his home state. He turned down a more lucrative offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a move that won't make him much money but makes a lot of sense. Some think the Lakers...
  • Derek Fisher cites Kobe Bryant and city of Los Angeles as reasons he re-signed with the Lakers

     
    Nearly every day during the free agency process, Derek Fisher talked with Kobe Bryant on the phone to update him on his latest line of thinking. Though Fisher had never deviated from his stance, shared in his exit interview, that he'd want to remain a...
  • Kupchak 'optimistic' about re-signing Shannon Brown

     
    The Lakers have added veterans Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff this month. Their next addition might be more familiar to Lakers fans. General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he was optimistic that the Lakers would re-sign free-agent guard Shannon...
  • Caught in the Web: Reaction to Matt Barnes' signing

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner and Mike Bresnahan report that Matt Barnes accepted a two-year deal with a player option his second year with the Lakers for, at most, $1.77 million next season. Turner and Bresnahan also report the Lakers agreed with Theo...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers' Sunday links

     
    --The New York Times' Jonathan Abrams argues the Lakers have improved this off-season. --The Orange County Register's Earl Bloom credits Mitch Kupchak's off-season acquisition. --The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Steve Carp details why Lamar Odom feels he...
  • Highlighting Shannon Brown's dunks

     
    The good news regarding Shannon Brown entails Mitch Kupchak's optimism that the Lakers will reach a deal and re-sign him. The bad news regarding Brown entails that there's no noise beyond crickets, as he's had to wait while the Lakers assemble their...
  • Poll Question: Which free agent signing excites you the most?

     
    We will be having a live chat today at 3 p.m. with the G-Snap! interface. I've been told that from the moderators there the font size is in the process of being corrected, but it's not guaranteed it will be fixed in time for the chat. Nonetheless, this is...
  • Caught in the Web: Matt Barnes asks for love from Laker fans

     
    -- The Times' DeAntae Prince details Magic Johnson's prediction that the Lakers will three-peat. -- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr argues that Theo Ratliff will provide the Lakers with a defensive presence. -- The Atlanta Journal Constitution's...
  • Kobe Bryant shows involvement with Lakers' off-season moves

     
    Appearing as relaxed as he ever can be, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant sat back during his exit interview in June full with smiles and little worry. He shared his plans to attend the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, admitted that he planned to take it easy...
  • Assessing how much Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter would benefit from playing with the Lakers

     
    Lakers rookies Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter passed the first test, convincing the team front office during summer league that they were worth more than a 43rd and 58th overall pick. But as Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak reminded reporters a few...