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  • 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...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss sets the standard for winning

     
    Nearly every interview with Lakers owner Jerry Buss featured similar background settings, with it either taking place in his luxury box suite, in a Westside restaurant that provided a picturesque view of the beach or in the locker room where the good...
  • Jerry Buss says Lakers can beat the Heat

     
    Fresh from his Hall of Fame induction, Lakers owner Jerry Buss was still smiling. Just the same, he was ready to talk Tuesday afternoon about the Lakers' upcoming season...with his always-interesting observations. Buss, 77, said his expectations were as...
  • Will the 2010-2011 squad be the best Laker team under Jerry Buss?

     
    Lakers owner Jerry Buss wasn't shy about setting the bar for the 2010-2011 season. "As of now, I feel there's a good chance this could be the best team we've ever had," he told reporters Tuesday. Fitting he made those comments at the Bicycle Casino in...
  • Caught in the Web: Pau Gasol travels to India as an NBA ambassador

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how Pau Gasol is taking it easy this summer. --L.A. Times Dodgers blogger Steve Dilbeck argues that Frank McCourt could learn a thing or two from Jerry Buss. --The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Buss'...
  • Lakers catch a break in their 2010-11 schedule

     
    Guess which of the 30 NBA teams will play the fewest sets of back-to-back games this season? Yep, the Lakers. According to number-crunching BasketballProspectus.com, the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks each got stuck with 23 back-to-backs...
  • How Theo Ratliff will fit in with the Lakers

     
    Most people think that 6-foot-10 center Theo Ratliff is an upgrade off the bench from 7-foot DJ Mbenga, who really didn't get much playing time during his tenure with the Lakers. Ratliff has been primarily a defensive stopper in his 15 years in the NBA,...
  • The Lakers' second unit and the big question about offense

     
    Everyone who follows the NBA understands how important the second unit is to not only winning games but winning championships. The moves the Lakers made in the offseason certainly filled their needs -- a proven point guard in Steve Blake to team with...
  • Sizing up how Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff will fit in with the Lakers

     
    On paper, it appears the Lakers are even better than last season. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak took a bold step in ensuring a well-stocked roster after a second consecutive title and while Miami made big moves in assembling the so-called super...
  • Numerology readings on the Lakers

     
    Forget about wondering how the Lakers will turn out this season. Forget predictions on how each player will perform. And forget about scouring websites, television shows, magazines and newspapers so that you know every single morsel about every single...
  • Devin Ebanks provides early glimpse into Lakers workouts via Twitter

     
    Within two days' worth of workouts, Lakers forward Devin Ebanks has shared laughs with Kobe Bryant, worked on the triangle offense with Theo Ratliff, Shannon Brown, Steve Blake and Derrick Caracter and felt excited enough to share his experience through...
  • What a Lakers full-page ad in The Times might look like

     
    Kurt Rambis had already seen the transformation last season, changing from Lakers' assistant coach to the Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach. The losing culture, the fledgling personnel and the bitter cold served as the most vivid differences compared...