Tania Ganguli

Writer

Tania Ganguli covers the Lakers for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she spent six years covering J.J. Watt’s avocado consumption and other NFL subjects for the Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle and ESPN. An Arcadia High School and Northwestern University graduate, she has also covered high school sports, NASCAR, the Orlando Magic and one boat race for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.   

Recent Articles

  • Lakers reach summer league final, but Lonzo Ball might not play

    Lakers reach summer league final, but Lonzo Ball might not play

    Jud Buechler walked out of the tunnel leading into the Lakers locker room, giddy and grinning as he spotted Magic Johnson, Lakers president of basketball operations. “I am having so much fun,” he said, before receiving a hug from Johnson, who agreed. The Lakers didn’t feel the joy of winning very...

  • Lakers fans are having a ball as hope returns to L.A.

    Lakers fans are having a ball as hope returns to L.A.

    Mark Appelbaum sat courtside for most of the afternoon on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center wearing a maroon Lower Merion High School jersey with the name “Bryant” on the back as he watched the intersection of two of his favorite sports entities. He is 51 years old, a Chino Hills resident and...

  • Lonzo Ball records second summer league triple-double

    Lonzo Ball records second summer league triple-double

    Lonzo Ball recorded his second Las Vegas summer league triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ 94-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Ball, who made only six of 20 shots from the field, also had a triple-double in...

  • NBA: Lonzo Ball blows up with 36 points, 11 assists

    NBA: Lonzo Ball blows up with 36 points, 11 assists

    Lonzo Ball put on his purple Kobe AD shoes and set Las Vegas Summer League ablaze on Wednesday night. He told reporters after the game he had a “Mamba mentality,” a reference to Kobe Bryant’s nickname. Ball finished with 36 points with 11 assists, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the...

  • Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Lakers waive David Nwaba to help make salary cap room to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    The Lakers waived David Nwaba on Wednesday in a procedural move that will clear some cap room to help them sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. If Nwaba clears waivers, they can re-sign him at the same $1.3-million salary using a veteran minimum exception. The Lakers were about $17.2 million under the...

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

    A bit of kismet got the Lakers exactly what they were looking for in this year’s free agency. Late Tuesday night, they agreed to a one-year deal worth $18 million with shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to several people who were not authorized to speak publicly. Caldwell-Pope excited...

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