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 release Andrew Bogut before his contract becomes guaranteed

    Lakers release Andrew Bogut before his contract becomes guaranteed

    The Lakers waived Andrew Bogut on Saturday, four days before his contract would have been guaranteed. Bogut was originally signed to a partially guaranteed deal on Sept. 19. Bogut played in 24 games for the Lakers, with five starts, averaging 1.5 points (.680 FG%), 3.3 rebounds and nine minutes....

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 108-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 108-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

    The Lakers’ skid continued Friday night in the second of a five-game homestand. They didn’t have a lot of answers about how to fix what’s wrong. The Lakers never lost nine consecutive games last season, though they did lose eight in a row twice. Two years ago, they had a 10-game losing streak that...

  • Lakers' Lonzo Ball shows he's happy to be back during loss to Hornets

    Lakers' Lonzo Ball shows he's happy to be back during loss to Hornets

    Lonzo Ball doesn’t often show emotion in games, but Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets, he crossed over point guard Kemba Walker, slammed in a dunk and then shouted while staring down a television camera. Ball was back on the court and delighted to be there. The Lakers recovered the services...

  • 'We're playing like garbage': Lakers' losing streak hits nine with home loss to Hornets

    'We're playing like garbage': Lakers' losing streak hits nine with home loss to Hornets

    Through the toughest stretch they’ve had this season, through frustrations about everything from playing time to trade rumors, Lakers coach Luke Walton has told his players not to worry about the things they can’t control. He’s internalizing the same advice. So when Walton was asked Friday morning...

  • Lonzo Ball expected to return from injury Friday against Hornets

    Lonzo Ball expected to return from injury Friday against Hornets

    Lonzo Ball will return to the Lakers’ lineup on Friday night, barring an unexpected setback during the day. “I’m just happy to be back just to have the chance to hopefully get out there and help my teammates,” Ball said. Ball has missed six games with a sprained left shoulder. He suffered the injury...

  • Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball among top 10 in NBA All-Star fan voting first returns

    Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball among top 10 in NBA All-Star fan voting first returns

    In the first returns of fan voting for the NBA All-Star game, Lakers rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma rank among the top 10 Western Conference vote-getters at their positions. Kuzma ranks ninth among front-court players with 184,338 votes while Ball ranks eighth among guards with 120,817. Kevin...

  • Lakers quickly move on after suffering worst loss of the season

    Lakers quickly move on after suffering worst loss of the season

    The morning after the worst loss of the season, the Lakers threw it out. They didn’t come in and watch film from the night before. They didn’t talk about it again. They moved on to Thursday’s practice. “It was a palate cleanser,” Larry Nance Jr. said. “That’s hopefully what it was for this team....

  • Lonzo Ball returns to practice, hopes to play Friday

    Lonzo Ball returns to practice, hopes to play Friday

    Lonzo Ball returned to practice on Thursday, participating fully for the first time since spraining his left shoulder on Dec. 23. And it wasn’t an easy practice to get through. In an effort to wipe away the pain from Wednesday night’s 37-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers had an...

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