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

  • UCLA coach Steve Alford defends Lakers' Lonzo Ball against criticism

    UCLA coach Steve Alford defends Lakers' Lonzo Ball against criticism

    Among those attending Monday night’s game between the Lakers and the Clippers was UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford. Alford has heard the criticism his former point guard Lonzo Ball has received early in his first NBA season, especially about his jump shot. Alford doesn’t think it’s totally...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 120-115 loss to the Clippers

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 120-115 loss to the Clippers

    A spate of injuries has made the Clippers very beatable lately and at least partially contributed to an eight-game losing streak they went on this month. It was a very different team than the one the Lakers faced in the season opener. The Lakers didn’t get pushed around quite like they did in that...

  • Larry Nance Jr. returns to starting lineup against Clippers

    Larry Nance Jr. returns to starting lineup against Clippers

    It happens sometimes, but Luke Walton isn’t a coach who believes in a player losing his starting job because of an injury. So when Larry Nance Jr. healed from the broken hand he suffered on Nov. 2, he took back the spot he earned in training camp and became the Lakers’ starting power forward again...

  • Lakers may have found their ideal lineup, now they just need to use it

    Lakers may have found their ideal lineup, now they just need to use it

    Julius Randle and Brook Lopez played together for only five minutes against the Chicago Bulls last week, but it was enough for Randle to really appreciate the way his game complements Lopez’s game. “I really noticed the spacing in Chicago in the second half,” Randle said, and added, “If I’m in...

  • Lakers expect Larry Nance Jr. to return to the lineup on Monday

    Lakers expect Larry Nance Jr. to return to the lineup on Monday

    When Larry Nance Jr. comes back after breaking his left hand, Lakers coach Luke Walton expects to return him to the starting lineup. That should be on Monday in the Lakers’ road game against the Clippers. “It was good to have him back out there,” Walton said after Nance participated fully in Saturday’s...

  • Lakers riding the highs and lows of having Lonzo Ball as starting point guard

    Lakers riding the highs and lows of having Lonzo Ball as starting point guard

    When a point guard is taken high in the draft, that doesn’t guarantee he will start right away, or start consistently. The Sacramento Kings drafted De’Aaron Fox fifth overall this year and didn’t immediately make him their starter. Same for the No. 5 pick of 2014, Utah’s Dante Exum. The Lakers...

  • Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes the team's turnover numbers begin to decrease

    Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes the team's turnover numbers begin to decrease

    When the Lakers staff mapped out what it wanted from the team this year, they knew some of it would come with a cost. The fast pace, all the running, it would pair with mistakes at first. Now the Lakers are hoping to turn to the next stage of that development. “We got to the season, we said what...

  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings

    Five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings

    There was hope heading into Wednesday’s game for the Lakers to reach the 10-10 record this season that had everyone so excited last year. Sacramento has struggled tremendously and had won only four games this season before Wednesday. Instead, the Kings got the best of the Lakers with an uncharacteristic...

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