Kupchak said the team wouldn't mortgage the future, improving quickly just to try to win over
Bryant noted that he does "wonder" when his career will end.
After the Brooklyn defeat, the Lakers put themselves in strong position to keep a top-five draft pick in June. If the selection falls to six, the franchise will convey the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, by way of the
Meanwhile, television ratings are down for the Lakers.
The team would like rookie Jordan Clarkson to play in summer league.