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  • Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship

    Kobe Bryant thinks Lakers can still win a championship
    Kobe Bryant, ever the optimist, still thinks the Lakers can win a championship. "It doesn't matter what anybody else is saying. That's the goal that we have," he said Saturday. Bryant, though, wouldn't be healthy enough to take part in the Lakers'...
  • Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided

    Lakers have been told that Dwight Howard remains undecided
    The Lakers have been told by members of Dwight Howard's camp that the free agent remains undecided on which team he will join next season. Howard is weighing the Lakers and Houston Rockets, having already informed three other suitors he will not play...
  • After Dwight Howard's departure, Lakers ponder a sketchy future

    After Dwight Howard's departure, Lakers ponder a sketchy future
    Happy 33rd birthday, Pau Gasol. That was about all the Lakers could muster Saturday after Dwight Howard spat on the cake a day earlier, leaving for the Houston Rockets after a five-day, five-team odyssey. There's really only one question: What's next?...
  • Lakers have yet to agree to terms with any free agents

    Lakers have yet to agree to terms with any free agents
    Free agency has been humming along since the start of July, at least for most NBA teams. Teams in much of the league have agreed on terms with free agents, but the Lakers' roster still has only seven players with guaranteed contracts. With free-...
  • Chris Kaman says he took less money to join Lakers [updated]

    Chris Kaman says he took less money to join Lakers [updated]
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The Lakers used their one true spending tool this summer, adding former Clippers center Chris Kaman on Monday via their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million on a one-year deal. "Weird coming back...
  • Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James

    Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James
    The Lakers don't have to say it and can't under the rules, but they've got to be pulling for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. They'd probably even root for the  San Antonio Spurs to win the title if that means...
  • Lakers season wrap: Darius Morris played bigger role than expected

    Lakers season wrap: Darius Morris played bigger role than expected
    Guard Darius Morris improved through his second season in the NBA. With Steve Nash and Steve Blake on the roster, Morris was expected to be a spot player the Lakers would develop primarily in practice. Instead, the 6-foot-4 23-year-old guard was...
  • Live discussion: What happens next for Dwight Howard and Lakers

    Live discussion: What happens next for Dwight Howard and Lakers
      Join Times Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and NBA editor Barry Stavro today at 11:30 a.m. for a live video discussion about the end of the Lakers season, and the impending end of the Clippers' season. The Lakers' season came to a halt on Sunday, and...
  • Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next

    Time to look back on Lakers' season and ahead to the next
    Now that the season has ended for the Lakers, there's time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. Most of the material over the coming months here on the Lakers Now blog will focus on what the Lakers can do in preparation for next season....
  • Blame starts at top for Lakers' bungling of Phil Jackson's return

    Blame starts at top for Lakers' bungling of Phil Jackson's return
    In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing. They were playing like a team...
  • It's unanimous: Lakers' selection of Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson is wrong

    It's unanimous: Lakers' selection of Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson is wrong
    Phil Jackson was blindsided, and so were we. We were told on Saturday it's a 95% chance the ring master is coming back to coach, no one mentioning the 5% in the minority were apparently Jerry Buss, Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers now tell us...