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Mitch Kupchak

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  • Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision

    Lakers in limbo while awaiting free agent Dwight Howard's decision
    A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency. It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
  • Laker fans have high hopes but lowered expectations

    Laker fans have high hopes but lowered expectations
    Alex Each always believes in Kobe. His wife might elbow him in the ribs if he didn't; the first name of the Lakers' biggest star is the middle name of the couple's youngest son. So even things like Kobe Bryant's uncertain return from a torn Achilles'...
  • For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season

    For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season
    If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer. The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
  • Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?

    Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?
    If the Philadelphia 76ers are willing, the Lakers might have a way under the luxury tax and, more important, the repeater tax. The league currently levies a progressive tax that penalizes teams for every $5 million they spend on salary over the...
  • Dwight Howard's departure from Lakers is best for all concerned

    Dwight Howard's departure from Lakers is best for all concerned
    The Lakers didn't lose a center, they dodged a bullet. Take a hike, Dwight, and don't let your cape hit you on the way out. Dwight Howard has been formally chased out the door of basketball's greatest franchise by its legacy, its pressure, and,...
  • Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing

    Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing
    The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise. The league'...
  • A purple and gold town is feeling blue again

    A purple and gold town is feeling blue again
    What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending. For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town. The domination of buzz that began with the...
  • U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly

    U.S. women cruise past Mexico, 7-0, in soccer friendly
    Abby Wambach extended her world record with her 161st international goal, Sydney Leroux scored four times in the first half, and the next generation of U.S. women's soccer blended nicely with the old guard Tuesday night as the Americans thumped Mexico, 7-...
  • Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers

    Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers
    General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season. It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....
  • Lakers should read the real signs: Dwight Howard needs to go

    Lakers should read the real signs: Dwight Howard needs to go
    Some amazing giant signs are popping up around Los Angeles this week. One can be seen on the side of Staples Center. Another is on a billboard high above Hollywood Boulevard. The signs contain only one word, yet there can be no debate about its meaning....
  • He's just the man to lead the Lakers: Phil for president

    He's just the man to lead the Lakers: Phil for president
    On farewell day, they waved until their hands hurt. Kobe Bryant pleaded for Lakers management to pay millions to Dwight Howard, millions to Pau Gasol, millions for the luxury tax, anything to keep the Lakers together for the final year of his contract....