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Gary Kester is a writer for Lakers Nation and standingosports.com. He was born and raised in Idaho and currently lives in Boise. Follow Gary on twitter: @garykester

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Lakers Vs. Clippers Preview: Lakers Still Seeking First Win

The 2014-15 NBA season could not have started any worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. To tip things off, the team lost to former Laker Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets by a score of 108-90. In the process, the Lakers lost prized rookie Julius Randle for the season after suffering a fractured tibia in the loss. Less than 24 hours later, the team traveled to Phoenix where they were defeated 119-99 by the S ...

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Lakers Vs. Suns Preview: Lakers Look To Build On Win Against Jazz

The 2014 preseason has been an up-and-down one for the Los Angeles Lakers, as they earned a victory against the Nuggets in the opener, followed by three consecutive blowout losses -- two to the Warriors and the final one to the Jazz. However, the purple and gold bounced back on Sunday, overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Utah 98-91 in their rematch. Next up on the schedule is last season's bigg ...

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Lakers Vs. Warriors Preview: Lakers Return To Staples Center For Second Preseason Game

The Los Angeles Lakers began their 2014 preseason with a positive note, earning a 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Their next test will be back at home, against the same team that Kobe Bryant sunk a pair of legendary free throws against after rupturing his Achilles tendon back in April of 2013. The Lakers will look to build on an overall solid performance in their preseason opener. The Golden St ...

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Lakers Thinking Bigger Picture With Off-Season Approach

PAGES: 1 | 2 Heading into the off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers fans had high expectations. The team was under the salary cap going into the free agency period for the first time since 1996 -- the year Jerry West was able to lure Shaquille O'Neal away from the Orlando Magic. Back then, the Lakers had to make a series of moves to clear cap space to even pursue the big man. One of those moves was trading the ...

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Why Losing Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes Doesn’t Hurt The Lakers

PAGES: 1 | 2 The wait is finally over. Carmelo Anthony has made his decision to return to the New York Knicks on a five-year, $129 million contract. Anthony and LeBron James virtually froze the free agent market by keeping teams in limbo over their decisions regarding where they would play next season. Along with the incumbent Knicks, one team that was held hostage until a decision had been made was the Los ...

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Why The Lakers Must Pursue LeBron James In Free Agency

Once the San Antonio Spurs exacted their revenge on the Miami Heat by defeating them in the NBA Finals to capture their fifth title in franchise history, the off-season officially began. After suffering an embarrassing loss in five games, the Heat have plenty of questions facing them in regards to their roster going into next season. The most important one currently facing the team is whether or not LeBron ...

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Julius Randle And What He Can Bring To The Los Angeles Lakers

Please enable Javascript to watch this video "With the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Julius Randle.” Those were the words that NBA commissioner Adam Silver uttered to the crowd and cameras at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Mitch Kupchak and company decided to go with the forward out of Kentucky – a wise move with impending free agents Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill an ...

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Why Lionel Hollins Is The Best Head Coach For The Lakers Draft Pick

PAGES: 1 | 2 It has been just over five weeks since Mike D'Antoni resigned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and only a handful of candidates have been interviewed for the vacant position. Los Angeles has made it clear that they intend to hire someone with previous NBA head coaching experience, though the amount of time it may take is still unknown. Mike Dunleavy, Kurt Rambis and Byron Scott are ...

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Why The Lakers Should Select Marcus Smart With The Seventh Pick

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The NBA Draft Lottery has now come and gone, setting the Lakers' draft position in stone at number seven overall. Despite dropping one spot as a result of the lottery, Los Angeles is still in a prime position to add a young and exceptionally talented player to the roster on June 26. Now that the draft order is set, mock drafts have come out in full swing, specula ...

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Why Florida’s Billy Donovan Should Be The Next Lakers Coach

PAGES: 1 | 2 While fans continue to rejoice over the news of Mike D'Antoni resigning as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team is looking to find its next leader. With such an important decision to make, the Lakers will need to figure out the determining factors for their choice. Are they looking to win now and get the most out of Kobe Bryant's final years, or build for the future? Do they want a ca ...

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