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Gary Kester

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

Number of Entries : 7

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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