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Matthew Moreno

Matthew Moreno is a journalist from Whittier, Calif., serving as an associate editor at Dodgers Nation. A journalism major and communications minor at Cal State Long Beach, Moreno also contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as a co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football.

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Lakers News: Dan D’Antoni Says Small Ball Should Be Called ‘Skill Ball’

A large portion of the frustrations that came with the worst regular season record in Los Angeles Lakers history was head coach Mike D'Antoni's affinity to play with smaller lineups even when injuries didn't necessitate that he do so. It was a philosophy that worked for D'Antoni when he was coach of the Phoenix Suns during a time where his offenses were powered by a youthful Steve Nash, a pre-injury Amar'e ...

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2014 NBA Draft: Jabari Parker Picks Coach K Over D’Antoni On SportsNation

http://youtu.be/KNg485dTtsM The NBA regular season is coming to a close which means several teams who have endured losing are drawing closer to learning their position in the 2014 draft. Many have heralded the draft class as one that will be littered with NBA talent, pending a handful of players declaring themselves eligible for the draft. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- One of ...

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Lakers Nation Week In Review: March 29 – April 5

The Los Angeles Lakers have six games remaining on their schedule and must go 6-0 if they hope to avoid finishing with the worst record in franchise history. With five of the six games coming against teams in playoff contention, the negative feat appears to be all but a formality. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- As the season winds down, the reality that se ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Says Robert Sacre ‘Has It All’

It's been a difficult season for the Los Angeles Lakers, who have dealt with a rash of injuries that prevented any sort of continuity being developed and they were the first team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- With the season coming to a close, head coach Mike D'Antoni has been developing the young talent ...

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Xavier Henry: ‘If The Lakers Want Me Back, I Would Love To Be Back’

In a season full of injuries and countless losses, the Los Angeles Lakers have had few moments to be optimistic about. One of the positive aspects of the frustrating season has been small forward Xavier Henry and his development into a contributing role player off the bench. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- Henry, the 12th overall pick in the 2010 draft, sig ...

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Lakers vs. Kings Game Preview: Lakers Go For Season Sweep Of Kings

It's been a disappointing season for the Sacramento Kings, who are 23 games under .500 and bound for a lottery pick in the 2014 draft. DeMarcus Cousins has led the Kings, who are 2-3 in their last five games, but are coming off a five-point win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers have had their own issues this season and are also 2-3 in their last five games. Wednesday will be a back-to-back situation ...

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Lakers News: Steve Nash Likely Not Playing Wednesday Against Kings

Steve Nash's two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers have been unceremonious to say the least and saddled by one injury after another. To his credit, Nash has attempted to battle his way back from the various injuries that have sidelined him, but he seemingly has been unable to string along a stretch of games without suffering another injury. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Cod ...

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Chris Kaman On Gasol Pairing: ‘I Didn’t Think It Went That Well’

Given the recent success Chris Kaman has experienced when given playing time, many wondered why Kaman didn't get off the bench more often or start alongside Pau Gasol. In the final game that Gasol missed due to vertigo, Kaman started and scored a season-high 28 points. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker -- When Gasol returned to the lineup on Tuesday, Los Angeles ...

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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Downplays Marshall University Rumors

Prior to the Los Angeles Lakers tipping off with the Milwaukee Bucks, an ESPN report surfaced that the Lakers head coach had been contacted by Marshall University to gauge his interest in coaching the Thundering Herd. Jeff Borzello followed up on the report, saying he believes D'Antoni will coach at Marshall if he isn't with the Lakers next season due to mutual interest. -- Celebrate March Madness With 25% ...

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Game Recap: Lakers Fall To Bucks Despite Hill’s Big Night

Both Pau Gasol and Steve Nash did not make the Los Angeles Lakers' two-game road trip, which began on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Bucks own the worst record in the league at 13-58, but were looking for the season sweep over the Lakers. With Gasol sidelined due to vertigo, Chris Kaman again earned the start despite joining the team late after tending to a personal matter. First Quarter The Lakers began the ga ...

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