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Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

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Lakers News: Nick Young Set To Return Against The Wizards On Friday

After missing 17 of the last 18 games with a knee injury, Nick Young appears to be ready to get back on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Young participated in practice all week while testing his knee without any setbacks. As a result, Young is expected to play against Washington according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin: Nick Young made it through the week of pra ...

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Lakers News: D’Antoni Calls Sacre ‘Hardest Working Guy’ On The Team

After suffering the 45th loss of the season at the hands of the rival San Antonio Spurs, head coach Mike D'Antoni could only say more of the same in post-game interviews. Despite battling through one of the most disappointing seasons in Lakers history, D'Antoni did has some positive comments for second-year center Robert Sacre. Apparently, D'Antoni has been impressed by Sacre's work ethic according to Laker ...

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2014 NBA Draft: Grant Hill Says Lakers Should Draft Jabari Parker

Once the 2013-14 NBA season comes to an end, GM Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss will direct their attention to the 2014 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Lakers will have a lottery pick for the first time since 2005 and there's no better time be drafting in the top 10 with all the talent potentially available. With the Lakers possibly having a pick in the top five, quite a few promising players are in the conversation ...

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Lakers News: Kobe Says Carmelo Anthony Has ‘Championship DNA’

A lot has changed in Laker Land over the past two years and it appears even more drastic changes will be on the horizon with Kobe Bryant demanding the front office turn this around this summer. One of those changes could be the Lakers signing star forward Carmelo Anthony come July. Although Anthony still has to opt-out of his deal with the New York Knicks, the Lakers will be an option if he ultimately makes ...

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Lakers News: Jeanie Buss Says ‘There Was No Role’ For Phil Jackson

Jeanie Buss has been put in a very difficult situation with all that has gone on with her fiance, Phil Jackson. In order to help clear the air on a few things, Buss sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet's Bill McDonald to talk about Jackson's recent decision to join the New York Knicks and not the Los Angeles Lakers: “It was clear that Phil wanted to go back to work, but there was no role for him with t ...

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Magic Advises Phil Jackson To Follow Path Of Jerry West and Pat Riley

Now that Phil Jackson is the new face of the New York Knicks franchise, Lakers legend Magic Johnson has a word of advice for the former head coach. Magic took to Twitter on Tuesday and tweeted the following about a few other Lakers legends that took the same path he's taking: All Phil Jackson has to do is look at 2 former players with Laker ties who are 2 of the best NBA executives ever, Pat Riley & Jer ...

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Pau Gasol Says Phil Jackson Is ‘Worth Every Cent’ Of $60 Million

With Phil Jackson officially becoming the president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks, Pau Gasol was asked a few questions about his former head coach during practice on Tuesday. Gasol thinks it's a bit weird to see Jackson with a Knicks logo behind him according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin: Pau on Phil Jackson: "It's weird to see him with a Knick logo behind him"— Dave McMen ...

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NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To Leave Knicks In Free Agency

The speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony's immediate future with the New York Knicks has run rampant during the 2013-14 NBA season. Conflicting reports have surfaced on a weekly basis on whether he'll stay in New York or test the free agent waters this summer. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on First Take on Monday, Anthony is on his way out of New York: "I was told this last week, I was told this a ...

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Mark Cuban Not Sure Lakers Can Bounce Back Without Dr. Jerry Buss

During his time as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss put together teams that won 10 NBA titles with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol leading the way. With Dr. Buss passing away last year, the team simply hasn't been the same with Jim Buss and GM Mitch Kupchak trying to pick up the pieces. Although Buss and Kupchak have tried to rebuild with Dw ...

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Lakers News: TV Ratings For Laker Games Down 50% From Last Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently battling through arguably the toughest season in franchise history. Kobe Bryant only played six games this season until a knee injury took him out for the year and the team can't stay healthy or on the right side of .500. With everything that has gone wrong over the course of the 2013-14 NBA season, Lakers fans have begun to tune out the team and it has started to show. ...

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