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How Byron Scott Can Save The 2014-15 Lakers Season

Byron Scott was hired to bring the Los Angeles Lakers back to championship contenders, but it was never intended to happen this season. Byron has been an average coach in terms of career winning percentage, but his strong connection with Kobe Bryant and ties to Lakers past won him the job. Saddled with a lackluster roster and an aging Kobe, the Lakers haven't proven any critics wrong. The Lakers continue to ...

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Why The Lakers Should Trade For Rajon Rondo This Season

PAGES: 1 | 2 Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant were spotted eating breakfast together in Boston and it almost broke Twitter. Reports of Kobe trying to recruit Rondo hit the airwaves, but both players shrugged it off. The rumors do have some truth to them because Rondo is an unrestricted free agent this summer and if the Celtics really valued him as their franchise player, he would be locked up by now. Danny Ainge ...

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Why It’s Too Early To Give Up Hope On The 2014-15 Lakers

PAGES: 1 | 2 Lakers fans, don’t give up hope. The Lakers are 0–5, but their opponents are a combined 15–4. Name another team that has had a tougher opening schedule. The first two games were blowouts, but the Lakers were competitive in their last three games, minus the final quarter versus the Warriors. It’s normal to struggle out of the gate with eight new players on your roster plus a new coach with a com ...

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Kobe Bryant’s Leadership Style Over The Years

PAGES: 1 | 2 In NBA circles, there’s no debate that Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players in history, but when it comes to dubbing him as an effective leader, you’ll get mixed opinions from peers and fans alike. Kobe, especially in his earlier days was a hard-nosed, critical and extremely driven individual. Sometimes that drive can cross paths with others like a snake on a trail and the two ...

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Why The Lakers Should Select Julius Randle With The Seventh Pick

Please enable Javascript to watch this video As we get closer to the draft, it is anyone's guess who the Los Angeles Lakers will select with the seventh pick. It's hard to guess what the front office is thinking especially in light of recent decisions. We can only trust that they have a plan moving forward and winning at all costs is all that matters. There have been several reports that they've been shoppi ...

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Why The Lakers Should Trade The Seventh Pick For Kyrie Irving

PAGES: 1 | 2 Coming off the worst season in franchise history, things can only get better. The front office moves this summer will determine how quickly a return to the top can be. Getting the seventh pick in the NBA draft lottery wasn’t what the Lakers hoped for, but we move forward and look to focus on the draft and selecting the future coach. According to most NBA experts, the top 5 prospects are: Joel E ...

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In Mitch We Trust And The Optimism Heading Into The Lakers Off-Season

Keeping the talent pipeline stocked and refueled is essential to building a winning culture in the NBA and nobody has done it better in the past decade than our very own, Mitch Kupchak. The coach may determine the system which dictates the type of player needed via free agency, trade or lottery pick, but as the GM you still have to go out there and recruit talent. It takes ninja-like precision to locate a d ...

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