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Debate: Which Lakers Newcomer Will Have The Best Season?

Topic: We wonder which Lakers newcomer -- between Carlos Boozer, Jordan Clarkson, Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, or Julius Randle -- will have the best season. Context: The Lakers will be boosted by the return of Kobe Bryant this season. Additionally, players like Nick Young, Jordan Hill, and Xavier Henry are all coming back and will be major contributors. But the Lakers have also brought in a number of newcomers, a ...

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Lakers Uneventful Offseason (So Far)

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 When the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant his massive two-year extension last November, it gave us a slight clue as to what their intentions were for this offseason. With nearly half of their salary cap now tied up in just Kobe and Steve Nash, we could conclude that they would only have enough cap room to offer one max contract to a free agent, and that would most likely come at the expense of losin ...

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Debate: What Is Your All-Time Lakers 3-on-3 Team?

Topic: We wonder which three Lakers of all-time would people choose to create their ultimate 3-on-3 team. Context: This weekend in downtown Los Angeles, the Nike 3-on-3 basketball tournament is taking place as a number of players of all ages, skills, shapes, and sizes put together teams to find out who is the best. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Obviously basketball ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Biggest Strength Of The Team

Coming off a 27-win season, it was hard to find many positives from last season. The Lakers simply were not good in many areas last year, but they were very good at shooting the three. Players like Jodie Meeks, Jordan Farmar, and Kent Bazemore had excellent shooting years and the Lakers ranked among the league's best in shooting. But many of those shooters from last season are now gone. And with the additio ...

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Debate: Which Player Is Most Important To Lakers Success?

Topic: Looking ahead to next season we wonder which player, besides Kobe Bryant, will be the most crucial to the Los Angeles Lakers' success this season. Context: Next season, the Lakers have a massive challenge ahead of them. In the always tough Western Conference, it takes about 50 wins just to make the playoffs, and the Lakers had only 27 last season. In the Pacific Division alone, the Los Angeles Clippe ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Byron Scott The Right Choice?

After going through the entire free agency period without a head coach, the Los Angeles Lakers finally announced their guy in former player and three-time NBA Champion, Byron Scott. Not only has Scott experienced great success with the Lakers as a player, but he has also been relatively successful since venturing into coaching. He led the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 20 ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Win Projection For Next Year

Topic: Now that the roster is basically set and the coach has been named, we wonder how many games fans believe the Los Angeles Lakers will win next season. Context: The Los Angeles Lakers went through one of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise last season, and now they are hoping to turn things around. Free agency started off slow for the Lakers, as they waited out the decision of Carmelo Ant ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Frontcourt Rotation Confusion

The Los Angeles Lakers have revamped their frontcourt this off-season. Adding Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle, and Ed Davis to the returning Jordan Hill, Ryan Kelly, and Robert Sacre have given the Lakers a number of options. However, most of these players have spent the majority of their time playing at the power forward position, and only Ryan Kelly has the ability to stretch the defense out to the three-poi ...

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Lakers Need Nick Young To Have A Big 2014-15 Season

When Nick Young signed with the Los Angeles Lakers prior to last season, I had modest expectations. I expected him to be a streaky shooter, take some pressure off of Kobe Bryant, and be a solid sixth man. What actually transpired was far beyond that. Part of what happened was due to endless injuries for the Lakers, but nonetheless, Swaggy P emerged and became a star for the Lakers. Swaggy P was goofy off th ...

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For Lakers, In 2014, Development For Future Is Most Important

PAGES: 1 | 2 Well, this is awkward. Or at least it might be for some of you. Some of you might recognize my name. Others will simply read that sentence and assume I’m pompous. Neither one is wrong. Regardless, as someone that spent many sleepless nights on this site in a previous life, it’s fun to spend some of my current one on it, too. Now that the strange “wait, you again?” part of the article is over, l ...

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