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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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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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Lakers Nation Debate: This Year’s Roster Vs. Last Year’s Roster

Topic: After all of the off-season moves the Lakers have made, we wonder if this roster is better than last year's. Context: Last year was one of the worst seasons in the history of the Lakers franchise. With a host of new faces, many fans could hardly recognize anyone on the roster. Despite that, some fan favorites developed even through the record number of losses. Coming into the off-season, the Lakers h ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Best And Worst Off-Season Moves

The Los Angeles Lakers went into this summer with big dreams. Unfortunately for the team, they were unable to land the next superstar they were hoping for. Once it became obvious they wouldn't get Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James, the team immediately shifted into their backup plan. That plan was a mix of bringing back some of the better players from last season like Nick Young and Jordan Hill, bringing in s ...

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Lakers Should Consider Mark Madsen For Head Coaching Position

PAGES: 1 | 2 I'm going to get called all kinds of names for what I'm about to say -- crazy, stupid, maybe I'll even get cursed out -- but it wouldn't be the first time. After the Lakers missed out on Carmelo Anthony in free agency, it officially sent the team into semi-rebuilding mode. As in, the Lakers are mainly dishing out one-year deals and maintaining their financial flexibility for next year's off-sea ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: What Is Your Favorite Pau Gasol Moment?

Topic: With Pau Gasol deciding to join the Chicago Bulls after seven seasons, and two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, we wonder what was Gasol's best moment with the Lakers. Context: Pau Gasol has been an essential part of the Los Angeles Lakers since joining the team in 2008. He also helped lead the Lakers to three straight NBA Finals appearances, and two championships. -- Lakers Nation Store Is ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Reaction To Carmelo Anthony Staying In NY

The Los Angeles Lakers were serious contenders for the services of Carmelo Anthony this off-season. Unfortunately, despite their great pitch, Anthony decided to remain with the New York Knicks. Anthony represented the Lakers' best chance at bringing in a new superstar this summer, but now that opportunity is gone and the Lakers must move on. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- 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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Jeremy Lin’s Impact On And Off The Court In Los Angeles

If you aren’t living under a rock, then you’ve probably heard that the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin in a trade with the Houston Rockets. In addition, the Lakers also received a first round pick and future draft considerations  in exchange for cash and rights to an unnamed overseas player. That’s right folks, Linsanity has arrived in Los Angeles! If you remember two years ago during the peak of Lin ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Renewed Confidence In Lakers Front Office

The Los Angeles Lakers have been the premiere organization in the NBA for a long time. Los Angeles is the home of stars and the Lakers have followed suit, consistently having the biggest and brightest the NBA has to offer. After one of the worst seasons in team history, many have begun to wonder if this is finally the time that the Lakers will hit a prolonged spell of mediocrity. Failed trades for Dwight Ho ...

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