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Lakers Who Can Change The Team’s Defensive Fortunes

Let's face facts Lakers fans. If Kobe Bryant is still able to produce at an elite level, Nick Young and Jordan Hill build off last season, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer prove their doubters wrong, and Julius Randle is who we think he can be, the Los Angeles Lakers still won't be able to outscore the top teams in the NBA. If the Lakers plan on turning things around, it must start on the defensive side of the ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Breakout Player For 2014-15 Season

Topic: We wonder which Lakers player is most likely to breakout in the 2014-15 regular season? Context: The Los Angeles Lakers have a long road ahead of them if they plan on making the playoffs in this upcoming season. Kobe Bryant will obviously be extremely important to the Lakers success, but he can't do it alone. This Lakers roster isn't exactly full of people who have proven to be high-level players on ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Can Lakers Succeed With Kobe On Minutes Limit?

Byron Scott has been making his media rounds this week, telling everyone what he expects from his team this season. One important note was that Scott was very adamant about limiting Kobe Bryant's minutes this season. Scott said that he would not sacrifice the health of Kobe simply for a win, and even joked that he may have to tackle Kobe to keep him from entering a game if he had to. While Scott's intention ...

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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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Kobe Bryant, The Last Of A Dying Breed

After 18 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant is heading into potentially the last two seasons of his incredible NBA career. Most of us Lakers fans don't know our team without Kobe leading the way or willing the purple and gold to victory on a nightly basis. The superstar is unique in so many ways staying true to his style and swagger with no apologies or mercy along the way. Many view Kobe as coc ...

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Lakers Would Be Foolish To Give Eric Bledsoe A Max Contract

PAGES: 1 | 2 Eric Bledsoe was one of the prizes of this free agency class, but with training camp mere weeks away, he remains unsigned. Bledsoe wants a max contract, but the Suns have only offered him $48 million over 4 years and teams are afraid to make an offer to Bledsoe since the Suns have said they will match any offers. Because of all this, it looks highly likely that Bledsoe will sign the Suns' one-y ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Best Choice For Future Point Guard

The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to make the splash they wanted to in free agency this summer. Despite that, the team was able to assemble a solid roster while maintaining cap flexibility for next summer. The only players under contract for next season are Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, Nick Young and Ryan Kelly. The 2015 free agency class doesn't have the big names of this summer, but there are a number of ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Pursuing A Rajon Rondo Trade

The Los Angeles Lakers point guard issues have been well chronicled. While employing the triangle offense, the Lakers merely needed someone to bring the ball up the court and spot up on the perimeter. But with Phil Jackson long gone, the Lakers have yet to bring in a true point guard to compete with the league's best. Coming into this season, the Lakers brought in Jeremy Lin via trade, and he looks to be th ...

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Why Kobe Bryant Will Still Be The Best Shooting Guard In The League

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 The last time Kobe Bryant played a full (or relatively full) season, he completed one of his most impressive seasons. Where ESPN had ranked him number six coming into the season and number seven coming into the previous season, Kobe put on an absolute show and even ended up fifth in MVP voting for the 2012-2013 season. Obviously team performance is factored into that award and the Lakers ba ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Biggest Weakness This Season

The Lakers front office has put together a roster full of potential this off-season. While they missed out on the big-name free agents, they were able to bring compile an excellent mix of young players who can grown and veterans with a lot to prove. The signing of second-round pick Jordan Clarkson put the Lakers roster at 13 players. With the team well over the salary cap, the team is only able to sign play ...

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