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DraftKings $1,000 1-Day Fantasy Basketball Contest

Lakers Nation is offering you a great opportunity to win a share of $1,000 by picking a Fantasy Basketball team for tonight’s games. All you have to do is pick the 8 NBA players you think will score the most fantasy points during the NBA games tonight. Draft 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F and 1 Utility player while staying under the $50,000 Salary Cap. The entry fee is $2 or FREE with your first depo ...

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Almost Two Decades In, Some People Still Don’t Get Kobe Bryant

PAGES: 1 | 2 Through the first 14 games of his 19th NBA season, Kobe Bryant is averaging 26.7 points. That's the good news. He's also shooting 27.9 percent from three-point range, and 38.1 percent overall. The former would be the third lowest figure of his career (in any season in which he played more than six games, at least), the latter, by far, his worst. Nobody in the NBA comes close to Kobe's 24 shots ...

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Lakers Nation Draft Prospect Watch: Justise Winslow

Name: Justise Winslow Position: Small Forward School: Duke University Height: 6'6 Weight: 229 lbs. Wingspan: 6'10" Current Position Rank: No. 4 (DraftExpress.com), No. 7 (Chad Ford) Projected Draft Position: Top-10 Player Comparison: Jimmy Butler Featured Game: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 vs #2 Wisconsin -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Try Me" T-Shirts? -- Strengths: Justise Winslow is a small forwa ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Making Changes To The Rotation

Topic: We wonder what changes, if any, should be made to the Los Angeles Lakers rotation at this point in the season. Context: The Lakers season has not gotten off to the best of starts as they currently sit at 3-11 so far this season. Injuries have hurt the team, as numerous players have been in and out of the lineup, but things finally seem to be getting back to normal. The Lakers have struggled with cons ...

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A Guide To Viewing The 2014-15 Lakers Season

PAGES: 1 | 2 Name a more successful NBA team since November 18th than the Lakers. I can wait! Even better? The Lakers are going to remain undefeated since Tuesday until at least Friday evening, when they play the Mavericks in Dallas, and even with a loss actually have a decent chance to win three-of-four with the struggling Nuggets coming town this weekend. Swaggy P is back (and apparently is good enough to ...

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Nick Young’s Return Will Infuse Some Life Back Into These Lakers

PAGES: 1 | 2 As I took my seat at Staples Center right before tip-off against the Golden State Warriors, something was severely off. It was my first game in attendance of the 2014-2015 season, and things had changed drastically since the last game I attended -- which happened to be a game last season against the Warriors as well, albeit that game resulted in a win for the Lakers. There was no energy in the ...

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Lakers Nation Draft Prospect Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns

Name:Karl-Anthony Towns Position: Center School: Kentucky Height: 6'11 1/4 Weight: 250 lbs. Wingspan: 7'3 1/4 Current Prospect Rank: No. 2 (Chad Ford), No. 3 (DraftExpress), No. 4 (NBADraft.net) Projected Draft Position: Top-5 Player Comparison: Pau Gasol Featured Game: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 vs. #5 Kansas (6 PM PT) -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Strengths: Town ...

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Lakers Nation NBA Power Rankings: Week 3

As Week 3 wraps up, teams are establishing a rhythm that may continue for the rest of the season. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Lakers are not one of those teams. Kobe scored a season-high 44 points against the Warriors on Sunday, but that was the only glimmer of light for the Lake Show who lost their ninth game. While the Lakers have fallen down the rankings, teams like the Mavericks and Cavaliers are mov ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Nick Young’s Role When He Returns

Topic: We wonder whether Nick Young should start or remain as the team's sixth man upon his return to the Los Angeles Lakers. -- Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION "Mamba Strikes Back" T-Shirts? -- Context: The Lakers have been one of the NBA's worst teams in the beginning of this season. At 1-8, the Lakers have the worst record in the Western Conference, and second-worst in the NBA. One issue with the tea ...

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Kobe Bryant’s Minutes A Major Concern In Lakers Slow Start

"I have to make sure that when he’s up to those minutes, that’s it, no matter what the game situation is, as much as I want to win, as much as he wants to win, I’m not going to sacrifice his health to try to win games." - Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's minutes ahead of the 2014-15 season. PAGES: 1 | 2 Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, all the talk was about Kobe Bryant's return and most importantly, how hi ...

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