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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For The Lakers’ 2015 Draft Picks

Now that the dust has settled and the speculation is over, we finally know who the Los Angeles Lakers have decided on with their multiple draft picks. The team surprised many by opting for guard D'Angelo Russell over traditional center Jahlil Okafor and only time will tell if they made the right choice. Additionally, the Lakers took high-energy forward Larry Nance Jr. from Wyoming with the 27th overall pick ...

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Lakers Poised To Usher In New Era With Russell, Randle And Clarkson

Los Angeles Lakers are without a doubt the most recognizable and storied franchise in the NBA. The team is synonymous with success and fans in every generation have stories of dominant squads raising banner after banner. From the golden era of George Mikan, to the dynamic duo of Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain, the ever-entertaining Showtime Lakers, and the undeniable dominance by Kobe and Shaq, the Lakers’ ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Reactions To The 2015 NBA Draft

The much anticipated 2015 NBA Draft has come and gone and the excitement in Los Angeles couldn't be higher. The Los Angeles Lakers bucked tradition by taking Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell over Duke center, Jahlil Okafor. Both Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott spoke highly of Russell and believe he can be a superstar in this league. With their late first-round pick, the Lakers took athletic forward Lar ...

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Four Takeaways From The Lakers’ 2015 NBA Draft Night

Draft Day is now in the books, and the Los Angeles Lakers have three newest members of the squad. Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell (2nd), Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr. (27th) and Stanford shooting guard Anthony Brown (34th) offer a wide range of services as a collective, which is quite important for a squad with needs pretty much everywhere. Obviously, there will be plenty more reaction in the comi ...

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Are The Lakers A Team Of The Past Or The Future?

New Yorks Knicks President and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson, along with Knicks GM Steve Mills, sat down recently for a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times. They touched on everything from the abysmal 2015 season to Isiah Thomas’ new - and wholly inappropriate - role with the Liberty to the definition of “gionk.” (While I was surprised Phil went there, the word does appear in the Urban Diction ...

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Lakers’ Draft Pick And Salary Cap Changes Set Stage For Comeback

Let's rewind a few weeks to the night of the NBA Draft Lottery: Most Lakers fans were on pins and needles at the thought of the team losing its top-five pick, as there was a 17.2 percent chance that could happen. However, as soon as NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Sacramento Kings would receive the sixth overall pick, it was clear that the Lakers would get to keep their pick. When Tatu ...

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Is Jahlil Okafor A Strategy Changer In Today’s NBA?

For most of the season, the title hopes of the Golden State Warriors were tied directly to the health of Andrew Bogut. He was, so the theory went, the lynchpin to the league's top rated defense. Without him, the Dubs wouldn't have enough size or rim protection. Tuesday, the Warriors knocked off the Cavaliers to become NBA champions. In that clinching Game 6, Bogut played a total of zero minutes. This on top ...

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If Kevin Love Isn’t Available, Lakers Should Pursue Tobias Harris In Free Agency

I know everyone is focused on the NBA Draft right now, but free agency isn't far after that and if the Los Angeles Lakers plan on getting back to playoff contention anytime soon, they need to make an impact there. A lot of names have been mentioned in conjunction with the Lakers, but let's just be realistic for a moment. Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, and DeAndre Jordan are highly unlikely to leave a Wester ...

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Jim Buss’ Past Should Warrant Trust From Lakers Fans, Not Blame

21 victories, 61 defeats. This was the final tally of the 2014-2015 season for the Los Angeles Lakers, the worst in the franchise's 67-year history. As a lifelong Laker fan, I know that if a season results in the team falling short of a championship, there is always going to be a scapegoat and it'll likely be unjustified. When the run at another three-peat and the ultimate farewell to Phil Jackson was tramp ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: How Much Would You Pay Ed Davis This Summer?

Topic: We ask what is the maximum amount of money the Los Angeles Lakers should pay to bring back Ed Davis this off-season Context: The Lakers didn't have much to cheer for this season, and much of the attention down the stretch was given to rookie Jordan Clarkson, and deservedly so. What may have been forgotten, however, is the play of Ed Davis throughout the season. Signed by the Lakers to a minimum contr ...

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