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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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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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