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Lakers Nation Debate: Will The 2015-16 Season Be Kobe Bryant’s Last?

Topic: We wonder if fans believe that Kobe Bryant will retire after the 2015-16 season? Context: The 2015-16 season will be Kobe Bryant's 20th season in the NBA, all with the Los Angeles Lakers. There is no doubt that Kobe will go down as one of the greatest Lakers of all-time, as well as arguably one of the 10 greatest NBA players period, but there are questions as to whether his 20th season will be in his ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Karl-Anthony Towns Vs. Jahlil Okafor

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have moved up to the second overall selection in next month's NBA Draft, the focus now moves towards who the team will select. Though the team isn't locked in on any particular player, it seems fair to suggest that the Lakers are likely going to take one of two big men, Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor. The Minnesota Timberwolves will pick first and while most experts have ...

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No Matter Who The Lakers Take At Two, Their Future Is Much Brighter

The last two seasons have been abysmal for the Los Angeles Lakers. The worst part of everything wasn't the ridiculous amount of losses or the never-ending stream of injuries, but it seemed to be no end in sight to this unmatched Lakers down period. The Lakers had no intriguing young players to develop, no way to attract top-tier free agents other than money and the "We're the Lakers" argument, and still owe ...

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So… What If The Lakers Lose Their Top-Five Pick?

We -- media and fans alike -- have spent the last few weeks chopping up the merits of Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Jahlil Okafor vs. Emanuel Mudiay vs. D'Angelo Russell vs. any of the dudes they could take with the fifth pick. (Personally, I'm partial to Justise Winslow. He's an uber-hard working wing capable of defending multiple positions, and while his ceiling might not be as high as some of the other candidat ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Favorite NBA Draft Prospects At 27th And 34th Picks

Topic: We wonder which prospects fans are hoping to see fall to the Los Angeles Lakers at either the 27th or 34th pick in the NBA Draft Context: On Tuesday, the NBA Draft Lottery will take place and everyone will finally find out if the Los Angeles Lakers will keep their top-five protected pick. Odds are they will hold on to the pick, but there is always that chance that they slip out and forfeit their pick ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Improvements For Jordan Clarkson This Off-Season

This year was a very tough one to get through for Los Angeles Lakers fans. For the second consecutive season, the team was destroyed by injuries, ultimately finishing with a 21-61 record and good for fourth worst in the NBA. Of course, the one positive that did come out of this season was the second-round gem the Lakers discovered in Jordan Clarkson. The Missouri product averaged 15.8 points, 5.0 assists, a ...

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2015 NBA Draft: Five Underrated Prospects The Lakers Should Consider At 27 And 34

SLIDE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 With the regular season finally over, the focus of the fans has now turned to the off-season, and in particular, the 2015 NBA Draft. While most are focused on the potential top-five pick and whether or not the Lakers will keep it, the team does have two picks for sure at 27 and 34. Obviously, the chances of getting a star player are more likely at the top of the draft, but some ...

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Despite Blockbuster Deals Gone Awry, The Lakers Can Salvage Their Future

Championship or bust. This is the mindset year after year for the Los Angeles Lakers and their fan base. Even when the team enters a season like this one -- the worst in franchise history -- with a roster bereft of talent, the majority of fans hold out a glimmer of hope and an undeniable faith in either the players overachieving, or the front office making a move to propel the team into contention. The 2012 ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Who Should Be Top Priority For A Max Contract?

Topic: We wonder which player should be the Los Angeles Lakers' top priority for a maximum contract in free agency this summer. Context: The Lakers will be putting a lot of stock into free agency this off-season. After failing to bring in their big targets last summer, the Lakers are determined to not come up empty-handed for the second straight off-season. And with the number of impact free agents availabl ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Odds Of Landing Kevin Love This Off-Season

It is well known across the basketball world how important this summer is to the future of the Los Angeles Lakers. With max-level salary cap space and possibly three draft picks, the team is poised to make some noise this off-season. The biggest hope is that the Lakers can land another star player to team with Kobe Bryant in his likely final season, and truly take the reins once he's gone. While there are s ...

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