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Can We Give Mitch Kupchak & Jim Buss Some Credit Now?

Mitch Kupchak has faced all kinds of criticism over his years as the Los Angeles Lakers general manager. He was even thrown under the bus by Kobe Bryant at one point. That was, until he brought in Trevor Ariza, and eventually Pau Gasol in the same season. Then, he finally got some respect from Lakers fans. However, as soon as fans caught wind that Jim Buss was now running the show instead of his beloved fat ...

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Can Gilbert Arenas Become Agent Hero for the Lakers?

When I was a kid, whenever I approached my mom for advice she would ask me “what’s the worst that can happen if you make this decision?” Last year, according to HoopStats.com, Derek Fisher and Steve Blake scored fewer points a game (10.9) , recorded the fewest number of assists (4.9) and were the least efficient tandem of point guards in the league statistically. Although you can attribute some of their off ...

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Incomplete Trades Hint at GM’s Willingness to Wait

When it seemed that Chris Paul would be a Laker last Thursday, only to be nixed by David Stern later that night, Laker fans were either elated by the news or upset with the Lakers for trading Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. Both sides had a credible point, as the Lakers need to build a younger, more athletic, and faster team, but Gasol and Odom were instrumental in the back-to-back championships and creating one ...

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Mitch Kupchak’s Value to the Lakers

Mitch Kupchak has demonstrated a knack for planning during his days as an NBA player and at his current position as the General Manager for the Los Angeles Lakers.  Kupchak began playing basketball in Long Island, New York, where he grew up.  He led his high school team, Brentwood, to three consecutive division titles.  Kupchack attended the University of North Carolina where he became an All-American. His ...

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Lakers Don’t Need Upheavel; Instead Should Focus On Youth Infusion

When the final buzzer sounded on the Lakers’ season this past Sunday, it signified the abrupt and shocking end to both the Lakers pursuit of their 3rd straight championship and Phil Jackson’s illustrious coaching career. What became apparently clear in the Mavericks series is that this Lakers roster, while immensely talented, had gotten old and tired. While the Lakers still held the advantages of size and l ...

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