2013 Summer

Examining the Offseason: Reclamation Projects

Looking at how the Lakers approached the offseason after the departure of Dwight Howard and how precarious their rotation at certain position groups currently is.

Kobe and Jeter: Mirror images their entire careers

Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter: Mirroring one another from beginning to end

Lakers ink Elias Harris to a two-year contract

Discussing the Lakers' surprising signing of Elias Harris, its implications for the remainder of the roster, and how it reflects a refreshing change on how the Lakers approach player development and the end of the bench.

Summer League Recap: A Fruitful Endeavor

Examining how the Lakers' summer league team performed, the individual performances of the players, and predicting who will make it to training camp. Also a discussion on how the Lakers' strategy for the team was very different from recent years.

Lakers fall to Warriors to end LVSL run, 83-77

Lakers end their summer league run by losing to the Warriors; examining how the starters greatly outplayed the bench again and especially the performances by Elias Harris and Lester Hudson.

Lakers will invite Shawne Williams to camp

Commenting on a report by ESPN New York's Ian Begley that the Lakers will invite Shawne Williams, who had previously had success with Mike D'Antoni in New York, to training camp.

Jim Buss would bet on Kobe playing in preseason

Could Kobe Bryant be back on the basketball court during preseason? Jim Buss thinks so.

Lakers overcome Bucks in the clutch, 72-68

Behind Robert Sacre and Marcus Landry, the Lakers eked out a victory over the Bucks down the stretch of a close game, as their starters begin to demonstrate the distance in cohesion and talent between them and the reserves.

Lakers suffocate Clips for second LVSL win, 77-65

Behind a solid defensive effort, the Lakers defeated the Clips in their third LVSL game. After a nice comeback performance by Chris Douglas-Roberts, he, Marcus Landry, and Elias Harris seem to be the most likely training camp invites.

Lakers dominate Blazers for first LVSL win, 81-63

Behind a solid defensive effort led by Robert Sacre, the Lakers handily defeated a much more talented Portland team for their first summer league win in nearly two years. Also some thoughts on notable performers such as Landry, Snaer, and Hayward.


Lakers vs. Trailblazers: Summer League Game 2

Game thread for the second game of the Las Vegas Summer League against the Blazers.

Lakers drop LVSL opener to Cavs, 80-72

Although the Lakers lost to the Cavs, their summer league team had a number of contributors that performed well, namely Marcus Landry and Michael Snaer, and the team's solid offensive flow and good defensive effort was an endearing sight.

What is the Lakers' current payroll situation?

Looking at the Lakers' current payroll and examining the possible ramifications if the team decided to take a stab at getting under the tax line this upcoming season.

Lakers announce Las Vegas Summer League roster

With the summer league roster announced, we look at the remaining members of the team that were not covered in the previous piece and examine their chances for making the parent squad, especially Chris Douglas-Roberts.

Dwight's camp asked about Kobe amnesty

Amnesty that? Dwight Howard's representatives had an idea.

Chris Kaman, Lakers agree to one-year deal

The first agreement of the Lakers' summer free agency campaign is in.

Time to talk Kobe's future

The next step for the Lakers is to plan out their future with Kobe Bryant.

Lakers reach out to Lamar Odom

Could a key player in the Lakers back-to-back titles be returning to Los Angeles after forcing his way out?

Summer League Preview: Separating the Chaff

As the Lakers begin assembling their summer league team, we examine the prospects that have thus far been connected to the team and how they play a role in the Lakers' search for depth and shooting on the wing.

Lakers free agency roundup: All Dwight everything

The latest on Dwight Howard, who has finished his meet with the Hawks, and other free agency buzz surrounding the Lakers.

Lakers interested in Francisco Garcia

Free agency continues and the Lakers kick the tires on another long, decent shooting wing in Francisco Garcia.

Lakers want to re-sign Earl Clark

As free agency opens up, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News indicates the Lakers' interest in re-signing forward Earl Clark assuming his asking price is not overly high.

Kurt Rambis discussed as assistant, per report

The Lakers have discussed their next addition to Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff. Kurt Rambis could be on his way back to the Lakers' sideline.

Playbook: Ryan Kelly as the Lakers stretch four

A in-depth look at how newest Laker Ryan Kelly can fit into the Lakers offensive schemes under Mike D'Antoni.

Lakers draft grades: Ryan Kelly is a great fit

Mitch Kupchak, a University of North Carolina alum, drafted a player out of Duke. Ryan Kelly must have been a great fit for Kupchak to take that dive, and every sign points in that direction.

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