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Why Anthony Davis will play a lot more center this season, explained

Anthony Davis may not ultimately start at center, but there are a few reasons to believe he will play a lot more there this year.

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Jeanie Buss reportedly told front office they could only sign players who can play, which led to Jared Dudley exit

The Lakers letting Jared Dudley go makes quite a bit more sense now that we know about Jeanie Buss’ mandate to her front office.

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Lakers reportedly only gave Frank Vogel one-year extension

Frank Vogel is currently under contract with the Lakers until 2023.

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Report: Anthony Davis is ‘expected’ to start at center for Lakers

Anthony Davis starting at center for the Lakers could change everything for this team.

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Can Kent Bazemore be the most important role player for the Lakers this season?

The Lakers lost significant talent on their perimeter defense this offseason, and it will be largely up to Kent Bazemore to fill that void.

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2021 Lakers Roster: Here is everyone we know is coming to training camp

We will be updating this page with the Lakers’ training camp roster as it fills out.

Lakers sign Austin Reaves to guaranteed contract, free up two-way spot

Austin Reaves will be on he regular roster for the Lakers, and reportedly has been given a two-year deal to replace his two-way contract.

Wayne Ellington says everyone on the Lakers knows how to be ‘mature’ about not playing on a deep team

The Lakers are approaching the season with the right mindset about minutes.

Rob Pelinka is excited about Carmelo Anthony giving the Lakers a player who isn’t afraid to shoot off of passes from LeBron James

In the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony made a name for himself converting off passes from the game’s biggest stars. Now that he’ll be playing with LeBron James, the Lakers are counting on that skill.

James Ennis reportedly worked out for the Lakers this week

James Ennis might get to have his dream of joining the Lakers come true, after all.

Rob Pelinka says Talen Horton-Tucker needs to be a ‘dominant defensive player’ for the Lakers this year

The Lakers clearly have a lot of faith in how good Talen Horton-Tucker can be on defense.

Carmelo Anthony is not the superstar the Lakers once courted, but his reinvented self brings plenty of value

Carmelo Anthony the superstar and the Lakers were like ships in the night, but Carmelo Anthony the role player could be a perfect fit on the current version of the team.

Lakers plan to sign 14th player by start of training camp

Rob Pelinka says the Lakers don’t intend on going into the regular season with a full roster, for a variety of reasons.

Rob Pelinka claims Lakers were ‘aggressive’ in trying to keep Alex Caruso, but he wanted to go to Bulls

Rob Pelinka says that the Lakers wanted Alex Caruso, but just couldn’t get him to stay, which contradicts prior reporting on his free agency exit to the Bulls.

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Rob Pelinka says that Lakers will be 100% vaccinated by opening night

The Lakers are not going to have to worry about unvaccinated players impacting their team.

Podcast: Breaking down how the Lakers and Mavericks match up

The Lakers should match up pretty well with the Mavericks, but that could go out the door if Luka Doncic becomes a superstar.

Podcast: 76ers, Timberwolves situations should make Lakers fans thankful for LeBron James, Rob Pelinka relationship

There seems to be a little extra contempt between star players and teams lately. So while we might not always agree with the Lakers’ choices, Rob Pelinka and LeBron James have at least managed to avoid dysfunction.

Frank Vogel says he hasn’t made any decisions on who will start for the Lakers, says team may go big or small

Lakers fans hoping that Anthony Davis will start at center got a glimmer of hope in the form of the latest comments from head coach Frank Vogel.

Dwight Howard went on television and sang ‘Tutti Frutti’ in an octopus costume

Lakers champion Dwight Howard was the latest competitor revealed (and eliminated) on Fox’s "The Masked Singer."

Frank Vogel says Talen Horton-Tucker has been ‘challenged’ defensively, will sometimes guard best opposing player

Frank Vogel expects Talen Horton-Tucker to step up defensively this season following the three-year deal he signed with the Lakers this summer.

DeAndre Jordan is the Lakers’ latest reclamation project

DeAndre Jordan has a clear path to success with the Lakers, one that was paved by centers before him.

Frank Vogel says Rajon Rondo can replace Jared Dudley in locker room as vocal leader ‘who’s not going to play as much’

It sure sounds like Rajon Rondo won’t have a significant on-court role for the Lakers, but Frank Vogel still expects him to be a leader in the locker room.

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Carlos Vela on basketball fanhood, love of LeBron and Lakers, respect for Kobe

Sometimes pro athletes really are like the rest of us.

The Lakers’ new jersey patch deal is worth more than double the NBA average

Another win for Lakers exceptionalism.

Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis looks physically ‘imposing’ to start training camp

Lakers coach Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis attacked the offseason and got in amazing shape.

Can Kendrick Nunn live up to the Lakers’ faith in him this season?

After turning down more money to come to Los Angeles, Kendrick Nunn could be key for the Lakers this season as a valuable role player.

Podcast: Previewing an unusually quiet LeBron James

Did LeBron James go into Zero Dark Thirty-23 mode without telling anyone?

LeBron James is hosting a players-only minicamp in Las Vegas for the Lakers

LeBron James wants to help the 2021-22 Lakers get off to the same start the 2020 champions did, so there was only one option available: Players-only minicamp.

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Carmelo Anthony says LeBron James is ‘the GM’ of Lakers

Carmelo Anthony may not have been with the Lakers long, but he already understands how LeBron James fits into the team’s organizational hierarchy.

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Can Wayne Ellington be the elite shooter the Lakers need?

Wayne Ellington has one primary skill as an NBA player, and the Lakers need him to be as good at it as he has been at any point in his career.

Wayne Ellington says it was an ‘easy decision’ to return to Lakers, calls it a ‘perfect fit’

The former Laker sharpshooter barely thought twice before returning to Los Angeles this offseason, choosing the purple and gold over the Nets.

DeAndre Jordan doesn’t think switching sides in the Nets/Lakers title race is a big deal: ‘It’s just basketball’

Despite switching from one of the top title contenders to another, DeAndre Jordan is adamant it’s just a basketball move and nothing else.

Deconstructing one aspect of LeBron James’ off-season training

LeBron loves to share his off-season training video. Let’s break down the latest and why it’s effective.

Can Malik Monk’s shooting continue to trend upwards?

After a tumultuous start to his career, Malik Monk left the Hornets on a high-note. But will the shooting he showed last year carry over on the Lakers?