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Podcast: Lakers take two steps forward, one step back

The Lakers had some positives in the last week, even if it ended on a negative of losing to the Clippers

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Frank Vogel says Lakers aren’t worried about LeBron James’ minutes being slightly higher than last season

LeBron James may be getting older but his minutes continue to go up, even if head coach Frank Vogel isn’t worried about it.

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Malik Monk, on the biggest lesson from time with Hornets that led to his Lakers breakout: ‘Just being ready’

One of the standout Lakers in recent contests, Malik Monk is taking lessons learned from his time in Charlotte and applying them his new situation.

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Lakers relax and recharge while hosting kids for annual holiday party

Aside from some heated games of pop-a-shot, the Lakers were able to step back and take a break from the rigors of this season while hosting a bunch of local kids at their practice facility for a holiday party.

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LeBron James loves the defensive and offensive benefits of playing center

LeBron James playing center in bench groups could end up being one of the best lineup options the Lakers can go to this year.

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Malik Monk’s second-half explosion isn’t enough as Lakers fall to Clippers

Malik Monk was incredible over the final two quarters, but the Lakers still fell to the Clippers in the final matchup between the two teams at Staples Center.

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Ty Lue earned rave reviews from the Lakers in the Battle for LA win

It takes a special coach to earn praise from the opposition after a tough defeat.

LeBron James says he was ‘confused, frustrated and angry’ by process following false-positive COVID test

After the Lakers lost to the Clippers, LeBron James spent almost 10 minutes outlining the reasons for his annoyance at a wild week that saw him isolated and forced to miss a game after a false positive COVID-19 test.

Wesley Matthews is heading to Bucks in free agency

Wesley Matthews wanted "run it back" with the Lakers, but he is instead leaving for the Bucks after just one season in purple and gold.

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When will Kendrick Nunn and Trevor Ariza return from injury?

Tracking the latest Lakers injury report updates on the return date, timelines and more regarding Kendrick Nunn and Trevor Ariza.

How much cap space will the Lakers have this summer?

We will be keeping track of the salary cap situation for the Lakers as it updates, and how much usable space the team will have.

Podcast: Neil Olshey getting fired is good for the NBA

One of the league’s most exciting and recognizable stars is no longer hampered by one of its worst executives. Seems like a win for the NBA.

Contrary to popular opinion, Avery Bradley has been essential to the Lakers’ defensive development

Frank Vogel has deployed Avery Bradley as a referendum on how he wants the team to play, even if Bradley himself won’t eventually be the best man for the job.

Russell Westbrook explains why he hates anonymous sources in NBA media

While responding to a question about rumors he wanted to play with Kawhi Leonard, Lakers star Russell Westbrook broke down why he doesn’t like anonymous sources, or questions based on what they have to say.

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The exciting prospects and potential limitations of LeBron James at center

A deeper examination of LeBron James’ budding development and performance as the Lakers’ back-up 5 reveals both interesting possibilities, and a few drawbacks.

Dwight Howard deserves to play over DeAndre Jordan. The Lakers just shouldn’t start him

Dwight Howard is clearly better than DeAndre Jordan, but that doesn’t mean that the Lakers should start him.

Podcast: With LeBron James returning and DeAndre Jordan to the bench, the Lakers might finally make sense

Let’s try to recap one of the busiest Lakers days in recent memory, an eventful few hours that saw LeBron James return, DeAndre Jordan get benched, injury updates on Avery Bradley and Trevor Ariza and more.

Russell Westbrook says him vs. biology was bigger rivalry than Lakers vs. Clippers growing up

The Lakers and Clippers barely have any history in their rivalry, which Russell Westbrook eloquently pointed out before his first time participating in the matchup.

Lakers vs. Clippers Preview and Game Thread: The last battle of L.A. of the STAPLES Center era

If there’s a fitting way to end the STAPLES Center era in Los Angeles, it’s a showdown between two basketball teams who have occupied the arena more than anyone.

Lakers announce they will bench DeAndre Jordan, start Dwight Howard

While the Lakers remain committed to playing just one center moving forward, it’s Dwight Howard, not DeAndre Jordan, who will be starting.

LeBron James cleared from health and safety protocols, will return to court against Clippers on Friday

It turns out Lakers star LeBron James did not have COVID-19, and will get to play against the Clippers rather than missing 10 days.

Trevor Ariza goes through full non-contact practice with Lakers, but still ‘a ways away’

Trevor Ariza is working himself into game shape as he gets ready to make his (re)debut for the Lakers.

Avery Bradley will not need surgery, will play in a splint moving forward with UCL injury

Avery Bradley avoided what would have been an extended absence from the lineup for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis says his ability to lead the Lakers will be ‘tested’ with LeBron James out

The Lakers have been forced into unfamiliar situations all season with LeBron James sidelined much of the year, and Anthony Davis is using that opportunity to good effect.

It’s time for Frank Vogel to try something new

Frank Vogel has had enough time to see what’s worked and what hasn’t for the Lakers. As a result, it’s time for him to make a change.

Podcast: How will the Lakers adjust without LeBron James?

There are opportunities aplenty for other Lakers to step up in the upcoming 10 days.

Frank Vogel says he and Rob Pelinka told all Lakers to get COVID-19 boosters after NBA recommended it

Along with the NBA’s own recommendation, the Lakers are recommending their players get COVID-19 booster shots, a rather timely suggestion.

Lakers credit Frank Vogel calling out their effort at halftime for win vs. Kings

After a dismal first-half performance, a rather spirited halftime talk from Frank Vogel sparked the Lakers to their blowout win over the Kings on Tuesday.

Reacts: Are the Lakers struggles due to their old roster?

The Lakers are just a game over .500 and have struggled to string together wins this season, which could be due to their lack of depth and aging roster.

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The Lakers beat the Kings so bad their coach apologized to their fans

There’s getting blown out, then there’s what the Lakers did to the Kings in the second half on Tuesday, forcing Sacramento head coach Alvin Gentry to apologize to fans afterward.

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Russell Westbrook says he’s willing to screen, roll, play in the dunkers spot, or anything else the Lakers ask him to do

Russell Westbrook has slowly but surely integrated himself into the Lakers, and is ready to do whatever the team needs of him.

Podcast: The Lakers finally blew a team out

The Lakers finally played fun, sustained basketball! It was in a win against the Kings, but still!

LeBron James placed into health and safety protocols, out at least 10 days

LeBron James will miss at least the Lakers’ game against the Sacramento Kings after being placed in the NBA health and safety protocols. A further timeline is not yet known.

Russell Westbrook rallies Lakers past Kings in the second half

The Lakers have a winning streak for once, thanks to another standout performance from Russell Westbrook to help them get revenge against the Kings.