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Jacob Rude has been covering the Lakers in some capacity since 2012, has been at Silver Screen & Roll since 2021 and became site manager in 2023. He has been working as a sports journalist since 2012 in both traditional and online media. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has also worked with USA Today Sports Media Group, Locked On Network and more.

Player Grades: Lakers vs. Suns

Grading every Lakers player’s performance from the team’s 123-113 loss to the Suns.

Lakers can’t overcome slow start, fall to Suns in pivotal match-up

An awful first quarter from the Lakers left the Lakers too big a hole to climb out of as they fell to the Suns on Sunday.

Colin Castleton diagnosed with fractured wrist, will be re-evaluated in two weeks

The Lakers announced on Sunday that two-way center Colin Castleton would be out multiple weeks with a fractured wrist.

Anthony Davis’ chase for an elusive Defensive Player of the Year award

Despite being widely considered among the NBA’s best defensively, Anthony Davis is still chasing his first Defensive Player of the Year award.

Darvin Ham says Lakers did not plan to rest Anthony Davis in fourth quarter vs. Spurs

The Lakers took advantage of their situation on Friday to get Anthony Davis some unexpected rest in the fourth quarter vs. the Spurs.

Even the Lakers were left amazed by Victor Wembanyama

After achieving one of the rarest NBA statistical feats, the Lakers were left amazed by Victor Wembanyama.

LeBron James and Gregg Popovich showered each other with praise after Friday’s Lakers-Spurs game

After yet another meeting between LeBron James and Gregg Popovich, the two made their admiration for the other well-known on Friday

Player Grades: Lakers vs. Spurs

Grading every Lakers player’s performance from the team’s 123-118 win over the Spurs

LeBron James probable to play for Lakers vs. Spurs

After missing Thursday’s game against the Warriors in the return from the All-Star break, LeBron James is expected to play on Friday against the Spurs.

Player Grades: Lakers vs. Warriors

Grading every Lakers player’s performance from the team’s 128-110 loss to the Warriors.