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Season Review: Wenyen Gabriel

Despite his career year and boundless energy, Wenyen Gabriel’s future with the Lakers remains a toss-up.

Frank Vogel hired as Suns head coach, could Lakers lose assistant coaches to his staff?

The Lakers have several assistant coaches remaining from the staff Frank Vogel put together. Will any of them follow him to the Suns?

Season Review: Rui Hachimura

Rui Hachimura proved a valuable contributor to the Lakers in both the regular season and the playoffs, making him a priority free agent and someone the team should be eager to bring back.

Season Review: Cole Swider

Cole Swider got very little run with the main squad, but played well in the G-League. Should the Lakers run it back with Swider?

Building Through the Playoffs: Takeaways from the Lakers’ Western Conference Finals exit

Despite failing to reach their ultimate goal, the Lakers rode a months-old roster farther than most thought was possible. Now, they need to double-down on what worked, while letting go of what didn’t.

Season Review: Shaq Harrison

Signed on the final day of the regular season, Shaq Harrison didn’t have much of a role on the Lakers this season, but can that change moving forward?

Season Review: Tristan Thompson

While his time with the Lakers was short, Tristan Thompson made an impact on the Lakers and a strong case for returning next season.

Why the Lakers should finally prioritize continuity this offseason

While there are several paths the Lakers can take this summer, embracing a more traditional roster building approach may be their best option.

What happens to the Lakers cap space if LeBron James retires?

With much discussion about LeBron James’ future, what would the Lakers cap space look like if he did retire?

Reacts: Lakers fans calling LeBron James’ retirement bluff

While LeBron James may be considering retirement, Lakers fans aren’t buying it as a realistic claim.

LeBron James’ foot is set to be re-evaluated soon. What are the potential next steps?

Let’s take a closer look at the medical process that Lakers star LeBron James is about to go through with his foot.

What does the offseason hold for the Lakers and LeBron James?

It didn’t take long for the Lakers offseason to take center stage with LeBron James’ comments about retirement sparking plenty of questions.

Acquiring Kyrie Irving will be very difficult for the Lakers this offseason

While rumors continue to swirl, acquiring Kyrie Irving will be a very difficult proposition for the Lakers this summer, regardless of LeBron James’ desires.

This Lakers season was still a success

The Lakers fell well short of their goal, but considering where they started, it’s still hard not to call their season a success.

3 takeaways from the Lakers actual season-ending loss to Nuggets

LeBron James delivered a masterful performance and the Lakers fought as long as they could, but the Nuggets proved to be a foe too mighty to topple in Game 4.

Resilient Lakers facing toughest, and possibly final, challenge of season

The Lakers have shown incredibly resiliency all season long but may finally meet their match facing a 3-0 hole vs. the Nuggets.

3 takeaways from a season-ending loss

The Lakers have (at least) one more game left in the 2023 NBA playoffs, but after going down 0-3 to the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, that is going to feel like extended garbage time.

3 takeaways from the Lakers’ Game 2 loss to the Nuggets

Following their fourth-quarter collapse, the Lakers have plenty to clean up if they hope to climb out of their 0-2 series hole.

Reacts: Fans anticipating Nuggets vs. Celtics in NBA Finals

Down to the final four teams, NBA fans are anticipating the two favorites are most likely to meet in the Finals.

Darvin Ham is Proving his Playoff Worth

In the proving ground of the NBA playoffs, Darvin Ham is showing that he has what it takes as a tactician, communicator, and leader to propel the Lakers forward.

3 takeaways from the Lakers dropping Game 1 to the Nuggets

The Lakers nearly completed an improbable comeback on Tuesday but fell in Denver to the Nuggets in Game 1 on Tuesday.

The Lakers flew into Denver 48 hours before Game 1. It could be their key to victory

The Lakers got to Denver well before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, probably at least in part to give them time to adjust to the altitude the Nuggets play in.

The Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference Finals Are All About Efficiency

After knocking off the reigning champs, the Lakers will play the Western Conference’s top-seed for a trip to their second Finals appearance in four years.

3 takeaways from the Lakers’ series win over the Warriors

Spearheaded by the man in the middle, diverse guard play and the 38-year-old turning back the clock, the Lakers are on their way to the Western Conference Finals.

The media’s coverage of Anthony Davis’ head injury has been shameful

After Anthony Davis suffered a head injury during Game 5, the response to it has been remarkably bad from prominent media members.

Film study: Lonnie Walker IV’s dominant fourth quarter

Following a memorable performance to push the Lakers up 3-1 on the Warriors, lets take a closer look at THE Lonnie Walker game.

The Lakers relentlessly hunted Stephen Curry on defense in Game 4

With the game on the line in Game 4, the Lakers repeatedly targeted Steph Curry to great success to take a 3-1 series lead against the Warriors.

3 takeaways from the Lonnie Walker Game as Lakers take control over series vs. Warriors

The Lakers turned to the unlikeliest of sources in Lonnie Walker IV to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the defending champion Warriors on Monday.

Film Room: Darvin Ham’s defensive adjustment gave Lakers edge over Warriors in Game 3

Coming off a blowout in Game 2, Darvin Ham and the Lakers made some wholesale changes defensively against the Warriors that paid off big in Game 3.

3 takeaways from the Lakers dominating the Warriors in Game 3

From Anthony Davis going off to Darvin Ham making some key coaching adjustments, the Lakers showed a lot to like in a blowout Game 3 win over the Warriors.

3 takeaways from the Lakers’ Game 2 loss to the Warriors

Pick-and-roll defense, the (short) midrange game, and Austin Reaves’ legs all played a role in Golden State tying up the series.

3 Warriors adjustments the Lakers need to be ready for in Game 2

Let’s go through some key changes the Warriors might make ahead of Game 2 vs. the Lakers.

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