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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.

Reacts: Lakers hit a homerun with Rui Hachimura deal

It may have been a move that came out of nowhere, but the Rui Hachimura deal was one that has gotten nearly universal approval from Lakers fans.

Reviewing Rui: How Hachimura’s looked through two Laker games

After acquiring him for three second round picks and one Kendrick Nunn, the Lakers have expressed a desire to extend Rui Hachimura. Should he be part of the Lakers’ long-term future?

3 trades that make sense for the Lakers after acquiring Rui Hachimura

With the trade deadline looming, the Lakers still have multiple boxes that need checking.

Looking at what the Lakers have left to trade after acquiring Rui Hachimura

The Lakers acquired Rui Hachimura in a smaller deal this week, leaving them some wiggle room for more potential deals in the coming weeks.

Reacts: What grade do the Lakers get for the Rui Hachimura trade?

The Lakers finally made a trade this season in acquiring Rui Hachimura from the Wizards. What grade do they deserve for the deal?

Lakers could benefit in playoff race from Ja Morant vs. Warriors

After an impressive collapse against the Lakers last week, the Grizzlies could further help the purple and gold in the playoff race.

Film Study: What Rui Hachimura brings to the Lakers

Let's take a closer look at the film to see what Rui Hachimura can provide the Lakers with.

Bowlin’ for Bojan: Should the Lakers go all-in to get the Pistons’ sharpshooting vet?

With the NBA’s second-worst record, the Pistons could be one of the league’s most obvious sellers approaching the February 9 trade deadline.

Reacts: Is the Lakers ceiling as a play-in team?

Barring a drastic trade, can this Lakers team even officially make the postseason?

The LeBron James and Russell Westbrook pairing is better than you think

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have found a chemistry and level of production that few thought possible coming into this season.

Wenyen Gabriel is more than just an energy big

Although he plays his blue-collar billing to a tee, the 25-year-old also moonlights as a pick and roll dynamo and blocking maestro.

Will the Grizzlies be too much to handle for the Lakers?

The Lakers are sliding once again and welcome in a young and feisty Grizzlies team that could make matters worse.

Anthony Davis is in the midst of ‘ramping up.’ When might he return?

Let's take a closer look at what we know about the progress Anthony Davis has made toward returning to the court for the Lakers.

Are the Lakers a playoff team this season?

After a slow start, the Lakers have surged into the big playoff race but still remain on the outside looking in, begging the question of what the ceiling is for this roster.

Reacts: Who could be the Lakers most likely trade target?

The Lakers have been linked to any number of trade targets this season. Which of them is most likely to be dealt in the coming month?

Four potential trade targets the Lakers have not been connected to

The Lakers have been reported to have interest in a large pool of potential trade targets already. However, who are some other trade targets that haven’t been connected to the Lakers?

Will Thomas Bryant’s hot streak continue against the Mavericks?

As the Lakers look to start another win streak, Thomas Bryant could be in line for a big game against the Mavericks.

The Lakers can use this year’s trade deadline to build next season’s team too

Too often, we think of Lakers trades as "win now" without as much consideration for how these same deals can help improve the roster beyond this season.

How Dennis Schröder has helped stabilize the Lakers

Thanks to some fine-tuning and old tricks, the point-guard has helped himself and his team find solid footing.

Does Cam Reddish solve the Lakers’ wing problem?

With recent reports suggesting that Reddish is available for a couple of second rounders, the Lakers could have the fourth-year forward if they are willing to pay the price. Should they?

Lonnie Walker’s left knee ‘tendinitis’ and return timeline, explained

Let’s take a closer look at the knee injury Lonnie Walker IV is dealing with.

Lakers Notebook: Austin Reaves’ lying eyes, finding the corners and Thomas Bryant cleaning the glass

After the danger of potentially going under, the team has impressively stayed afloat during Anthony Davis’ absence thanks to craft, shot improvements and timely contributions.

Is Russell Westbrook the deserved favorite for Sixth Man of the Year?

While he’s playing a much more impactful role this season, does Russell Westbrook deserve to be the early frontrunner for Sixth Man of the Year?

A Leap of Faith: An Argument for Going All-in on LeBron This Season

There are more potential benefits to the Lakers trying to build a winner around this version of LeBron than there are potential drawbacks.

Medical Analysis: Explaining new details on Anthony Davis’ foot injury & recovery

Let’s take a closer look at the new details about his injury that Anthony Davis shared with the media last week.

Third quarters are once again handicapping the Lakers this season

The Lakers may have many faults this season, but few are hampering them more than poor third quarters, a seemingly year-over-year issue.

Is Patrick Beverley’s shot finally coming around for the Lakers?

After a brutal start to the season shooting the ball from beyond the arc, Patrick Beverley is finally trending in the right direction for the first time this season.

The Lakers need to switch up their defensive coverages

Finding more minutes for Troy Brown Jr. and Juan Toscano-Anderson to play in switchy lineups alongside LeBron James could help the Lakers get by while Anthony Davis is injured.

Potential Lakers Trade Partner: Charlotte Hornets

After displaying their wares in Los Angeles last Friday night, the NBA’s second-worst team could be closer than ever to setting off the pre-deadline fire sale.

The Lakers have been historically bad in the clutch this season

In an almost impossible way, the Lakers have been not just the worst team in the league in the clutch but on pace to be one of the worst ever.

Thomas Bryant and the way back

Despite his team’s disappointing season, the young center is making up for lost time and is back doing what he loves most.

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