Blogs

  • Keep calm and trust Mitch Kupchak

    By Adrian Spinelli on July 30, 2014
    OK, Laker fans… Sure this off-season hasn’t been eye-popping, but the time has come to accept the fact that the Lakers are in a rebuilding phase. And while this is something we’re not used to in Lakerland, rest assured the man leading the charge has proven time and time again that he’s a top quality assessor of budding talent. Let’s […]
  • Is there a state of emergency in Lakerland?

    By Tierre Cabbell on July 21, 2014
    *trumpets* “What you want me to do, I’m sorry! (Jay-Z voice).” - The Buss Siblings I’ve been preserving optimism in Jeanie and Jim Buss since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away last February. Even with a few questionable decisions (offering Kobe Bryant a $48.5 million extension before returning from Achilles surgery, wasting time chasing Carmelo Anthony this summer), I haven’t strayed away […]
  • Six reasons Carlos Boozer to the Lakers makes sense

    By Ross Pickering on July 17, 2014
    Most fans of the Los Angeles Lakers were surprised and confused on Thursday night when it was revealed that Carlos Boozer would be heading to Hollywood. After being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls earlier in the week, the purple and gold put in a blind bid of $3.25 million to win the veteran’s services. However, despite landing a former All-Star […]
  • Free Agency: Why the Los Angeles Lakers should sign Isaiah Thomas

    By Tierre Cabbell on July 9, 2014
    Everybody knows that I’m a huge Laker fan. I could easily mention that they should have drafted him in the first place (remember, the Lakers took Darius Morris ahead of him), and end the piece with that. But I won’t take the easy way out. The Lakers signing Isaiah Thomas makes sense for both sides. It’s common knowledge that Thomas […]
  • The Lakers need to mellow on Melo

    By Yaseen Manan on July 8, 2014
    As the July 10th motarium approaches in the NBA, free agents are waiting to sign new contracts with their existing teams or a new team. The NBA will have set a salary cap and luxury tax threshold and the free agency frenzy will slowly come to an end. Part of that frenzy is caused by the potential break up of […]
  • Why Carmelo Anthony fits in Los Angeles

    By Joey Rudin on July 3, 2014
    Today, Carmelo Anthony meets with the Lakers.  When I first heard the rumors of ‘Melo possibly coming to the Lakers, I laughed. “That’s so stupid! Why would they want two volume shooters on a team?” I said. The tandem of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant comes to mind. Their struggles over who gets the clutch shots, and who the real first option […]
  • Julius Randle needs to be a Laker

    By Andrew Ross on June 26, 2014
    Once Lakers fans realized that they only thing their 2013-14 team would be competing for was ping pong balls, they quickly went all-in on the “Embrace the Tank” approach. However, players are not fans. During the team’s last couple of games, players like Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill weren’t worried about who would be carrying the franchise 10 […]
  • Lakers free agency targets for 2014 and beyond

    By Tierre Cabbell on June 14, 2014
    Let’s face it, the past two seasons couldn’t have been any more depressing for me and my fellow Laker fans. Many causes of which give the Laker faithful reason to look forward to the future.  Filling out the majority of this year’s team with one-year contracts (in addition to several expiring contracts) gives the Lakers the opportunity to take a […]
  • Could Lakers trade seventh pick and Steve Nash for Thaddeus Young and tenth pick?

    By Ross Pickering on June 11, 2014
    With the NBA Draft just over two weeks away, the Los Angeles Lakers are sure to be exploring their options when it comes to their seventh overall pick. One option, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford, could involve the Lakers trading down to the tenth pick, which is currently owned by the Philadelphia 76ers, in order to land talented 25-year-old forward […]
  • Lakers faced with many options as NBA Draft approaches

    By Lucas Talbot on June 6, 2014
    For the right offer, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is open to the possibility of trading the team’s lottery pick (seventh overall) and also is open to dealing for more draft picks later in the first round of this year’s draft. With the NBA Lottery over and done with, the real Lakers offseason now begins. Overall, the Lakers have a decent […]