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Photo Credit: Steve McCrankThis may come as news to many Laker fans, and it may have been expected by some as well, but GM Mitch Kupchak says he has no plans of making any big trades before the trade deadline this season. Mitch was interviewed this morning and crushed any trade rumors that had been circulating by saying this:“We will not make a trade,” said Kupchak. “We will not trade Dwight Howard. We have no intention of making a trade. It’s unlikely that we’ll make any trade with any of our principal players. To make another change at this time of the year behind the eight-ball like we are, I think that would make it more difficult. The talent is there. We have to find our way.”Kupchak clearly believes we have the coach and personel be a successful team and make it to the playoffs by season end. Howard is in the final year of his contract and Lakers fans everywhere are hoping he signs with us long term before he leaves for free agency at the end of the season. With the Lakers on a bit of a win streak and having won 5 of their last 6 games Mitch doesn’t want to make any drastic changes to mess up what seems to be clicking right now. More about Kucpchak and his interview can be read here.Kupchak later went on to say that he supports D’Antoni and is happy with the progress so far:“We’re very happy with Mike D’Antoni,” Kupchak said. “I think when he took the job I think he thought Nash [fractured left leg] might be out a week or two. Not two months. Getting everybody on the same page took a little longer than expected. Not to say it’s been smooth sailing, that’s for sure.”It seems that everyone is safe for now and The Lakers don’t have any big trades looming. Let’s hope The Lakers’ recent play continues and Lakers fans everywhere won’t be wishing by the end of the season that Mitch had made another blockbuster trade.The post Kupchak: No Trades in Lakers’ Immediate Future appeared first on Laker Nation.
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The Lakers plan on attempting to reach the playoffs without trading away any of their core players, including Dwight Howard.
The Los Angeles Lakers were already going to be without Dwight Howard Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. Now, they'll be without Metta World Peace, who will be serving a one-game suspension for Malice in the Palace II.
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Dwight on his current health:
“With my back, you know, it’s not all the way there. 75 percent. And my shoulder is day-to...
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He has seen the Lakers lose way too many games for their pedigree and still thinks they're the NBA's top team. He's unshakable and he knows it.
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As great as athletes are, Father Time is undefeated. Kobe Bryant is 34 years old, 17 years in the NBA, and has logged over 40,000 minutes on the hardwood. As great as Kobe is, he has made it clear that his time in the league is coming to a close. With just one more [...]
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The way Pau Gasol has been playing lately, he might be too valuable for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade him. Starting once again at center in place of injured All-Star Dwight Howard, Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons, 98-97, at The Palace on Sunday. The Lakers (22-26) gave away an 18-point, second-half lead...
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This season has been a year of tribulation for the Lakers (22-26) and it doesn't look like it's stopping anytime soon. Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace will miss tonight's season series finale against the Brooklyn Nets (28-19), the team's 4th stop in this seemingly never-ending road trip.
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