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The summer of 2014 should be a big one for the Los Angeles Lakers. For the first time in decades, the team will have heaps of cap space to spend during free agency or in trades. However, they may use a large amount of that to re-sign some of their current players too. During a recent radio interview with Colin Cowherd, general manager Mitch Kupchak revealed that he was not only hoping to re-sign Kobe Bryant next summer, but he’s also looking to bring back Pau Gasol: We’re in a cycle. We’re hopeful that in a year from now we’ll have enough flexibility. We’re hopeful that Pau and Kobe can continue to play and we’ll have options to rebuild the team. Re-signing Bryant is a no-brainer, but Gasol has been a bit more of a question mark, especially with the Lakers’ attempts to trade to him over the past few years. However, if Gasol can stay healthy and is willing to re-sign for a reasonable amount, then it would make sense to retain the services of the talented Spaniard. Steve Nash and Robe...

OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Xavier Henry

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed swingman Xavier Henry, according to the team’s official website: The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Henry, a three-year NBA veteran, appeared in 50 games (2 starts) last season with the...

Mitch Kupchak says he has “complete confidence” in Jim and Jeanie Buss

When something goes right for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak gets all the credit and when something goes wrong, Jim Buss gets all the blame. And Jeanie Buss? Many fans want her to replace her brother and work alongside Kupchak. That’s the way things work these days in Lakerland. Many on the outside are worried about the future direction of the franchise seeing as the man...

Lakers don’t expect Ryan Kelly to be ready for training camp

Last season was full of injury updates for the Los Angeles Lakers. Hopefully next season won’t be the same, though it seems that one of the team’s rookies won’t be healthy heading into this year’s training camp. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN Los Angeles, the Lakers don’t expect second-round pick Ryan Kelly to be ready to play when training camp gets underway later...

Gary Payton: Kobe Bryant is still the best player in the NBA

Over the weekend, legendary point guard Gary Payton was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame. As he joined the greats of the past in basketball immortality, he also had something to say about current affairs in the NBA. According to Lakers Nation, Payton gave his thoughts on some of today’s players and thinks that Kobe Bryant is still the best player in the NBA: “[...] Kobe...

Lakers Rumors: Lakers not currently interested in Michael Beasley

There are many pros and cons when it comes to signing Michael Beasley; it seems that the Los Angeles Lakers feel the bad outweighs the good, though – at least right now. According to a tweet from Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers aren’t currently interested in the services of the troubled free agent forward: For now, Lakers do not have interest in Michael Beasley, I hear.— Ramona...

Jordan Farmar says chance to play for D’Antoni helped his decision to return to the Lakers

Jordan Farmar was a member of two championship teams in four seasons during his first tour of duty with the Lakers albeit in a reserve role. He clashed with Phil Jackson at times and felt constrained by what he was expected to do within the Triangle offense. Farmar always felt like he was capable of contributing so much more and he should get that opportunity under Mike D’Antoni...

Julius Erving names three Lakers in his top five all-time list

Through the years, some of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball have worn the purple and gold uniform. Julius “Dr. J” Erving, a legend in his own right, recently listed his top five all-time NBA players – a list which included three former Lakers. According to the Los Angeles Times, Dr. J thinks former Lakers Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West are all...
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