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Jared Dudley: ‘Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe’

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley gave an honest opinion about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers when he made an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show. “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” said Dudley. “He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that...
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Lakers reportedly checking out '50-60 players' in anticipation of the draft

Things are pretty simple for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft, right? General manager Mitch Kupchak just has to wait for the Minnesota Timberwolves to pick either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony towns, and then he passes the word on to Adam Silver that the Lakers are taking the other one. Easy. In the words of a different sport's most enthusiastic analyst: "Not so fast...
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Mitch Kupchak talks about Lakers chances of trading No. 2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the 20125 NBA Draft, and plan on keeping the selection. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was asked Tuesday during the first day of predraft workouts if he’s considered trading the second overall pick. “Nothing’s really taking place in that regard,” said Kupchak. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: 'It looks like Julius Randle has recovered completely'

Oh, how different the Los Angeles Lakers' season might have been were it not for the injury to rookie Julius Randle. That's not to say things might have worked out better; the Lakers undoubtedly would have won a few more games, but that would in turn have meant lowered chances of snagging the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. And Randle's presence probably wasn't going to...
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Lakers GM: We don't have time to 'slowly build through draft'

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a pretty nice place in the 2015 NBA Draft. With the second overall pick, they'll likely have their choice of whichever of Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns isn't selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. If the Lakers want to think outside the box and draft D'Angelo Russell or Emmanuel Mudiay, that will probably be on the table, too.No matter whom the...
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Kupchak: Lakers Don't Have Time To Slowly Build Through Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers expect to keep the second overall pick, but their rebuilding project will likely involve pursuing free agents this summer and next. "We don’t have …. the time to methodically and slowly build through the draft," said Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers almost certainly won't have their own first round pick in 2016, though this year they have their own pick at No...
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Mitch Kupchak: Kobe says next season will be his last

GM Mitch Kupchak confirmed on Thursday what has been reported for quite a while: next season will be the last of Kobe Bryant’s career. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said Thursday in a radio appearance with SiriusXM NBA Radio. Kobe is scheduled to make $25 million in the final season...Read More
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Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next season will be his last

Los Angels Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak indicated on Thursday during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio that Kobe Bryant has intimated that the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last go-round before he strolls off into the sunset. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said, via an ESPN report. Bryant...Read More The post Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next...
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WATCH: Mitch Kupchak Pops Bottles After Lakers Win Second Overall Pick

The entire Lakers organization breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday night. Going into the lottery, there was a 17.2 percent chance that the Lakers would end the night without their pick. Thanks to a 2012 sign-and-trade deal for Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns (who traded the pick to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this season) the Lakers would have to give up their 2015 first-round...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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