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MITCH KUPCHAK RUMORS

It Shouldn’t be Surprising NBA Stars are Ignoring the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers draft pick D’Angelo Russell, right, and general manager Mitch Kupchak pose for photos during a news conference, Monday, June 29, 2015, in El Segundo, Calif. Russell, the No. 2 NBA draft pick, was joined by fellow draftees Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Don’t get it twisted, this is not an excuse to bash the Los...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Lakers undecided between Okafor, Russell

As the countdown to the 2015 NBA Draft continues, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to be a wild card team whose No. 2 pick continues to be the talk of pre-draft chatter. If one were to ask Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, GM Mitch Kupchak drafting center Jahlil Okafor is all but a certainty. Lakers leaning toward taking Jahlil Okafor in tonight's draft, The Times has learned...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: A chance at the “ultimate” three

Pandemonium has officially hit the NBA with Lebron James’ decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. The front offices of all 32 NBA teams are driving themselves insane trying to figure out how to lure the King out of South Beach and lead them to an NBA championship. The July 1st free agency period with future Hall of Fame franchise players Carmelo Anthony, Kevin...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Final 2014 Lakers mock draft

The Los Angeles Lakers first major decision of the offseason looms ahead as the 2014 NBA draft kicks off June 26th. Mitch Kupchak and the Buss family have decided to wait until after the draft to select their new coach, which leaves the team in an interesting predicament with the 7thpick. There are rumors swirling that the team is shopping the pick with Steve Nash’s expiring contract...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak admits draft lottery may determine kind of coach team hires

The NBA’s Draft Lottery on May 20th could turn out to be a pretty important day in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise: Not only could the purple and gold find themselves being catapulted into the top three of June’s 26th draft, but they could also end up hiring their new head coach based on their upcoming selection. In an interview with Mike Trudell from Lakers.com...
Via Lakerholicz.com
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Roy Williams as the next head coach?

Roy Williams (Photo Credit: Gerry Broome A/P) As if the potential list of coaches for the Los Angeles Lakers vacant coaching position wasn’t long enough, another name has been added to the list– Roy Williams. Roy Williams is currently the head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. He has held that role since 2003. Prior to coaching the Tar Heels, Williams was the...
Via isportsweb.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak says team will determine Mike D’Antoni’s future “in the near future”

So, will Mike D’Antoni stay or will he go? While many fans of the Los Angeles Lakers would like to see the coach fired as soon as possible, Mitch Kupchak indicated during his exit interview on Friday that the team would allow some time to pass before they meet with D’Antoni to determine his future with the franchise. “Mike [D’Antoni] mentioned that he’s going to go out...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak named best negotiator in NBA by Houston Rockets general manager

At a time when some Laker fans are losing faith in general manager Mitch Kupchak, hearing his name being mentioned as one of the top negotiators in the league by a rival executive should serve as a decent confidence booster. While there are a great deal of fans who still appreciate Kupchak and have faith in his ability as a GM, there are some fans who have become concerned with his...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak reiterates that Lakers may not use all available cap space this summer

Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to spend it. That’s how the Los Angeles Lakers are thinking right now. The purple and gold are set to have the most cap space they’ve had in decades in just a few months’ time, yet that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll use it all up at once. “I don’t think that we’ll use our cap money to patch together a team for...
Via Lakerholicz.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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