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Lucky number 2

The past couple of season have been grueling for the Lakers and their fans. All eyes were on the NBA draft lottery last night. If somehow the Lakers kept their pick, it would steer them forward in the right direction acquiring another young talent. If the Lakers fell anywhere outside the 5th pick, they would lose it and it would go to Philadelphia. The Lakers were predicted to be in the…

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Draft Lottery Provides Hope for Lakers Fans

After two years of disappointment, Lakers fans finally had something to smile about at the draft lottery last night. As Deputy Commissioner, Mark Tatum announced the order from 14 up to 1, the lottery held to form until the 4th pick. The only team to move down in the lottery last night, the New York Knicks dropped two spots from 2nd to 4th. Essentially swapping with the Lakers who ended…

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L.A. Swap

Up until the past couple of seasons, the Lakers have enjoyed being the dominant NBA power in the city of Angels. For almost the Clippers’ entire tenure in LA, they have been forced to look up to one of the most historic and successful organizations in not only the NBA but in all of sports.  From producing legends such as Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamerlain, to multiple back to back…

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The significance of tomorrow’s NBA draft lottery

Tomorrow could be a big day for the Los Angeles Lakers if they can secure a top five pick in the draft lottery. The team needs help in just about every position. If they do secure a top five pick, I believe that the team might very well go after a point guard. You’re probably asking yourself why would they do that if Jordan Clarkson can fill that role? Clarkson…

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Outlook of the future

It was no surprise that most did not pick the Lakers to make the playoffs this season. Many have questioned the moves of the front office. Especially coaching hires, and the players being sought after. Lakers do have a plan in mind, but for most fans, building championship teams in Los Angeles should in essence come faster. Unfortunately, the reality is, it takes time to build a team that can…

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Lakers 2015-2016 Preseason schedule announced

The Lakers 2015-2016 preseason schedule has been released by the Lakers. It’s going to be interesting to see what players will be donning the purple and gold once the preseason starts. The Lakers have a possible top five draft pick this summer along with the 27th and 34th picks, and with Julius Randle set to be back, you might catch a glimpse of the Lakers future with these youngsters. Here…

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Hometown kid for the Lakers

The NBA draft is still over a month away but with the draft lottery coming up next week, Draft chatter has imploded with rumors and predictions on all media platforms. From fans speaking out on twitter, to daily mock drafts being chalked up; the NBA world is buzzing with excitement to see where the class of 2015 lands. This enthusiasm has not fallen short on the Los Angeles Lakers franchise that have…

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Another possible prospect for the Lakers is Justise Winslow

With the NBA draft combine set to begin on court activities today, another possible prospect the Lakers could look at is Duke forward Justise Winslow. The forward from Duke University averaged 12.6 ppg, 2.1 ast, and 6.5 rpg. Winslow has great athleticsm and can rebound the ball very well. He was one of the key components in Dukes’ run to the national championship. At 6′ 6″, Winslow isn’t the tallest…

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Upcoming NBA Draft Combine

Its that time of year again where NBA prospects will showcase their talent and skills in the 2015 NBA Draft Combine. There will be plenty of scouts looking at players that could possibly change their fortunes. Amongst those scouts will be coming from the Lakers camp. With a possible 4th pick in the NBA draft, the Lakers once again find themselves in a position to get good young talent. There…

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The curse of the point

Looking at the historic franchise of the Lakers today, one might scratch their head in confusion.  Boy how the mighty have fallen… but how?  How did arguably one of the most dominant NBA teams in recent history go from back to back champions to debating purposely losing games in order to ensure a high draft pick? I take you back to a fated day in 2011 when then NBA commissioner…

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Why Willie “Trill” Cauley-Stein should be a Laker, and the importance of rim protectors.

If you watched the Utah Jazz after the trade deadline this year, then you know what kind of impact a lockdown paint defender can have on a team. This was the case for the Jazz and Rudy Gobert — aptly nicknamed “The Stifle Tower”. After the Jazz traded away Enes Kanter at the trade deadline, Rudy Gobert emerged as a force in the paint. He finished the year 4th in…

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By the Numbers — The Draft Lottery, Will The Lakers Keep Their Pick?

    So it’s May. The playoffs are great and everything, but for Lakers fans they just don’t have the same feeling when the Lakers aren’t participating. While Golden State cruises past foe after foe, us Laker fans are just sitting here – hoping the Clippers and Rockets both lose somehow – and waiting for May 19th, the draft lottery. As you probably know by now, we finished with the…

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