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Highlights of Mitch Kupchak’s Annual Pre-Season Press Conference

On Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak held his annual pre-season press conference in which he discussed the state of the team, his outlook for the future, and any additional information regarding the Lakers. Being an executive of one of the NBA’s premier franchises comes with the added pressure of winning, and Kupchak was put under the microscope...

Kupchak: Lakers support Scott if he decides to play veterans over youth

Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott has a difficult decision to make this season: Should he value winning at all costs or developing the team's youth?In an ideal world, the two go hand in hand. But that might not be the case this season. The Lakers' roster has conflicting interests.Kobe Bryant, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass are in win-now mode. The veterans are either in...
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Phil Jackson: Kobe might play for team other than Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is entering his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers and many have assumed based on reports that the legendary player will retire after the year. Not so fast, my friends. Speaking with the media on Friday, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson told reporters that he doesn’t think Kobe will retire yet. What’s more is that he thinks Kobe might play for...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
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July 24, 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...
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...
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
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...
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...
April 20, 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...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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