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  1. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 2013-14 schedule release

    Dave McMenamin

    The NBA's 2013-14 season schedule was released Tuesday afternoon and there are plenty of intriguing games for Los Angeles Lakers fans to circle on their calendars (or enter reminders in their smart phones). Here's a quick breakdown: THE START ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  2. What are the Lakers' options?

    Dave McMenamin

    The prevailing thought surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason is that they are at the mercy of Dwight Howard's decision to stay or go. That may be true, but there are many more decisions for general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  3. Pau Gasol on charities, Olympics, Dwight

    Dave McMenamin

    The term "offseason" seems like a bit of a farce when you consider what forward Pau Gasol has been up to since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs in May. From visiting hospitals in L.A., to adding another silver medal to his collection in L...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  4. Q&A: Pau on charitable efforts, Olympics, Dwight and more

    Dave McMenamin

    The term "offseason" seems like a bit of a farce when you consider what forward Pau Gasol has been up to since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs in May. From visiting hospitals in L.A., to adding another silver medal to his collection in L...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  5. 2011-12 Lakers Report Card: Kobe Bryant

    Dave McMenamin

    The paradox that is Kobe Bryant was on full display during the 2011-12 season. Should he be celebrated for the second-highest scoring average in the league as a 33-year-old playing in his 16th NBA season? Or should he be criticized for shooting...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  6. 2011-12 Report Card: Steve Blake

    Dave McMenamin

    Any analysis of Steve Blake's season should begin with first following the money. Blake's $4 million salary was the highest of any of the Lakers' bench players and yet there were times when he was outperformed by rookie guard Andrew Goudelock, a seco...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  7. Blake a Lakers legend for one night

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Close-out games in a playoff series have a way of turning paupers into princes overnight. There was the 37-year-old Steve Kerr, playing in his 15th and final season for the San Antonio Spurs when he came off the bench to hit all of ...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  8. Mike Brown "applauds" lobbying by George Karl

    Dave McMenamin

    Denver coach George Karl used his press conference following the Nuggets' 103-88 loss to try to get into the referees heads and gain more favorable officiating in Game 2. "(Andrew Bynum) was playing nice illegal defense," Karl said after Bynum ti...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  9. Derek Fisher pregame Q and A

    Dave McMenamin

    Derek Fisher answered questions from the Los Angeles media for the first time since being traded before the Lakers played the Thunder on Thursday. The following is a full transcript: Q: How strange are your emotions tonight? Fisher: "My emotion...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  10. Lakers trade deadline: How it went down

    Dave McMenamin

    While Los Angeles Lakers fans' sentimentality certainly took a hit on Thursday with the trade that sent beloved franchise figure Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets, from a pure basketball analysis there is no questioning that the Lakers improved. ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 97, Celtics 94

    Dave McMenamin

    The Lakers came into Sunday's showdown having lost two of their past three games, and the Celtics were just one game removed from an embarrassing 32-point loss to Philadelphia, but these two veteran teams cast their win-loss records aside for the day...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  12. Goudelock: 'I think I'm just as good as everybody in that draft'

    Dave McMenamin

    It was one thing for Lakers second-round draft pick Andrew Goudelock to draw comparisons to Nick Van Exel, a high-scoring yet low-to-the-ground guard (Van Exel is 6-1, Goudelock is listed generously at 6-3) second-round steal the Lakers acquired with...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  13. The McTen: Another late-game collapse

    Dave McMenamin

    Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers' 99-90 road loss against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday ... 1 The Lakers led 90-88 with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter on Sunday before Denver went on an 11-0 run to finish th...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  14. Goudelock is early roster rotation winner; Kapono, Barnes the ear...

    Dave McMenamin

    Up until the point in the game where Kobe Bryant turned the ball over with less than 20 seconds to go rather than waiting for a Chicago foul, the most shocking sight of the Lakers' season opening loss to the Bulls on Sunday was Bryant being subbed ou...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  15. The McTen: How about that Morris?

    Dave McMenamin

    Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers' 114-95 preseason loss against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday ... 1 There wasn't much for Mike Brown to smile about after the Lakers trailed by as many as 27 en route to a 1...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  16. Bench balance and strength will be key for Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    Metta World Peace had the least productive campaign of his 12-year career last season, averaging career lows in points per game (8.5), rebounds per game (3.3) and shooting percentage (39.7). Lamar Odom had one of the best seasons of this career la...

    Blog | December 18, 2011