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  1. Lakers vs. Timberwolves: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Apparently, there's a provision in the new collective bargaining agreement mandating the Lakers and Timberwolves play once a week in seasons taking place during a leap year. Thus, the third meeting since Feb. 29. But despite Minnesota standing pat at...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  2. The Forum: Are the Lakers in decline?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The direction of the Lakers is being questioned by everyone from fans to media to Kobe Bean Bryant himself. Whether because of the new CBA less friendly to high-spending franchises, Lamar Odom's abrupt trade or Jim Buss' increasing power, there's a n...

    Blog | December 17, 2011
  3. Arron Afflalo philosophical on the lockout

    Andy Kamenetzky

    A few days ago, I interviewed Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo as part of the "L.A. in my Game" series. (The discussion will be posted later this week.) While I had the Bruin standout on the phone, I asked for his take on recent comments from former NHL/D...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  4. Chat Transcript

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Wanna know the precise date the lockout will end? Well, so do I. Can't help ya. However, today's discussion did offer thoughts on the likelihood of Dwight Howard landing in L.A., #NBArank, and the best Laker for doing battle against zombies. Plus,...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  5. Thoughts on Derek Fisher, candidness and the lockout PR battle

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As I mentioned on last week's edition of The Forum, based on the general feedback in our chats, via Twitter and on this very blog, fans are equally sick of players and owners when it comes to the lockout. At an event Thursday in Santa Monica attended...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  6. Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter, Mo Evans and others at the players me...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Here are the talkies from Friday's players meeting at the Beverly Hilton. I'm going to post some additional thoughts later, but for the time being, here is a quick rundown. Washington Wizards big man JaVale McGee left the meeting early for unspeci...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  7. Some lockout numbers for the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With the first two weeks of the 2012 season now officially in the wind, here are some numbers reflecting the damage and what the Lakers and Lakers fans will be missing: Total lost salaries for each Laker still under contract, along with career ear...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. Numb to the lockout

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Monday's labor negotiations between the players and owners ran so deep into the New York night, they actually bled into my west coast evening as well. After much time spent waiting with one eye on Twitter updates and the other on the Cardinals-Brewer...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  9. Monday meeting between players and league canceled

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Considering Monday was also the deadline for a deal before the opening two weeks of the schedule are toast, this development ain't good news. ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard is reporting a sitdown was floated for Monday, but that idea went sou...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  10. Amnesty odds for the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    At some point, there will be basketball and a new CBA governing the game's economics. It's been widely speculated the new deal will include an "amnesty" clause, allowing each team to cut one undesirable contract. The player would still get his money,...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  11. NBA officially cancels the preseason, the opening two weeks in je...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Not the news hoped for at the end of Tuesday's meetings in New York, but also not terribly shocking. Even those optimistic about a reasonably normal 2012 season figured the preseason would be toast. Certain things were simply destined to be sacrifice...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  12. The Forum: NBA stars and lockout negotiations

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Triangle is no more. Behold The Forum!!! It's a brand new title -- Phil Jackson is not walking through that door, after all -- but the presentation and cast of characters remains the same. Unfortunately, the show also continues to revolve arou...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. Chat transcript

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It's the gabfest that keeps on giving! Talking points included the ramifications of Kobe Bryant playing in Italy during the lockout, players worthy of a trade involving Lamar Odom or Andrew Bynum, and which Laker would be cut if the new CBA includes ...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  14. Podkast w/Sam Amick: Labor negotiations, Derek Fisher, Nicolas Ca...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    You want your lockout update? We got your lockout update! SI.com scribe Sam Amick has provided some of the best CBA coverage around this offseason, and was kind enough to spare us some time. Among the talking points: PODCAST Andy and ...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  15. Chat transcript!

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The upcoming NBA remains in limbo, but the chat keeps chugging along as strong as ever. That's just how we roll here at the Land O' Lakers blog. Talking points from today's session included players potentially acquired via trade or free agency, th...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  16. New Podkast w/Henry Abbott: Kobe's career, the CBA, Ron's name an...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant turned 33 almost a week ago, but for a player of his magnitude, we'll extend the celebration. Heck True Hoop's Henry Abbott, he of the "King of the Kobe haters" reputation, to not only popped by, but sang The Mamba's praises. Amazing, hu...

    Blog | August 27, 2011