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  1. The Lakers can sign Derek Fisher, they just shouldn't

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mark Stein delivered the news Tuesday afternoon. The original assumption, that CBA rules prevented Derek Fisher's return to the Lakers until March 15, turns out not to be true. Because Fisher was bought out by the Houston Rockets following last ye...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  2. Four "What ifs?" for the Lakers and the draft

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Back in the olden days, when the Lakers were the West's dominant franchise and the CBA didn't exist to stunt the franchise's championship dreams, the NBA draft was fun, but ultimately a night belonging to the league's weaker sisters. "Look at thos...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  3. 2011-12 Report Card: Pau Gasol

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Harry How/Getty Images If only the rest of Pau Gasol's 2011-12 season was this easy. It wasn't exactly the start to the 2011-12 season Pau Gasol had in mind. The ink hadn't yet dried on the new collective bargaining agreement between players and...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  4. Derek Fisher: Lakers fans will come back

    Brian Kamenetzky

    At the end of his media time this evening, following plenty of questions about the CP3 deal, CBA negotiations, and more, Derek Fisher said the following when asked what he'd say to Lakers fans following the lockout, and if he had any concerns fans wo...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  5. The Lakers and free agency: A look at skill sets

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sometimes only certain players can adequately answer a team's "Help Wanted" ad. The Lakers, for example, don't have an amorphous need for someone with good handle and passing skills, but a genuine need to upgrade at point guard, which can only be ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  6. Sources: Lakers want both Howard and Paul

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers have always thought big, something apparently not changing in the face of a new CBA. Via ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Reportedly, if the Lakers had their way the only time Chris Paul and Dwight Ho...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  7. How the new CBA impacts the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With labor peace having (tentatively) arrived we can now, mercifully, start looking at actual basketball issues like roster construction. Over the weekend, we noted those areas in which the Lakers need to improve, and as more details of the new (tent...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  8. The NBPA raises the ante on the NBA: Thoughts from the room

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As far as CBA stakeouts go, my first was pretty short. Only about two-and-a-half hours in the dim, maroon-hued lobby of the Westin Times Square. That should have been my first sign Monday wasn't going to end well for NBA fans. Still, like many fol...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  9. Big Wednesday: A few CBA thoughts

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For a while, we've known under a new CBA some of the historical advantages enjoyed by the Lakers -- namely the ability to generate revenues and spend at very high levels -- would be mitigated. They'll be sharing more other franchises, and will find s...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. The land that forgot the lockout

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm on the Lakers beat in a city where Lakers basketball dominates the sports landscape at a website that covers the Lakers and on a radio station holding the broadcast rights to Lakers games. Greg M. Cooper/US Presswire They care about many ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  11. Owners and players will meet Sunday

    Brian Kamenetzky

    You don't need to be Vegas' sharpest sharp to understand the odds of saving an on-time start to the 2011-12 campaign are lean. Players and owners have an enormous amount of ground to cover even beyond debates over revenue splits to hammer out a new C...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  12. Drew-Goodman II is a consolation prize

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Fans entering the Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State for the Drew/Goodman rematch Sunday night will view high-end talent playing with real playground freedom. Unencumbered by the structure of a typical NBA game (and by structure, I mean defense) play...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  13. The Forum: How would the Lakers use an amnesty provision?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The last time this whole CBA thing went down, one of the more interesting aspects of the deal was a one-time "amnesty" provision -- otherwise known as the "Allan Houston Rule"-- allowing teams to remove one player and his salary from their roster. Th...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  14. PodKast with Bomani Jones: Kobe-to-Italy, stars and the CBA, Nic ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    ***CLICK HERE TO LISTEN*** The league is still in lockout mode, but we're still punching the clock. This week, Andy and I welcome Bomani Jones, host of The Evening Jones and frequent guest of ours, along with just about everything ESPN puts on tel...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Know your NBA owners: Where Dr. Buss fits in

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Save Mark Cuban, aside from the most dedicated enthusiasts getting their Herb Kohl fix on C-SPAN, NBA fans generally don't see much of NBA owners. But while their low profile collectively lends to a sense of sameness, this group of 30 men (31, I supp...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  16. Derek Fisher to skip Impact Basketball League

    Brian Kamenetzky

    ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin has the news: "Despite being listed on one of the rosters for the Impact Basketball Academy's "Competitive Training Series" that is set to begin Monday in Las Vegas, [Derek] Fisher will not be able to participate because of h...

    Blog | September 12, 2011