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  1. Has the Dwight Howard calculus changed for the Lakers?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As the Dwight Howard saga rages on, one thing has gone from pretty much obvious to abundantly so: Howard wants to go to Brooklyn, and only Brooklyn. So with that in mind, are the Lakers in better shape now to bring him to Los Angeles? Very poss...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  2. Ramon Sessions will become a free agent

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The list of players under contract with the Lakers is a little smaller. As ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin reports, point guard Ramon Sessions , has declined to exercise his player option for next season, worth $4.55 million, and will instead become an unres...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  3. The trade deadeline cometh: Three basic choices for the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    What's been circled for months with a giant Sharpie on a giant calendar is finally here, more or less. Thursday marks this season's NBA trade deadline. That's March 15 (beware!) to you and me. It's a huge day for the Lakers, not just in how it sh...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  4. Pau Gasol still unsure of his future in Los Angeles

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's been a couple months since the failed mega deal that would have sent Pau Gasol to Houston, bringing Chris Paul to L.A. (wearing purple and gold, specifically) in return. But just because David Stern put the kibosh on that deal doesn't mean the e...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  5. Daydreaming about D-Will

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dwight Howard is, and will continue to be the superstar most heavily rumored to land in L.A.. Still, as's Ramona Shelburne notes, it's worth keeping New Jersey's Deron Williams on the radar: "While the Lakers had extended conversations wi...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  6. Stein: Sources say Odom, Besiktas have agreement

    Brian Kamenetzky

    They couldn't tempt Kobe Bryant, but as's Marc Stein reports, the Turkish club Besiktas appears to have landed a different Laker to pair with Deron Williams. Lamar Odom, sources say, has agreed to play with the Istanbul-based squad: "Final...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  7. Lamar Odom to Besiktas?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Because Besiktas apparently gives out contract offers like Gideons do bibles, I wouldn't be surprised if half of you reading this have a deal on the table to join the Turkish hoops squad. Evan Gole/NBAE/Getty Images A little warm up time over...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  8. Kobe Bryant shoots down the Besik-talks, but not of playing overs...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Short of the proverbial offer he can't refuse -- huge money version, as opposed to something from The Godfather -- for Kobe Bryant to suit up for Besiktas in Turkey, not exactly the most esteemed of European clubs, seemed a long shot. Still, talk per...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  9. Turkish officials claim they've spoken to Kobe's peeps

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Basically, says the report, officials for Besiktas in Turkey say Camp Kobe is waiting for an offer to join Deron Williams should the lockout extend into the NBA season. From there, I suppose conversations can begin. The Turkish club, however, would n...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  10. Monday afternoon quarterback: To foul or not to foul?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lost in some of the hullabaloo surrounding the incredibly exciting final three minutes of Saturday's Game 3 win in Utah was how the Lakers handled one of basketball's great tactical quandaries: Up by three and in the penalty with only a few seconds l...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  11. Great game, greater finish: Lakers knock off Utah in Game 3 (vide...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Saturday's 111-110 Game 3 win for the Lakers in Salt Lake City contained some elements featured prominently in the pre-tip script. For example, with 35 points, including two clutch jumpers down the stretch, and seven assists, Kobe Bryant was outstand...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  12. Lakers 111, Jazz 110: One moment

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If the hand of Wes Matthews is angled an eighth of an inch in another direction, perhaps his buzzer beating tip of a Deron Williams miss drops through the net rather than off the side of the rim, and the story is different. Perhaps we're chastising R...

    Blog | May 08, 2010
  13. Sunshine Days: Things are looking up for the Lakers in the playof...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "The perfect," Voltaire once wrote (or maybe said, then wrote- I wasn't there), "is the enemy of the good." Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images There have been some hiccups, but overall whatever they're saying in the huddle before games is workin...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  14. Lakers take Game 2: The reactions

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The bigs were gigantic in L.A.'s Game 2 win over the Jazz Tuesday night, as Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom combined for 50 points (on 18-of-24 shooting), 44 rebounds, and nine blocks. That's a season's worth of work for Kyrylo Fesenko and Ko...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  15. Lakers 104, Utah 99: One moment... and beyond (postgame analysis ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If it feels like every year features the K Bros talking Lakers-Jazz playoffs, that's only because we do. It's the NBA's version of "Groundhog Day," starring Phil Jackson as "Phil Connors" and Jerry Sloan as one seriously dour "Ned Ryerson." M...

    Blog | May 02, 2010
  16. Lakers vs. Utah: Three names to watch

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We all know the big, important names for the series: Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and so on. Lakers fans have seen so much of the Jazz over the last few postseasons there's a possibility five of them selected a...

    Blog | May 02, 2010