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  1. Jodie Meeks and free-agent musical chairs

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers have made a couple of things clear in regards to filling out the roster: 1) They would like to find one more player, preferably on the wing or in the backcourt. 2) They will not be using their mini-mid level exception to make it happ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  2. Antawn Jamison: Grateful to be with the Lakers (video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Wednesday afternoon in El Segundo, Antawn Jamison put pen to legally dense paper and officially became a Laker. Fair to say he was very pleased to have done so. Reinforcing nearly ubiquitous reports about the quality of his character and solid inf...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  3. Midsummer update: How many needs have the Lakers filled?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Early last month, I looked at some pressing needs for the Lakers heading into the summer's draft/free-agency period, noting similarities to the list from the summer of 2011. Now the collegians and internationals have all been selected. Players, inclu...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. Source: Jordan Hill to re-sign with the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent PF/C Jordan Hill on a deal that will keep him in Los Angeles. Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Jordan Hill gives the Lakers athleticism and energy off the bench. Hill gets two years, and jus...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  5. Source: Lakers interested in Jamison, O'Neal, Brand

    Brian Kamenetzky

    ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin has the news here. The Lakers, says the report, are kicking the tires on a few of the backup bigs available, while continuing contact with their own free agent, Jordan Hill. On the radar include vets Antawn Jamison, Elton ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  6. What now for the Lakers?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "Hey Mitch, hey Jim. So the Steve Nash thing was sweet. Great move. But seriously, it's so last week. Literally. It's Tuesday morning. What have you done for us lately?" Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images Adding Steve Nash put a smile on Mike...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  7. Will the Howard drama be a preview of Bynum drama?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers appear willing to stay in the Dwight Howard derby without assurances Howard would stay in Los Angeles following next season. Ironically, they may never find out because Orlando is reportedly hesitant to take on Andrew Bynum, a free agent n...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Lakers chat transcript -- Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, FA's, and mo...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There was plenty of ground to cover in this morning's chat, dominated (no surprise) by questions about Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, and what moves the Lakers make going forward. Here's the link to the transcript....

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  9. Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant before agreeing to sign-and-trade d...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Before two-time MVP Steve Nash agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, he wanted to make sure the team's five-time champion was on board. That meant a phone call with Kobe Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  10. 5-on-5: Steve Nash to the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Anyone not knocked cold by a wayward bottle rocket Wednesday evening has by now heard the news: Steve Nash will be a Laker. L.A. will send Phoenix a pair each of first- and second-round picks along with cash, and slides the two-time MVP into the trad...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  11. Does Nash to Toronto mean Calderon to L.A.?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There are a few good reasons Lakers fans might want Steve Nash to take the three-year, $36 million offer extended him by the Toronto Raptors, located smack dab inside his home country of Canada. He'd be out of the division and unable to hurt the Lake...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. Lakers extend qualifying offers to Ebanks and Morris

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers didn't exactly make the splash they'd hoped for in Thursday's NBA draft -- not unless you consider trading for the 55th pick splashy, at least -- but Friday afternoon took a pair of small steps toward filling out next season's roster. T...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  13. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers scion/executive vice president of Player Personnel Jim Buss, continuing a concerted (and badly needed) effort to make himself more accessible to the Lakers-loving public, answered questions for T.J. Simers of the L.A. Times Tuesday. They co...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  14. 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
  15. So is Kobe Bryant overpaid?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Wages of Wins Journal, home of statnik David Berri, believes so. Kobe Bryant graded out as the NBA's second most overpaid player on their annual Top 10 list, published in partnership with CNBC. Using their metric of "wins produced" -- click he...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  16. L.A.'s needs look very familiar

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire When Chris Paul ended up in the wrong Staples Center locker room, the Lakers' plans for the 2011-12 season hit a major snag. At this point one year ago, the Lakers were well into their offseason, having been swept out...

    Blog | June 07, 2012