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  1. Lakers at Clippers: What can we learn?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As a rule of thumb, preseason games aren't used to predict regular season and playoff success. A strong October forecasts little about April-June, just as a weak October doesn't mean a struggle awaits. (Except in the case of the Bobcats, whose curren...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  2. Source: Lakers to sign Antawn Jamison

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Per ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin: "Jamison will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Lakers ... The 36-year-old forward will bolster the Lakers' bench with scoring and veteran leadership while pursuing the first championship ring in a ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  3. 2011-2012 report card: Metta World Peace

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It was an interesting season for Metta World Peace. (Is there any other kind?) The campaign began with a visibly/admittedly overweight MWP tapped to pick up where his close friend Lamar Odom left off: The bench Kahuna. Having watched Metta spend two ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  4. 2011-2012 report card: Matt Barnes

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The more things change for Matt Barnes, the more they first get better, then turn unfortunately worse before reaching an endpoint that feels, for all intents and purposes, the same. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Once again, inj...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  5. More for the Lakers' drawing board

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Because, you know, a 29-point drubbing by definition means you can never tweak too many things. Yesterday, Brian offered several areas in need of drastic improvement. I thought I'd add my two cents with four more suggestions. (Sadly, we likely still ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Lakers at Nuggets, Game 6: What to Watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    That the Lakers failed to close out Denver on Tuesday wasn't horrible in and of itself, but the reason for failure certainly was. It's one thing to get outplayed, especially by a quality team desperate to stay alive. Getting outworked, however, is an...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  7. Mike Brown discusses the Sessions-Blake backcourt, Ebanks and cho...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Throughout April and the playoffs, Mike Brown has periodically employed a backcourt of Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake, with the latter at the two and almost inevitably overwhelmed by his defensive assignment. The most recent example came in the first...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 104, Nuggets 100

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Lakers remain undefeated in the Mike Brown postseason era, despite the Nuggets' pesky refusal to wave the white flag. The showing in Game 2 on Tuesday wasn't nearly as dominant as in Game 1, and I imagine Brown will point out more mistakes in Wed...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  9. The Lords of Discipline

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The three most common ways the word "discipline" is applied to the Lakers: 1) As a verb to convey punishment handed down by the league. The most recent examples include Metta World Peace's current seven-game suspension, or the four-game sentence s...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  10. Veteran playoff advice and recollections for Sessions, Ebanks and...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    A lot of factors can swing a playoff series. Individual and stylistic matchups. Home court advantage. Coaching. Unconsciously hot shooting. Injuries. Star power. And of course, experience. While oodles of "been there, done that" doesn't guarantee a...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  11. MWP talks, Barness ankle and rest for the starters: Lakers pract...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The big event at today's practice in El Segundo was obviously Metta World Peace addressing the media with his seven game suspension now official. For the most part, his comments were fairly uneventful. Apologies were offered again to the Thunder and ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  12. The impact of Metta World Peace's seven-game suspension

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Newton's third law contends that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Using that principle as a guide, Metta World Peace met the side of James Harden's head on Sunday with a fairly vicious elbow, laying out the likely NBA Sixth ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  13. Podkast: The Lakers as the playoffs approach

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As the popular saying goes, timing is everything. When we recorded this podcast Friday afternoon ahead of the impending blowout loss to the Spurs, the Lakers looked, generally speaking, like a team trending in the right direction with the postseason ...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  14. 5 Questions about Kobe Bryant's return

    Andy Kamenetzky

    After seven games, a few surprisingly strong wins, and one semi-predictable shellacking, Kobe Bryant may finally be donning a Laker uni instead of one of those impeccably tailored, mega-expensive suits. On Friday, the Lakers will engage in a rubber m...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 99, Warriors 87

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Anti-climactic, as well as this should have been against a team missing nearly every player of notable talent. Tension can make for a fun basketball game, but against a bottom feeder, it's mostly frustrating. Thankfully, the Lakers just beat the snot...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  16. Lakers Late Night replay and postgame videos

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Is the Momentum Train a'rollin? After this 103-97 win over the Nuggets, the third consecutive victory without Kobe Bryant and the second straight against a high-end opponent, optimism certainly doesn't feel out of order. Matt Barnes, Andrew Bynum, an...

    Blog | April 13, 2012