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  1. Rapid Reaction: Jazz 96, Lakers 85

    Brian Kamenetzky

    A week or so ago I was asked on the radio to forecast the Lakers' first five games. I called two Lakers losses, and Wednesday's game at Utah was one. Salt Lake City is always a tough place to play, particularly when the Jazz have some talent, as they...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 2011-12 Report Card: Devin Ebanks

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Coaches frequently note the difficulty rotating three players through one position during a game. There just aren't enough minutes available. For the Lakers, who had Metta World Peace and Matt Barnes as the primary small forwards, it's particularly t...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  4. Matt Barnes Exit Interview: Facing an uncertain future in Los Ang...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For most of the season, Kobe Bryant made a point of noting the Lakers were a championship caliber team, but working with very little margin for error. In the playoffs, an important chunk of it went away with the disappearance of Matt Barnes. The t...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. Devin Ebanks Exit Interview - Hopes to build on 2011-12 season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    MORE EXIT INTERVIEWS: Ramon Sessions Jordan Hill Metta World Peace Second year forward Devin Ebanks began the year as the starting small forward, playing 81 minutes in the first four games before Mike Brown replaced him in the first...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  6. 8 questions facing the Lakers this offseason

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second straight season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been bounced in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Not cause for panic in many markets, but in Los Angeles, where expectations are always stratospheric and Kobe Bryant is far closer to th...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  7. First Look: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images High on the list of intriguing storylines in this series will be the battle between the NBA's two leading scorers. The prospect of facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the postseason has for most of the season conjured i...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  8. The value of the "wild cards"

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sitting at the podium an hour or so ahead of Game 1, Denver coach George Karl spoke about the serious star power at the top of the Lakers roster. You do your best, he said, but sometimes only so much can be done about Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andr...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  9. Matt Barnes will play in Game 1 vs. Denver (practice video)

    Brian Kamenetzky

    He's not exactly healthy -- asked what causes pain for his sprained right ankle, he replied "Moving." -- but Matt Barnes will play Sunday when the Lakers and Nuggets open up their first round series at Staples Center. Needless to say (but I'll say...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Looking to the first round vs. Denver

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Not so suck the wind out of Christian Eyenga's Lakers debut, but the Bold Play of Thursday's Game came before it started, when Kobe Bryant decided to sit it out, passing on a chance to beat out Kevin Durant for this year's scoring title. Nor is a ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  11. Clippers lose in Atlanta, Lakers earn Pacific Division, No. 3 see...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The day has been dominated by bad news for the Lakers, starting with an ankle injury for Matt Barnes and moving on to a seven-game suspension for Metta World Peace. At least they can end it with something positive. Tuesday night in Atlanta, the Ha...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  12. Matt Barnes (ankle) won't travel to Sacramento

    Brian Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO -- Over the last few weeks, the Lakers have been bolstered by improved play at the small forward position. Now, they have serious depth issues. Matt Barnes did not practice Tuesday and will not make the trip to Sacramento for Thursda...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Lakers await word from NBA on Metta World Peace

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers await word from NBA on Metta World Peace

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  14. Three signs of a generally upward trajectory

    Brian Kamenetzky

    My math skills are a little shaky, but far as I can tell no Western Conference team has piled up more wins since the All-Star break than the Lakers, who earned their 19th Sunday afternoon over the Mavericks at Staples. It was their fourth straight wi...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 103, Nuggets 97

    Brian Kamenetzky

    First things first: The Lakers are not "better" without Kobe Bryant. Go ahead and push that thought from your noggin', and please stop sending emails claiming otherwise. Still, following Friday's 103-97 win over a solid Denver squad at Staples, L....

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  16. Matt Barnes on the bench, Mike Brown's rotation, the Clips, and m...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lakers forward Matt Barnes joined 710 ESPN's Mason and Ireland Show -- click here or the full interview -- touching on a wide range of subjects including the strongest team they've played this season (not surprisingly, Barnes chooses Oklahoma City) a...

    Blog | April 02, 2012