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  1. Fisher, NBPA taking wait-and-see approach

    Brian Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO-- In the wake of NBA Commissioner David Stern's stunning spike of a proposed three-team trade ultimately sending All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the league-owned New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers, Player's Association pres...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  2. 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
  3. Five roster needs for the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While everyone is excited players and owners have reached a tentative deal to play ball again, the reality is a season starting on December 25 doesn't leave Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak much time to tweak a roster that, while not in need of a major ove...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  4. 34 questions facing the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Kobe and Shaq couldn't always make it work. Now Andrew Bynum seems to want a bigger role. Will it cause any friction? Sweet Virginia, there's (most likely) going to be a basketball season! It's been a long time coming ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Cleveland Cavaliers' Baron Davis talks lockout, Kyrie Irving,

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As the NBA lockout moves toward December and the prospect of more canceled games, including the league's Christmas showcase, looms larger, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis says he hasn't yet lost faith a resolution can be found.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  8. What Kobe Bryant loses if we lose season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Standing in that meeting room Monday afternoon in Times Square, things felt grim. Today, a little less so. The NBPA, now the world's tallest trade association, has in David Boies a legal eagle currently bringing a level of calm to the proceedings...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Get your Jeffrey Osborne fix here!

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Opening night for the Lakers is traditionally a celebration, rife with hope and anticipation. It's a sold out crowd rising to its feet long before Lawrence Tanter's pregame introductions. Of Kobe Bryant and Jack Nicholson, and in a good year, ring ce...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  12. PodKast: D-Fenders coach Eric Musselman

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'll be honest, I've never really paid the D-League much attention save those moments where players on the Lakers roster were sent down for more seasoning. Even then, I wasn't exactly setting the NBDL's website as my home page. But with labor strife ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  13. Q & A: Pau Gasol on his confidence, team chemistry, positivity, a...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As a group, the Lakers have taken plenty of criticism following their rather unceremonious dumping from the 2011 NBA playoffs. Individually, no single player has absorbed more heat than Pau Gasol. While nobody, Pau included, would defend the quality ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. The good news and bad news of saving the full season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The progress of the last 24 hours or so has people on both sides of the negotiation contemplating (or not completely eliminating the possibility of) a full, 82-game schedule if a deal can be had by early next week. I'd be surprised if something is st...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  15. 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
  16. How many fans does it take to support a league?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed our podcast with Shawn Ryan, writer and executive producer for such landmark shows as "The Shield," it included a discussion about the challenges inherent in building an audience for a highly serialized show. There's a built-in risk of ...

    Blog | October 14, 2011