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  1. Lakers buy second-round pick from Wizards

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers came into draft night Thursday determined to acquire another pick to pair with their No. 7 selection in the first round. Mission accomplished. The Lakers were able to buy the Washington Wizards' No. ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. At Drew, stars and aspiring stars square off

    Dave McMenamin

    There was a time when Mike Taylor was a bit of a phenomenon on the Los Angeles hoops scene. Drafted by Portland in the second round in 2008 out of Iowa State, the 6-2, 165-pound guard was traded to the L.A. Clippers on draft night. Taylor was o...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Lakers draft Duke's Ryan Kelly in second round

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- When it came time to make the Los Angeles Lakers' No. 48 pick in the second round of Thursday's NBA draft, part of general manager Mitch Kupchak wanted to cringe. "It was dramatic," said Kupchak, a University of North Carolin...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  4. Lakers stake out second round once again

    Dave McMenamin

    While two former No. 1 picks in LeBron James and Tim Duncan dominated and defined the NBA Finals for their respective teams, the series wouldn't have been what it was without a couple of second-round picks. Manu Ginobili, selected No. 57 by San An...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  5. Rivalry between Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers has t...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Clippers have not had much success since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984. They have qualified for the playoffs just five times in that span and have never made it out of the second round.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 116, Lakers 101

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers came into this season thinking they did enough in the summer to retool from their second-round loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder that a run back to the championship was in store. Well, then. To quote Paul Simo...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  7. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant favors Phil Jackson return

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant still hasn't gotten over the way his final season under then-Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson ended in a second-round sweep from the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  8. Lakers trade with Dallas for Johnson-Odom; draft Sacre

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers didn't make any major moves to find their way into the first round of Thursday's NBA draft, but they were able to come away with more than just the last pick. The Lakers acquired the No. 55 pick from the Dallas Mavericks, Da...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. Lakers looking to continue 2nd round success

    Dave McMenamin

    The Sacramento Kings figured they got their guard of the future on draft night last June when they traded away their No. 7 pick, Bismack Biyombo, in a three-team deal to acquire the sharp-shooting Jimmer Fredette, who was drafted No. 10 by Milwaukee....

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  10. Los Angeles Lakers consultant Ettore Messina to coach CSKA Moscow...

    Dave McMenamin

    Famed Italian coach Ettore Messina, who served as a coaching consultant to Lakers coach Mike Brown last season, is going back to Europe to coach CSKA Moscow, Messina told on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  11. Mitch Kupchak says shake-up in store for Los Angeles Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    In the aftermath of a second straight second-round exit from the playoffs, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday that a shakeup is in store for the franchise.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  12. Andrew Bynum unsure of his long-term future with the Los Angeles ...

    Dave McMenamin

    Andrew Bynum says he is unsure of what his future with the Lakers holds following the team's elimination Monday from the Western Conference semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  13. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Lakers not bothered by compact p...

    Dave McMenamin

    The Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets in seven games to advance to the second round to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown says foul on Pau Gasol was fl...

    Dave McMenamin

    Lakers coach Mike Brown said the foul on Pau Gasol during Wednesday's win at Dallas should have been ruled flagrant, a stance the NBA agreed with Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  15. 11 questions with Nick Van Exel

    Dave McMenamin

    Nick Van Exel was drafted by the Lakers with the No. 37 pick in the second round in 1993 and played five seasons in L.A. before he was traded to Denver for Tony Battie and Tyronn Lue. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard went on to play 13 seasons with six ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  16. Goudelock: 'I think I'm just as good as everybody in that draft'

    Dave McMenamin

    It was one thing for Lakers second-round draft pick Andrew Goudelock to draw comparisons to Nick Van Exel, a high-scoring yet low-to-the-ground guard (Van Exel is 6-1, Goudelock is listed generously at 6-3) second-round steal the Lakers acquired with...

    Blog | February 02, 2012