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  1. Lakers at Phoenix: What to watch with Valley of the Suns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As was made abundantly clear Friday against the Rockets, the Lakers have pitched a tent in Strugglesville on the defensive side of the floor. Only twice in their last 11 games have they limited opponents to a points-per-possession figure lower than t...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  2. Lakers vs. Suns: What to watch with Valley of the Suns

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant does not like the Suns. So strong is his distaste and so deep his competitive nature, it wouldn't surprise me to learn Bryant resents the sun itself. The actual, rises in the east, sets in the west sun, like some sort of hoops vampire. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  3. Lamar Odom's return emphasizes the holes left behind

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It will be strange to see Lamar Odom take the floor Monday night in a Dallas Mavericks uniform, something not at all lost on his former teammates Sunday afternoon at practice. Not that the transition to Texas has been smooth. Odom's first 13 games we...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  4. PodKast: On Dwight Howard, Shannon Brown's future, and a Darius M...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Friday afternoon's press conference with Mitch Kupchak and Mike Brown produced many bits of buttery basketball nuggetry. Kupchak emphasized L.A.'s limitations in the upcoming free agent market, and made it pretty clear he expects Shannon Brown to sig...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  5. Shannon Brown, shooting guards, and backing up Kobe Bryant

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mitch Kupchak is facing some tricky questions. Without a lot of money to work with, the Lakers have critical holes to fill around a championship caliber core. Point guard gets most of the focus, though prospects for quick improvement are slim than...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. PodKast: Larry Coon on the lockout, Kobe's knee, Shannon Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The NBA lockout is officially upon us. To sort it all out, this week we reached out to ESPN.com's resident labor/cap analyst Larry Coon for some insight. He does a great job hashing out the big issues, but at the same time Coon's take is a little fri...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  9. Offseason needs: Shot creator

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Continuing our series on where the Lakers need to look this offseason in an effort to improve themselves... Another Guy Who Can Create Off the Dribble: Kobe Bryant can still make it happen, but not nearly with the same frequency as he once did....

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  10. Offseason needs: Speed and athleticism

    Brian Kamenetzky

    First things first: Age, in and of itself, is not the problem. The Mavs, older than the Lakers, dominated the Western Conference en route to the Finals, where they continue to acquit themselves nicely. No question L.A.'s core carries real mileag...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  11. 2010-11 Lakers report cards: Steve Blake and Shannon Brown

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The failings of the Lakers' bench (non-Lamar Odom portion) during the 2010-11 season were well documented, particularly when measured against the optimism surrounding the group heading into training camp. Like a lot of people, I figured the Lakers fi...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  12. Lamar Odom to start Game 3?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers are required by NBA statue to submit an expected starting lineup early on game days, and the name currently listed in the game notes to replace the suspended Ron Artest is Shannon Brown, with Kobe Bryant sliding to the small forward spot. ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  13. Nuggets 95, Lakers 90 -- At the buzzer

    Brian Kamenetzky

    They can't win 'em all, right? Guess not. Sunday afternoon, the early-start bug again bit the Lakers, who were sluggish offensively from the get-go, and over the second half couldn't adequately match the intensity of the visiting Nuggets. Give ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  14. Lakers 112, Clippers 104 -- At the buzzer

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Before the game, Phil Jackson noted while his team has overall played very well since the All-Star break and he's losing no sleep over their performance, the Lakers haven't put their best foot forward over the last few games, despite winning them all...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. The Triangle: Do the Lakers need a PG change?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the newest installment of The Triangle, Andy, 710 ESPN's basketball analyst Dave Miller, and I answer the following question from Mikey G. of Long Beach: "I know Derek [Fisher] is a clutch shooter when it matters, and he's a gritty defended; but...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  16. The Triangle: Players to watch down the stretch

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the newest installment of The Triangle, Arash Markazi joins the Kamenetzky Brothers, looking at key players for the Lakers through the stretch run. Not to be dramatic, but Ron Artest? Pau Gasol? Shannon Brown? The cold, unsympathetic eye of The...

    Blog | February 28, 2011