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  1. Lakers lose Game 5 - Postgame comments

    Brian Kamenetzky

    After Monday's loss in Game 5 against the Thunder, the Lakers enter the offseason with plenty of questions. In the video below, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Mike Brown, and Metta World Peace comment on the season just finished, and what might be coming. ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  2. Sunday's loss reflected a series and a season

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Jason Terry and the Mavs shot Kobe Bryant and the Lakers straight into the offseason. DALLAS -- Japanese monster movies are filled with scenarios in which otherwise manageable creatures are irradiated, mutate, and devel...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  3. Gasol pushes back on rumors, Bryant shoulders blame

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The playoffs have been incredibly unkind to Pau Gasol, and the offseason is unlikely to be any different. But while he hasn't been able to formulate any sort of explanation for his decline, Saturday afternoon on the floor of the practice court at Ame...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  4. New PodKast: Matt Barnes, grading the offseason, and dodgeball

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not going to lie -- by the time July 28 rolls around, it's not unusual for news out of El Segundo to dry up, marking the start of those long, barren late summer weeks before training camp. Fortunately, the Lakers continue to provide sustenance in...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  5. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Lakers center Andrew Bynum doesn't practice, h...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Knee injury will probably require surgery in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  6. Midsummer update: How many needs have the Lakers filled?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Early last month, I looked at some pressing needs for the Lakers heading into the summer's draft/free-agency period, noting similarities to the list from the summer of 2011. Now the collegians and internationals have all been selected. Players, inclu...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  7. What now for the Lakers?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    "Hey Mitch, hey Jim. So the Steve Nash thing was sweet. Great move. But seriously, it's so last week. Literally. It's Tuesday morning. What have you done for us lately?" Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images Adding Steve Nash put a smile on Mike...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  8. Lakers chat transcript -- Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, FA's, and mo...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    There was plenty of ground to cover in this morning's chat, dominated (no surprise) by questions about Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, and what moves the Lakers make going forward. Here's the link to the transcript....

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  9. 5-on-5: Steve Nash to the Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Anyone not knocked cold by a wayward bottle rocket Wednesday evening has by now heard the news: Steve Nash will be a Laker. L.A. will send Phoenix a pair each of first- and second-round picks along with cash, and slides the two-time MVP into the trad...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Sources say Steve Nash will be traded to Lakers

    Brian Kamenetzky

    At the conclusion of the NBA draft last week, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the Lakers were trying to hit a home run this offseason. Generally speaking, the assumption was it would have to come with a trade of either Andrew Bynum or Pau G...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  11. Has the Dwight Howard calculus changed for the Lakers?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As the Dwight Howard saga rages on, one thing has gone from pretty much obvious to abundantly so: Howard wants to go to Brooklyn, and only Brooklyn. So with that in mind, are the Lakers in better shape now to bring him to Los Angeles? Very poss...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. What L.A. wants for Gasol (today, at least), and a trade rumor th...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chad Ford report the Lakers are (surprise!) shopping Pau Gasol around the league "in an effort to acquire a top-10 pick in Thursday's draft. The Lakers also are seeking an established player along with the pick if they're to...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  13. Four "What ifs?" for the Lakers and the draft

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Back in the olden days, when the Lakers were the West's dominant franchise and the CBA didn't exist to stunt the franchise's championship dreams, the NBA draft was fun, but ultimately a night belonging to the league's weaker sisters. "Look at thos...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  14. Ramon Sessions will become a free agent

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The list of players under contract with the Lakers is a little smaller. As ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin reports, point guard Ramon Sessions , has declined to exercise his player option for next season, worth $4.55 million, and will instead become an unres...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  15. So is Kobe Bryant overpaid?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Wages of Wins Journal, home of statnik David Berri, believes so. Kobe Bryant graded out as the NBA's second most overpaid player on their annual Top 10 list, published in partnership with CNBC. Using their metric of "wins produced" -- click he...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  16. L.A.'s needs look very familiar

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire When Chris Paul ended up in the wrong Staples Center locker room, the Lakers' plans for the 2011-12 season hit a major snag. At this point one year ago, the Lakers were well into their offseason, having been swept out...

    Blog | June 07, 2012