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  1. Ryan Kelly carving out his niche

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The role of defensive ace on the Los Angeles Lakers has been vacated since the team used the amnesty provision on Metta World Peace in the offseason. So with the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, in town Wed...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  2. Mitch Kupchak is 'optimistic' Dwight Howard will return to Los An...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said he was "hopeful" and "optimistic" that Dwight Howard will be back with the Lakers next season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  3. Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers still questionable for season o...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's status for the team's season opener Tuesday remains in question.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  4. Summer is key for this group of Los Angeles Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    For this group of Lakers players and coaches, summer is a key time.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  5. Mike Brown says Los Angeles Lakers had considered signing Jeremy ...

    Dave McMenamin

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown admitted the team had considered signing now-blossoming star guard Jeremy Lin in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  6. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant will play for Team USA

    Dave McMenamin

    This season, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has played with a torn ligament in his wrist and played on a rehabbed ankle and knee, but that won't stop him from representing his country this summer.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  7. Five ways NBA lockout affects Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    Rules. Limits on salaries. Some kind of cap. How will it affect the Lakers?

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  8. 'Drew' legend Young looks forward to season

    Dave McMenamin

    LOS ANGELES -- Nick Young's popularity around the NBA has grown thanks in part to his self-appointed "Swaggy P" nickname. But long before that handle became synonymous with Young's high-scoring, light-hearted exploits, he has been known as "I Am Lege...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  9. Melo opens door for Lin again

    Dave McMenamin

    It was an injury to Carmelo Anthony that led to Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise to basketball relevance in New York more than two years ago. Now it appears that indecision on Anthony's part could lead to Lin trying to recapture the magic in Los Angeles. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. Lakers mulling many 'Plan B' options

    Dave McMenamin

    It's no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers' primary plan in free agency was to bring the top two prizes available on the market in LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony into their possession. By bagging one of the top 10 players ever to play the game in J...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. Kobe changes tune on Buss siblings

    Dave McMenamin

    ISLA VISTA, Calif. -- Maybe Kobe Bryant was just having a particularly bad day and didn't really mean it. Maybe things have truly changed in the Los Angeles Lakers' organization in the past four months. Whatever the case, Bryant sounded vastly dif...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder's Scott Brooks meets with Pau Gasol

    Dave McMenamin

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks met with coveted free agent Pau Gasol in Southern California on Monday, multiple league sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com, but the team quietly considers it a "long shot" to acquire him.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  13. Lakers still playing waiting game

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- While the Los Angeles Lakers tried to move forward with actual basketball Monday, gathering their group of summer league invitees for the first of a handful of practices before summer league tips off in Las Vegas on Friday, ther...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Coaching search continues at slow pace

    Dave McMenamin

    It was surely a jarring scene for the Los Angeles Lakers' fans who turned their televisions to any of a number of sports stations Tuesday morning. There were their former coach and former starting point guard standing in front of a jumbo-sized New Yo...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  15. Lakers player reviews: Pau Gasol

    Dave McMenamin

    Pau Gasol 2013-14 salary: $19,285,850 | Age: 33 | Season stats: 17.4 PPG, 9.7 RPG Season recap: Coming into the season, for the first time since his Memphis Grizzlies days, there was nothing holding Gasol back. He was healthy and rested after u...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  16. Lakers put prospects through paces

    Dave McMenamin

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- For the first time in a decade, the Los Angeles Lakers opened their doors to lottery-level draft prospects by hosting a large group workout Wednesday. The upside to suffering through a 27-55 season for the Lakers is the chanc...

    Blog | June 04, 2014