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  1. PodKast: On Kobe's team, flopping, and endorsements LeBron doesn'...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Aaaaaaaaaaand, we're off! The 2012-13 season kicked off this week with Monday's media day, and overall it's been a good week for the Lakers. Dwight Howard is participating more fully in practice than most expected when the trade came down in early...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  2. Mitch Kupchak: Quotes from Friday's press conference

    Brian Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- After months (and months and months and months) of speculation, the trade finally bringing Dwight Howard to Los Angeles came together quickly. So, too, did the press conference. Howard and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met the media F...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  3. 4 reasons why it's monumental the Lakers kept Pau Gasol

    Brian Kamenetzky

    (Aside from, you know, the really obvious stuff, like being excellent at basketball.) Thursday morning, when rumors of a new Dwight Howard deal began percolating around Twitter, it was believed that the Lakers, in an effort to finally acquire Orla...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: The Lakers acquire Dwight Howard

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second time this summer, the Lakers have stepped to the plate and knocked one out of the park. First, it was the sign-and-trade deal bringing Steve Nash to Los Angeles in exchange for ... nobody. Now, the Lakers have acquired Orlando's ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  5. Dwupdate: Orlando to hold Howard for now?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Reports ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard: "The Orlando Magic have told rival executives that they might not trade Dwight Howard after all, according to league sources. An executive who has had discussions with the Magic regarding Howard said O...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  6. Sources: Dwight Howard willing to stay in L.A. if traded

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The news, first reported by Real GM's Jerrod Rudolph and confirmed by ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, certainly represents a new turn in the Everlasting Gobstopper that is the Dwight Howard trade saga. If traded to the Lakers, sources say Howard...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  7. Will the Howard drama be a preview of Bynum drama?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers appear willing to stay in the Dwight Howard derby without assurances Howard would stay in Los Angeles following next season. Ironically, they may never find out because Orlando is reportedly hesitant to take on Andrew Bynum, a free agent n...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant before agreeing to sign-and-trade d...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Before two-time MVP Steve Nash agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, he wanted to make sure the team's five-time champion was on board. That meant a phone call with Kobe Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  9. Kobe Bryant and point guards: The list

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Asked how the Lakers will perform following their trade for Steve Nash Wednesday afternoon, the first thing out of virtually everyone's mouth, mine included, was something like this: "Well, it will be interesting to see, because Kobe Bryant has ne...

    Blog | July 05, 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'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. Mitch Kupchak exit interview: Lakers won't stand still

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I don't envy Mitch Kupchak's job in the slightest. The Lakers have slipped a notch below the league's most elite teams, and don't have many assets -- whether in draft picks, young trade prospects, or salary flexibility -- with which to improve the te...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  14. Report: Lakers will pick up Andrew Bynum's option

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In news that ought not surprise anyone, having gone through the trade deadline without moving Andrew Bynum, the Lakers reportedly will go ahead and pick up the $16.1 million option on his contract for next season. Certainly he's earned the money. ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  15. Jordan Hill active vs. Utah

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With the final touches apparently being put on Derek Fisher's buyout in Houston, newly acquired forward/center Jordan Hill is no longer in post-trade limbo, and will suit up Sunday night for the Lakers at Staples against the Utah Jazz. Notice I sa...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 97, Timberwolves 92

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers started their post-trade deadline era in the same way they finished the pre, as a dominant squad on their home floor. Led by Kobe Bryant's 28 points and double-doubles from Pau Gasol (17/11) and Andrew Bynum (15/14), the Lakers built a lea...

    Blog | March 16, 2012