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  1. 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
  2. 2011-12 Report Card: Troy Murphy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It seemed like a good enough idea at the time. The Lakers had very little money to spend, and needed a guy capable of simultaneously stretching the floor and being tall. Rocky Widner/Getty Images Troy Murphy became less a factor as the season...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  3. Lakers grades at the All-Star break

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Nothing has come easily for Mike Brown, Kobe Bryant, and the Lakers. Thursday's loss in Oklahoma City means the Lakers enter the All-Star break at 20-14 (congratulations to anyone winning the office pool), 1.5 games ba...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 86, Hawks 78

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The middle two quarters may have been the ugliest I've ever seen, as the Hawks and Lakers combined -- combined! -- for 59 points. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol couldn't buy a bucket, and collectively the teams seemed determined to punish fans for shellin...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  5. Kobe Bryant is looking forward to the road

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers may be 2-7 away from Staples, facing a six-game, 10-day road trip kicking off Friday in Denver, followed by tough dates in Utah, and Philadelphia. Combined home records: 28-8. Technically speaking, this is a classic "Nothing's gotta give" ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  6. Early-season progress report: Answering 34 questions about the La...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Wednesday night, the Lakers knocked off the Clippers in what was their 19th game of a lockout-shortened 66-game campaign. For those not doing the math at home, one month in the Lakers have already completed 29 percent of their schedule. A lot of t...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Blake out, McRoberts, Murphy, Kapono in vs. Cleveland

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dave McMenamin has the news. Bottom line, the Lakers get some much needed help in the frontcourt behind Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. Gasol particularly piled up minutes in games against Phoenix and Utah without Josh McRoberts and Troy Murphy availa...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Portland 107, Lakers 96

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the third time this season, the Los Angeles Lakers ventured out on the road, and for the third time they came home empty-handed. Thursday, after a strong start in the Rose Garden, a place where, put mildly, they've struggled, Portland used a red-...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  10. Mike Brown on team defense

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Following Thursday's win over New York, Lakers coach Mike Brown praised his team's weakside help near the basket, detalining how it has contributed to a string of strong defensive efforts in the second half against Chicago, then Utah, and now New Yor...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  11. Lakers Late Night Replay vs. New York Knicks, plus postgame video...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    I'm not going to say it's completely because of us, but since we've sort of figured out how to work the fancy new Lakers Late Night Machine, the purple and gold are undefeated. You're welcome, Los Angeles. It was another robust show, following ...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 96, Jazz 71

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Exhale, Los Angeles, the Lakers are on the board. After consecutive losses to open the season, including a worrisome nine-point loss Monday in Sacramento, the Lakers overcame a slow start to blow out the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night at Staples Cente...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 88, Lakers 87

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Los Angeles Lakers have filled their fair share of Christmas stockings with grimy lumps of coal over the past few seasons, but Sunday's loss might have been the most painful. With their star nursing a significant injury and one member of their bi...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  14. Mike Brown on the backup shooting guard spot

    Brian Kamenetzky

    By trading Lamar Odom, the Lakers created a major hole for themselves up front, something they have attempted to address with the signings of Josh McRoberts and now Troy Murphy. With the season about a week away, fans continue to clamor for an upgrad...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  15. Lakers sign Troy Murphy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Having given one away to Dallas, the Lakers continue repopulating the roster with tall lefties, reaching an agreement with veteran power forward Troy Murphy on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, about $1.3 million. Evan Gole/Getty Imag...

    Blog | December 17, 2011
  16. Free Agent Profiles: Power forwards

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If there's a position on the floor where the Lakers have quality depth, it's power forward. When reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom is the backup, clearly things are going well. Between L.O. and Pau Gasol, L.A. likely sports the league's best ...

    Blog | July 26, 2011