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Saturday | USA Today

Watchability: Lakers need Kobe more than ever

Los Angeles Lakers: No. 25 in NBA Watchability Rankings Kobe Bryant is back for what could be his penultimate NBA season.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Lakers Jordan Clarkson raising eyebrows in purple and gold

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson from the University of Missouri, a second-round draft pick, 46th overall purchased for $1.8 million from the Washington Wizards. The purple and gold signed the 6-foot-5 combo guard to a fully guaranteed minimum salary contract at $507, 336 for 2014-15 and a non-guaranteed contract at $845, 059 for 2015-16.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Houston Rockets

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BleacherReport

5 NBA Teams Who Make More Sense for Steve Nash's Final Season Than LA Lakers

Steve Nash is still on the Los Angeles Lakers, and it's likely he remains in a purple-and-gold uniform throughout the 2014-15 campaign. Los Angeles Daily News ' Mark Medina , head coach Byron Scott currently has Nash working into the depth chart as a first-string point guard, suiting up alongside Kobe Bryant , Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill at the start of games.

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Lake Show Life

Kobe in Germany Means Training Camp is Almost Here

Dec 13, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant warms up prior to the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports A student of preventive health, Kobe Bryant made his annual German trek for maintenance purposes.

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BleacherReport

Where Should Los Angeles Lakers Turn Attention to Land Another Star?

Failed endeavor after failed endeavor has grounded the Los Angeles Lakers in foreign fashion, delaying their transition from superstar-seeking project to championship heavyweight, handicapping their ability to figure out what happens next. Cap space - once an accessory - soon became their future.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James

Lake Show Life

Why the Lakers' Starting Point Guard Doesn't Matter

Mar 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash dribbles the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Recently, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News interviewed Lakers' head coach Byron Scott .

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson, Wesley Johnson

BleacherReport

What Byron Scott's Past Reveals About LA Lakers' Identity for Next Season

With his first season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers right around the corner, Byron Scott has serious work cut out for himself. 't able to turn things around overnight, the journey of going from a laughingstock in 2013-14 back to a respectable competitor could very well come under Scott's command.

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Lake Show Life

Jeremy Lin Should Start

The Lakers have an interesting situation at point guard. They are three-deep at the point guard position with Jeremy Lin , Steve Nash, and Jordan Clarkson established.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, NBA Players, Houston Rockets, Kendall Marshall, Jordan Clarkson

BleacherReport

Chauncey Billups Retires with 5th-Best Free-Throw Percentage in NBA History

Now set to hang up his kicks, the man known as Mr. Big Shot will finish his career with the fifth-best free-throw percentage in league history, per NBA.com/Stats . He sits behind Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash , Mark Price , Rick Barry and Peja Stojakovic , just a smidgen ahead of free-agent shooting guard Ray Allen , who still has time to make up the difference.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Ex-Lakers pick Darius Morris, an L.A. product, seeks his NBA foothold

Philadelphia 76ers guard Darius Morris prepares to a shoot a free throw against the San Antonio Spurs last season. Morris isn't giving up on his dream of having an NBA career.

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Los Angeles Times

Jeremy Lin pranks at Madame Tussauds, pretends to be wax likeness

The veteran point guard recent dressed in his Lakers uniform, pretending to be a wax figurine -- surprising spectators as they approached to take a photograph. Lin managed to fool his uncle, but his mother seemed skeptical -- giving her son a quick poke and then a slap on his shoulder.

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The Arizona Republic

Dragic's run at World Cup comes to end

Goran Dragic's run at World Cup comes to end vs. United States Goran Dragic could do only so much. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1osJwdt It was no surprise Tuesday when Goran Dragic's Slovenian national team lost 119-76 to the United States in a World Cup quarterfinal game in Barcelona.

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Bright Side of the Sun

ESPN shines Bright on Phoenix Suns future, for a change of pace

Available again are the mothership's annual predictions for the Future of each franchise, including your own Phoenix Suns. Their predictions have smelled bad recently, but so have the Suns so they haven't been that far off base.

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BleacherReport

Is There a Place in the Modern NBA for Byron Scott's Princeton Offense?

Byron Scott is one of the last practitioners of a basketball system that dates back to Princeton University in the 1930s. But is there a place for it in the modern NBA ? When training camp begins for the Los Angeles Lakers , their new head coach will let his read-and-react offense assimilate gradually, blending it in with plenty of easy pick-and-roll sets.

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BleacherReport

Predicting LA Lakers' Final 2014-15 Record

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't going to compete for a championship during the 2014-15 NBA season. They can, however, improve with miraculous comeback by both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash and a surprise campaign from the likes of Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and virtually every other player on the roster.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Despite challenges, Lakersa Byron Scott preaching NBA championship

The peaceful silence that permeated the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo on Tuesday will soon end. Once training camp starts in three weeks, bruising bodies, attentive minds and squeaking shoes will fill the Lakers' gym.

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Silver Screen and Roll

Lakers still searching for their franchise point guard

The Western Conference has a long list of exceptional point guards and none of them play for the Los Angeles Lakers . Without an All-Star caliber point guard, especially out West, title contention is virtually impossible.

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Detroit Bad Boys

Pistons hire ex-NBA forward Pat Garrity to front office post

The Detroit Pistons have hired Pat Garrity , a 10-year NBA player, as the new director of Strategic Planning, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Garrity spent the final nine season of his career in Orlando, including his final one under Stan Van Gundy in 2008.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Pat Garrity, NBA Players, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Los Angeles Lakers, Robert Traylor

Mon Sep 08, 2014

BleacherReport

Should LA Lakers Be Chasing Wins or the Future This Season?

On one hand, the Lakers should be all-in on competing for the playoffs and giving Kobe Bryant the best possible chance at playoff success in the last few years of his career. He deserves as much.

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Lake Show Life

Jordan Clarkson, is he the next Nick Van Exel?

Looking back at the Laker draft picks at the guard slot, the Lakers haven't reaped much benefit. Jordan Farmar has had a solid NBA career, but he didn't earn a starting spot over Derek Fisher several years into the league.

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