As I expected, lotta questions about potential offseason moves. Pau Gasol? Andrew Bynum? Steve Blake? Could all these guys be relocated?
Click here to relive the discussion.
As I expected, lotta questions about potential offseason moves. Pau Gasol? Andrew Bynum? Steve Blake? Could all these guys be relocated?Click here to relive the discussion.
The Lakers want to make big offseason changes, but limited trade assets and no cap space makes "how" the $1,000,000 question. I break down potential approaches with Kevin Arnovitz and Dave McMenamin.
Once the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, it took about 16 seconds for the Pau Gasol trade rumors to once again start swirling. A report stating Gasol's desire to land in Chicago -- one he denied -- was the first in what surely will be a flurry of "Pau-to-________" chatter this summer.
After a few weeks of middling and even disinterested looking performances, Wednesday's victory over the Clippers felt like just what the doctor ordered.
With the Western Conference tighter than James Brown's rhythm section back in the day, every game counts for the Lakers. Which, by definition, made Sunday's debacle against a short-handed Jazz squad an opportunity gone irresponsibly wasted.
There was much to like about Tuesday's 108-99 win over the Rockets at Staples Center, and because we're positive fellows, we focused on those things following the game.
And with that, the Lakers are back above .500 again. Here are five takeaways from the win:1) Kobe Bryant shot the ball a lot again, but with considerably improved selectionPredictably, Kobe's 6-for-28 disaster in Denver generated the talk typical of games where The Mamba hoists a fair amount of shots to ill-effect.
Tuesday night, the Lakers face a Houston Rockets squad that always seems to give them fits. While a few roles have been recast in Houston, starting with the coach -- Rick Adelman out, Kevin McHale in -- the basics of this year's team are similar.
When this current five game home stand began, today's contest was pegged as the fourth easiest behind the cream puff Kings. A relative breather between Boston and San Antonio.
For the second time since Pau Gasol swapped places with Kwame Brown, the Lakers have dropped three consecutive games. It's hardly the sign of a falling sky.
The Lakers may have experienced a mini-revival Sunday night, but it's fair to say the Rockets have been a major pain in the proverbial tush, dating back to last season's unnecessarily competitive seven-game Western Conference Semi-Finals.