Los Angeles Lakers: The Forum

Forum: Should the Lakers tank the season?

December, 30, 2013
12/30/13
10:21
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Mark Willard and Arash Markazi debate whether the Lakers, mired in another difficult season, should tank their season in pursuit of a prime draft pick.

Forum: Lakers to deal Gasol?

December, 30, 2013
12/30/13
10:19
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With the NBA trade deadline approaching, Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss the possibility of the Lakers moving Pau Gasol.

Forum: Can Kobe Take His Time Coming Back?

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
11:15
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By Arash Markazi and Mark Willard
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Mark Willard and Arash Markazi on if Kobe Bryant should take his time coming back if the Lakers can be competitive without him.

Forum: Is The Lakers' Bench The Secret Weapon?

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
11:12
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By Arash Markazi and Mark Willard
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Mark Willard and Arash Markazi look at if the Lakers' bench can help the team win this season.

Forum: Kobe's knee worries

October, 9, 2013
10/09/13
6:30
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Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss Kobe Bryant's injury concerns after he traveled to Germany to receive treatment.

Forum: Early impressions of Lakers

October, 9, 2013
10/09/13
5:24
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Mark Willard and Arash Markazi discuss what they have seen from the Lakers after their first few preseason games.

Forum: Different takes on Howard

August, 22, 2013
8/22/13
8:57
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By ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Dave Shore and Arash Markazi break down the difference of opinion between Jim and Jeanie Buss on Dwight Howard.

The Forum: How have early season struggles impacted long term goals?

December, 6, 2012
12/06/12
10:10
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
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Everyone knows the Lakers are built to win a title now. Everyone also knows the season hasn't quite gone as scripted, with three different coaches, major injury issues, and 10 losses in 19 games.

So how have early season struggles impacted the team's long term goals? We discuss in the newest edition of The Forum.

The Forum: On the (eventual) return of Steve Nash

November, 30, 2012
11/30/12
10:47
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
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Mike D'Antoni has made no bones about his belief the return of Steve Nash will solve many of his team's current problems, particularly on offense. And no question upgrading from Darius Morris to Nash at the point would mean improvement in any system, let alone the one Nash ran so beautifully for D'Antoni in Phoenix.

Still, is there a chance D'Antoni is putting too many eggs in the Steve Nash basket? He's great, but is also 38 and nursing a broken leg. We discuss in the newest edition of The Forum.

The Forum: Pau Gasol's future in L.A.

November, 29, 2012
11/29/12
8:13
AM PT
Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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Mike D'Antoni has arrived, but Pau Gasol's game still remains largely absent. Can the Lakers' new coach meld his system with El Spaniard's skills? If not, what is Gasol's trade value? We discuss.

The Forum: Biggest surprise and biggest disappointment

November, 21, 2012
11/21/12
11:56
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By the Kamenetzky Brothers
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Which Lakers have been the season's most pleasant surprise, and who has disappointed?

We discuss in the newest edition of The Forum.

The Forum: The State of the Lakers

November, 16, 2012
11/16/12
4:11
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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To say the least, the last seven days have been a whirlwind, even by the Lakers' high standards. With the dust now settled, does the franchise still appear on the right track?

 


The Forum: First week impressions

November, 7, 2012
11/07/12
7:48
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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The Lakers' season has, to put it mildly, gotten off to a rocky start. Has this changed our perception of a team penciled in by many -- us included -- as potential champions in 2013? We discuss.

 

The Forum with Chris Duhon: The purpose of the preseason

October, 24, 2012
10/24/12
8:32
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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Special guest Chris Duhon explains the goals of the preseason from a player's perspective, and what the Lakers have and have not accomplished while negotiating early injuries and a brand new offense.

 

The Forum: Mike Brown and minutes

October, 21, 2012
10/21/12
9:41
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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Last season, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol logged were among the league leaders for minutes, and the toll was evident. This season, Mike Brown's roster is better and deeper, but even more steeped in NBA mileage. Will Brown make a conscious effort to keep his team fresh for the playoffs, even if it means risking an occasional regular season loss? Along with ESPNLA 710's Drew Belzer, we debate the question.video

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Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
26.7 4.2 1.3 35.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 10.0
AssistsJ. Lin 4.9
StealsR. Price 1.3
BlocksE. Davis 1.4