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Lakers' No. 7 lottery pick is anything but lucky

By Bill Plaschke The best and most appropriate reaction to the Lakers' luck Tuesday came from the Jerry Buss and Chick Hearn dolls sitting on James Worthy's desk. Shaking, shaking, shaking their heads. For their final act of the 2013-14 season, the Lakers tanked the lottery. More than a month after their... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers don't strike it rich in NBA lottery, drop from sixth to seventh

By Mike Bresnahan The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery unveiled one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection, bucking slim 1.7% chances they would get... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers' chance at Kevin Love dims, in Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart range

By Eric Pincus The Lakers had hoped to move up in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, despite a 74.4% chance they'd pick sixth or seventh. While seventh wasn't their worst-case scenario (4.0% chance at eighth, 0.1% all the way to ninth), the Lakers can't be thrilled with the results. A jump to the top ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers fall to seventh in draft lottery as Cleveland lands first pick

By Mike Bresnahan The Lakers' string of bad luck continues. They dropped a spot in the NBA draft, from sixth to seventh, after Tuesday's lottery provided one big winner that wasn't them. The Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth pick to the top overall selection after bucking slim 1.7% chances they... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Kevin Ollie off the market; Lakers still have no head coach

By Eric Pincus Last week, Stan Van Gundy and Steve Kerr found NBA coaching jobs. On Monday, according to Yahoo Sports, Kevin Ollie came off the market with a contract extension to stay at the University of Connecticut for approximately $15 million over five years. Still the Lakers have no head coach.... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers will take their chances in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday

By Mike Bresnahan The month of May is sometimes referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Lakers, who have played into June, and the NBA Finals, 16 times in the last 35 years. Now it's merely time for ping-pong-ball percentages and crossed fingers. The Lakers will finally learn their draft lottery fate ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Lakers week in review

By Eric Pincus The off-season thus far has been a quiet one for the Lakers, other than Mike D'Antoni resigning as coach. General Manager Mitch Kupchak, visiting Chicago for the NBA draft combine, said the team doesn't "intend to hire a coach any time soon." Two potential candidates came off the Lakers'... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy off list of potential coaches for Lakers

By Eric Pincus Mike D'Antoni resigned on April 30, but the Lakers still haven't hired a head coach. Two potential candidates came off the market on Wednesday. The Golden State Warriors agreed to terms with basketball analyst and former player Steve Kerr. Kerr has never run a team from the bench,... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

It's been 10 years since Derek Fisher's 0.4 game-winning shot (Video)

By Eric Pincus Tuesday is the 10-year anniversary of one of the biggest shots in NBA and Lakers' history. Derek Fisher stunned the San Antonio Spurs, hitting a turnaround jumper despite catching the ball with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. With the shocking 74-73 victory in 2004, the Lakers pulled ahead... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Lakers eager to learn position as they prepare for NBA draft

By Eric Pincus The Lakers are eager to learn the results of the May 20 NBA draft lottery. "It's hard to focus 100% on the draft until you know where you're drafting," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday on Lakers.com. The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season with the sixth-worst overall record, with a... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Lakers' week in review

By Eric Pincus The NBA playoffs advanced to the second round, but the Lakers have been on vacation for almost a month. Jodie Meeks completed his degree at the University of Kentucky, graduating over the weekend. Nick Young received votes for the NBA sixth man of the year award, but just a few. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Lakers tweet out Mother's Day greetings

By Eric Pincus While the Clippers battled the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon, a number of vacationing Lakers took time to post Mother's Day messages on Twitter. "I'm very fortunate to have the mother I have. To all the mothers in the world, have a very happy #MothersDay!!... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Kobe Bryant on Mike D'Antoni's resignation: 'Honestly, I didn't care'

By Eric Pincus Was Kobe Bryant happy to see Mike D'Antoni step down as coach of the Lakers? "Honestly, I didn't care," Bryant said on Thursday night, visiting the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" D'Antoni resigned last week after almost two seasons with the Lakers. "Mike was dealt a really bad hand ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

George Karl expects phone call from Lakers regarding coaching position

By Eric Pincus The Lakers are looking for a new head coach to replace Mike D'Antoni, but the potential candidates seem to be saying more about the job than the team itself. "Mitch Kupchak and I were roommates in college and Mitch has been a very good friend of mine for years," former ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Gay, McCallum lead Kings past Lakers, 107-102

Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Ray McCallum had 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks, left, is fouled by Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum during the first quarter of an ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Lakers end Suns' 6-game win streak after 36-point loss at Minnesota as Kaman powers 115-99 win

Chris Kaman had a career-high 28 points along with 17 rebounds while starting at center for the vertigo-stricken Pau Gasol, Jodie Meeks scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Phoenix' Suns' six-game winning streak with a 115-99 victory Sunday night. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Lakers shoot the lights out in rout of Knicks

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Knicks' playoff chances took another hit Tuesday when the lowly Los Angeles Lakers shot the lights out and pummeled New York, 127-96, at Staples Center.Xavier Henry scored a team-high 22 points, while fellow reserves Nick ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Leading Off: Will Kings beat Lakers back to NBA playoffs?

By vcontreras@sacbee.com (Victor Contreras) The Kings have finished in last place five times since their most recent playoff appearance in 2006, so it's been rare when they can look at another team below them in the Pacific Division standings this late in the season. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee