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Ben R

  • joined May 18, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Lakers Summer League Preview

118

As the Lakers move to summer league, we will get our first view of rookies Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson along with an assortment of interesting prospects the front office has assembled.

LaQuinton Ross, DeAndre Kane joining LA's SL squad

65

With the draft in the books, the Lakers are beginning to assemble their summer league squad, starting with Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross and Iowa State's DeAndre Kane.

Lakers cap flexibility still limited at #7

149

With the Lakers' draft position in the books, we now have a firm grasp on their spending flexibility this summer and next and can see the rather dire situation they're in this upcoming offseason.

Should the Lakers opt for a younger HC candidate?

17

As we prepare for the possibility of another rebuilding year in Lakerland, we look whether a younger coach might be a better fit with that mix and some of the relevant candidates available thereof.

Going "in house" for next HC awful decision for LA

156

Discussing the notion that the Lakers should embrace nostalgia and their championship roots by hiring Byron Scott or Kurt Rambis and thoroughly deconstructing that very notion.

Silver Screen & Roundtable: Draft board

158

The Silver Screen and Roll staff takes a look at their own draft boards and complies them into a consensus version to try to make some sense out of the top ten.

Calipari not an ideal choice for next Lakers HC

15

Should the Lakers look for a replacement for Mike D'Antoni this offseason, the reports of John Calipari as a replacement should not feel you with glee. Indeed, his counterpart in the title game in Kevin Ollie is arguably a better candidate.

LA continues season of pain, lose to Clips, 120-97

12

Against a Clipper team that has been rolling lately, this game was never in significant doubt and to add insult to injury, the Lakers were again hit by the injury bug that has been plaguing them all season long.

The Tank Marches On: Mavericks at Lakers Preview

83

As the Lakers host the Mavericks tonight, they begin the final, brutal stretch of this season against a panoply of playoff aspirants.

Picking out of the draft's top three okay for LA

135

Amid talk that the Lakers should be looking to trade their pick because their lottery position is not ideal, we look at the five through eight prospects on my board and try to debunk that notion by pointing out that these are damn good players.

Lakers back to losing, drop game to Bucks, 108-105

13

Following a short win streak, the Lakers were due to fall back on earth and complied against the Bucks on the road. As depressing as that might be, they also might have done wonders for their future draft position.

Should Ryan Kelly be on the All-Rookie Team?

30

Even though the awfulness of this rookie class is the only reason he's in consideration, it would be a fitting recognition for Ryan Kelly to be named to the All-Rookie Team at the end of this season.

Sans their stars, D-Fenders continue to play well

23

A look at how the D-Fenders are performing deep into their season despite losing Manny Harris and a number of their star players and how it speaks well to the Lakers' management of their D-League affiliate, especially insofar as talent acquisition.

How can the Lakers address their lack of PF depth?

84

Looking at how the Lakers, despite the solid play recently of Ryan Kelly, can go about helping their power forward depth in the offseason. Barring the team drafting a four, getting Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers might be an option.

Lakers back to tanking, drop game to NO, 132-125

53

After a shocking win at Portland, the Lakers came back to earth at home against the Pelicans, allowing them to run out to an early lead that the Lakers couldn't recover from.

Lakers shock Portland, hold on for 107-106 win

50

In a surprising contest certainly at odds with what should be the team's objective to obtain a good pick in the draft, the Lakers thoroughly dominated Portland for most of the game before holding on in a close 107-106 victory.

Should Emeka Okafor be a FA target for the Lakers?

225

As the Lakers look towards next season, it is clear that defense and rebounding in the frontcourt should be a priority. Barring a draft pick bringing in a defensive center, Emeka Okafor would be a solid reclamation project to target.

LA's draft position complicates their 2014 FA plan

406

With it becoming increasingly clear that LA will finish high in the draft, the addition of a significant rookie scale contract on top of their already strained cap situation due to Kobe Bryant's extension produces some problems in their FA plans.

Lakers trade Steve Blake to Golden State

155

In the first domino to fall at the trade deadline, the Lakers have dealt Steve Blake to Golden State in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.

Should Kendall Marshall be a MIP candidate?

51

Among all of the reclamation projects on the Lakers, Kendall Marshall's play, especially when compared to how he performed last season, stands out and there is a very legitimate argument that he should be in the running for Most Improved Player.

Lakers beat Cavs in hilarious fashion, 119-108

145

Despite literally everything going wrong for LA, whether it was more injuries, foul trouble, and running out of players at one point, Mike D'Antoni's squad thoroughly destroyed a much more talented Cavs team led by former Laker head coach Mike Brown.

Should Noah Vonleh be a top target in the draft?

130

Noah Vonleh has increasingly been talked about as a prospect that should be moving up draft boards and in contrast to what the commonly held top four prospect in Julius Randle brings to the table, it is fair argument that this is the case.

Lakers should look for value in 2014 free agency

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With it becoming increasingly clear that the Lakers will be picking near the top of the 2014 draft and that their sights are set on the 2015 free agent class, the Lakers should concentrate on finding good value in free agency this summer.

Lakers take a break tanking, edge Celtics 107-104

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With a high draft pick in the mind of most fans nowadays, the Lakers halted their losing streak by beating the Celtics in Boston 107-104 behind a career performance from rookie Ryan Kelly.

Lakers, Cavaliers still working on Bynum, Pau deal

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Per ESPN 710, the Lakers have traded Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum, although any deal is apparently not yet complete per other sources.

Lakers fail to overcome Jazz down stretch, 105-103

63

Even with Pau Gasol's replacement in Chris Kaman performing well and the returned Jordan Farmar doing the same, the Lakers were defeated in Utah against an improved Jazz team with Trey Burke at the helm.

How can the Lakers resolve their frontcourt glut?

38

With trade rumors on the horizon and a rotation dealing with problems due to the presence of four centers that all arguably deserve playing time, we discuss the ways that the Lakers can resolve their frontcourt glut and who to trade or keep.

Ryan Kelly continues strong play with D-Fenders

4

With Malcolm Thomas regrettably gone to San Antonio, Ryan Kelly took on the role as the primary option this past Sunday and displayed a fair amount of competence in that regard. We also discuss some other prospects of note on the D-Fenders.

Kobe's extension severely complicates LA's rebuild

123

Examining how Kobe Bryant's extension limits the Lakers' ability to target both a max free agent in either this summer or the next as well as to re-sign their own players by breaking down the cap and payroll numbers therein.

Kelly and Harris perform well in D-League debut

5

Although Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris both played well in their first D-League game and offered an interesting look into what they may offer the club in the future, Malcolm Thomas stole the show and may prove an interesting pickup option.

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