2015-16 features a brand new core, a departing hero and a coach potentially on his last chance. Sure, there are no realistic championship aspirations, but here’s a crazy thought: The upcoming campaign might be the most interesting Lakers season before actual games are played in almost a decade. We all remember that crazy summer of […]
What to do with Nick Young?
Nick Young couldn’t possibly have felt great about his Lakers signing Lou Williams this summer. The redundancy between the two is fairly obvious if simplified down to layman levels. Young and Williams are both chuckers best used off the bench to bring an immediate scoring punch to whichever lineup they’re joining on the court. So, […]
Summer League A Preview For Regular Season
“I don’t see why we don’t contend for a playoff spot,” he said. “But our young players have to grow beyond their years and we have to stay healthy.” From: GM Mitch Kupchak sees playoff potential in Lakers after offseason pickups Before I focused solely on writing about the NBA, I worked in public relations. […]
Lakers Summer League Recap: Game 3
The Lakers finished their weekend as many who travel to Las Vegas typically do: quietly. They lost to the new York Knicks and aside from a few bursts, were never particularly close. Winning or losing in the summer league isn’t a huge issue, the more important outcome is progress, and it’s kinda hard to find […]
Lakers Summer League Recap: Game 2
Final Score: Lakers: 68, Sixers: 60 I guess we could call this one a defensive struggle. Both the Lakers and Sixers looked like two teams who met just outside the gym before the game. The end result: Some of the ugliest basketball you’d continue watching. There were bright spots, though. For one, D’Angelo Russell looked a lot […]
Lakers Summer League Recap: Game 1
Final Score: Lakers 68, Timberwolves 81 And so went the most-hyped summer league game in recent memory. The anticipation beforehand was palpable, and why wouldn’t it be? A summer league game feature at least two fifths of each team’s potential starting five and had the top two picks facing off against each other for the first […]
How Might Pressure Affect The Lakers’ Young Core?
Anthony Irwin is a lifelong Lakers and, by extension, NBA fan. The league is in a great place and he joins Forum Blue & Gold as the Lakers seem to be turning things around. In his inaugural post here at FB&G, he looks at the team’s young core and the pressure they face to be […]