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Darion Atkins tries to show Lakers why his ACC background is a benefit

Darion Atkins said he has "dropped off" most of the NBA draft boards, but the 6-foot-8 forward from Virginia has high hopes that his body of work in the tough ACC Conference has made teams remain interested in him.

Experts predict Lakers will select Jahlil Okafor in the NBA draft

The consensus, if the so-called draft experts are correct, is that the Lakers will use their No. 2 pick in the NBA draft to select Jahlil Okafor out of Duke.

Conner Henry named head coach of the D-Fenders

On Wednesday, the D-Fenders named Conner Henry as head coach.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: No decision yet on No. 2 draft pick

According to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, team officials have yet to decide on who they will select with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

Lakers audition guard D'Angelo Russell for No. 2 draft pick

The Lakers auditioned Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell on Monday afternoon at the team's practice facility in El Segundo.

Lakers look at draft prospects, including Rashad Vaughn, Richaun Holmes

The Lakers held their seventh pre-draft workout session on Wednesday morning, auditioning six players that they might have a chance to draft with 27th or 30th picks on June 25.

Nick Young proposes to Iggy Azalea, couple engaged

Lakers guard/forward Nick Young and rapper/model Iggy Azalea are engaged.

Lakers finalize El Segundo purchase for new headquarters

The Lakers have completed the purchase of a five-acre El Segundo property that will serve as the new franchise's new corporate headquarters.

Metta World Peace, aka The Panda's Friend, ejected from game in Italy

Former Laker Metta World Peace finished his season with Italy's Serie A club Pallacanestro Cantu on a less-than-stellar note.

Lakers start draft workouts with late first- and second-round prospects

The Lakers began the workout process on Tuesday at their practice facility in El Segundo, hosting six prospects in preparation for the June 25 NBA draft.

Lakers week in review

On Tuesday, the Lakers got a big win, landing the No. 2 pick in the NBA's draft lottery.

GM Mitch Kupchak: No. 2 pick won't lead to immediate NBA title

The Lakers are ecstatic they won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's draft lottery, but the team's general manager, Mitch Kupchak, on Thursday tried to dampen expectations that a championship is imminent.

Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

That the Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, instead of losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, was a significant victory for the franchise.

No. 2 draft pick could mean end of Jordan Hill's run with Lakers

With the Lakers winning the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jordan Hill's time with the team could be nearing an end.

Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years

The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns is odds-on favorite to be top NBA draft pick

The Lakers lucked into the second overall pick in the NBA draft with a strong showing in Tuesday's draft lottery.

Lakers in position to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns

Good news for the Lakers would have been the fourth or fifth pick in the 2015 NBA.

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