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Under-the-Radar Moves Los Angeles Lakers Could Make Before NBA's Trade Deadline

There may not be a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers at the moment. But Mitch Kupchak has always been a stealthy general manager when it comes to such things. Earlier this month, he visited with Chris McGee andShow More Summary

Lakers GM: ‘We Cannot Move on as a Team Until Kobe Leaves’

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is in the impossible position of trying to properly send off Kobe Bryant, while simultaneously building a post-Mamba future. Kupchak knows the latter The post Lakers GM: ‘We Cannot Move on as a Team Until Kobe Leaves’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Mitch Kupchak: D'Angelo Russell will be a 'very, very, very, very good player'

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Watching rookie guard D'Angelo Russell score career highs of 23 and 24 points in consecutive games was a not a surprise for Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Despite a slow start from the team's second overall pick in June's NBA draft, Kupchak has a lot of confidence in Russell as a prospect....

General Manager Mitch Kupchak hears Lakers fans, and feels their pain too

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mitch Kupchak doesn't scroll through message boards. He doesn't poll fans at Staples Center after demoralizing losses. He doesn't need to. He understands the angst among Lakers followers. He even sympathizes with them. "I do," the Lakers general manager said Monday in a phone interview with The...

Lakers GM: ‘It’s Awkward’ Developing Young Players in Kobe Bryant’s Last Season

Kobe Bryant’s retirement didn’t come as a surprise to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, though the timing of the announcement caught him slightly off guard. Kupchak admits that The post Lakers GM: ‘It’s Awkward’ Developing Young Players in Kobe Bryant’s Last Season appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers waive Jabari Brown

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Jabari Brown, General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today. Which means, unless the team makes another change, Metta World Peace has made the roster. Brown appeared in six games for the Lakers this preseason, averaging 6.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 14.3 minutes per game. In 19 games (five [...]

Lakers waive Jonathan Holmes

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived forward Jonathan Holmes, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Holmes, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Texas, was originally signed by the Lakers on August 13. He appeared in two preseason games for Los Angeles, averaging 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.50 steals and 0.50 blocks [...]

Lakers waive Michael Frazier II and Robert Upshaw

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Michael Frazier II and center Robert Upshaw, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Frazier II, an undrafted rookie from Florida, was originally signed by the Lakers on August 25. He appeared in four preseason games for Los Angeles, averaging 2.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists [...]

Lakers hire Tracy Murray as shooting coach

Former Lakers player Tracy Murray has been hired by the team as a shooting coach it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak In his position, Murray will work with head coach Byron Scott and his staff, focusing on improving the players shooting form and technique. “I’ve known Tracy a long time, and he was one [...]

Lakers exercise contract option on Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team option for the 2016-17 season on forward Julius Randle, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. This was a widely-expected move, as the team hopes Randle will emerge as a serious building block for the future. Randle, the seventh overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, only [...]

Lakers' exercise team option on Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team option for the 2016-17 season on forward Julius Randle, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Lakers hire James Worthy

Former Lakers player James Worthy has been hired by the team to work with the coaching staff it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. In his position, Worthy will work with head coach Byron Scott and his staff, focusing his attention on working with the Lakers big men. He will accompany the team to [...]

Lakers Haven’t Had ‘Formal Discussions’ About Kobe Bryant’s Minutes

Mitch Kupchak, the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, met with the local media Thursday and offered an update on Kobe Bryant ahead of training camp. According to Kupchak, The post Lakers Haven’t Had ‘Formal Discussions’ About Kobe Bryant’s Minutes appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers sign Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Metta World Peace, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. A 15-year NBA veteran who spent four seasons in Los Angeles between 2009-13, World Peace holds career averages of 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 steals in 33.0 minutes per game over 931 contests (833 [...]

Lakers sign World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Metta World Peace, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Lakers sign Robert Upshaw

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Robert Upshaw to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. In five games for the Lakers’ entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Upshaw averaged 1.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 11.5 minutes per game, highlighted by three blocks [...]

Lakers GM on Kobe Bryant: ‘He’ll Be Ready for Camp’

According to Mitch Kupchak, the Los Angeles Lakers’ general manager, Kobe Bryant will be ready to go once training camp kicks off in the coming weeks. Bryant, 37, began shooting The post Lakers GM on Kobe Bryant: ‘He’ll Be Ready for Camp’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Lakers Expect Star to Be Ready for Training Camp

For the third straight season, Kobe Bryant will enter Los Angeles Lakers training camp coming off a season-ending injury. For the third straight season, general manager Mitch Kupchak expects his aging star to be champing at the bit when...Show More Summary

Lakers promote executives Jesse Buss, Ryan West and Clay Moser

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced three front-office promotions Friday.

Lakers promote Jesse Buss, Ryan West and Clay Moser

Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that Jesse Buss has been promoted to assistant general manager/director of scouting, Ryan West to director of player personnel, and Clay Moser to assistant coach/director...Show More Summary

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