'It’s something that is going to take some time': Why the Andre Drummond experiment never got off the ground
Although only a Laker for 21 games, Andre Drummond quickly became one of the team's most polarizing players.Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images. Back in November, the Lakers signed their presumable starting center for the next two seasons in veteran big man, Marc Gasol. The Spaniard was a departure from the team's previous center rotation in that he was not the lob target or shot blocker that JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard were, but rather, a stout positional defender with the ability to both space the floor and facilitate for others.Read full story
After the Lakers' prolonged shooting woes were exposed in the playoffs, improvement must be a priority.
After a brutal playoff performance, the Lakers' lengthy trend of poor shooting needs to be addressed.Adam Pantozzi - NBAE via Getty Images. For better or for worse, the Lakers typically are not the team most commonly associated with following trends. But rather, are often the ones setting them.Read full story
'Man, I'm hurting...I want to run this back so bad': On the Lakers' early playoff exit and what comes next.
LeBron James' high ankle sprain was just one of many injuries that plagued the team.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. As various members of the Los Angeles Lakers roster and staff fielded questions during their exit interviews, each shared an eerily similar morose tone to their voice. An air of disappointment resonated even over Zoom's virtual screen. Nostalgia for something that had just ended, and also never occurred.Read full story