Monday, December 22, 2014
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Jason Riley

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Jason Riley is the executive director of LakerNation.com. He also pens a regular opinion column, Out of Bounds, and is the co-host of Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak. He currently splits his time in Los Angeles, CA and Carlsbad, CA.

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Finally, we can step away from the rumors for a few minutes to report some legitimate news. The Lakers TV play-by-play team next season will be comprised of Bill MacDonald and Stu Lantz, who will cover all of the Fox Sports West and KCAL 9 games.

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As Minnesota continues search for high-level player in exchange for No. 2 pick, source says T-Wolves made offer for Lakers C Andrew Bynum.

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It has been another rumor-swirling day here in Laker-land, and we're not quite done yet. According to sources over at ESPN L.A., head coach Mike Brown will add ex-University of Utah coach Jim Boylen to his staff.

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Have the Lakers and Timberwolves had a few conversations in the past week? Yep. Has it necessarily been about the rumored swap of Pau Gasol for Kevin Love and a #2? Maybe not…

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I know, and I get it… The LeBron James column writing party (indirectly sponsored by Dan Gilbert) ended 72 hours ago. Fortunately for me, this is Los Angeles, where 6pm means tomorrow afternoon and I’ll touch base with you next week means I’ll most likely never call you again. To be honest with you, I never wanted to write this column for two reasons...

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There are a few things I think we can all agree on: We love the Lakers. We love to eat. We love to be served. Thanks to Ron Artest, all three of these things will be happening simultaneously, and you can be a part of it. Tomorrow (Saturday, 6/18), Ron will be serving lunch from 12pm – 3pm at the grand opening of Saladish in Pasadena. Check out the image for all the relevant details.

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It was a chaotic first season in the purple and gold for Matt Barnes, and according to reports, it won’t be his last.

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Warranted or not, there has been plenty of speculation around Dwight Howard’s alleged desire to swap beach cities. Aside from the obvious reasons a superstar would want to play in L.A., it seems that Gasol’s puzzling absence and Orlando’s early exit this postseason have only validated what some fans have thought to be a foregone conclusion. However, according to an ESPN report earlier this evening, Dwight Howard’s thoughts and future ambitions both lie with the Orlando Magic:

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We're all familiar with the rumored (but never vocally confirmed) rift between ex-Cavalier LeBron James and newly appointed Lakers head coach Mike Brown. Lost in that story was the stanch support Brown received from his ex-point guard, and current Clippers guard, Mo Williams.

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LakerNation columnist Jason Riley warns of a Lakers future that has Jim Buss calling the shots.

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A lot of things are changing in Laker-land. The Lakers are set to welcome new head coach Mike Brown, all while saying goodbye to assistant GM Ronnie Lester, whose contract will not be renewed for next season

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In what has been a whirlwind 24-hours for the Lakers (and their fans), an official statement has been issues from the team regarding the hiring of Mike Brown.

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Per multiple NBA sources, the Lakers are in serious discussions with Mike Brown about becoming the Lakers new head coach. According to Yahoo Sports Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, there could be an agreement in place within the next 24 hours.

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There are a lot of angles you can take on the Lakers catastrophic demise, which ultimately ended on Sunday in a lopsided and humiliating loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The most glaring of those is the play – or better yet, disappearance – of all-star Pau Gasol.

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With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.