Brandon Ingram's Ceiling is Higher Than We Thought
After a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rookie season, Brandon Ingram is playing like the franchise pillar the Lakers need him to be.
The Outlet Pass: Kyrie's Evolution, Schroder's Speed, and Selfless Pelicans
A weekly roundup of observations, questions, and predictions from Michael Pina's NBA notebook.
Julius Randle and the Baby Lakers Grow Up
For much of their history, the Lakers have been a quick-fix franchise. This group is different, at least for now. Julius Randle, as a player, doesn’t seem to fit in the modern NBA but has found a way to succeed anyway.
Lou Williams Is Playing Borderline Impossible Basketball for the Lakers
We should probably go ahead and give the Sixth Man of the Year Award to Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams already.
Are the Lakers Finally Worth Watching?
They aren't a good basketball team, but with Luke Walton on the bench and young talent on the floor, they may at least give fans some reason for hope.
The First Ben Simmons/Brandon Ingram Match-Up Was More Preview Than Main Event
When the top two picks of the NBA Draft—and a pair of potential franchise saviors—squared off in the NBA Summer League, the fun was mostly about what's to come.
The Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram Era Is About to Begin at NBA Summer League
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram will face each other in a Summer League game on Saturday. It's not too early to look at how the top two NBA draft picks will fit in with their new teams, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Why NBA Teams Get Stuck on the Draft Lottery Treadmill
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery, but can they escape return trips? League history and player evaluation mistakes suggest it won't be easy.
Duke Star Brandon Ingram Is Coming For That Number One Spot
Brandon Ingram arrived at Duke as a skinny kid with a powerful game, and has improved into an elite NBA prospect. Right now, though, he's out to conquer March.
The NBA Elitist's Guide to March Madness
For college basketball fans, the NCAA tournament is a celebration of the game. For NBA fans, it's a low-efficiency scouting exercise. This preview is for them.