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Another Lakers loss, but another strong game for Jordan Clarkson — The Lakers have had a lot of problems this season. They finally have a nice one. It centers on the 46th player taken in last year's draft. Is Jordan Clarkson their point guard of the future?

Lakers waive Steve Nash to take better look at rookie Jabari Brown — It was one of the most painfully symbolic transactions in Lakers' history. Steve Nash was waived Wednesday so the Lakers could take a closer look at rookie Jabari Brown, officially saying goodbye to an old-timer who never lived up to expectations with them.

Lakers waive Steve Nash to make room for rookie Jabari Brown — The Lakers waived Steve Nash to make room for Jabari Brown the rest of the season, a transaction that allowed them to take a closer look at a rookie while officially saying goodbye to an old-timer who never lived up to expectations with the team.

Lakers Coach Byron Scott is trying to find right lineup combinations — Losses aren't the only things piling up for the Lakers. Different lineups have been employed and discarded by Coach Byron Scott for various reasons, including injuries and a largely ineffective roster. Twelve players have started for the Lakers this season. At power forward alone, there have been five starters: Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis, Jordan Hill, Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly.

Wayne Ellington missed his late father while helping Lakers beat 76ers — Wayne Ellington used to look into the crowd when he played an occasional road game here. His father would always be in attendance. Always. But Wayne Ellington Sr. wasn't there Monday, a sad fact of life still being grasped by his son. Ellington Sr.

Lakers' lottery percentages drop after win over 76ers — Someone in the crowd threw a little red, white and blue ball on the court as players lined up for the final seconds of regulation. It was a strange moment, and the ball bounced neatly to Philadelphia 76ers power forward Nerlens Noel, who picked it up and hurled it back toward the spectators as far as he could, close to the exit tunnel for Section 101.

Lakers' Ed Davis not happy about taking his turn on the sidelines — It was Ed Davis' turn to "rest" for a game, and he wasn't thrilled about it. "Honestly, I don't like it," the Lakers forward said Sunday before the Lakers lost to Brooklyn, 107-99. "I didn't ask to sit out or anything. I wanted to play 82 games this year.

Lakers fall to Nets and Byron Scott tries new motivational tactic — Soon enough, the Lakers will be free to do whatever they want. Hit the beach. Vacation in Europe. Head to their hometowns. Between now and April 15, Coach Byron Scott can only hope to keep a lid on a quickly dissolving season, the latest setback a 107-99 Lakers loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

Talk of NBA draft starts with Duke's Jahlil Okafor — There's a reason the NBA trade deadline is in late February and not March. It's called the NCAA tournament. Try tracking down lottery-bound general managers these days.

Shaquille O'Neal regrets leaving Magic, wishes he had more patience — Shaquille O'Neal was larger than life in Los Angeles, hugging the city so hard before eventually bouncing out of it. He'd be seen in the Valley in the morning, grabbing breakfast on Ventura Boulevard, then Beverly City in the afternoon for an expensive lunch on Rodeo. Dinner, clubbing and whatever else?
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Apr 02, 2015

Wayne Ellington, mild shoulder separation. The phrase I've written a hundred times this season: He'll be evaluated again tomorrow.

Apr 02, 2015

No triple-double? Clarkson might be done for the night with 18 pts, 10 assists and 7 rebs. Lakers down 19 with 5:30 left to play.

Apr 01, 2015

Jordan Clarkson had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the first quarter vs. NO. Is this the night he gets his first triple-double?

Apr 01, 2015

Jeremy Lin is over his upper-respiratory infection, will be back in the starting lineup tonight vs. NO.

Apr 01, 2015

To make room for Jabari Brown, Lakers cut Steve Nash, officialy waving goodbye to him after he announced his intention to retire last week.

Apr 01, 2015

Lakers officially sign Jabari Brown for the rest of the season. The Lakers also have him under contract next year on a non-guaranteed deal.

Mar 30, 2015

That hurts the ol' lottery chances. Lakers almost surely finishing with NBA's 4th-worst record and 16% chance two teams pass them in lottery

Mar 30, 2015

Not sensing an Ed Davis appearance in tonight's game, even though Jordan Hill picked up three fouls in four mins. Hmmmmm...

Mar 30, 2015

Update: Boozer will *not* play tonight. Byron wanted to play him but Boozer, like Lin, isn't feeling well (upper-respiratory infection).

Mar 30, 2015

Boozer will be back in the lineup but Lin is still out. Byron's not sure if he'll play Ed Davis or Sacre in reserve.

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