It will ultimately be Byron Scott's call on whether to trust inexperienced younger players who need to develop or the veterans he can count on late in games, according to GM Mitch Kupchak.
Julius Randle is technically not a rookie anymore, and the Lakers' forward believes he'll average at least 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Danny Ainge didn't make any kind of offseason splash, but that doesn't mean he won't eventually add a piece to complement Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas.
The Los Angeles Lakers loudly failed to bring in a big name but quietly put together a quality rotation.
If the old-school Scott doesn't change his stance on 3-pointers and unconventional lineups, the Lakers could be in for an even longer year.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said that Kobe Bryant could close out his career playing for his country next summer.
Los Angeles forward Brandon Bass said Kobe Bryant is still "arguably" the best player in the game. Sure?
Kobe Bryant has yet to reach out to Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams or Brandon Bass. But they don't seem to care.
Now that the free agency period has wound down, Matt Moore and Zach Harper dole out their Western Conference offseason grades.
Not every Eastern team this offseason passed with flying colors like the Cavs, Heat and Bucks. Our experts are split on just how well the Nets, Hornets, Pacers and Wizards fared.

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