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Los Angeles Lakers: Don’t deplete assets for Kawhi Leonard

The Los Angeles Lakers should look at the last offseason when considering trading the farm for a player on an expiring contract. Let’s rewind to this time a year ago. There was a star wing who was disgruntled with his current situation, looking for greener pastures before his contract expires in 2018, actively searching for […] Los Angeles Lakers: Don’t deplete assets for Kawhi Leonard - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
6 hours ago

5 favorite fits in the 2018 NBA Draft class based off need

With the 2018 NBA Draft nearing closer, here are my five favorite fits in terms of aligning a prospect and team needs together. We are almost at the conclusion of NBA Draft season. The mock drafts, smoke screen reports about who teams are high and low on, big boards and everything leading up to the […] 5 favorite fits in the 2018 NBA Draft class based off need - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Jun 11, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: What to do with Luol Deng’s contract?

A large part of the Los Angeles Lakers opening up maximum cap space will be their handling of Luol Deng’s contract, including partnering him with a promising young player to offload the salary. Teams throughout the NBA are still dealing with the repercussions of wildly dishing out money in the summer of 2016 cap boom. […] Los Angeles Lakers: What to do with Luol Deng’s contract? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Jun 8, 2018

3 on-court reasons for LeBron James to join the Los Angeles Lakers

With LeBron James’ looming free agency almost here, I lay out three on-court reasons for the King to dawn the regal purple and gold of the Los Angeles Lakers. The busiest time of the NBA calendar is nearly upon us, which is interesting considering the actual games are coming to a close. What generates the […] 3 on-court reasons for LeBron James to join the Los Angeles Lakers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Jun 6, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: 2017-18 player grades for Brook Lopez

After coming over to the Los Angeles Lakers in an offseason trade, Brook Lopez underwent his worst season of his 10-year career. Coming into the 2017-18 NBA regular season, Brook Lopez figured to be the focal point of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ offense on a young team. He was by far their most experienced player […] Los Angeles Lakers: 2017-18 player grades for Brook Lopez - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Jun 4, 2018

Playoffs paint clear draft picture for Los Angeles Lakers

Watching the 2018 NBA Playoffs has led to one revelation about the Los Angeles Lakers’ plan with their first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Since the Los Angeles Lakers acquired rights to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft (25th overall), I wrote that they should explore using that […] Playoffs paint clear draft picture for Los Angeles Lakers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
May 31, 2018

Hoops Habit Podcast Ep. 003: 2018 NBA Finals preview with Gerald Bourguet

Michael Dugger is joined on the Hoops Habit podcast by editor-in-chief Gerald Bourguet to preview the 2018 NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. As we embark on the fourth installment of the NBA Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, Michael Dugger welcomes editor-in-chief Gerald Bourguet to the […] Hoops Habit Podcast Ep. 003: 2018 NBA Finals preview with Gerald Bourguet - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
May 24, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers: 2017-18 player grades for Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram missed a quarter of the 2017-18 season with injuries, but that shouldn’t cloud the improvements he made in his second NBA campaign. It’s easy to forget how well a player performed earlier in the year when they miss 19 of the last 21 games of the regular season, and it seems this has […] Los Angeles Lakers: 2017-18 player grades for Brandon Ingram - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
May 23, 2018

Hoops Habit Podcast Ep. 002: Resetting the conference finals

Michael Dugger is back with another episode of the Hoops Habit podcast to share his thoughts on the conference finals matchups. With both conference finals series evened up at 2-2, contributing writer Michael Dugger brings you a new episode of the Hoops Habit Podcast to preview the pair of series that are now in best-of-three […] Hoops Habit Podcast Ep. 002: Resetting the conference finals - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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