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January 30, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The "Kobe Bryant as de facto point guard" experiment will continue Wednesday night as the Lakers visit the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are tied with the New Orleans Hornets for the worst records in the Western Conference at 15-30. Phoenix recently fired Alvin Gentry, and former Lakers guard Lindsey Hunter has taken over coaching duties. The Lakers are coming into Phoenix on the second night of a back-to-back. It's a game they need to win if the team has hopes of climbing back into the top eight in the West.
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September 9, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the past week, inviting free agents Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry to training camp . Though terms were not released, neither is expected to have a full guarantee and will have to earn a spot on the team's 15-man roster (although the Lakers could decide to carry just 13 or 14 players). The Lakers were also linked in reports to 35-year-old forward Pete Mickeal and veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair . A player the Lakers once pursued in trade, Michael Beasley , was waived by the Phoenix Suns.
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March 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won two of three games in Week 18, climbing back to .500 (30-30) for the first time since their loss on New Year's Day to the Philadelphia 76ers. With 22 games remaining, the Lakers are just three games behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors (33-27) and 2½ behind both the Utah Jazz (32-27) and Houston Rockets (33-28). The Lakers still play the Warriors twice and Houston once, with the tiebreaker still up for grabs.  The Jazz have the advantage over the Lakers after completing the season series up 2-1. Overall, the Lakers are still four losses below the cumulative predictions for weeks 1-18 . Tuesday at Oklahoma City Thunder The Lakers had one of their best wins of the season in late January when they beat the Thunder at Staples Center 105-96.
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