HoopsHype Mitch Kupchak rumors

November 25, 2013 Updates
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With the news of Steve Nash's latest setback, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is likely to search for help at point guard, several league executives told FOX Sports Ohio. "It's not like Mitch to sit and do nothing," said one. "I'd be really surprised if that's his course." FOXSports Ohio

November 11, 2013 Updates

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Sunday he does not anticipate Kobe Bryant returning from his Achilles' tendon injury within the next two weeks. "I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to practice. You've got to play," Kupchak said of the team's All-Star guard. Los Angeles Times

September 30, 2013 Updates

While the fate of James and Anthony will be among the larger NBA story lines of the season since both can opt out of their contracts, Bryant’s future also will emerge as a major issue. Bryant is making $30 million in the final year of his deal and of course could re-sign with the Lakers for an increase under the collective bargaining agreement rules. “I would suspect that at some point this season, we’ll sit down, whether it be Kobe and I, or Kobe and his representative, Rob Pelinka, and talk about the future,” Kupchak said. “But Kobe has made it clear that he intends to retire in a Laker uniform, and I know as an organization we feel the same way. I think it makes sense for him and for us to get him back on the court, and get a feel or a gauge of how much longer he wants to play and at what level.” Boston Globe

September 28, 2013 Updates

Dwight Howard is gone, Bryant may never be the same once he returns from a torn Achilles' tendon, and the mishmash of players who will carry the team in his absence has arrived at what feels like NBA purgatory. "I guess you would say there is a little bit of an underdog tag on us, low expectations," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said a few days before his team's scheduled media day Saturday. "Contrasted to a year ago, it's night and day." Los Angeles Times

September 25, 2013 Updates
August 30, 2013 Updates

The Lakers news has swirled around Lamar Odom over the past couple weeks, and heightened to new levels amidst the rumors regarding Odom’s alleged drug abuse, including a report that Lakers general manger Mitch Kupchak offered Odom a roster spot should he check himself into rehab. Per team source, there was no such conversation between Kupchak and Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, about re-joining the team. The Lakers organization still thinks very fondly of Odom and is genuinely concerned for his well-being. However, the story that a Lakers roster spot would be waiting for Odom should he complete treatment at a rehabilitation center is not true. Lakers Nation

The rumor broke this morning when RadarOnline.com reported that Mitch Kupchak had a conversation with Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz. The website reported that the Lakers essentially offered Odom a roster spot, under the condition that he would immediately check himself into a rehabilitation center for his drug abuse. The report said a roster spot would be waiting for Lamar after he completed his treatment. Lakers Nation

August 15, 2013 Updates

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