Gary Lee

Before Day 2 of exit interviews start in an hour, we’d like to wish our news writer, @TheeCoreyH a happy birthday! Give him a follow.

Kevin Ding

2013-14 merchandise sales: 1. Heat, 2. Lakers, 3, Bulls, 4. Thunder, 5. Knicks, 6. Celtics, 7. Nets, 8. Warriors, 9. Spurs, 10. Clippers.

Kevin Ding

Smush Parker allegedly punches a high school sophomore in the jaw during a pickup game: pagesix.com/2014/04/16/ex-… cc: @Kobe Bryant

Steve Nash

Sending my friend @Craig Sager positive vibes this morning for a speedy recovery! Get well soon buddy.

Janis Carr

NBA playoffs won't be the same without Craig Sager. #godspeed

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Paul Gasol talks about how Kobe Bryant factors into his free agency plans. bit.ly/1eYCjgI

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Nick Young happy to be in control of free agency. bit.ly/1kF1muC

Gary Lee

Pau Gasol explains how Kobe Bryant factors in to his free agency plans - VIDEO: youtu.be/A-FKnwudez4

Kendall Marshall

s/o to them woman who be faithful to they pimpin. haa

Ben Bolch

Western Conference playoffs feature incredible balance latimes.com/sports/la-sp-n…

Ben Bolch

Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers latimes.com/sports/basketb…

Kendall Marshall

my Nats struggling lately

Kendall Marshall

great insight from I.T. about rules favoring 6'8'' and under, instead of just yellin #GetOffMyLawn

Steve Nash

Congrats Michael Hamilton on premiering @Nashmovie tonight. No small feet turning such a boring subject into a movie. Round of applause!

Kendall Marshall

soo 3 of the greatest teams ALL TIME were in a 4yr span? hmm

Kendall Marshall

Isiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.

Kendall Marshall

Isaiah Thomas' middle name is Lord.

Pau Gasol

Todo mi apoyo a la gente de Corea del Sur y sobre todo a las familias de todos los involucrados en la tragedia del ferry #PrayforSouthKorea

Pau Gasol

All my support to the people in South Korea and specially to the families of everyone involved in the Ferry's tragedy. #PrayForSouthKorea

Kendall Marshall

I can't take young Rodman serious. my earliest memory of him is tie-dye hair. completely diff dude

Kendall Marshall

lmaoooo I'm weakk

Kendall Marshall

"you want Mark in this situation? ...ok."

Bill Oram

You don't want to miss what Robert Sacre had to say about Chris Kaman. Funny, funny man. bit.ly/1gNNLQk

Kendall Marshall

those Detroit Raider shirts ji tough

Kendall Marshall

big Parrish gave Laimbeer a smoov 4pc combo

Gary Lee

After averaging 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds, Kelly has been one of the best rookies. He believes L.A. wants him back. bit.ly/1jOSUYT

Gary Lee

When Ryan Kelly was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th pick in last year’s draft, no one really knew who he was.

Kendall Marshall

traffic traffic, lookin for my chapstick vine.co/v/M1OHIunllpr

Gary Lee

If you missed the exit interviews today, we’ve got you covered: Kaman - bit.ly/1qPLpUq Hill - bit.ly/QhlYxT

Gary Lee

If you missed the exit interviews today, we’ve got you covered (1/2): Kaman - bit.ly/1qPLpUq Hill - bit.ly/QhlYxT

Gary Lee

Day 1 of exit interviews are complete. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, Mike D’Antoni, & Mitch Kupchak will talk tomorrow starting at 9:30

Mike Trudell

That'll do it for today, folks. Kendall Marshall, MarShon Brooks, then Mike D'Antoni and Mitch Kupchak.

Mike Trudell

Kelly on D'Antoni: "I love Coach D'Antoni … he let me play my game, gave me confidence … he stuck with guys that were playing best."

Bill Oram

But Kelly is hoping for some sort of All-Rookie recognition. Imagine he’ll get it

Bill Oram

Ryan Kelly says “obviously there’s a lot of rookies that have had great seasons.” Uh-huh, ok.

Mike Trudell

Kelly is very aware of his strengths and limitations, and seems to get what he needs to do to stay in the NBA for a long time.

Mike Trudell

Kelly said it really helped him to play for the @DFenders this season, an opportunity to play bit minutes and build confidence.

Mike Trudell

Often this season, when Kelly was open from 3 (he's 6-11, after all) he passed or wasn't ready to shoot. That'll definitely improve.

Mike Trudell

Kelly's focus is on becoming stronger and more athletic, and though he's already a good shooter, he needs to get better as a stretch 4.

Mike Trudell

Kelly said he doesn't feel like pick No. 48 represented his value, but there were the injury concerns (broken foot).

Mike Trudell

Kelly on his rookie season: "I think everyone was happy with the way I played this season as a rookie."

Kevin Ding

What's up with this first-round pick--and reminding how Nash and Howard are costing Lakers more picks in future: bleacherreport.com/articles/20314…

Kevin Ding

The Ultimate Guide to the 2014 NBA Playoffs, by @Howard Beck. bleacherreport.com/articles/20318… Not required reading for Lakers fans!

Bill Oram

Sacre: "We went to a lot of dinners on the road, we went to a couple of movies. It wasn't a date, though, so don’t get that [confused]"

Bill Oram

"He is like Ron Burgundy," Robert Sacre said. "Chris Kaman is his own breed."

Bill Oram

My goodness, Rob Sacre just delivered an endorsement of Chris Kaman that should find its way to Kaman's LinkedIn page.

Dave McMenamin

Robert Sacre: "Like Ron Burgundy, Chris Kaman is his own breed"

Mike Trudell

LAL re-signed Sacre before this season for a reason. It takes bigs longer to develop, and his rise has been steady in two seasons.

Mike Trudell

Sacre thinks he showed that he belonged in the NBA, which is rarely a reality for the 60th pick in the draft. His coaches agreed.

Dave McMenamin

Robert Sacre starts his exit interview press conference by scanning the media in attendance and saying, "No Beto?!" @DuranSports

Mike Trudell

Robert Sacre started his interview with: "No Beto (@DuranSports)?"

Mike Trudell

Here's a summary of Pau Gasol's exit interviews: bit.ly/1gEtVUd

Bill Oram

Wes Johnson said Kobe had defensive scouting reports of players on his phone. "He's a maniac with that."

Dave McMenamin

Wes Johnson said Kobe keeps defensive notes on how to guard certain players in his cell phone: "He's a maniac with it"

Mike Trudell

"Flying around out there" is how Johnson described how he can and should play, whether at the 3 or the 4.

Mike Trudell

Johnson recognizes that his play was inconsistent, said he was "trying to find (his) niche" within the game. Still growing in that way.

Mike Trudell

Johnson suggested that Kupchak/D'Antoni saw encouraging signs from him, and that they wanted to see a greater level of consistency.

Gary Lee

For those who don’t want Pau back, who’s the best big man available this summer? I honestly think it’s him and the Lakers need to re-sign.

Kamenetzky Brothers

I had no idea, but Meeks has apparently been finishing up credits to graduate from Kentucky this summer. “Cap and gown and everything.” AK

Kevin Ding

Meeks was Lakers' MVP this season. Really impressive. I'd say all things considered, Young is more likely to be back with Lakers than Meeks.

Dave McMenamin

Jodie Meeks with a big smile talking about his summer plans: "Graduation (from Kentucky) is May 10th. Cap and gown and everything"

Kevin Ding

I'm convinced Meeks is more excited about graduating from Kentucky this summer than his free agency--which is cool.

Mike Trudell

Jodie Meeks is set to graduate from Kentucky on May 10. He's been plugging away at his degree in his NBA offseasons. Pretty cool.

Gary Lee

In addition, Gasol sees himself playing for another five years and prefers playing a more controlled pace. bit.ly/1iudAWk

Kamenetzky Brothers

Meeks said he's not too concerned about starting while weighing options. More about minutes and overall opportunity. AK

Gary Lee

With Pau Gasol becoming an unrestricted free agent, he says Kobe is "one of the main reasons” he’d return. bit.ly/1eYCjgI

Dave McMenamin

Jodie Meeks: "It's a packed house every night, you can't take that for granted. I've been on other teams w/ 2,000 people in the stands"

Mike Trudell

Were LAL to have won more games this year, Meeks would have been a clear "Most Improved" candidate. Got better in many aspects.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Meeks said if it's up to him, he "definitely" wants to return next season. AK

Kamenetzky Brothers

Apropos to nothing in particular, Jodie Meeks is wearing perhaps the most neon green T-shirt I've ever seen. Like, "Riddler" neon green. AK

Mike Trudell

Meeks on his chances of being back: "I'm not sure. I want to be back. I loved playing here. We'll see how the draft and free agency goes."

Ben Bolch

Key stat in Nets-Raptors series: Pierce, Garnett, Johnson and Williams have 387 games of playoff experience to 24 for Raptors' starters.

Dave McMenamin

Pau says his bro Marc is the best big man in the game: "I like him better than any other center in the game ... Not to mention any names"

Bill Oram

Pau says he thinks brother Marc Gasol is the better than any other centers in the NBA. "I'm not going to name any names," he said.

Gary Lee

“Personally and also professionally, we compliment each other well” - Pau on his relationship with Kobe (via @SerenaWinters)

John Ireland

Here's a link to the Yasiel Puig story we're talking about on @ESPNLA710 : espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Gary Lee

“I know that he is going to be one of the main reasons why I would come back to the team” - Pau Gasol on Kobe (via @SerenaWinters)

Mike Trudell

Why did Kobe + Pau work? Gasol: "We complement each other well personally and professionally." Need that for 2 All-Stars to win titles.

Mike Trudell

Gasol on LAL tenure, whether it's over or not: "It's been amazing. I'll always be a part of this franchise and city no matter what."

Dave McMenamin

Pau on Kobe: "I have great respect for him. He's extremely unique. I know he's going to come back strong"

Mike Trudell

Gasol said he'd be more than fine playing in a smaller system (like MIA, etc.), but as the center, not the PF.

James Worthy

Good luck to @tommymac_2015 with this years AAU season. Go get'em!

Mike Trudell

Gasol's best ball came in January: 20.8 ppg on 51.0% FG's; 11.9 rpg; 3.9 apg; 1.7 bpg. D wasn't great, but still All-Star level overall.

Gary Lee

“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol.

Mike Trudell

Aside from the vertigo, Gasol said everything else felt pretty good this season, including the knees he had operated on last summer.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Pau on whether D'Antoni's presence could affect him staying: "It would be a factor, but I don't know how big it would be." AK

Gary Lee

“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol. Don’t say that =(

Dave McMenamin

Pau Gasol on the Lakers: "The last couple years I kept in my back in my mind that this could be my last day here"

Dave McMenamin

Pau Gasol: "Hopefully I'll be able to play another good five years. That's my vision"

Mike Trudell

Gasol sees himself playing "several more years at a high level." Maybe 5 years. He's 33, and his game is more skill than athleticism.

Mike Trudell

The Lakers can have two max free agency slots in 2014-15 and 2015-16 (or two in 2015-16 if they don't use one for next season).

Dave McMenamin

Pau on D'Antoni: "I think we found a common ground ... I was open to a faster pace"

Kevin Ding

Pau doesn't know if Lakers' core can become strong again, but Kobe "will be in great shape and will be performing at a very high level."

Mike Trudell

Gasol's priority for next season, it would appear, is to have a chance to win a ring. Unsure what LAL can do to be in that spot next season.

Kevin Ding

Pau on wanting a winning team via free agency precluding return to Lakers: "Well, I think it depends. Um, it would be kinda difficult."

Mike Trudell

Gasol's expectations of Kobe next season: "I think he will be in great shape and performing at a very high level."