Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Mitch Kupchak Talks, Preseason Announced


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Earlier today, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell spoke with general manager Mitch Kupchak and asked various questions regarding the team’s off-season plans and Kobe Bryant’s extension.

Kupchak stated that the team ideally needs to find out what pick they have in the draft lottery before moving forward with their coaching search.

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Later, Kupchak would discuss Kobe Bryant’s health and believes the five-time champion will not be the same as he was when he was younger, but thinks he will be better in a lot of ways. Kupchak also clarified that the decision to sign Bryant was a rare opportunity to sign one of the top free agents available before this summer.

Finally, the Lakers officially released their 2014 preseason schedule. With a total of eight games announced, Kobe Bryant could make his return against the Denver Nuggets when preseason starts on October 6.

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