Mitch Kupchak Talks Kobe, Pau Gasol and LA Lakers’ Future

Mitch Kupchak holds the keys to the Los Angeles Lakers' uncertain future, and he's starting to reveal some of them. 

The general manager kept most of his cards close to his chest during a sit-down interview with's Mike Trudell, but he still allowed fans a nice glimpse behind the scenes. 

Between discussions about Pau Gasol's future with the Lakers, Kendall Marshall's emergence as the team's starting point guard, the dreaded repeater's tax and the all-important 2014 offseason, there's a lot of information here. 

The entire interview is worth reading, but these are the five most important takeaways of the conversation between Trudell and the man in charge of rebuilding this struggling team. 


Note: All quotes, unless otherwise indicated, come from the Trudell interview, courtesy of the team's official website.

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