Training Camp Five Days Away

After an off-season shortened by another run to the NBA Finals, training camp is already upon the Lakers, who will officially start to prepare for the 2010-11 season in just five days.

On Saturday, September 25, reporters will gather at the Lakers’ practice facility for their first chance at interviewing the two-time defending champs at the team’s Media Day. Along with usual suspects Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are first-year Lakers Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, Theo Ratliff, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter.

That mix of veterans and second-round draft picks is in to replace the departed Josh Powell (Atlanta), Jordan Farmar (New Jersey), Adam Morrison (free agent), D.J. Mbenga (Denver), with the Lakers filling one more roster spot (14) than they did last season.

To check out the bios for each of the Lakers on the current roster, you can head over to our player pages on We’ll have much more for you during and after Media Day.