Kobe Bryant will not play for head coach Mike D’Antoni next season and wants a new coach in place for the 2014-2015 season.
The Lakers have already said that D'Antoni will finish out the season as the Lakers head coach, but as for next year it just became a lot less likely that he will return.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond