At 4 p.m. PT on Thursday, Lakers Executive Vice President of Player Personnel Jim Buss will be with us from the team's practice facility to take questions from fans in a live chat.

Buss is in his 14th season in the Lakers front office and seventh as Executive Vice President of Player Personnel. An Assistant General Manager for his first seven seasons, Buss has continued to work alongside General Manager Mitch Kupchak with duties that include the scouting of college players and assistance in all basketball operations of the team.