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  • Lakers in talks to trade Pau Gasol to Phoenix Suns

    Lakers in talks to trade Pau Gasol to Phoenix Suns
    The Lakers have moved closer to starting their rebuilding process, engaging in trade discussions with the Phoenix Suns for veteran forward Pau Gasol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers are hoping to shed Gasol's salary and...
  • Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future

    Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future
    Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
  • Phoenix Suns might have four first-round picks in 2014 NBA draft

    Phoenix Suns might have four first-round picks in 2014 NBA draft
    The Lakers have had conversations with the Phoenix Suns, contemplating a trade that could send Pau Gasol to the Arizona desert for the expiring contract of Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round pick. The Suns are in a unique position heading into the...
  • How Lakers might be able to rebuild during Kobe Bryant's last years

    Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
  • Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess

    Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess
    Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future. Himself. Thanks to Bryant’s payroll-devouring $48.5-million contract over the next two seasons, the Lakers will have little financial wiggle room to...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Milwaukee Bucks: 2.3 points, 3.5 rebounds in 25 games. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.0 points in 26.4 minutes per game. Hilton Armstrong, 2002-06, Golden State Warriors: 2.3 rebounds, 0.9 points in 7 games. Currently plays for...
  • Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All

    Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All
    STORRS — Larry Brown got a chance to see Jim Calhoun Sunday. "He gave me a half-assed wave," Brown said after his SMU basketball team squashed No. 21 UConn 64-55 in front of 10,167 Gampel Pavilion fans who had been amped to honor their 1999...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...
  • Orlando Magic fall to the Phoenix Suns 104-96 as Goran Dragic dominates

    Orlando Magic fall to the Phoenix Suns 104-96 as Goran Dragic dominates
    On paper, the Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns resemble each other. In the last two years, each franchise has embarked on a massive rebuilding effort. The Magic started their new direction one year earlier than the Suns. If you look at both teams&...
  • Wizards going big with Gortat

    Season opener Wizards @Pistons Wednesday, 7:30p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 1500 AM Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that...
  • Nik Vucevic looks to make gains during his third NBA season

    Nik Vucevic looks to make gains during his third NBA season
    Position: Center Who's the starter: Nik Vucevic Why he's starting: Vucevic, 23, exceeded all expectations in his first year as a Magic player last season. He proved to be a superb rebounder on both ends of he court, and he finished second in the NBA...