| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Two screws, one foot, zero predictability.
The top of the NBA draft looked like a sure thing to forecast a week ago (always a dangerous statement), the first few picks a simple lock until Joel Embiid unexpectedly underwent surgery for a stress...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:14 PM
NEW YORK — LeBron James saw what he did. We all saw what he did. As a junior, Shabazz Napier pulled one overtime rabbit out of a hat after another. As a senior, Napier took a team that nobody picked for the Final Four and led UConn to a national...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:27 PM
The Lakers got a player they wanted on draft day, the largely hailed selection of Julius Randle boosting their first foray of the off-season.
Now comes the really hard part.
Free agency begins Monday at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time, the beginning of an...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Jeremy Lin invoked a biblical verse this week when the Houston Rockets unveiled massive banners showing free agent target Carmelo Anthony wearing Lin's No. 7 outside the Toyota Center.
Lin was technically still a Rocket, though he presumably would be...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:19 PM
The free-agent winds are again blowing away from the Lakers, another dry summer apparently on the way.
Carmelo Anthony will return to the New York Knicks, giving a polite "no thanks" to the Lakers' attempt to court him, according to the New York Daily...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the NBA announced its All-NBA team on Wednesday, Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were named as members.
Paul was selected to the first team and Griffin to the second team in voting by the media.
It was the third consecutive year that Paul...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:01 PM
The chaos and turbulence of the free-agency season turned the Lakers into the employers of Jeremy Lin and, yes, a certain type of insanity.
But then they started looking a lot like the old Lakers, the ones that went 27-55 last season, after agreeing...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Lakers have acquired point guard Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets, along with the Rockets' first-round draft pick next year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers will send cash and rights to undisclosed overseas player to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Pau Gasol's run in Los Angeles with the Lakers could be over.
The 34-year-old free agent rejected a two-year, $10 million-plus contract offer from the Lakers, Yahoo Sports reported Friday. The Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs looked to be the top...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:34 AM
It was about a week before free agency opened that Carmelo Anthony told the Knicks he would opt out of his contract, and I wrote we might be seeing the earliest the Bulls had ever been used in a contract negotiation.
And now, with Anthony returning to...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:21 AM
USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo confirmed the 19-player roster for the national team, headlined by 2012 gold medalists Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis.
The roster for the 2014 USA World Cup Team will be selected from...