| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Roger Mason Jr. survived training camp with his non-guaranteed contract. He survived long enough to have his league-minimum deal guaranteed on Jan. 10. But the veteran guard couldn't survive the Miami Heat's ultimate desire for roster flexibility.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A year ago, Erik Spoelstra spent weeks stressing "we have enough." And then, in January, the Miami Heat got enough, when Chris Andersen was signed and the Heat took flight with the Birdman.
This season, Spoelstra hasn't had to answer personnel...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:50 PM
CLEVELAND The last time the Sacramento Kings saw the Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett, he was a garbage-time player already being deemed a bust of Kwame Brown-like proportions after he was drafted first overall in 2013.
It was so bad, there was...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Lakers are a basketball mess. They've used 21 lineups in 42 games. They're 13th in the Western Conference. Kobe Bryant is at least two weeks away from returning from another injury, as are Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar. Steve Nash also hopes to come...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Lakers emerged for their third consecutive day of practice but Kobe Bryant didn't join them.
He took Thursday off because of "general soreness" in his left foot, according to a Lakers spokesman.
Bryant had practiced at full speed for two days....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Former NBA players' union executive director Billy Hunter has claimed that Lakers star Kobe Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka, acting on behalf of union president Derek Fisher, meddled with his efforts to end the 2011 lockout.
In a Los Angeles Superior Court...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.
"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com. "I am pledging $1,000...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers waived two former Lakers.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Sixers released Kwame Brown and Darius Morris.
Brown, a former No. 1 overall pick of the Washington Wizards, played 2 1/2 seasons with the Lakers before a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Lakers rarely lose desired players. Although Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, there are only 13 former Lakers currently under contract to other NBA teams:
- Point guards: Derek Fisher (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ramon Sessions...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
Is Alex Len better off not being the top pick in the 2013 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and instead going a few...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Lakers don't have to say it and can't under the rules, but they've got to be pulling for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. They'd probably even root for the San Antonio Spurs to win the title if that means...