| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:03 PM
None of this entered Kendall Marshall's thoughts in his wildest, most optimistic moments.
The former first-round draft washout is now the Lakers' starting point guard. Two weeks ago, he was with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:27 PM
If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer.
The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:55 PM
NBA general managers may have felt this week like siblings watching the stack of presents swell under the tree in the days before Christmas.
Look, there's LeBron James next to the electric train set!
Wow, that's Carmelo Anthony beneath the stockings!...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Center Marcin Gortat made a quick decision on the NBA free agent market Tuesday, agreeing to re-sign with the Washington Wizards.
According to multiple media outlets, Gortat received a five-year, $60 million deal. The contract can't be finalized...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Hedo Turkoglu remains on the Orlando Magic’s roster for now, but his days playing for the team are over.
Although team officials and Turkoglu’s camp have not reached a buyout deal, both sides have agreed that Turkoglu will not join the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first two entries in a series of 14, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:51 PM
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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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick.
"The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Baseball Reference lists Tommy Hunter's Twitter account (incorrectly) as @TommyGoesBoom. He did just that on Tuesday, but that's not all that happened around here. Here's the Coffee Companion, which compiles the local sports headlines every weekday...