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  • It could be a long, bleak era for Lakers but a short one for Jim Buss

    Those "three to four years" Jim Buss gave himself to straighten out the Lakers are shaping up as a timeline to nowhere, except maybe basketball oblivion. A month into the season, the Lakers are 3-13 and can't even mark time properly. They lost an...
  • Lakers project to finish outside of top eight in west -- again

    Lakers project to finish outside of top eight in west -- again
    The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season in 14th place in the Western Conference, with a 27-55 record -- a franchise worst since moving to Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant played in just six games with knee and Achilles injuries.  He's healthy heading into the...
  • NBA preview: Western Conference

     NBA preview: Western Conference
    (in predicted order of finish) 1. Spurs 2013-14: 62-20. Coming: Kyle Anderson. Going: No one of significance. Despite all of their sustained success, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In fact they never had reached the NBA Finals...
  • Bulls championship window open, but for how long?

    Bulls championship window open, but for how long?
    It's unfortunate the Bulls' 2010 free-agent summit with LeBron James and their perfunctory dalliance this summer didn't land the four-time most valuable player. Beyond the prodigious skills that would've been on display in Chicago, James and Bulls coach...
  • Lakers lose Julius Randle and opener to Houston Rockets, 108-90

    Lakers lose Julius Randle and opener to Houston Rockets, 108-90
    Rockets 108 - Lakers 90 The Lakers lost more than their season opener at Staples Center on Tuesday night, as rookie power forward suffered a fractured right tibia in the fourth quarter. Randle was fitted with an air cast and was wheeled off the...
  • Orlando Magic lose their opener to the New Orleans Pelicans 101-84

    Orlando Magic lose their opener to the New Orleans Pelicans 101-84
    NEW ORLEANS — The Orlando Magic understand the value of a superstar better than most teams. The franchise has some intriguing young talent in place, but it still hasn’t recovered from having to trade All-Star center Dwight Howard two-plus...
  • Magic gear up for another board battle

    Magic C Nik Vucevic of Montenegro is still unsure about some American phrases at times. "Is it 'front line?'" Vucevic asked a group of reporters before Wednesday's practice. Vucevic was trying to describe the challenge big men Marcin Gortat and Nene'...
  • Bulls fail to reach contract extension with Jimmy Butler

    Bulls fail to reach contract extension with Jimmy Butler
    In 2012, Taj Gibson said before the home opener that he wouldn’t take the Bulls’ latest offer on a contract extension. Postgame, after in-game negotiations, Gibson signed a four-year, $33 million deal minutes before the deadline. This year...
  • 3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' victory

    3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' victory
    Maybe LeBron James was right. Maybe the Bulls are better than the Cavaliers as of now. While the Cavaliers have stumbled to a 1-2 start, the Bulls improved to 3-1 with a victory over the Magic. Here are three observations: It's time to stop with the...
  • Pau Gasol and Bulls sing each other's praises

    On an HBO documentary airing this week, Thunder star Kevin Durant says Pau Gasol is "into, like, orchestras and plays" and that Gasol's interests hurt Oklahoma City's free-agency chances compared to more culturally diverse locales. It's no revelation....
  • LeBron James' triple-double paces Cavaliers' first home win

    LeBron James' triple-double paces Cavaliers' first home win
    CLEVELAND -- LeBron James felt like he owed Cleveland fans after a miserable home opener. He repaid them Monday with his first triple-double of the season on a night all of the Cavaliers' stars shined brightly. James had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10...