| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:03 PM
They'll have their ups and downs — mostly downs — and make their coaches frustrated beyond belief while showing just enough to turn fans to all-in believers with visions of future centerpieces.
It wasn't overly surprising to...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Only five NBA players averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons.
They are: Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and Nik Vucevic.
You can bet Orlando Magic executives have been reminded of that recently...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:32 PM
Consider Julius Randle to be a quick learner.
He might have already digested the Lakers' pecking order, acting deferentially to Kobe Bryant in a conference call with reporters an hour after being drafted with the seventh overall pick Thursday.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:49 PM
The Lakers haven't yet secured a meeting with LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.
They might sit down with one of them. Or both. Or neither when free agency begins next week.
Without mentioning either player by name, Lakers General Manager Mitch...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Memphis forward Zach Randolph has agreed to a contract extension with the Grizzlies, his agent said Friday.
Raymond Brothers confirmed to the Associated Press in a text message a Yahoo Sports report that Randolph is exercising his $16.5-million option...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers.
"I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It all started with a walk through the hood.
Father Michael Pfleger, head of St. Sabina Parish on the South Side, and Isiah Thomas, a West Side native and NBA legend, tell the same story in slightly different ways.
However, both agree that after a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Heplays for theMemphis Grizzlies these days, but forward Zach Randolph still collects a paycheck from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Randolph is one of the few dozen major-sport athletes who in recent years have been willing to cash a portion of their...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point.
The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers.
Bryant is entering the last nine months of his...