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  1. Lakers trade Steve Blake to Warriors

    Feb 19, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    With the Lakers season having spun so far out of control that all has essentially become lost in Los Angeles, there’s no reason for them to hold onto anything remotely resembling an asset that the team isn’t committed to keeping beyond this season. Steve Blake (when healthy) has been more than serviceable at the guard…

  2. Wednesday And-1 links: Trade rumor updates, mostly bad news if you want trades

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    Grizzlies' Tony Allen celebrates on the bench during the third quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Today we start off with a heavy dose of trade rumor updates. • Talks between Memphis and Minnesota on…

  3. Report: Nets agreed to deal to get Marcus Thornton from Kings; Nets near adding Hill from Lakers

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Sacramento Kings

    We passed along the report this trade was being discussed yesterday. Apparently it’s about to be much more than discussed, and with that the Nets continue to laugh at the NBA’s new, stiffer luxury tax. The Nets and Kings have agreed in principle to a trade that would send Marcus Thornton to the Nets in…

  4. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Thunder, Heat on top coming up to trade deadline

    Feb 17, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    Today’s PBT NBA Power Rankings — brought to you by the technology of airplane wi-fi — will talk about the All-Star weekend past and the trade deadline coming up, as there weren’t many other games to speak of. 1. Thunder (43-12, Last Week No. 1). Their addition at the trade deadline is simply getting Russell…

  5. Report: Nets may use disabled player exception to acquire Jordan Hill from Lakers

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Jordan Hill has slipped down Mike D’Antoni’s Lakers’ rotations behind even Chris Kaman because… actually I don’t have a good reason for you. Hill is not skilled offensive player, but what he brings is energy and the Lakers could often use that. D’Antoni’s Lakers rotations have been interesting this season. We’ll go with interesting. The…

  6. Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack for Jason Terry swap

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack, Jameer Nelson

    Jarrett Jack came off the bench last season for a Golden State team that made a nice playoff run going small (remember that three guard line-up with Jack, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?). Brooklyn has had found it’s idenity and had some success going small this season, and they are now looking to add pieces…

  7. Lakers finish win over Cavaliers with just four active players

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

    Lakers bench

    The Lakers were already shorthanded heading into Wednesday’s contest against the Cavaliers, but by the time it was over, they didn’t have a combination of qualified and healthy players to even field a five-man team. L.A. led by as many as 29 points before holding on for the 119-108 victory, but things were a bit…

  8. Lakers’ Jodie Meeks on his way to hitting contract incentive

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

    At least one positive thing may come of all the injuries the Lakers have been dealing with this season, but it’s something that will benefit just one of the team’s players. Thanks to plenty of available minutes in the rotation without players like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar around for much…

  9. No drama in reunion, just easy Rockets win vs. Lakers (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    Wise move, NBA television executives, choosing to pull Wednesday night’s Lakers at Rockets game off the national broadcast (not that the Spurs/Mavs game that replaced turned out to be a thriller). There is no Kobe Bryant and the “Dwight Howard reunion” drama had played itself out long ago. This was simply another mid-season NBA game…

  10. Pau Gasol out for Lakers again Sunday, still battling upper respiratory infection

    Dec 29, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol will miss his second straight game on Sunday while still battling an upper respiratory infection, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters at shootaround. Gasol will miss three games in total with the ailment, which kept him out of L.A.’s loss to the Warriors eight days ago. He tried to play through it…

  11. Utah’s Derrick Favors’ game-winning putback dunk against Lakers (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 2:26 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz

    With 11 seconds left and a tie game against the Lakers 103-103, the Jazz wisely put the ball in the hands of Gordon Hayward to create something. Derrick Favors came out by the arc and set a screen which Hayward used to drive right — Xavier Henry went over the top of the screen and…

  12. PBT Extra: Previewing Heat vs. Lakers Christmas Day matchup

    Dec 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    Another game that looked better on paper before the season — LeBron James comes to take on Kobe Bryant on Christmas Day. Except Kobe’s fractured knee has fractured some of this game’s appeal. In the latest PBT Extra Kay Adams asks what the Lakers need to do to win this game — pound the Heat…

  13. Pau Gasol returns to Lakers lineup Monday, starts next to Shawne Williams

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves  v Los Angeles Lakers

    At this point any time the Lakers get a player back from injury it’s a cause for celebration. So throw a party on Monday because the Lakers’ get Pau Gasol back, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Gasol missed a game due to ongoing respiratory issues, something he has battled all season and tried to play…

  14. Kobe injury a reality check for Lakers, doesn’t really change plan

    Dec 19, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Even with Kobe Bryant, the playoffs were a long shot for the Lakers this season — their defense was slipping, and their offense was not going to carry them far enough in a deep Western Conference. Kobe Bryant’s injury — out six weeks now with a fracture of tibial plateau in in his left knee…

  15. The Extra Pass: The Clippers’ “Rosie” Screen; plus Monday’s recaps

    Dec 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Atlanta Hawks

    Over the next few days in this space, we’ll break down a play that’s largely unique to one team. To kick off this signature series, we’ll start with the Los Angeles Clippers’ “Ring-Around-The-Rosie” screen. Innovation in the NBA is often about adding little wrinkles to something very simple. There are no “Wildcat” offenses that take…

  16. Kobe gets the assist with a pass off of Serge Ibaka’s backside (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers were predictably shellacked by the Thunder on Friday, thanks both to OKC being one of the league’s five best teams, along with the fact that the Lakers have no point guards on the roster due to injury and are slowly working Kobe Bryant back into the mix. Bryant finished with just four points…

  17. Lakers’ point guard Jordan Farmar out 4 weeks with torn hamstring

    Dec 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers injury woes just continue (for a second consecutive season). Jordan Farmar, who has played well as a reserve point guard for the Lakers this season sparking a bench unit that has been key to their 9-9 record, will be out for a month with a torn left hamstring, the team announced Monday. Farmar…

  18. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Injuries start to shape the rankings

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs

    The top of our rankings remain solid this week, but after a bad weekend of injuries there were a few shakeups farther down with more to come. 1. Spurs (12-1, Last Week No. 1). They are the winners of 10 in a row and are doing it with great defense, good offense, not much Tim…

  19. With Kobe staying as highest-paid player in NBA, the Lakers can rebuild but it’s not easy

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant has signed a contract extension and is staying on with the Lakers for two more seasons. That news made Lakers nation happy — go to a Lakers game and you see the flood of 24 jerseys in the crowd — you quickly realize why the Lakers could not let him go at any…

  20. The Extra Pass: You may not believe this, but a D’Antoni team is winning with defense, plus game recaps

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Six games ago, a frustrated Mike D’Antoni decided to shake up the rotation of his struggling 3-5 Lakers: Chris Kaman was out of the starting lineup, Jordan Hill was in; Nick Young became a sixth man and Wesley Johnson became the starting three; and with Steve Nash out Jodie Meeks became Steve…

  21. The Extra Pass: Motown’s meltdown and Sunday’s recaps

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Lakers

    What’s going on with the Detroit Pistons? D.J. Foster breaks down the unexpected issues hampering the team early on this season. Video courtesy of My Synergy Sports, stats via NBA.com/stats.  Trail Blazers 118, Raptors 110 (OT): Portland is now 8-2 on the young season because their offense is lighting up opposing teams — and that…

  22. Sunday night NBA grades: The Pistons’ “three bigs” lineup is a mess

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:52 AM EDT

    Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Josh Smith, Maurice Cheeks

    Our grades for what happened around the NBA Sunday….  Pistons’ “three bigs” lineup of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith. The Pistons are force-feeding this trio, trying to get it to work, but it remains a mess on the defensive end. Check out these numbers from Sunday night: When they were together the Lakers…

  23. The Extra Pass: The All-Mesh Team and Tuesday’s recaps

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    While the Golden State Warriors were giving the Detroit Pistons the proverbial business on Tuesday night, the Warriors’ announcing crew fawned over Andre Iguodala before asking, “who wouldn’t want to play with this guy?” It was a rhetorical question, of course, but I tried to answer it anyway. For the life of me, I couldn’t…

  24. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  25. Kevin Love among four NBA players to get flop warning

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love is leading the league in points per game (29.7), second in rebounds per game (14.7) and so he wanted to be one of the first to get a flopping warning from the league also. Well, congratulations, you’ve done it. Love was one of four players to get a flopping warning from the league…

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