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  1. PBT Roundtable: Who gets the last couple playoff spots in the West?

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Ricky Rubio

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: The conventional wisdom is in the West the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, Warriors, Grizzlies and Rockets are playoff locks (barring catastrophe). If true, who gets those final two slots? Kurt Helin: I think Minnesota,…

  2. Agent says Lakers, Clippers interested in Louis Amundson

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

    Lou Amundson

    Teams know what Louis Amundson is going to give them — real energy off the bench, rebounding, and almost no offense whatsoever. He was part of a good Suns bench back in 2010 but the past three seasons have seen him bounce around the league, struggle to get regular minutes, hand-in-hand with that his production…

  3. Tuesday And-1 Links: Re-imagining the 2010 NBA draft

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:28 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game One

    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. Because bloggers love bullet points more than pundits love mock outrage over Miley Cyrus (you know, if you don’t…

  4. Jordan Hill says improved outside shooting won’t change the rest of his game

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:37 AM EST

    jordan hill

    Jordan Hill provided a nice spark off the bench for the Lakers in the early part of last season, before suffering a torn labrum in his hip that sidelined him for 53 games. He was an energy player for a team that didn’t have many of them, and his hustle on the defensive end of…

  5. Tuesday And-1 Links: When should the Knicks isolate ‘Melo?

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Two

    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. Because bloggers love bullet points the way the guys at the Russian River Brewery love their beer… • We…

  6. Thunder bringing back Derek Fisher on a one-year contract

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:26 PM EST

    Derek Fisher, Eric Bledsoe

    The Thunder will be bringing back Derek Fisher for a third straight season, after signing him to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum salary on Wednesday. “Derek has proven to be a valuable member of our team and we are excited to have him back,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said, via the official release.…

  7. Report: Lakers, Chris Kaman express mutual interest

    Jul 7, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Chris Kaman

    The Lakers have seen Dwight Howard and Earl Clark both leave in free agency, which means they’re in need of some reliable big man help to fill out their roster for next season. It appears that veteran seven-footer Chris Kaman may be an option. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: As Dwight Howard leaves Los Angeles,…

  8. After a few years Bay Area, Stephen Curry says he’s glad he didn’t fall to Knicks

    May 31, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Three

    Stephen Curry was the No. 7 pick in the 2009 draft — behind Hasheem Thabeet, Tyreke Evans and Jonny Flynn (the last one was the David Kahn head scratcher of that draft). And he was taken one spot ahead of the New York Knicks (who took Jordan Hill). At the time, Curry was bummed he…

  9. Metta World Peace says he likely sits out Game 4 because of knee. Sure he does.

    Apr 27, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    At this point, what’s another injured Laker having to sit out? Metta World Peace tried to give it a go Friday night against San Antonio — he’d had fluid removed from his knee less than 24 hours before but tried to get out on the court. He was moving stiffly and shot 0-6 in the…

  10. Your Lakers injury update. You’re going to need time to get through all of it.

    Apr 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    I strained a hamstring just watching the Lakers lose to the Spurs Wednesday night. Like Odysseus just trying to get home, the basketball gods are not done throwing obstacles in the Lakers way. And obstacles in this case are more injuries. So here is a rundown of the Lakers injuries as of postgame Wednesday night.…

  11. Wednesday And-1 links: Plenty of playoff injury, playing time notes

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:13 PM EST

    BKN-BULLS-NETS

    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. Because bloggers love bullet points. Consider this the playoff injury update edition (with a few other things thrown in…

  12. Lakers will try to adjust the way they attack in the post for Game 2 against Spurs

    Apr 24, 2013, 3:20 PM EST

    Tim Duncan,  Pau Gasol

    The Lakers did a lot of things right in Sunday’s loss to the Spurs in Game 1 of the playoffs, but most of that was on the defensive end of the floor. L.A. held the Spurs to just 91 points on 37.6 percent shooting, and essentially matched them in rebounds and blocked shots. Where the Lakers…

  13. Kobe will be back, but what do Lakers do this summer now?

    Apr 13, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant isn’t going to let his career end this way, limping off the court with a torn Achilles tendon. It is going to end on his terns. He would not allow it to be any other way. He will be back. An hour after he limped off the court he was telling the media…

  14. Jordan Hill might return from ‘season-ending’ surgery

    Apr 11, 2013, 9:17 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets' Koufos fouls Los Angeles Lakers' Hill during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Jordan Hill underwent what was deemed season-ending surgery in January, but if the Lakers advance deep enough in the playoffs, Hill might return this year. Dave McMenamin of ESPN: Hill will begin running with 70 percent of his body weight, according to the team. He will gradually increase the weight on the treadmill, barring any…

  15. Kobe, Pau Gasol likely to return to Lakers lineup Friday

    Mar 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EST

    Pau Gasol Kobe Bryant

    Friday night, the Lakers may finally have a full healthy roster. Kobe Bryant is expected to play following his ankle sprain and now it looks like Pau Gasol will be back from his foot injury. Coach Mike D’Antoni said as much after practice Wednesday which means the entire core of the team should be able…

  16. Report: Lakers not looking to acquire big man at deadline

    Feb 12, 2013, 10:11 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Gasol sits on the floor with a member of the Lakers medical staff after suffering an injury to his right leg in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn

    Pau Gasol is out until likely the final weeks of the season with a torn plantar fascia of his right foot. They already have lost reserve big man Jordan Hill for the season to hip surgery. Dwight Howard is playing but having to battle through shoulder and back issues. Oh, and Robert Sacre is on…

  17. Dwight Howard says he’s playing through a lot of pain, but it’s more than that

    Feb 11, 2013, 3:55 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Nobody is questioning that Dwight Howard is playing through shoulder pain. What Steve Nash on the court Sunday and countless others off the court have questioned is why that means he can’t move his feet quickly? Once again on Sunday against the Heat Howard was solid — 15 points and 9 rebounds in 41 minutes…

  18. Pau Gasol has partial tear of plantar fascia, out at least six weeks

    Feb 6, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Gasol falls to the floor with an injury to his right leg in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn

    You can take all your Pau Gasol deadline trade deals and walk them over to the trash can… Gasol will be out for six weeks with a partially torn plantar fascia, tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. The Lakers confirmed he is out but refused to provide a timetable until he gets a second opinion. But…

  19. Lakers’ Pau Gasol injures foot, leaves arena on crutches

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:42 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Gasol sits on the floor with a member of the Lakers medical staff after suffering an injury to his right leg in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn

    As a general rule of thumb, when an athlete says he felt a pop in his body then felt a lot of pain, it’s not a good sign. That’s what happened to Pau Gasol with just a few minutes left in the Lakers win over Brooklyn on Tuesday night. He was trying to defend Brook…

  20. Dwight Howard aggravates shoulder injury, leaves game not to return

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    What else could go wrong for the Lakers? How about a return of the injury bug? With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, Dwight Howard aggravated the torn labrum shoulder injury that had kept him out three games earlier this month. He did not return to the game. The severity of the…

  21. Wednesday And-1 Links: Justin Beiber meets Michael Jordan. And twitter explodes.

    Jan 23, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Michael Jordan Justin Beiber

    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. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Justin Beiber — that would be 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game MVP…

  22. Earl Clark making the most of his opportunity with the Lakers

    Jan 14, 2013, 9:22 PM EST

    Dion Waiters,  Earl Clark

    Earl Clark was supposed to be nothing more than an afterthought for the Lakers this season. But a concussion to starting power forward Pau Gasol has opened the door for Clark to contribute, and he’s made more than expected of his opportunity thus far. Clark was a throw-in as part of the trade that brought…

  23. Lakers’ backs against wall after Thunder hands L.A. sixth straight loss

    Jan 12, 2013, 2:21 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, Antawn Jamison

    “I told the team that the biggest thing is that our season starts Sunday,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said after the latest in a parade of losses. “And we have got one run and have one shot at it and they need to get ready mentally and physically.” That is the sound of a desperate…

  24. Lakers reserve big Jordan Hill needs hip surgery, out for season

    Jan 11, 2013, 11:54 PM EST

    Jordan Hill, Kris Humphries

    Friday night Jordan Hill showed up in street clothes to Staples Center and didn’t look good limping down the hall. Slowly. It hurt to watch him walk. Turns out it was with good reason — he needs hip surgery and will be out for the season, the Lakers reported. After seeing the team doctor and…

  25. Gasol out for Lakers still, Earl Clark to start against Thunder

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    Earl Clark

    Hey Earl Clark, really good game for the Lakers against the Spurs the other night. Well done. Your reward: Cover Kevin Durant Friday night. The Lakers need to start winning games fast if they want to even make the playoffs (they need to go 30-17 the rest of the way to get to 45 wins,…

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