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  1. Report of completed Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum trade quickly shot down

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder -  Game Five

    A Pau Gasol-Andrew Bynum trade went from stalled to done to somewhere in between, at least according to ESPN reports. After the Lakers and Cavaliers hit a snag in their negotiations, ESPNLA 710 reported in a since-deleted tweet: https://twitter.com/ESPNLA710/statuses/419720923529236480 ESPNLA 710 later explained its reporting: We apologize for any confusion our earlier tweet about Pau…

  2. Report: Utah’s Richard Jefferson possible trade piece for Andrew Bynum

    Jan 4, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Charlotte Bobcats

    At some time Monday the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to make a move, trading Andrew Bynum to a team that will turn around and waive him in the next 24-hours, saving themselves $6 million. The only question is who is coming back to Cleveland. The answer may be veteran swingman Richard Jefferson of the Utah…

  3. Report: Cavaliers looking at Monday to pick Andrew Bynum trade partner

    Jan 3, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

    Bynum Cavaliers

    Deadlines move people in the NBA. To clear the second half of Andrew Bynum’s $12.2 million off their books before the deal becomes guaranteed, a team has to waive Bynum by Jan. 7, next Tuesday. So Monday the Cavaliers are going to trade him. That’s the plan reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Cavs mulling…

  4. Report: Rockets likely to keep Omer Asik past trade deadline

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Last month the Houston Rockets created a pseudo self-imposed deadline in an effort to jump-start trade talks for big man Omer Asik. Before you scoff at the idea, remember that trades and pretty much everything else business related in the NBA doesn’t get done until there is some kind of deadline pressure to make a…

  5. Kyrie Irving out Thursday night with knee bruise

    Jan 2, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    The good news is it wasn’t something serious — Kyrie Irving’s scary knee injury turned out to be a knee contusion. Still, you had to expect he would miss a little time. Irving is out Thursday night as the Cavaliers take on the Magic, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jarrett Jack will get…

  6. Report: Pau Gasol/Andrew Bynum trade talks stalled

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz, - Game 4

    While the idea of former teammates Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol being traded for each other had some “what a quirky coincidence” fun about it, the odds of making a deal really work for both sides always was a tough sell. Which is why trade talks between the Lakers and Cavaliers have stalled, reports ESPN.…

  7. Hedo Turkoglu still on trade block, still hopes to get back in NBA

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    There have been a lot of trade rumors around Andrew Bynum — if a team trades for him then waives him by Jan. 7 (or if the Cavaliers waive him) they save $6 million on the salary cap. Marc Stein at ESPN reminds us Bynum is not the only guy in this situation — Orlando…

  8. Report: Kyrie Irving has knee bruise, is day-to-day

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    Finally, some good injury news. An MRI revealed Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving has only a knee contusion and he is officially day-to-day, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Considering he had to leave the game and thought he felt a “pop” this is very good news. Especially for the people who have voted Irving an All-Star starter…

  9. Report: Bulls not interested in trading Luol Deng for Andrew Bynum

    Jan 1, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    deng

    In the same report that had the Lakers in discussions with the Cavaliers about a possible trade of Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum, there was talk that the Bulls may be interested in a similar salary dump by offering up Luol Deng to Cleveland in exchange for the suspended center. The move from Chicago’s side…

  10. Report: Lakers, Cavs have discussed a trade involving Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum

    Dec 31, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Pau Gasol is wearing out his welcome with the Lakers, having his effort questioned while recently sitting out games some felt he could have played in and not playing well or being happy with his fit in Mike D’Antoni’s system. The situation is far worse with Andrew Bynum and the Cavaliers, who suspended him indefinitely…

  11. Pau Gasol practices with Lakers, will play Tuesday vs. Bucks

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    With questions about both if Pau Gasol could have played Sunday night for the Lakers and if he is really invested and giving the team his all this season comes this news: Gasol practiced with the Lakers Monday and will be back in the lineup Tuesday as the Lakers try to snap their five-game losing…

  12. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Even without Westbrook Thunder take top spot

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder

    It’s legitimate to question how well Oklahoma City will fair in the roughly 27 games they will play without Russell Westbrook, but so far so good and that slides the to the top of the last power rankings of 2013. 1. Thunder (25-5, Last Week No. 2). They won all their games last week, but…

  13. Report: Questions of if Pau Gasol could play for Lakers just means more trade speculation

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers lost at home to the stumbling Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night, a low point in a season with a number of them for the Lakers. Pau Gasol wasn’t there — and that was Gasol’s decision, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. It was Gasol’s decision to sit out as his team extended its season-high…

  14. Sixers’ Evan Turner apologizes for dunk to close out win against Lakers

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers

    There is etiquette to the end of NBA games — if your team is going to win you don’t celebrate with a dunk or three, you dribble it out, hand the ball to the referee and walk off. The Sixers were up 109-104 on the Lakers with about five seconds left in the game Sunday…

  15. The Extra Pass: Changes coming in threes; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    If you’ve watched basketball this year and thought at some point, “Man, these teams sure are shooting a lot of threes”, you’re not alone. Firing up shots from behind the arc has become more of a standard practice for most NBA teams (except for good ol’ Memphis) and teams like the Phoenix Suns and Portland…

  16. 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…

  17. Pau Gasol sees specialist regarding respiratory infection, likely out Friday

    Dec 26, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    SPO-BKN-NBA-LAKERS-HEAT

    Since early in the season, Pau Gasol has been battling a respiratory infection, it has caused him to miss some games and slowed him when he’s been on the court. He can’t shake it. Thursday he saw a new specialist to look at the issue. The short term impact is the Lakers will be without…

  18. Injury update: Carmelo Anthony day-to-day, may be out vs. Raptors Friday

    Dec 26, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    We saw what the Knicks looked like without Carmelo Anthony… and it wasn’t pretty. The Knicks are hoping not to see it again this weekend in a back-to-back against Atlantic Division leading Toronto (that is a strange phrase to type). Knicks coach Mike Woodson gave this update on Anthony heading into the Friday/Saturday home-and-home the…

  19. Latest NBA All-Star balloting released; LeBron, Durant leading vote getters

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    We warned you this would be the case — there are not many changes in the All-Star Game fan voting as we move through the process. Who you vote for early tends to be who you vote for late. The fans choose the starters for the annual exhibition game and as of Thursday when the…

  20. Jordan Farmar cleared to return, will start for Lakers vs. Heat

    Dec 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    jordan farmar

    The Lakers have had more than their fair share of injury issues for the second straight season, but they’ll be getting a little bit of help back in the lineup just in time for Christmas. Jordan Farmar has missed the last 10 games with a torn hamstring, one of three L.A. point guards (along with…

  21. 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…

  22. The Extra Pass: The nightmare that is LeBron James; plus Monday’s recaps

    Dec 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    You know those nightmares where you can’t run away fast enough? The ones where your legs turn to mush and the baddy behind you keeps gaining ground? That’s a recurring nightmare for lots of people, but it’s a recurring reality for Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Budenholzer was on the sidelines with the San…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. Kobe Bryant is out six weeks with fracture in the left knee

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a punch to the gut. For the Lakers. And For Kobe Bryant. Kobe will be out six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the Lakers announced. That is the basically the flat part of the top of the shin where it connects to the bottom of…

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