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  1. Lakers top 10 plays of the 2013-14 season (VIDEO)

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:29 PM EST

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

    Highlights only serve as a reminder of just how bad things were in Los Angeles.

  2. After Lakers’ 48-point loss, Laker GM Kupchak, owner Buss met with coach D’Antoni

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:54 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Lakers have lost a lot of games this season (42 to be exact), but the historic 48-point blowout loss to the Clippers Thursday night on national television hit the fan base hard. Many of these fans rooting for them to lose and get a better draft pick were embarrassed at the lack of defensive…

  3. Another non-update update: Kobe says he is at “challenging,” “tedious” part of rehab

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors

    Let’s answer the big question first: No, there still is no timetable. Nobody knows when Kobe Bryant will be back on the court with the 3-3 Los Angeles Lakers. That includes Kobe Bryant. He traveled with the Lakers to Houston and no matter what he said you know he, Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni savored…

  4. The Extra Pass: Boxed out and Thursday’s Recaps

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    You probably already know what I’m going to say about Shane Battier before I even say it. For 12 seasons, Battier has largely defied conventional box scores by doing all the things that don’t show up there. It’s been a long-standing feud between Battier and the box score, really, but it’s a feud that Battier…

  5. Lakers Xavier Henry cuts open head on fall, bleeds on court, gets 9 stitches, returns

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

    Xavier Henry

    Ouch. In the second quarter against the Spurs Friday, Lakers reserve and leading scorer Xavier Henry (yes, he leads then at 18 points a game through two) drove from the right wing, crashed to the floor upon landing and his head hit the knee of teammate Wes Johnson — and he ends up with a big…

  6. Tracy McGrady watched the Lakers play, feels bad for Kobe

    Oct 23, 2013, 5:36 PM EST

    Yao Ming & Kobe Bryant Attend NBA Fans Appreciation Day

    Lakers fans could have watched their team’s preseason win over Utah Tuesday night with a sense of optimism. Jordan Farmar looked good in the second half running the offense, Wes Johnson looked comfortable in the system on his way to 14 points, Xavier Henry was attacking, Jordan Hill looked solid in the paint. You could…

  7. Wednesday And-1 Links: Lamar Odom pleads not guilty to DUI

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival  Gala: Benji - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    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. • Lamar Odom‘s attorney has pled not guilty to the DUI charge filed against…

  8. Lakers’ Xavier Henry’s half court buzzer beater (VIDEO)

    Oct 6, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Xavier Henry, Dewayne Dedmon

    Kobe Bryant is in Germany (he was going to get around to telling Mike D’Antoni he was going but it slipped his mind). Pau Gasol and Steve Nash were watching in suits. So the Lakers had to turn to some of the guys fighting to make the team/get minutes to step up against Golden State…

  9. 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,…

  10. Nick Young’s Lakers contract has a player option for a second season

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

    Nick Young

    As the Lakers looked to add talent to round out the roster in the wake of Dwight Howard leaving for the Rockets, much was made of the fact that the team was only looking to sign players to one-year deals. The reason, of course, is the salary cap. While the Lakers still have some talent…

  11. Timberwolves owner says he hasn’t decided if GM Kahn will be back

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

    davidkahn

    We have taken our fair share of shots at Timberwolves’ GM David Kahn over the years, and he made some bad gambles this year (Brandon Roy), but the disappointment of this season in Minnesota is not on him — injuries to Ricky Rubio (miss half of season after ACL), Kevin Love (broke his hand twice)…

  12. Kings get second straight road victory with win over Suns

    Mar 29, 2013, 1:22 AM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins

    It’s weird to try to analyze or figure out this Phoenix Suns team, when it’s clear that they’re more interested in earning ping pong balls than competing to win at this late stage of the season. There’s nothing wrong with that, necessarily. It’s just that when a team doesn’t field its best possible lineups or…

  13. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Heat continue streaking, Harden hits the game-winner to beat the Spurs

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching FGCU celebrate their trip to the Sweet 16 a thousand times. Nets 102, Suns 100: The Nets were without Joe Johnson in this one, but early in the third quarter, when Brooklyn had increased its lead to 16 points, it seemed…

  14. Suns won’t pick up contract option on Wesley Johnson

    Oct 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Delonte West, Wesley Johnson

    Wesley Johnson was in a tough situation. He got a chance to play his first two seasons in Minnesota (24.6 minutes per game), but couldn’t do a lot with the opportunity, averaging just under eight points and three rebounds a night. Coming over to Phoenix as part of the deal that sent Robin Lopez out…

  15. Is the problem with Michael Beasley just that he’s out of position?

    Aug 26, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Suns blog Valley of the Suns decided to look into the acquisition of Michael Beasley, which is going to be fun for everyone, for about three months. Suns fans get to play the “he’s just misunderstood, give him a chance!” card while everyone else gets to play the “every moment he’s ever played in the…

  16. Wes Johnson found his touch Saturday at NBA Summer League

    Jul 22, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    wes johnson

    LAS VEGAS — To put it nicely, Wes Johnson was a bit underwhelming last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. That wasn’t the case on Saturday night inside Cox Pavilion, however, as the former fourth overall pick put together quite the performance against the NBA D-League Select team in lovely Las Vegas. The wing player has…

  17. NBA Summer League: Where Tyler Zeller stands out above the rest

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:43 AM EST

    zeller

    The NBA Summer League is already through four days of basketball, leaving those around the world clamoring for non-Team USA basketball just six more days of games until the annual extravaganza is complete. There’s already been one player that has received a confirmed NBA training camp invite (congratulations, Chris Copeland!), but plenty more players are hoping for…

  18. Nicolas Batum is very excited to agree to offer sheet with Timberwolves. Too bad Portland thinks that’s adorable.

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:26 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum defends against Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton in Portland

    We’ve got another “my heart is in XXXX” that’s pointless. At some point, these players need to accept their fate as restricted free agents and move on. This is the CBA, it’s life in the NBA, and if you wanted to accept the qualifying offer you could. But no. Nicolas Batum has agreed to a…

  19. Rockets trade Budinger to Timberwolves for No. 18 pick

    Jun 26, 2012, 10:14 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Houston Rockets have added another pick to their stockpile as they try to parlay those picks into another move up the NBA draft board — and ultimately to make a run at getting Dwight Howard out of Orlando. The Minnesota Timberwolves have added a very athletic forward that can give them some good minutes…

  20. Adelman wants some veterans on the T-Wolves next year

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:59 PM EST

    Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Ricky Rubio

    Minnesota is a team on the rise — Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio give them a base of young stars, Nikola Pekovic is a solid big to put in the middle, the there are guys like Derrick Johnson who is developing and Wes Johnson (more question marks there) rounding out a young roster. What would…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nate Robinson beats the Heat

    Jan 11, 2012, 7:40 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Golden State Warriors

    What you missed while being addicted to cracking your knuckles… Wizards 93, Raptors 78: The Wizards win! Theeee Wizards win! Warriors 111, Heat 106: This was another Miami route, they were up 17 late in the third quarter, but then Nate Robinson happened. And then Dorell Wright happened. And suddenly Mark Jackson and the rebuilding…

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