1. Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

    For most of the NBA , there’s too much to do right now to start thinking about next season. Scouting playoff matchups, getting guys healthy and ready for a long postseason ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 56,815 reads 0 comments

  2. From D-League Tryout to Lakers Dream Job, David Nwaba 'Enjoying Every Second'

    LOS ANGELES — The courts at Palms Middle School were uneven. Only some of the baskets had chain nets; others were bare or bent. Blades of grass snuck through cracks in the pavement...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 4 months ago 11,032 reads 0 comments

  3. End-of-Season Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

    For a team that seemed destined for yet another draft lottery pick, the Los Angeles Lakers have recently turned an unexpected corner by winning again. The Purple and Gold have been victorious in their last four games...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 4 months ago 15,117 reads 0 comments

  4. D'Angelo Russell Hits Game-Winner, Then Reveals Grandma Died Earlier on Sunday

    Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell had some extra motivation Sunday when he hit the game-winning three-pointer in his team's 110-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 107,754 reads 0 comments

  5. Lakers Assistant GM Glenn Carraro Resigns After 17 Years with Franchise

    Los Angeles Lakers assistant general manager Glenn Carraro resigned Thursday, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . Lakers Nation's Serena Winters confirmed the news...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 15,121 reads 0 comments

  6. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Small Forwards

    Can anyone dethrone LeBron James ? The Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has graced the top of the positional rankings for quite some time now, but he has a host of challengers in 2016-17...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 191,307 reads 0 comments

  7. One Question Every NBA Non-Playoff Team Must Answer in Offseason

    Spring is a busy time for everyone in the NBA , one way or another. For more than half the league, it's about preparing for the playoffs, with the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the other end of the rainbow...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 74,116 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Iso Scorers of 2017 NBA Draft

    Teams looking for scorers in the 2017 NBA draft will have a handful of promising names to consider. The following five prospects have established themselves as the toughest one-on-one players in June's projected class...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 40,889 reads 0 comments

  9. 5 Statistics That Have Defined Los Angeles Lakers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    For the fourth year in a row, the Los Angels Lakers are one of the worst all-around teams in the NBA . Their offense fizzes in a depressing stew of selfishness...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 15,441 reads 0 comments

  10. Jeanie Buss' Petition to Be Lakers Controlling Owner for Life Confirmed by Judge

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan signed off on a deal outlining Jeanie Buss will retain controlling ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers , ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne reported Monday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 months ago 14,735 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Position Power Rankings, End of Regular Season Edition: Shooting Guards

    Modern NBA shooting guards are supposed to do more than their eponymous role. Ideally, they can also serve as lockdown defenders, help create shots for their teammates and crash the glass to end possessions...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 199,943 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Free Agents Who Could Earn Big Paydays in 2017 Postseason

    Certain NBA players have more at stake during the playoffs than championship pipe dreams and bragging rights. Like money, for instance. Free agency is simple for players with defined values...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 months ago 75,578 reads 0 comments

  13. Ivica Zubac Out for Season After Suffering Ankle Injury vs. Timberwolves

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that center Ivica Zubac will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season due to a right high ankle sprain. Zubac suffered the injury during the first quarter of L...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 5,748 reads 0 comments

  14. Lakers' Home Stretch Is About Ping-Pong Balls and D'Angelo Russell Experiment

    LOS ANGELES — Tanking is an ugly buzzword, but the Los Angeles Lakers (21-54) are in a blatant free fall...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 5 months ago 54,255 reads 0 comments

  15. Nick Young Hazing Picture from Rookie Year with Wizards Shared by Gilbert Arenas

    Former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas shared a photo on Instagram of Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young getting hazed by teammates during his rookie year in 2007-08...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 months ago 76,657 reads 0 comments

  16. Most Ideal Landing Spots for 2017 NBA Draft's Top Prospects

    Team fit can play a significant role in prospects' development fresh after the NBA draft. Some players need immediate reps, while others require talent to play off of and time to learn from the bench...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 5 months ago 173,992 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Metrics 101: Best Seasons That Didn't Result in MVP

    Not every great season in NBA history is rewarded with an MVP trophy. This year, another all-time campaign will go unrecognized...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 months ago 184,414 reads 0 comments

  18. LeVar Burton on LaVar Ball: He and Trump Are 'Two Peas in a Pod'

    LaVar Ball has said a lot of things recently, and it's starting to get on the nerves of a more famous LaVar. Well, "LeVar...

    Joon Lee Written by Joon Lee about 5 months ago 41,050 reads 0 comments

  19. Lonzo, LaVar Ball Say It'd Be a 'Blessing' to Join Lakers on ESPN's 'First Take'

    Former UCLA star and NBA prospect Lonzo Ball said he would love to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers during an interview on ESPN's First Take on Monday. "At the end of the day, I'll play for any team," he said on the show...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 46,056 reads 0 comments

  20. Jeanie Buss Remains Lakers Controlling Owner, Brother Jim Removed as Co-Trustee

    The Buss family asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Monday to enact an order keeping Jeanie Buss as the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and retaining ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 months ago 46,311 reads 0 comments

  21. 5 Offseason Options to Address Los Angeles Lakers' Center Problem

    The Los Angeles Lakers placed a healthy Timofey Mozgov on ice in mid-March, a fact that speaks volumes about their center problem. The giant Russian hadn't played much for a month prior to that...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 months ago 40,381 reads 0 comments

  22. Brandon Ingram Out vs. Trail Blazers with Knee Injury

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram will miss Sunday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to patellar tendinitis, the team announced on Twitter...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 3,357 reads 0 comments

  23. Lakers to Wear Shaquille O'Neal-Themed Socks in Honor of Staples Center Statue

    Shaquille O'Neal 's Staples Center statue will be unveiled when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. ET Friday night. On the court, the Big Aristotle's former team will rock Shaq-themed Stance socks...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 5 months ago 6,203 reads 0 comments

  24. Shaq Sculpture Designer: Why the Diesel Is 10 Times Stronger Than Michael Jordan

    When wondering how I might die one day, the image typically involves my body being swallowed up by a mountain of empty pizza boxes or fast-food wrappers. Now, I'm forced to consider the notion of a 1,500-pound Shaquille O'Neal falling on my head...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 5 months ago 263,697 reads 0 comments

  25. When Push Comes to Shove in NBA, Everyone's Under the Microscope

    LOS ANGELES — The NBA has had zero chill over the last week. Last Friday, Lakers veteran Nick Young kicked off Hold-Me-Back Week when he shoved Milwaukee Buck Greg Monroe...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 5 months ago 24,142 reads 0 comments