Found December 07, 2011 on
L.A. would have to give up Andrew Bynum and probably Lamar Odom or Pau Gasol, but it's what the Lakers need to give them a jolt.The Orlando Magic made its most desperate attempt to court Dwight Howard the other day in a move understood by starry-eyed lovers everywhere.
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Adrian Wojnarowski (who I believe is among the top four Basketball writers we have on this planet today behind just Bob Ryan, rounding out my list: Jackie Mac (despite those of you that I know openly dislike her she is a great basketball mind especially when she is partnered with Ryan on the radio) and [...]
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This, my friends, is rock bottom. It's like Mike from "Swingers" bad (I still can't sit through that scene). I'm sorry, Orlando Magic fans. You definitely deserve better than to be at the center of what is, at the risk of being hyperbolic, among the most embarrassing stories in NBA history...
The Lakers are known to want to get younger after their aging core fell short in last year's playoffs, and they are reportedly willing to revamp almost their entire roster. The Lakers are willing to part with anyone except Kobe Bryant to pull off two trades, one for Magic center Dwight Howard and one for Hornets point guard Chris Paul, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports. That...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul is headed to the Lakers. The proposed deal will send Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom to the Hornets in exchange for CP3. The Houston Rockets could also be involved. The details will soon be hashed out, but it appears phase one of the Lakers makeover is [...]
So the Hawks schedule is out. AJC's Hawks beat writer Michael Cunningham (veteran NBA writer and my homeboy) has a nice overarching analysis. Stuff like, "There are two games each against Chicago and Miami in a six-day January stretch" and "The routes for two of their road trips make no sense: Milwaukee to San Antonio to Detroit to New Orleans to Toronto in January...
The Orlando Magic formally announced several key changes at the top of their hierarchy Wednesday morning, and team officials pledged, again, that they will do everything they can to keep Dwight Howard for the long-term.
I'm not sure if you've heard about this or not, but the Celtics really want Chris Paul and they're willing to give up Rajon Rondo for his services. I know, breaking news.
Apparently, Danny Ainge is willing to give up more than Rondo in order to acquire Paul. Much, much more. However, New Orleans doesn't appear to be doing back flips over Boston's proposal....
Two years ago -- reflecting the political debate at the time -- I made the case that there were "two NBAs": The teams actually competing for a championship and the ones clearly not. The split was roughly a half-dozen or so actually competing and four-dozen not.In light of the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers -- and the inevitable trade of Dwight Howard to a contender (cripes...
The Lakers wont wait long for a dreaded back-to-back-to-back situation.
They are scheduled to play three games over the first three days of the season: Dec. 25 at home against Chicago, Dec. 26 at Sacramento and Dec. 27 at home against Utah.
The NBA schedule has not been publicly released, but details have been obtained by The Times, including the Lakers frantic start...