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Lakers have some assets to move as NBA early-trade window approaches
by Yahoo Sports
13 Dec 2018 at 6:40pm
When a team signs a free agent it is not allowed to trade that player for the period of time that is greater between three months or the arrival of Dec. 15. This is because the NBA and the players association do not want teams to sign players and immediately trade them if they later feel they made a mistake. Even though this season has already seen three trades, from the Jimmy Butler blockbuster to the Cavaliers selling off veterans, trade action really picks up when the no-trade restriction ends on Dec. 15.
Returning Nowitzki 'so tired' after making NBA history
by Omnisport
14 Dec 2018 at 2:50pm
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki admitted his long-awaited return left him "so tired" as he made NBA history in his 21st season. Nowitzki missed the start of the season due to a series of fitness issues, initially having bone spurs removed from his ankle and most recently experiencing tendon soreness before the start of a September training camp that pushed back his return. But the 40-year-old was back on the floor against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and became the first NBA player to get minutes on the same team in 21 different seasons.
Report: Lakers unwilling to give up youth in exchange for Trevor Ariza
by NBC Sports
14 Dec 2018 at 4:45am
The Los Angeles Lakers would like to have Trevor Ariza back in the Forum blue and gold. Ariza is due a significant amount of money from the Phoenix Suns this season, and in order to make a trade work the Lakers would need to get rid of some players of their own. Of course, teams want something in return if they are going to help facilitate any deal between the Lakers and the Suns, which has helped put a stop on any movement.
LeBron James on consideration given to signing with Rockets: ?Not much?
by NBC Sports
13 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm
Cleveland remains special to him. His agent met with Philadelphia. And then there?s Houston.
James Harden backs up outrageous outfit, sets NBA record with 4th career 50-p...
by Yahoo Sports
14 Dec 2018 at 4:34am
James Harden gave LeBron James a shoutout with a ridiculous snake-print shorts suit prior to Thursday?s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Houston Rockets guard then proceeded to give James and the Lakers more than they could handle on the court in a 126-111 win. Harden backs up swag with big night on court Harden tallied 50 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a night that he outdueled James and a hot Kyle Kuzma in a tight game that Houston pulled away late to win.
Report: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looking for Lakers to trade him
by NBC Sports
14 Dec 2018 at 4:10pm
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has come up in trade discussions with the Suns (for Trevor Ariza) and Rockets. But this isn?t necessarily driven by Los Angeles, Phoenix or Houston. Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: While sources confirmed that there have been discussions about trading Caldwell-Pope, the legwork is being done on Caldwell-Pope?s side to find him a better situation.
Shaq thinks his Lakers could beat today's Warriors, Steph Curry says 'he's de...
by Yahoo Sports
13 Dec 2018 at 7:05pm
Until a time machine is invented, it?s hard to know if teams from today could beat the dominant teams of the past. But that?s not stopping retired NBA legend Shaquille O?Neal and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry from trading jabs about whether Shaq?s Lakers teams could beat Curry?s Warriors. Shaq thinks his 2000s Lakers could beat the Warriors Shaq has a lot of pride in the Lakers teams from 2000-2002, and rightly so.
JaVale McGee Isn?t The Court Jester Anymore, But He?s Still The King Of Goalt...
by FiveThirtyEight
13 Dec 2018 at 5:05pm
JaVale McGee has gone a long way toward shedding the persona he got from ?Shaqtin? a Fool,? the TV blooper segment on which he held residency for years. Coming off consecutive NBA titles with Golden State, the 7-footer is currently logging career highs in points and blocks per game with the Lakers while serving as a full-time starter for the first time since 2011-12. As of Wednesday, McGee had been called for goaltending an NBA-high 13 times, nearly twice as many as Orlando rookie Mo Bamba, who ranks second in the league with seven violations.
Josh Hart's Struggles to Make Contact on High-Fives Gets Incredible Film-Room...
by Sports Illustrated
13 Dec 2018 at 9:55pm
Josh Hart's second season in the NBA is off to a good start. The Lakers guard has improved since his debut year, averaging 9.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists so far in 2018. Hart's struggles to make contact on high-fives haven't gone unnoticed.
The one major LeBron-Wade regret: We never saw them face off in a high-stakes...
by Yahoo Sports
12 Dec 2018 at 11:39pm
Their partnership was special, but it would have been great to see them square off in the East finals or NBA Finals.

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