November 28, 2009
Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 50 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks, 128-125, Friday night for their 17th straight regular-season home win. Al Harrington had 41 points -- one shy of his career high -- for the Knicks, who lost their fourth straight. David Lee had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony scored 13 points in the third quarter, helping Denver take a 92-87 lead into the final period. The Knicks remained within striking distance, tying it at 100 with 7:56 left and going ahead, 111-110, with 3:55 to go. That would be their final lead.
August 9, 2012 |
By now, the two have become resigned to hearing their names in trade talks. Pau Gasol spent all of last season wondering whether the latest practice or game would be his last as a Laker. Andrew Bynum spent all of last season indifferent to all of the proposals that would involve the Lakers' trading him to get Magic center Dwight Howard. But never had there been any scenario suggesting the Lakers would trade both of their big men to acquire Superman. Until now. A Yahoo!
April 13, 2012 |
Among the highlights of my interview with the Denver Post's Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman on the Lakers-Nuggets game: On the Nuggets' season: "They started different 20 different lineups this year ... It's been nuts. They're clinging on to that eighth [playoff] spot. But they hope they can get the fifth or sixth spot so they can play one of the L.A. teams and not San Antonio or Oklahoma City. " On a possible Lakers-Nuggets first-round matchup: It would be a good series.
February 9, 2011 |
There was another trade rumor involving the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets regarding Carmelo Anthony and a possible four-player deal, but a Lakers official, who declined to talk publicly, steadfastly denied it. It's a scenario that was circulating in parts of the Lakers' camp Wednesday: the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum and Ron Artest for forwards Anthony and Al Harrington. But the Lakers official denied it was ever on the table and insisted team executive Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak are on the same page as far as trade opportunities.
May 24, 2012 |
The Lakers cleaned out their lockers after another early playoff ricochet, but I'm still working. My editor wanted five moves that would help the Lakers, wouldn't be ridiculed by opposing general managers and would be allowed under the NBA's complicated transaction guidelines. Keep in mind that the Lakers have extremely limited purchasing power for free agents and are an old team with a bloated payroll. Put it this way: Nobody is calling General Manager Mitch Kupchak at 3 a.m., begging him to part with Metta World Peace for two first-rounders.
August 9, 2012 |
The Lakers have reached an agreement to acquire Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic in a four-team, eight-player, multi-draft pick deal in which Andrew Bynum lands with the Philadelphia 76ers, The Times has confirmed with several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Pau Gasol won't be a part of the deal, according to the executives, and will remain with the Lakers. The deal has the Denver Nuggets sending forward Al Harrington and guard Arron Afflalo to the Magic, according to the executives.