December 9, 2010 |
Andrew Bynum eased his way down the hallway inside Staples Center after the Lakers stirring, last-second 87-86, victory over the Clippers Wednesday night, his mind now on injured teammate Derrick Caracter. Caracter went down in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle, leaving the Lakers even more short-handed with big men because Bynum remains out while he rehabilitates his surgically repaired right knee and backup center Theo Ratliff remains out after left-knee surgery. Bynum, a 7-foot center, had already changed his timetable on when he might return to play, moving the date up. So he was asked if he felt any more pressure, now that Caracter is out, to return even sooner ?
October 30, 2010
When: 6:30 Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 2-0, Warriors 2-0. Record vs. Warriors (2009-10): 4-0. Update: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson has dubbed his bench the "Renegades. " The reserves were the only ones to practice Saturday because Jackson gave the starters the day off. The reserves played three on three. It was Shannon Brown, Steve Blake and Matt Barnes versus Luke Walton and rookie forwards Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter.
December 11, 2007 |
After being the West Coast Conference's lone representative in the Associated Press' college basketball poll for the last decade, Gonzaga has another league member in the rankings as St. Mary's moved in at No. 24 on Monday. The Gaels (7-0) were last in the top 25 for the final three weeks in the 1988-89 season. With Gonzaga at No. 19, the WCC has two ranked teams for the first time since the beginning of the 1973-74 season. The Gaels' big win this season was a 99-87 victory over Oregon on Nov.
July 12, 2010
LAKERS SALARIES NBA teams must carry a minimum of 13 players. The NBA salary cap for the 2010-11 season will be $58.04 million and a dollar-for-dollar luxury tax threshold will kick in at $70.31 million. Here's a breakdown of what the Lakers owe so far in the 2010-11 season: Kobe Bryant $24.81 million Pau Gasol $17.82 million Andrew Bynum $13.7 million Lamar Odom $8.2 million Ron Artest $6.32 million Sasha Vujacic $5.48 million Luke Walton $5.26 million Steve Blake $4 million Derek Fisher $3.5 million Total payroll: $89.09 million Second-round draft picks Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter are unsigned but could each make $473,604 next season as rookie forwards.
July 14, 2010 |
So much for mending fences. Free-agent guard Raja Bell decided to sign with the Utah Jazz instead of the Lakers, accepting more money than the Lakers could have offered. Bell, 34, was supposed to meet with longtime adversary Kobe Bryant on Wednesday, but opted instead for a three-year contract worth a reported $10 million from the Jazz. The most the Lakers could have offered was $1.77 million next season, the remaining amount of their mid-level exception. The Lakers currently have nine players on their roster, not including two second-round picks who have played well on their summer-league team in Las Vegas — forwards Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks.
April 6, 2008 |
Arizona freshman guard Jerryd Bayless has declared himself available for the NBA draft. Athletic department spokesman Tom Duddleston confirmed Bayless' decision Saturday. Bayless, who averaged a team-high 19.7 points, has signed with an agent, which means he can no longer play college basketball. ------ Louisville sophomore forward Earl Clark will skip his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Clark averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.
May 23, 2011 |
The Lakers have yet to pare down a short list of coaching candidates but one thing is certain. The winner of their coaching derby won't make anything remotely close to what Phil Jackson earned the last several years. Jackson topped out at $12 million in 2009-10 before taking a pay cut last season to about $10 million. The new Lakers coach can expect an annual salary of $3 million to $5 million, according to people who are familiar with what the Buss family is thinking.
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.
April 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Oakland Stu Lantz is staying. The longtime color commentator for televised Lakers games is expected to return for a 25th season, multiple NBA and entertainment officials said Wednesday. Lantz's broadcast partner since 2005, Joel Meyers , will not be back after this season. Meyers will be done after the first round of the playoffs. Neither FS West nor KCAL has broadcast rights past that point. Spero Dedes , 32, will be the third TV voice of the Lakers since Chick Hearn died in August 2002.
August 12, 2010 |
David Beckham will reject the chance to make one final appearance for England, a person familiar with the former captain's plans said Thursday. Coach Fabio Capello said Wednesday that the 35-year-old Beckham was too old to continue playing competitively for England, but offered him an opportunity to say farewell to fans in an exhibition. Beckham, who is recovering from an Achilles' tendon injury that denied him a trip to a fourth World Cup, has played 115 times for England, second to goalkeeper Peter Shilton on the country's all-time appearance list.