March 17, 2013 |
Seven months into his college basketball career, Shabazz Muhammad is glad he waited to turn pro. The UCLA freshman has used his time in Westwood to improve on defense and make a few All-Star teams. He has learned a thing or two about living on his own. "I'm giving it a thumbs-up," he said. "The college experience is good. " That doesn't mean it will last much longer. Muhammad is expected to leave school for the NBA draft this summer, joining the ranks of the "one-and-dones.
March 16, 2013 |
When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 35-32; Kings 23-43. Record vs. Kings: 1-1. Update: The Kings enjoyed their most lopsided victory since 1993 on Friday, hammering Chicago, 121-79, as Tyreke Evans had 27 points and the Bulls made two of 21 three-point attempts. Other than that, Sacramento has had an unremarkable season, going 9-28 in the Western Conference and facing the strong possibility of moving to Seattle.
January 12, 2013 |
The Lakers announced Friday that Jordan Hill will miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury. Hill was somber when meeting with the media after the Lakers fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 116-101. "I feel like I let down the team," said Hill. "I let down the fans. " According to the Lakers, Hill was examined by team doctor Steve Lombardo and hip specialist Dr. Jason Snibbe Friday and underwent an anthrogram test. The test revealed "loose fragments in addition to a possible labral tear" in the hip, which will require surgery, the team said.
January 11, 2013 |
According to a report in the Sacramento Bee , the Sacramento Kings are "willing to listen" to offers for guard Tyreke Evans. The Lakers are listed among the teams who might have interest. "The Memphis Grizzlies, who are aggressively attempting to shed payroll and are shopping small forward Rudy Gay, have made inquiries. The Lakers and Denver Nuggets have long been intrigued. So have the Boston Celtics," read the report. It's unclear who the Lakers would need to give up to Sacramento should Evans truly be put on the trading block.
November 11, 2012 |
The "Bernie Bickerstaff Era" will continue Sunday night as the Lakers host the Sacramento Kings. At stake will be Bickerstaff's record as the all-time best coach in franchise history, by percentage. Admittedly the sample size of one game has given Bickerstaff that title. Bickerstaff is currently holding the head coaching post for Mike Brown's replacement, be it Phil Jackson or another suitor. The Kings were a handful for the Lakers during the preseason but both franchises find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference, tied at 2-4 (also with the Portland Trail Blazers)
October 21, 2012 |
The good, the bad, the Dwight. Dwight Howard was mostly solid in the first half of his Lakers debut, sprinkling in just enough mistakes to remind everybody he had gone 197 days since playing a game. Howard had 11 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in 16 minutes as the Lakers led Sacramento, 57-46, after two quarters Sunday in an exhibition game at Staples Center. He made an impact before the game was two minutes old, dunking an alley-oop pass from Pau Gasol. He also blocked shots by James Johnson, Tyreke Evans and Travis Outlaw in the first half.