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  • Priority for James is a roster upgrade

    MIAMI All Heat chatter: The Heat remains the favorite (but not certain) to retain free agent LeBron James, but he wants issues with the roster addressed, according to an associate. When James speaks with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh this week, he will...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Milwaukee Bucks: 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds in 14.9 minutes with Charlotte and Milwaukee. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.7 points, 36 percent from 3-point range in 26.7 minutes. Missed last two games (illness). Caron Butler,...
  • How Lakers might be able to rebuild during Kobe Bryant's last years

    Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after...
  • Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess

    Kobe Bryant also needs to blame himself for Lakers' mess
    Kobe Bryant forgot to mention someone of note in his rant about the Lakers’ future. Himself. Thanks to Bryant’s payroll-devouring $48.5-million contract over the next two seasons, the Lakers will have little financial wiggle room to...
  • Phoenix Suns might have four first-round picks in 2014 NBA draft

    Phoenix Suns might have four first-round picks in 2014 NBA draft
    The Lakers have had conversations with the Phoenix Suns, contemplating a trade that could send Pau Gasol to the Arizona desert for the expiring contract of Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round pick. The Suns are in a unique position heading into the...
  • Lakers in talks to trade Pau Gasol to Phoenix Suns

    Lakers in talks to trade Pau Gasol to Phoenix Suns
    The Lakers have moved closer to starting their rebuilding process, engaging in trade discussions with the Phoenix Suns for veteran forward Pau Gasol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers are hoping to shed Gasol's salary and...
  • Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future

    Pau Gasol remains a Laker as Mitch Kupchak mulls team's future
    Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious...
  • An NBA season of highest highs for some, and lowest lows for others

    An NBA season of highest highs for some, and lowest lows for others
    Almost everyone gets to see the crazy step-back three-pointers and wild flip-ins that make Kevin Durant so great, his top plays consuming hours of air time on ESPN, TNT, NBA TV, etc. Considerably fewer have been privy to the madness that is Byron...
  • Schmitz's Take: Magic, Bobcats on different paths

    Schmitz's Take: Magic, Bobcats on different paths
    After I asked Magic owner Rich DeVos how he was doing Friday night, DeVos, from his wheelchair, said, “I wish my team was winning more.” Maybe some day, but not anytime soon. The Magic lost their 10th consecutive game Friday night, the...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

    Jeff Adrien, 2005-09, Charlotte Bobcats: Averaging 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 points in 11.0 minutes. Ray Allen, 1993-96, Miami Heat: 9.5 points, 34.0 percent from 3-point range in 26.7 minutes. Hilton Armstrong, 2002-06, Golden State Warriors: 2.3 rebounds, 0....
  • Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All

    Day Of Memories For 1999 UConn Team That Started It All
    STORRS — Larry Brown got a chance to see Jim Calhoun Sunday. "He gave me a half-assed wave," Brown said after his SMU basketball team squashed No. 21 UConn 64-55 in front of 10,167 Gampel Pavilion fans who had been amped to honor their 1999...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...