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Mike D'Antoni

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  • What Pau Gasol trade makes most sense?

    How about a new coach? Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel The best Pau Gasol trade? Mike D'Antoni for any coach with enough common sense to find a way to make it work. Once again, D'Antoni being so wedded to a system has compromised his ability to maximize his...
  • How much trouble are the Lakers in?

    It's too soon to tell Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel Who knows? We haven't seen the real Lakers yet. This is not LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh working through their growing pains during a 9-8 Heat start to the 2010-11 season. This is a Lakers...
  • Is D'Antoni the right choice for Lakers?

    Yes, if they give him time Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel Yes, Mike Apostrophe certainly is —for two reasons. 1. D'Antoni is now the Lakers coach because Phil Jackson didn't want the job that badly; 2. Kobe Bryant likes him. Hard to believe...
  • Is Lin real deal or overnight sensation?

    He's good, but no star K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune Jeremy Lin is the real deal — as long as the expectation is NBA rotation player and not star. There's a reason Lin went undrafted, got cut and sat low on the depth chart until recently. And,...
  • Ex-Terps NBA roundup

    Joe Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers Joe Smith has been a force for the Cleveland Cavaliers off the bench. He had 18 points and five rebounds in just 26 minutes during Monday's 88-80 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to this game, Smith had 12...
  • Lakers' training camp less than two weeks away

    Lakers' training camp less than two weeks away
    In less than two weeks, the Lakers will reconvene for training camp. On Sept. 29, the franchise is scheduled to host media day at its practice facility in El Segundo. The Lakers are then to host the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 6 at the Valley View Casino...
  • Ex-Lakers pick Darius Morris, an L.A. product, seeks his NBA foothold

    There is a fine line between carving out a niche in the NBA and becoming just another young ex-player. At 23, Darius Morris, the former Lakers and Clippers guard, is close to the tipping point. After being drafted in the second round by the Lakers in...
  • Gasol's play in World Cup impresses Thibodeau, Rose

    Gasol's play in World Cup impresses Thibodeau, Rose
    BARCELONA, Spain — Yes, Tom Thibodeau has left USA Basketball's hotel, dining one night near the Mediterranean Sea with other team personnel. So, no, he isn't pulling the curtains on his room shut tight, poring over film of Tuesday's...
  • Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time

    Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time
    Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle. Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
  • Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency

    Lakers keep playing the free-agent market with a sense of urgency
    Patience doesn't come easy for the Lakers. First-round playoff knockouts lead to Kobe Bryant trade-me rants. Horribly one-sided NBA Finals losses segue into the dispersal of Shaquille O'Neal and Phil Jackson, two of the best ever in their craft....
  • Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter

    Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season. His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night." That'...
  • Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense

    Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense
    Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers. "I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...