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  • Can Rob Pelinka be trusted to build Lakers around Anthony Davis and LeBron James?

    Can Rob Pelinka be trusted to build Lakers around Anthony Davis and LeBron James?

    The hangover hit quick. Hours after LeBron James agreed to join the Lakers last summer, with fans throughout Los Angeles still raising toasts to the King, he was followed into town by a misfit court. Showing up first was Lance Stephenson. What? Here came JaVale McGee. Seriously? Next up was Rajon...

  • Lakers are winners in Anthony Davis trade no matter what happens

    Lakers are winners in Anthony Davis trade no matter what happens

    The Lakers became favorites to win the NBA championship next season, at least in the eyes of Vegas, when they agreed to a blockbuster trade to acquire Anthony Davis. Teams don’t hang banners for having the lowest betting odds in June, but this is a long overdue transaction for a franchise that...

  • Raptors championship parade: Huge crowd takes to the streets to celebrate

    Raptors championship parade: Huge crowd takes to the streets to celebrate

    Last week the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title after 24 years in the league. Their 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night also clinched the city’s first major sports championship since the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. In other words, the citizens of Toronto...

  • Jarrett Culver, Cam Reddish top list of best shooting guards in NBA draft pool

    Jarrett Culver, Cam Reddish top list of best shooting guards in NBA draft pool

    Jarrett Culver made himself a top-flight NBA prospect by pushing Texas Tech to within a win of its first national championship. Culver is regarded by many as the top shooting guard in Thursday's draft, part of a rapid rise from solid freshman contributor to Associated Press All-American. He could...

  • Anthony Davis trade brings a new look to Lakers and NBA free agency

    Anthony Davis trade brings a new look to Lakers and NBA free agency

    “Today, the basketball gods smiled upon the Nets.” In the summer of 2013, Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets’ billionaire owner, took a victory lap in the news release announcing his team’s trade for a pair of future Hall of Famers. The cost to get Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn was extreme...

  • Timing of Anthony Davis trade might hamper Lakers’ signing of third star

    Timing of Anthony Davis trade might hamper Lakers’ signing of third star

    The details of the blockbuster trade that will make Anthony Davis a Laker are still being sorted out. Chief among them: the timing of the trade. For now, the plan is to execute the trade on July 6, right after the moratorium ends on the start of free agency — and while both sides are open to moving...

  • Las Vegas oddsmakers pick the Lakers as the NBA title favorite

    Las Vegas oddsmakers pick the Lakers as the NBA title favorite

    Jeff Sherman is laughing as he sits in front of four computer screens in an office behind the ticket takers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Saturday morning. Sherman, the vice president of risk management at the popular sports book, was the first to post odds on next season’s NBA champion...

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