Dec 20

Los Angeles Lakers News and Rumors: Why Lakers Should Sign Michael

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Los Angeles Lakers News and Rumors: Why Lakers Should Sign Michael
One of the biggest names still remaining on the free agent list is Michael Beasley, who was drafted by the Miami Heat with the No. 2 overall pick in 2008 after a terrific college career at Kansas State. Beasley brings a lot of pros and cons to a team …
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Titans Stay on Pace for Potential No. 1 Overall Pick After Loss to Jaguars
Left tackle Michael Roos, currently on injured reserve, is in a contract year and may not return, meaning Tennessee could be looking for a tackle come April. Even if they bump Taylor Lewan into the starting left tackle job, they also lost Michael Oher …
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Dec 18

Preview: Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

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Preview: Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets are a prolific three-point shooting team, taking 25.7 attempts a game. The Lakers are on the other end of the spectrum, shooting only 16.2 a game. Denver can run hot and cold, so the Lakers, who have struggled is on defense, need to make …
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Getting poetic about the Denver Nuggets
Denver Stiffs, a Denver Nuggets community. Home · Fanposts · Fanshots · Sections · Denver Nuggets: Trade Rumors · Denver Nuggets: Game Recaps · Denver Nuggets: Game Previews · Denver Nuggets: News with quotes · Denver Nuggets: News and …
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Spurs bounce back for 99-91 win over Nuggets
Leonard, sidelined the previous two games because of a bruised right hand, scored 18 points and spearheaded San Antonio's defensive effort with a career-high six blocks, leading the Spurs past the banged-up Denver Nuggets 99-91 on Sunday night.
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Dec 15

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) expects to play Friday vs. Lakers

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Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) expects to play Friday vs. Lakers
Nowitzki sprained his ankle late in the fourth quarter and left the game, but he returned and hit a crucial three-pointer in Dallas' 105-102 win over Washington. He finished the game with 13 points, four rebounds and two rebounds. “It's just the first …
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Hot photos of Jessica Olsson wife of Dirk Nowitzki in 2014
Dirk Nowitzki met Jessica Olsson while he was on vacation in Scotland in the summer of 2010. Jessica must have brought Dirk some great luck, as he and the Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA title in June of 2011, with Dirk being the NBA Finals MVP.
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Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki: 'I should be ready to go'
Nowitzki sat out Saturday in order to get some rest. He was able to return to practice on Monday. Nowitzki said the team had planned Saturday's rest day for quite some time, so he knew he would get a break. He's averaging 19.4 points per game. Topics …
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Devin Harris happy to tick off Dirk
He has worked with Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki's longtime mentor and shot doctor, and also appreciates the tips that he gets from the sweetest-shooting 7-footer in NBA history. So Harris credits Nowitzki with an assist of sorts for his shooting …
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Dec 14

Lakers Rumors: Latest Speculation Surrounding Michael Beasley to LA

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Lakers Rumors: Latest Speculation Surrounding Michael Beasley to LA
Michael Beasley has earned several opportunities during his career, but landing with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason might be his best-case scenario. With an experienced group heading into the 2014-15 season, Beasley in Hollywood has a chance to …
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Heat's Michael Beasley: 'Why wouldn't I want to come back?'
Beasley, Miami's former No. 2 overall pick in 2008, spent the three seasons prior to this one playing a bigger role but missing the playoffs in Minnesota and Phoenix. After the Suns waived him, the Heat signed Beasley to a minimum, unguaranteed …
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Johanson gives Mt. Edgecumbe an unbeaten champ
132 pounds – Holy Rosary Academy Fr. Michael Lucas (35-5) won by 8-2 Dec. over Valdez Jr. Cody Greene (29-5) for title. Bethel So. … Houston Jr. Kendel Beasley (25-10) won 5-3 in extra time over Barrow Jr. Tua Mila (22-4) for third. 220-pound girls …
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Dec 14

Lakers Nation Debate: How Can Wesley Johnson Get On Track?

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Lakers Nation Debate: How Can Wesley Johnson Get On Track?
Context: At the end of last year, many assumed the Lakers wouldn't even re-sign Wesley Johnson. On a team full of young wings, Johnson seemed like worst of the bunch behind players like Jodie Meeks, Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry and Nick Young.
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Posted Dec. 13, 2014 @ 2:16 am
The roster is still being finalized with a group of freshman who will join a core of returning competitors including Katherine Barrette, Isobel Burgess, Adam D'Abate, Wesley Fedak, Evan Gavrilles, Colton Hall, Sam Johnson, Elizabeth Keleher, Thomas …
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Bryant Leads Lakers As They Rally, 98-95, Past Sacramento
Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers puts up a shot over Nik Stauskas #10 and Ryan Hollins #5 of the Sacramento Kings during a game at Staples Center on December 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images) …
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Dec 13

Lastest Los Angeles Lakers News

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Jeremy Lin Has Been Los Angeles Lakers' Most Disappointing Player This Season
When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets in the offseason, there was hope that Lin would regain some of the magic that made him a sensation with the New York Knicks. His short time in a Lakers uniform has been marred …
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Lakers want to get Kobe Bryant more rest
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Byron Scott said he wants to start resting Kobe Bryant more during practice days to preserve the Los Angeles Lakers star for games, where Scott would like to keep playing Bryant between 30 to 40 minutes. Scott, the Lakers coach …
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Who will save the Lakers from Kobe?
… Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talked about crime. Or, more specifically, Bryant talked about fighting crime, about being a hero. His metaphor centered on his team trailing by double digits — nothing new for the Lakers this season — and the …
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Dec 12

Lakers News: Kevin Love Chase Not the Right Path for LA

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Lakers News: Kevin Love Chase Not the Right Path for LA
As Kobe Bryant fights to show what he has left in the tank, Kevin Love continues to dish out reassurances that his arrival in Cleveland is not merely a pit stop on a trip West. Love is not 20 games into his stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers and …
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With no Kevin Love, T-Wolves starting over, but they've been trouble for Mavericks
Storyline to watch: Kevin Love is gone and Ricky Rubio is injured, so the Wolves are pretty much starting from scratch with Andrew Wiggins as their young anchor. The challenge for the Mavericks will be to match the young Wolves' energy in the early …
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Dec 05

Lakers Rumors: Raja Bell an Option for the Lakers?

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Lakers Rumors: Raja Bell an Option for the Lakers?
After agreeing to a contract buyout with the Utah Jazz, veteran guard Raja Bell will officially become an unrestricted free agent. At 36-years-old, Bell believes he still has something left in the tank and will consider his options in free agency …
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Raja Bell would play for the Heat… if Jazz buy him out
As you read this Raja Bell exists in limbo (no, not the dance, although enjoy that mental image if you want). He is under contract with the Jazz but the two are negotiating a buyout… well, maybe negotiations is not the best word. Stalemate might more …
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Dec 05

Can Andrew Bynum Come Home Again to the LA Lakers?

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Can Andrew Bynum Come Home Again to the LA Lakers?
Writing for Bleacher Report, Kevin Ding poses an interesting scenario: “Andrew Bynum, just the sort of one-year free-agent flyer who makes sense for the Lakers to try this summer, might be next in New York, given how he absolutely reveres Fisher.”.
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Checking in on the Mavericks' offseason
… including, in the upperdecks, certainty that a Deron Williams-Dirk Nowitzki led team was a world-beater (hard to be sure about now), and in the lower, fury that the Mavs wouldn't even kick the tires on Andrew Bynum and lost the sweepstakes for Greg …
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How Crazy Would LA Lakers Be to Give Andrew Bynum Another Shot?
Writing for Bleacher Report, Dan Favale summed up the state of the 26-year-old center's future in the wake of this latest aborted comeback: "Most importantly, we know that even if Bynum plays again, he'll never be the superstar he was supposed to be.
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Nov 21

Lakers News: Robert Sacre Replaces Shawne Williams In Starting Lineup

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Lakers News: Robert Sacre Replaces Shawne Williams In Starting Lineup
Losers of their last six games, the Lakers take on the Utah Jazz tonight at Staples Center in hopes of ringing in the New Year with a win. In game number 33, the Lakers will use an 18th starting lineup tonight via Dave McMeniman of ESPNLA.com: …
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All-Anomaly Team: Five NBA outliers pulling off strange statistical feats
"The Point Forward All-Stars" will have a new theme each week centered on a single shared trait that brings together the team members. This week: highlighting five statistical goofballs from the opening month of the 2014-15 season. The NBA statistics …
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Los Angeles Lakers Sign Shawne Williams to 10-Day Contract
In his first tenure with L.A. this season, Williams averaged a paltry 5.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting from the field. And in his first two games back, the former Memphis Tiger finished with seven and four points while shooting 33 percent on both …
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Why NY Knicks Should Gamble on Bringing Shawne Williams Back
The New York Knicks will need to get creative with the veteran's minimum this summer, and bringing back Shawne Williams is one way they can add depth for a reasonable price. According to the NY Post, the Knicks will bring Williams in for a workout next …
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