LA Lakers re-sign Metta World Peace for 17th NBA season (The Associated Press)
23 Sep 2016 at 4:14pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran forward Metta World Peace, who will attempt to win a roster spot for his 17th NBA season.
Warriors' Bob Myers encouraged coach Steve Kerr is healthy (The Associated Pr...
22 Sep 2016 at 5:57pm
Bob Myers is encouraged by Golden State coach Steve Kerr's offseason progress with debilitating, post-surgery back problems that last year sidelined him for the preseason and the first 43 games of the Warriors' record-setting season. Myers, who this week had the title of president of basketball operations added to his general manager position, said the reigning NBA Coach of the Year is ready to go and isn't expecting Kerr to need a prolonged leave of absence - or any time away from the team at all for that matter. Kerr has dealt with excruciating headaches, nausea and regular pain following complications from two back surgeries last year.
League ready to help players take 'meaningful action' on social issues (AFP)
22 Sep 2016 at 1:17pm
The National Basketball Association and the NBA Players Association are consulting with players over how to take "meaningful action" on social issues as the recent deaths of two African-American men reverberated around the US sports world on Thursday. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has divided public opinion with his decision not to stand for the national anthem before NFL games, in protest at the treatment of minorities and police brutality in the United States. Kaepernick's gesture of kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" has been imitated by a scattering of players around the NFL, as well as by US women's footballer Megan Rapinoe and, on Wednesday, the entire Indiana Fever WNBA team before a playoff game in the NBA-affiliated women's league.
BDL 25: LeBron, the Cavs and writing sequels to storybook endings (Ball Don't...
22 Sep 2016 at 8:27am
The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. No player in NBA history had ever led both NBA Finals teams in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. No team in NBA history had ever crawled out of a 3-1 hole in the Finals.
Lakers ready to give World Peace a chance, again (AFP)
21 Sep 2016 at 2:53pm
Metta World Peace has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, extending his second stint at the club following his return to the franchise last season, the veteran forward said Wednesday. The 36-year-old, who played 35 games for the Lakers in 2015-2016 after returning from spells in China and Italy, told ESPN he hoped to help mentor younger team-mates in the upcoming season. To play, everything," World Peace told the network.
Lakers sign well-traveled F Thomas Robinson before camp (The Associated Press)
21 Sep 2016 at 1:37pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran forward Thomas Robinson.
The 10-man rotation, starring how the Bulls make it work (Ball Don't Lie)
19 Sep 2016 at 2:26pm
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It?s also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren?t always listed in order of importance. That?s for you, dear reader, to figure out.
Steve Clifford on his Hornets: 'We probably don?t have as many points in our ...
14 Sep 2016 at 4:48pm
Steve Clifford just wants to hook one *this* big. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off of the best season in the team?s recent history, at least since the squad was established as an expansion team in 2004 and turned back into the ?Hornets? in 2014.
Kings sign point guard Jordan Farmar (The Associated Press)
14 Sep 2016 at 1:54pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent point guard Jordan Farmar.
The 10-man rotation, starring D'Angelo Russell, who might be about to blow up...
13 Sep 2016 at 1:31pm
Kevin O?Connor on why D?Angelo Russell could be poised for a breakout season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Darius Soriano on how an increased emphasis on Russell?s talents off the ball as a spot-up shooter could help the rising sophomore soar, and the Lakers get their rebuild moving. If Kris Dunn?s really as impactful a player as his fellow rookies seem to believe he will be, it raises a question: what will Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves do with incumbent triggerman Ricky Rubio?
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