What’s next for Emoni Bates, Memphis’ struggling five-star wing

Image: Getty (Getty Images) Jalen Duren and Chet Homgren’s matchup in the Round of 32 provided a preview of two future lottery picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. Holmgren and Duren didn’t exactly light it up, but they gave scouts a glimpse of two future franchise cornerstones. Meanwhile, Memphis forward Emoni Bates was head and … Read more

Russell Westbrook has encounter with heckler, not on court but on street

Russell WestbrookPhoto: Getty Images This has probably been the most challenging season of Russell Westbrook’s 14-year career in the NBA. Teaming up with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Lakers has proven to be an experiment not worth repeating next season. All of Westbrook’s shortcomings on the court have been magnified by playing in Los … Read more

Timberwolves’ Chris Finch for NBA Coach of the Year

Chris FinchPhoto: Getty Images The Minnesota Timberwolves’ surge up the NBA standings has been a warm fire during another frigid winter. For the past decade, this has been an utterly moribund franchise. The time was nearing for Karl-Anthony Towns to begin asking for an escape hatch as his super-max contract approached its expiration date. However, … Read more

Anthony Davis ‘very optimism about ‘returning to lineup for Los Angeles Lakers this season .’

PHOENIX — Anthony Davis cannot say for sure whether he will return to game action for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, but is hopeful the mid-foot sprain in his right foot will heal in time for a comeback. “I’m very optimistic about it,” Davis told a small group of reporters before the Lakers played … Read more

Warriors Rumors: Proposed Trade Lands Anthony Davis

Getty LA Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis look on during a game against the Golden State Warriors. Long before the Golden State Warriors’ hit a stretch of nine losses in 11 games, questions were being asked about the team’s ability to contend with the elite big men around the NBA. And the situation … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ future looks grim

LeBron James faced reporters Tuesday, a microphone in his hand, another loss on his résumé and a list of reasons to remain optimistic about the Lakers’ season on his brain. Tuesday’s defeat to the Mavericks wasn’t LA’s worst loss of the season, but it was a lossone that pushed the Lakers closer to mid-April exit. … Read more

LeBron James floats idea of ​​joint Rams, Dodgers and Lakers parade in LA

LeBron James just had to insert himself into the Rams’ Super Bowl win.Image: Getty Images LeBron James has no shame. In the glow of the Los Angeles Rams’ first Super Bowl win since 2000, James couldn’t just congratulate them and keep it moving. He was at the game. He was jumping around in the suite … Read more

Nets lose big on Harden bet, but maybe that’s what it takes now

They did set Brooklyn on fire.Illustration: Getty Images Neil Young gets credit for the line, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away,” but Kurt Cobain made it infamous. That dichotomy stuck with me, and it’s impossible not to see it in sports. The Shaq O’Neal and Kobe Bryant Lakers are one of the … Read more

The Porziņģis error is over and Doncic is still a one-man team

Not only did Dallas not get any help for Luka Doncic, they traded away two first-round picks.Image: Getty Images The Mavericks’ Kristaps Porziņģ is acquisition and subsequent trade has been one of the most embarrassing and impactful mistakes of modern NBA history. Especially when it comes to surrounding their young superstar, Luka Dončić, with a … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ Frank Vogel sees ‘new day’ for team after trade deadline passes

Hoping to turn the page after a week of uneasiness leading up to the trade deadline was met with poor play on the court, the Los Angeles Lakers held a practice in San Francisco on Friday, ahead of their game against the Golden State Warriors. “It’s a new day,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “I … Read more