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Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dw…

Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

ESPN.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
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  • Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head

    Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's head
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  • Clippers' Chris Paul out against Thunder

    Clippers' Chris Paul out against Thunder

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Clippers point guard Chris Paul won't play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
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  • Lakers' Hill to have hip surgery Wednesday

    Lakers' Hill to have hip surgery Wednesday

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday.
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  • Clippers extend Staples Center lease by 10 years

    Clippers extend Staples Center lease by 10 years

    nba.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers have agreed to a 10-year extension of their lease at Staples Center, where they are one of the arena's original tenants.
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  • Sactown mayor to Seattle: Don't celebrate yet

    Sactown mayor to Seattle: Don't celebrate yet

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com nba.com Jan 22, 2013
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had a stern warning for Seattle SuperSonics fans who are excited about the prospect of the NBA returning to the Puget Sound next season.
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  • Two top assistants leave in Suns coaching shakeup

    Two top assistants leave in Suns coaching shakeup

    nba.com CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    After a shaky transfer of coaching power, the staggering Phoenix Suns headed for Sacramento with Lindsey Hunter in charge on the bench and without two of the team's highest-profile assistant coaches.
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  • Steve Nash Is Carrying Canada Basketball Into The Future

    Steve Nash Is Carrying Canada Basketball Into The Future

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    This weekend, Steve Nash took the floor in Toronto, Ontario for the first time since being acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers in July of 2012. Canada’s most successful active basketball player finished the contest with 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting, ni
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  • Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    Bulls' Butler: My nickname isn't 'Kobe Stopper'

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jimmy Butler helped limit Kobe Bryant to 16 points in another loss for the reeling Los Angeles Lakers, but the Chicago Bulls swingman said Tuesday he's no "Kobe Stopper" as his teammates called him after the game.
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  • Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake …

    Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake Griffin badly misses shots (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    From the Golden State Warriors' Jan. 2, 2013, 115-94 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers: From the Warriors' 106-99 home win over the Clippers on Monday afternoon: Never stop rocking, Kent Bazemore and the Warriors bench. I don't have any hard eviden…
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  • The Lakers Are Terrible, And Kobe Bryant Is Starting To Lose It

    The Lakers Are Terrible, And Kobe Bryant Is Starting To Lose It

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Here is the lede from Adrian Wojnarowski's story on last night's Lakers-Bulls game, which ended in a 95-83 victory for the Bulls: More »
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  • A Star Grows In Indy

    A Star Grows In Indy

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Paul George has emerged as a go-to scorer and potential All-Star for Indianapolis. And in a year with many good candidates, he's the favorite for Most Improved, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for …

    Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most Improved

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    I know there are a lot of strong candidates for Most Improved Player, but I think it'll be hard to justify selecting anyone over Paul George if he keeps up his current pace. He's averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in January, carrying a…
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  • Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeat

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 on Monday night.
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  • The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Fallin…

    The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Falling Apart

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers really don’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. We’d like it, but they certainly wouldn’t, not after Golden State beat them for the third time this season, 106-99. “There are shooters and then there are just the indescribable.â
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  • Just How Good Are the Chicago Bulls?

    Just How Good Are the Chicago Bulls?

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jimmy Butler had plenty of good stretches last night in the Bulls' 95-83 win over the Lakers, but the best came with about nine minutes left in the fo...
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  • About Last Night: The Lakers Continue to Be Terrible

    About Last Night: The Lakers Continue to Be Terrible

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    In case you were busy spending your day off either volunteering with a local charity or watching Magnum, P.I. on Netflix, here's what you missed in sp...
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  • Video - Coast to Coast: Showcase Showdown 05:36

    Coast to Coast: Showcase Showdown

    Jan 22
    Durant vs. LeBron. Who's been the MVP of the first half of the season?
  • Video - David Thorpe: 25 Under 25 05:19

    David Thorpe: 25 Under 25

    Jan 22
    The best young players in the NBA are, David Thorpe points out, not so different from the best players in the NBA, period.
  • Video - Lakers Panic Meter 05:03

    Lakers Panic Meter

    Jan 22
    Stephen A. Smith discusses the struggling Lakers and the adjustments Los Angeles needs to make.
  • Video - Durant Leads Thunder Past Clippers, 109-97 01:09

    Durant Leads Thunder Past Clippers, 109-97

    Jan 22
    Kevin Durant drops 32 points on the Clippers.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most Improv…

    Jan 22
    I know there are a lot of strong candidates for Most Improved Player, but I think it'll be hard to justify selecting anyone over Paul George if he keeps up his current pace. He's averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in January, carrying a…