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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch: Clippers' Butler swats shot into ref's headUpvote Share TweetClippers point guard Chris Paul won't play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers extend Staples Center lease by 10 yearsnba.com Jan 22, 2013The Clippers have agreed to a 10-year extension of their lease at Staples Center, where they are one of the arena's original tenants.Upvote Share TweetSACRAMENTO, 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.Upvote Share TweetAfter 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Steve Nash Is Carrying Canada Basketball Into The Futuredimemag.com Jan 22, 2013This 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, niUpvote Share TweetJimmy 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 22, 2013From 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…Upvote Share TweetHere 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
A Star Grows In IndyCNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013Paul 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most ImprovedCNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013I 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls win, deal Lakers 6th straight road defeatESPN.com Jan 22, 2013Kirk 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Falling Apartdimemag.com Jan 22, 2013The 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.âUpvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Jan 22, 2013Jimmy 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...Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: The Lakers Continue to Be Terriblegrantland.com Jan 22, 2013In 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Coast to Coast: Showcase ShowdownJan 22Durant vs. LeBron. Who's been the MVP of the first half of the season?
David Thorpe: 25 Under 25Jan 22The best young players in the NBA are, David Thorpe points out, not so different from the best players in the NBA, period.
Lakers Panic MeterJan 22Stephen A. Smith discusses the struggling Lakers and the adjustments Los Angeles needs to make.
Durant Leads Thunder Past Clippers, 109-97Jan 22Kevin Durant drops 32 points on the Clippers.
Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKCJan 22That "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 HowardJan 22Though 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 HowardJan 22Though 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 22I 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…