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All Articles written by: Mark Medina

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Q&A: Jeanie Buss expects the Lakers to be 'more competitive' this season

Lakers' governor opens up about her expectations for the upcoming season, her recent Kobe Bryant tweet and the hiring of Darvin Ham.

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Q&A: Hawks GM Landry Fields dishes on Dejounte Murray & more offseason changes

Landry Fields weighs in on landing All-Star Dejounte Murray, Trae Young's growth, John Collins' future and expectations for the 2022-23 season.

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Rob Pelinka, Lakers ready to 'embrace' Russell Westbrook if he opts in

With the 2022 Draft behind them, the Lakers say they want to help Russell Westbrook find renewed success in 2022-23 should he return to L.A.

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Warriors' Stephen Curry 'optimistic' about playing Game 1 vs. Nuggets

Golden State's top scorer and star point guard has not played in a game since March 16.

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LeBron James, Rob Pelinka discuss Lakers' disappointing season, next moves

LeBron remains 'hungry' and 'confident' despite a rocky season filled with losses, questions about roster makeup and injuries.

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‘He really is a fun guy’: Clippers enjoying Kawhi Leonard’s presence during rehab

Kawhi Leonard's absence hasn't dented the Clippers' confidence earned from last season's deep playoff run.

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Joel Embiid: 'I feel like it is my time' to win Kia NBA MVP

The Sixers' star believes his offseason development and season-long production make him the favorite to win Kia MVP.

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Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes continues to impress and improve

Scottie Barnes, the No. 4 pick in last year's Draft, has been even better than Toronto had hoped with his versatility, work ethic and mentality.

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Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope aren’t resentful toward Lakers after trade

The former role players on the Lakers' 2020 title team have 'no hard feelings' about being included in last year's Russell Westbrook deal.

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Draymond Green targets March 14 for his return to the floor

Golden State's defensive leader has been sidelined with a lower back injury since early January.

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How LeBron James' season-high 56 points powers Lakers to much-needed win

The Lakers superstar becomes the 4th-oldest player in NBA history to top 50 points and proves he's still adapting and honing his craft.

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Weight of expectations undeniable for Russell Westbrook, Lakers

Russell Westbrook's struggles have been a key part of -- but not the only reason for -- the Lakers' erratic 2021-22 season.

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CJ McCollum wants 'to be there' for Zion Williamson as he heals up

CJ McCollum offers his support to injured teammate Zion Williamson as he envisions a bright future in New Orleans.

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LeBron James says he sees himself with the Lakers for 'as long as I can play'

The 18-time All-Star goes into detail about some of his recent comments during All-Star weekend.

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Alex Len, Svi Mykhailiuk issue statement after invasion of Ukraine

Len and Mykhailiuk 'categorically condemn the war' following the Russian invasion of their native country.

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Injuries add new level of difficulty to Brooklyn's 'unprecedented' season

With Kevin Durant and James Harden out, Kyrie Irving remains a road-only player for Brooklyn as the team tries to stay afloat in the East.

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Andrew Wiggins' All-Star dream comes 'full circle' with Warriors

First-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins sees the beauty in his debut taking place in Cleveland after a long journey and years of hard work.

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Klay Thompson shows some of his familiar efficiency in win vs. Mavs

In a 26-minute performance, Klay Thompson scored, passed and showed the court awareness that marked his pre-injury days.

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Clippers gearing up for longest road trip since 2005

The 13-day trip marks LA's longest itinerary since playing 9 consecutive road games in 2005.

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Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson keep sharpening each other's games

Klay Thompson's injury helped he and Stephen Curry further appreciate how valuable they are to the team and each other.

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Klay Thompson kept Warriors 'accountable' as he mended from 2 injuries

After a 941-day wait, the Warriors and Klay Thompson are on the cusp of shining bright together once again.

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Warriors' Klay Thompson to return vs. Cavaliers

The five-time All-Star rejoins the Warriors, back in championship contention, after rehabbing a pair of major leg injuries over the past 2 1/2 years.

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Devin Booker pulling out all the stops to heal, return to winning basketball

The 2-time All-Star has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of the Suns-Warriors showdown on Nov. 30.

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Lakers' Jeanie Buss not ready to 'make any judgment' on coach Frank Vogel

'It’s not up to me,' Vogel said before the Celtics-Lakers showdown. 'I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. Really just focused on the job.'

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LeBron James says he was 'frustrated' by false positive COVID test

The Lakers star returned to action Saturday (PHT) after being isolated through the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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How Kristaps Porzingis is finally settling in and paying off for the Dallas Mavericks

In an exclusive interview with NBA.com, Porzingis delves into why he looks more comfortable with the Mavericks this season.

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Up next for Lakers: Key stretch of road games

As the Lakers begin their 5-game trip against a handful of potential playoff teams, will their problems expand or disappear on the road?

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'I’m trying to be MVP': Anthony Edwards looking to take his game to next level

The No. 1 overall pick in 2020 says he finally established a routine, and it's paying dividends in his sophomore season.

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Paul George's scoring flex has Clippers back on steady ground

LA is turning the corner after a slow start, thanks to their superstar swingman's scoring and other skills.

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How LaMelo Ball can build off his Rookie of the Year season

Refining LaMelo Ball's decision-making without compromising his creative playmaking will be key to Hornets' success as 2021-22 rolls on.

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LeBron James' absence shouldn't disrupt Lakers this much

If the Lakers can’t beat the Thunder without LeBron James, how are they supposed to thrive at all without him long term?

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Dwight Howard: 'No issues' with Anthony Davis after scuffle

As the Lakers' big men downplay their dust-up, are there bigger concerns for Los Angeles?

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After offseason focused on perfection, Stephen Curry could be even more unstoppable

A new wrinkle installed into Curry's summer workouts has pushed the sharpshooter toward loftier standards.