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LeBron creates first highlights for Lakers in debut

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:44
LeBron James' first game with his third franchise opened up with a pair of highlight-worthy plays in the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason debut against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Beasley exits Lakers debut with head laceration

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:36
Michael Beasley left his Lakers debut with a head laceration.

Source: Pelicans' Okafor to have MRI on ankle

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 23:10
New Orleans center Jahlil Okafor underwent an X-ray on his right ankle and will have an MRI on Monday after exiting Sunday's preseason game against Chicago late in the fourth quarter with an injury.

DeRozan makes Spurs debut: 'Not worried at all'

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:54
DeMar DeRozan was in a new uniform with a new team, taking it mostly in stride. "Just getting out there, lacing them up in front of the fans for the first time, it was fun," DeRozan said, after finishing with 7 points on 3-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes.

New Laker Rondo impressed by Ingram's defense

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 17:26
Rajon Rondo and LeBron James are expected to lead the Lakers on the defensive end, but Brandon Ingram has impressed with his capabilities.

Lowe's League Pass Rankings: NBA's most watchable teams

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:37
Zach Lowe breaks out his comprehensive guide to the most watchable (and least watchable) NBA teams, ranked from 30 to 16.

Thibodeau and Minnesota's erosion of promise

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 03:42
One would think Minnesota's first postseason appearance in 14 years would be a cause for exciting optimism. Unfortunately for Tom Thibodeau, that's not the case.

Doncic impresses in Mavericks preseason debut

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 01:12
Luka Doncic's performance in his preseason debut provided some glimpses of the unique skill that persuaded the Dallas Mavericks to trade up to draft the European teen star.

Kawhi scores 12 in 1st game with Raptors

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 23:31
Kawhi Leonard scored 12 points in 19 minutes during his first game with the Raptors.

Sixers' Chandler (hamstring) out at least 2 weeks

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 19:25
Wing Wilson Chandler, who strained a hamstring Friday, will miss at least two weeks, the Sixers announced Saturday.

Supreme ruling: Cavs' Smith must cover new tat

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 18:53
JR Smith says the NBA has told him that he will be fined if he does not cover up his latest tattoo -- the brand logo of streetwear company Supreme.

LeBron impressed with Lonzo's form after surgery

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 18:21
The Lakers' LeBron James said it's been hard to tell in practice that Lonzo Ball wasn't able to work on his game for much of the offseason due to knee surgery.

Fultz scores 14 for Sixers in preseason debut

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 01:30
Markelle Fultz hit a 17-foot jump shot, his longest attempt of the game, and scored 14 points for the Sixers on Friday in their preseason debut. A shoulder injury curtailed the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick's rookie campaign.

Hayward: First game back a win despite C's loss

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 01:03
Gordon Hayward scored 10 points in his first game in nearly a year for the Celtics, who fell to the Hornets 104-97 in their NBA preseason opener.

Bulls' Markkanen out 6-8 weeks with elbow injury

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 22:56
Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen will miss six to eight weeks after injuring his elbow in practice on Thursday.

Wolves' Gibson: Butler demand 'like right hook'

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:39
Jimmy Butler's longtime teammates Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose say they didn't see his trade demand coming, and that while they hope Butler and the Timberwolves can find a middle ground, they will support Butler moving forward.

Rambis returning to Lakers as senior adviser

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 21:39
Kurt Rambis, who won four championships playing for the Lakers and four more as a member of their staff, has returned to the team as a senior basketball adviser.

Lakers trying 6-9 Kuzma at center for first time

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 19:24
The Lakers are trying different small-ball lineups in training camp, including utilizing the 6-foot-9 Kyle Kuzma at center for the first time since he was in high school.

Will LeBron be able to accept less success in L.A.?

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:11
After eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron might have to deal with more losing as a Laker.

Thompson: I want to stay on the Warriors' train

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 21:51
All-Star swingman Klay Thompson made it clear again that he would like to stay with the Golden State Warriors for a long time and is cherishing the current run he and his teammates are on as they enter the collective prime of their careers.