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Lakers at New York Knicks preview

latimes.com — The Lakers (13-34) start a four-game road trip on Sunday, visiting the New York Knicks (9-38) at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are a rare team, sitting below the Lakers in the standings, but they've played well over the past handful of games.

2015 NBA Free Agents By Tiers

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video A number of teams may have serious spending power this summer including the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic. As many as 22 teams may have $10 million or more to spend, but some would rather keep their own than face the prospect of losing a star.

Ryan Kelly back with Lakers after 30-point game with D-Fenders

latimes.com — Second-year power forward Ryan Kelly scored a game-high 30 points on Friday nights, making a quick appearance with the D-Fenders. The Lakers briefly assigned Kelly to their NBA Development League affiliate, and the Duke product helped lead the D-Fenders (9-19) to a 136-126 victory over the Bakersfield Jam (19-9).

Ryan Kelly to play Friday night, on assignment with D-Fenders

latimes.com — Before the Lakers head out on a four-game trip, starting in New York on Sunday, second-year forward Ryan Kelly will play a game in El Segundo on assignment in the NBA Development League. The Lakers sent Kelly to the D-Fenders, who play host to the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, but are expected to recall the 23-year-old Duke product in time to fly to New York on Saturday.

Kings' DeMarcus Cousins replacing injured Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game

latimes.com — Kobe Bryant will miss his second straight All-Star Game in February, out for the season with a torn rotator cuff. On Friday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver added Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to the Western Conference All-Star roster as Bryant's replacement.

Five takeaways from Lakers' double-overtime win over Chicago Bulls

latimes.com — The Lakers (13-34) ended a nine-game losing streak Thursday night, beating the Chicago Bulls (30-18) in double overtime. Here are five takeaways from their 123-118 win at Staples Center. 1) With Kobe Bryant (rotator cuff) out for the season, and Nick Young sidelined with a sprained ankle, Coach Byron Scott is focusing primarily on player development over wins and losses.

Lakers vs. Bulls: quarter-by-quarter updates

latimes.com — The Lakers (12-34) will play Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls (30-17) on Thursday night at Staples Center. Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are questionable for the Bulls. The Lakers will be without Nick Young (ankle) as well as Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back), who are all done for the season.

Preview: Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls

latimes.com — Pau Gasol will return to Staples Center on Thursday night, visiting the Lakers (12-34) with the Chicago Bulls (30-17). Gasol, who won two titles with the Lakers, left for Chicago during the offseason as a free agent. As a Bull, Gasol will represent the Eastern Conference as an All-Star starter next month.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards

latimes.com — The Lakers (12-34) dropped their ninth straight game Tuesday night, falling to the Washington Wizards (31-15). Here are five takeaways from their 98-92 loss at Staples Center. 1. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson had tremendous nights against the potent backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal -- although the Wizards' pair helped carry their team to the win.

Lakers at Wizards: game updates

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Feb 01, 2015

@FEPurpleNGold if it's 4 or 5 next year - then it's to the Suns - if not this year

Feb 01, 2015

@FEPurpleNGold yes - at some point it goes to Phoenix - just a question of when

Feb 01, 2015

@FEPurpleNGold if it doesn't go this year - it goes next year top-3 protected

Feb 01, 2015

@Hugo_Jones1 glanced at it - still not sure yet on 6th man but otherwise about right - not sure on MVP yet either



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