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Lakers’ Patrick Beverley suspended 3 games for shoving incident

In the league’s statement, attributed to executive vice president and head of basketball operations Joe Dumars, the suspension was explained as being “based in part on Beverley’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.” The suspension is without pay and will cost Beverley $268,965 in salary, per ESPN’s front-office insider Bobby Marks. Beverley will miss the Lakers’ back-to-back […]

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From DoorDash driver to Lakers’ sharpshooter, Matt Ryan is making a name for himself

Well, kind of. The training camp invitee, who earned a partially-guaranteed contract and a spot in coach Darvin Ham’s early-season rotation, is waiting on the first direct deposit to hit his account. “I haven’t even gotten a paycheck yet,” Ryan told ESPN, looking back at his buzzer-beating 3 that forced overtime and led to a […]

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Fantasy basketball 30: Luka Doncic enters the record books

The best fantasy basketball managers make a habit of looking at the NBA schedule, examining box scores and scouring the news for any tidbit that can help give them the edge in their leagues. Luckily, Eric Moody does all that work for you each and every Thursday with the Fantasy 30, helping answer the tough […]

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Lakers winless no more: ‘Needed to prove something to ourselves’

“Tonight, we needed to prove something to ourselves,” Ham said afterward. “Not to the world. Not to the media. We had to prove it to ourselves, and I felt great about how we responded.” Ham’s postgame news conference was delayed to accommodate a wardrobe change. His players baptized Ham’s first win by giving him a […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Sunday

Dynamic Duo: We are two games into the Dejounte Murray-Trae Young era and the shared usage is simply amazing. Thus far, they’ve accounted for not only 35.3% of Atlanta made buckets, but an amazing 85.7% of their assists. You read that right. Yes, these two games have come against teams that picked in the top-3 […]

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Los Angeles Lakers starting Kendrick Nunn, Damian Jones in camp; LeBron James to play more in preseason

For starters, Ham said Friday that guard Kendrick Nunn and center Damian Jones have joined LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook in his preferred starting lineup thus far in training camp. And, after L.A. went 0-6 in the preseason last year, with James only appearing in three of those games, we’ll see more of […]

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NBA media days: The best quotes from around the league as teams kick off the 2022-23 season

NBA training camps and the 2022-23 season are right around the corner, and players and coaches are set to preview their team’s upcoming campaigns with their respective media days this week. For some teams, this year’s media day will be the first introduction of some of their big offseason additions. These include the Atlanta Hawks’ […]

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Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard and Zion Williamson: Reintroducing the NBA players we haven’t seen in a year

The 2021-22 NBA season felt more normal than the previous two seasons, but the sport was without some of its biggest stars. LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons all missed last season because of a variety of injuries, while […]

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Los Angeles Lakers acquire No. 35 pick in NBA draft, select Max Christie; will add Scotty Pippen Jr. on two-way deal, sources say

The Lakers used the 35th overall pick to select shooting guard Max Christie out of Michigan State. Orlando will receive the better of either the Lakers’ or Washington’s second-round pick (which is owed to Los Angeles) in 2028, the Magic announced. The deal allowed the Lakers to buy their way back into the draft after […]

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Fantasy basketball streamers and NBA betting cheat sheet for Friday

Jump ahead: https://www.espn.com/fantasy/basketball/story/_/id/33698287/fantasy-basketball-streamers-nba-betting-cheat-sheet-friday#Game of the night”>Game of the night | Picks and props | Analytics edge by Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe Big Apple Depth: The Knicks haven’t had a traditional lead point guard for much of the season, which had allowed Immanuel Quickley (80% available) and Alec Burks (65%) to have larger roles. Quickley […]

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