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Lakers Rookie Julius Randle May Miss Season After Suffering Severe Leg Injury

It was not the debut that Julius Randle or the Los Angeles Lakers wanted. Instead of celebrating his first NBA game, Randle, the seventh overall pick in the June draft, was carried out of the Staples Center with his worried mother looking over him. Show More Summary

Ronnie Price Getting Unique Chance to Shine with Los Angeles Lakers

A quintessential basketball journeyman, Ronnie Price knocked around the league for nine seasons, averaging 3.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game. Now he’s getting an improbable chance to shine with the Los Angeles Lakers. Signed on the eve of training camp, Price doesn’t have a guaranteed contract. Show More Summary

5 Things OKC Thunder Must Prove Without Kevin Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder have their doubters in the wake of Kevin Durant’s injury. The reigning MVP covered up a lot of flaws for his team, and now the rest of the organization will be put under the microscope. Everyone will be intensely focused on Russell Westbrook and how he handles his new role. Show More Summary

Which Portland Trail Blazer Will See the Biggest Role Shift in 2014-15?

C.J. McCollum 's NBA career didn't get off to the start the Portland Trail Blazers were hoping for. A broken foot put a halt to his first season before it began, limiting the No. 10 pick to just 38 contests throughout his rookie campaign. As a result, McCollum never fully got into the flow of the offense. Show More Summary

Trends We'd Like Revived for the 2014-15 NBA Season

Chris Douglas-Roberts is angling to lead the NBA's next on-court revolution, but we aren't talking about the corner three or another advanced statistical practice. Rather, the Los Angeles Clippers' hybrid wing has his sights set on becoming...Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Lakers: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 Regular Season

After a somewhat up-and-down performance Tuesday night, the Houston Rockets opened up their 2014-15 season with a 108-90 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center. Neither team played particularly well, and an injury...Show More Summary

Why 2014-15 Bulls Are Chicago's Best Shot at NBA Title Since Michael Jordan Era

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls don’t like to talk about the future. Two phrases head coach Tom Thibodeau repeats practically every time he talks to reporters are “You can’t skip any steps” and “The magic is in the work.” Since he came to...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10/28/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Looking to rebound following last season's dramatic playoff exit at the hands of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, the Houston Rockets kicked off another season with hopes of improving around its star-studded core. Chandler...Show More Summary

Julius Randle Breaks Leg, Lakers Lose 1 of Few Reasons for Hope in 2014-15

On a night that was supposed to be a cause for celebration, the Los Angeles Lakers' season took a disastrous detour. When Julius Randle crumbled to the hardwood after landing awkwardly on his right leg midway through the fourth quarter...Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich Downplays Emotions of Ring Ceremony on Opening Night

SAN ANTONIO — There are another 81 games before the San Antonio Spurs can even begin thinking about the long road we call the NBA playoffs. So while their 101-100 season-opening victory against the Dallas Mavericks lets us forget all...Show More Summary

Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans 10/28/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Orlando Magic and the New Orleans Pelicans didn't get the major spotlight of the NBA's opening night, but their game gave fans a look at two young teams looking to push toward the postseason. With stars like Anthony Davis and the debuting Aaron Gordon, it was a look into the future of the league. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Lakers News: Latest Buzz on Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant Heading into New Season

Although the NBA regular season is finally underway, plenty of questions remain unanswered regarding the 2014-15 campaign. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't immune from this problem. The Lakers are going to be a lottery team this year; this is all but an accepted fact. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Have Altercation During Season Opener

It's been a while since Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were teammates, but apparently there's no love lost. In the fourth quarter of the Lakers-Rockets season opener, Bryant and Howard exchanged words after the center grabbed a rebound and things got physical. Show More Summary

Julius Randle Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Leg and Return

Rookie forward Julius Randle represents a new era of Los Angeles Lakers basketball, but that progression has been put on hold temporarily. CNN's Rachel Nichols reports the diagnosis: Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reports he left on aShow More Summary

Anthony Davis En Route to Cementing Elite Status After Monster 2014-15 NBA Debut

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is just 21 years old, yet he may already be on the way to becoming one of the NBA's greatest players this season. Look no further than Davis' sensational 2014-15 debut in the Pelicans' 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic. Show More Summary

Celtics Forward Kelly Olynyk Follows Father's Word, Steve Nash's Lead to NBA

Waltham, Mass.—Most kids want to be an athlete when they grow up, but it’s hard to find many with the foresight that Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk had in his childhood. When asked by his parents at age seven what he wanted to do...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Finds Wesley Johnson with Beautiful No-Look Pass Versus Rockets

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard Kobe Bryant is back. In the second quarter of the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers season opener, Bryant drove just outside of the free-throw line before delivering a no-look bullet to teammate Wesley Johnson. Show More Summary

Why Kawhi Leonard Deserves a Max Contract from the San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard became the third youngest NBA Finals MVP in league history this past June, behind only Magic Johnson, who twice earned the award at a younger age than Leonard. This alone would make one think he is deserving of a max contract, I mean Gordon Hayward received one. Show More Summary

Mavericks vs. Spurs: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 Regular Season

No Kawhi Leonard, no Tiago Splitter, no Patty Mills, no problem for the San Antonio Spurs. Especially if Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are still around to save the day. The Spurs' grizzled Big Three combined for 57 points...Show More Summary

Spurs' Boris Diaw Breaks Dirk Nowitzki's Ankles Twice in Same Game

Boris Diaw isn't known for his fleet feet, but maybe the weight clause in his contract is helping out. In Tuesday night's season opener between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, Diaw took Dirk Nowitzki off the dribble twice. Both...Show More Summary

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