3:16 AM EDT, Sat May 23, 2015
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson spending offseason volunteering in the Phillipines

The Los Angeles Lakers guard is giving back to his fans. When he was drafted, Jordan Clarkson spoke about his Filipino roots, saying "It's a great feeling, I've got the country behind me. It feels great. That's also driving me too, just being one of the first. I'm just trying to make a mark here and find a significant role." During the season, Clarkson made history this season as a part of the NBA's first ever Asian-American starting backcourt. So it is fitting that Clarkson is giving back to a place whose support he had before playing a single game for the purple and gold....
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago

Mitch Kupchak compares Jordan Clarkson to Russell Westbrook

The Lakers general manager is the latest voice to put Clarkson in esteemed company. Jordan Clarkson was a glimmer of hope in a lost 2014-15 season, with his pell-mell forrays into the lane to either seek out contact or finish at the basket reminiscent to some of MVP candidate and 2015 All-NBA second team member Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mitch Kupchak noticed the similarities as well, telling ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd on a Thursday morning appearance on his show ""If there's a player in the league that plays like him, it's Russell Westbrook." Before fans get too...
Silver Screen and Roll 13 hours ago

Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant 'indicated' he will retire after 2015-2016 season

The end of Kobe Bryant's playing career could be very soon. The Los Angeles Lakers are headed toward a new era, but general manager Mitch Kupchak does not anticipate Kobe Bryant will stick around beyond the final year of his contract. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak told Sirius XM NBA Radio on Thursday. The 2015-2016 season could be the last ride for Bryant and the Lakers. This isn't the first time Kupchak has alluded to Bryant's contract being the end of the line for the five-time NBA Champion. Kupchak gave a similar quote to NBA.com's David Aldridge in December, again...
Clips Nation 14 hours ago

Collected Musings on the Coming Clippers Offseason

Topics of interest: why the bench will improve by default, why the Clippers need to focus on adding multiple wings rather than another big or guard, and what NBA dynasty the Clippers closely resemble. Could this coming season be a step-back year? The team's cap issues this offseason are already the stuff of legend among Clippers fans, and they've been well-covered already by other writers on this blog. There's only so much room for improvement next year, barring some unexpected surprises. With that in mind, could next year be a down year for the Clippers? They may match this year's team in...
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago

Lakers huge NBA Draft lottery win takes over top 5 stories of the week

The Lakers came away as the biggest winners on lottery night. Here are the top Lakers stories since the momentous turn of events. 1. The Los Angeles Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on lottery night, turning a franchise-worst season into a potential era-defining moment. After two of the most disappointing seasons in Lakers' history, the team is heading in a new direction, giving fans plenty of reason to feel joy once again. Finally, relief. 2. Draft analysts immediately took to publishing fresh mock drafts once the draft order was set. The initial reaction is the...
Bright Side Of The Sun 17 hours ago

Brandon Knight likes playing with Bledsoe, but gives no hint on contract desires

He never once mentioned seeking out offers from other teams, but Brandon Knight is being coy about his contract desires this summer as the NBA landscape is about to shift dramatically toward higher salaries. The Phoenix Suns free agent summer begins with whether to keep the Brandons in the valley for a long time. However, free agents like Brandon Knight and Brandan Wright are keeping their options open in anticipation of suitors lining up at their doors. On Thursday, Knight went on the radio with Sirius XM radio's Justin Termine and co-host Eddie Johnson to promote his upcoming basketball...
Bright Side Of The Sun 17 hours ago

Solar Flares: Top 5 Phoenix Suns stories, All Draft edition

Here are the top five Phoenix Suns stories from the week that was. 1. We struck gold once again! Your Phoenix Suns are the lucky recipients of the number thirteen pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. 2. Check out this report on five possible directions the Suns could go with the number thirteen pick. 3. Are you sensing a theme? Here's a 2015 NBA Mock Draft Tracker to keep you up to date on all the different possibilities for the Suns. 4. Straight from the GMs mouth. Here's what Ryan McDounough says to expect at the draft on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York. 5. Finally here's a fun read at what...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago

The most important moments in Lakers history

Lakers lore is filled with huge moments, but which ones changed the history of the franchise the most? A journey through the most important moments for Los Angeles. The junior-junior skyhook. 81 points. The Artest three-pointer. 42 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Big Shot Bob. A 15-point, fourth quarter rally. The birth of Big Game James. Even in a half-dozen half sentences, most NBA fans would know that we're talking about the greatest moments in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history. The organization is in possession of some of the most iconic images in NBA lore, coming off the hands...
Clips Nation 18 hours ago

Los Angeles Clippers: Top 5 Stories of the Week

This week's top stories include game 7, Dodgers fans, DeAndre vs. CP3, and postseason awards. This week marked the end of the Clippers 2014-15 basketball season. After taking a 3 - 1 series lead over the Houston Rockets, they lost 3 straight games, the final one a game 7 113 - 100 loss in Houston. The Clippers were never really in the game, with only one little run to cut the lead down to 3, before falling apart and losing the game. Immediately after the game, fans at Dodger Stadium reacted to the news, by erupting into cheers. It seams that fans of LA's baseball team were happy to hear...

Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2 final score: Golden State hangs on to beat Houston, 99-98

The Warriors held on to win against the Rockets and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. The Golden State Warriors gave us a thriller tonight en route to a 99-98 win and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals over the Houston Rockets. And once again, the outcome came down to the All-NBA stars battling it out until the very last moment. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 33 points on 13-for-21 shooting from the field, including five threes. Curry got things started off right with four threes in the first quarter. Not to be outdone, Rockets guard James Harden scored 12 of...
Silver Screen and Roll May 22, 2015

Mitch Kupchak on the draft pick, free agency, and Kobe's future

Mitch Kupchak's recent interview provided some juicy tidbits about the draft, free agency, the Lakers young players, and Kobe's future. On Thursday morning Mitch Kupchak appeared on ESPN's radio program "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the Lakers draft pick, free agency, and the future of Kobe Bryant. The nearly 11-minute interview included some juicy discussion about the Lakers future, and although Mitch was, as usual, very selective with his words he did slip in a few purposefully vague comments that give us some idea as to which way the Lakers...
The Dream Shake May 21, 2015

Rockets vs. Warriors 2015 NBA Playoffs Final Score: Houston and James Harden Fumble Away Game 2

James Harden and Stephen Curry once again had a magnificent duel, but the Rockets could not win game 2 in Oakland. Once again we were treated to marvelous performances by both James Harden and Stephen Curry.  Unfortunately with the Houston Rockets were unable to leave Oakland with a victory.  They fell to Curry and the Golden State Warriors once again, 99-98. Just when it seemed like the Rockets were going to settled into one of those five to eight points losses, the Rockets made a fierce comeback.  The Rockets forced turnovers, the biggest being Corey Brewer forcing a huge eight second...
Golden State Of Mind May 21, 2015

Post game halfway point: We're halfway to the Finals!

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Warriors vs. Rockets Game 2 halftime score: Houston rallies to tie Golden State, 55-55

The Warriors look to put the Rockets away in the second half. So the second quarter was disappointing, but stay confident: we've been here before...and worse.
Silver Screen and Roll May 21, 2015

Lakers "have big-time interest" in Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, according to report

The Hawks swingman is the latest free agent to be linked to the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers will have upwards of $20 million in cap space this offseason if they decline Jordan Hill's team option. According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the team is preparing to use some of that money to sign unrestricted free agent small forward DeMarre Carroll of the currently Eastern Conference Finals participating Atlanta Hawks. Carroll averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Hawks this season, and was part of the starting lineup when all five players were named the collective Eastern Player...
Silver Screen and Roll May 21, 2015

Mitch Kupchak shuts down Tom Thibodeau, Lakers rumors

What did the Lakers' general manager think yesterday's rumors that the team was looking to make a coaching change? Rumors of the Los Angeles Lakers looking to pursue Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau to replace the still employed Byron Scott for their head coaching position swirled Wednesday. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, a man who would presumably know about such matters, called in to Bill Reiter's radio show Thursday to issue a strong denial of those reports: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak addressed the rumored interest in Tom Thibodeau on @sportsreiter's radio show:...

Warriors vs Rockets Game 2, 2015 NBA Playoffs: Golden State looks to build momentum

The battle rages on in an exciting game 2 match-up where our Golden State Warriors take a 1 game lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. (my first WCF game preview!). Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Series: Warriors lead 1-0 TV: ABC / Radio: KNBR 1050 Arena: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA Tip-Off: 6pm PST Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake Just a friendly reminder: 7 wins to a ‘ship! Tuesday night's victory had it’s thrills, chills and excitement. The Rockets just didn’t have enough to close it out. Can the Warriors get another win at home to...
Silver Screen and Roll May 21, 2015

NBA Draft 2015: Lakers front office attends big scouting event

The Lakers' front office is researching players to decide who they will select in the upcoming 2015 NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for a busy 2015 NBA draft, which in addition to the second overall pick, the team also holds the 27th and 34th picks in. Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss were among a large group of Lakers' personnel to attend a workout of players affiliated with BDA Sports at the University of California Santa Barbara today. According to Eric Pincus of the LA Times, attendees also included Ryan West, Pat Riley, and Bernie Bickerstaff. Among the notable players...
Clips Nation May 21, 2015

Paul, Griffin, and Jordan achieve All-NBA status

Due to their contributions this season, the fantastic trio of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan saw themselves get honored with appearances on two of the All-NBA teams today. After yesterday was a great day individually for two of the big three for the Los Angeles Clippers, today was a little better as all three of them were voted onto two of the three All-NBA teams. The official release came out nearly four hours ago and, when it did, it showed just how good this team's best players were. While the offseason ended early for our beloved squad, the individual accolades these guys...
Clips Nation May 21, 2015

The Reality of Trading Jamal

The Clippers have limited options to improve their roster this offseason, one possibility may be to trade their star 6th man. As outlined in our previous post here explaining the Clippers's roster and salary situation this summer, the Clippers as a team have very limited means to improve in free agency. Because they lie so far above the salary cap, and likely far into tax territory if they resign DeAndre Jordan to a max deal, the team will have only a few means to sign players: Bird Rights on their own free agents, the mini (taxpayer's) mid level exception, and veteran minimum...

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