Report Card: Chris Wilcox
Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesChris Wilcox throws down a jam against the Los Angeles Lakers.After the Boston Celtics' 2012-13 campaign met an untimely end, we've busted out our red pens and assigned grades to each player based on their individual performances this season. This is the 10th in a series of end-of-the-season report cards: Player: Chris Wilcox 2012-13 averages: 4.2 ppg, 3 rpg, 13.6 mpg, 71.9 FG% 2012-13 salary: $1.35 million Season in a paragraph: The fact that Wilcox was back on the floor in November was nothing short of amazing considering he underwent major heart surgery for an... Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston
Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times
Lakers season wrap: Pau Gasol finished injury-plagued season strong
After an awkward start to the season, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol finished strong after returning from a foot injury. Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times
Should 2014-15 be the focus?
At a certain point, a Band Aid is not sufficient. Sometimes surgery is required in order to fix the bigger problem. The Lakers have applied a series of Band Aids since their title run in 2010. In 2013-14, they can only do more of the same. But 2014-15 is different. Most Lakers fans are thinking in terms of bouncing back from this season and its disappointments next year. But they should be thinking about the promise of the year-after-next. Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles
Lakers season wrap: Kobe Bryant in uncharted territory with injury
Kobe Bryant's season ended catastrophically when the Lakers' all-star guard tore his left Achilles' tendon with two regular-season games left to play. Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times
Lakers season wrap: Earl Clark was a welcome surprise
Forward Earl Clark gave the Lakers a midseason boost when the team was riddled with injury. His stretch of strong play may make him too expensive for the Lakers to retain as a free agent. Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times
Spurs facing the path of least resistance?
It has only been two weeks since the Western Conference playoffs began, and already the bracket has been busted. The top-seeded team is in trouble after losing its second-best player to a knee injury. The No. 3 seed is history. Both would-be Los Angeles juggernauts — the fourth-seeded Clippers and seventh-seeded Lakers — have been [...] Courtside | San Antonio Express-News
Lakers season wrap: Jordan Hill pushed to return, help in playoffs
Jordan Hill played just 29 games for the Lakers this season, suffering a "season-ending" hip injury on Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times
2012-13 Lakers Report Card: Bench backcourt
For a franchise that has won 16 titles, any Los Angeles Lakers season that doesn't end with a championship is considered a failure. But rather than just dole out a blanket "F" for the Lakers' disappointing 2012-13 season, we're going to break down each player's production in groups, beginning with the bench backcourt. Check back for grades on the bench front court, starters and the Lakers' coaching staff and front office. STEVE BLAKE In the four starts Blake made after Kobe Bryant went out with season-ending Achilles surgery, Blake was the Lakers’ most consistent offensive threat on the floo... Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles
Lakers center Dwight Howard does not need shoulder surgery
Dwight Howard was advised in a doctor visit on Wednesday that surgery isn't necessary to treat a torn labrum on his right shoulder. Los Angeles Daily News