The time for experimenting is over. P.J. Carlesimo has to play his best guys for as long as they can go.
After going 4-4 in their previous eight games, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking to set a tone for themselves before heading out on their last big road trip before the playoffs.
Deron Williams was in, Carmelo Anthony out, and both were better for it. Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered what lineup the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team used against an inexperienced and overmatched opponent.
Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas.
With the Lakers examining the long-term future of Pau Gasol and it not looking likely that the 7-foot Spaniard will be rocking the yellow and purple long-term, the thought has of course turned to what superstar the Lakers can acquire to return them to elite status. After all, this team does not rebuild. It reloads. With giant cannons.
For the 15th time, it looks like Kobe’s great Turkish adventure isn’t happening.
Basketball’s governing body says it will clear NBA players under contract to play in its leagues during the lockout, as long as they return once it’s over.
Ergin Ataman, coach of Besiktas, confirmed that the team had reached an agreement with Williams and also said his club had its eye on an even higher-profile target: Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.
Deron Williams had 26 points and nine assists, and the Utah Jazz got significant contributions from reserves C.J. Miles and Francisco Elson down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.