1. L.A. Lakers: Is Gasol for Smith the Best Move If Lakers Land Howard?

    Most Los Angeles Lakers fans would agree the team has enjoyed a fairly successful summer after signing point guard Steve Nash to a three-year deal, re-signing reserve forward Jordan Hill and adding scoring from the bench in forward Antawn Jamison...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 8,205 reads 19 comments

  2. Pau Gasol vs. Josh Smith: Which Player Is a Better Fit with Steve Nash?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently told a group of reporters in Barcelona that teammate Pau Gasol would be a Laker as long as he was, but there may be a few players ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 12,787 reads 63 comments

  3. Bynum vs. Howard: Is Howard's Back More of a Concern Than Bynum's Knees?

    All's quiet on the Western front when it comes to the ongoing saga between Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers , at least for now...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,580 reads 88 comments

  4. L.A. Lakers: Hill, Jamison Deals Put Lakers Closer to Title Than Howard Would

    The Los Angeles Lakers decision to re-sign Jordan Hill coupled with the recent deal accepted by forward Antawn Jamison means the Lakers might have solved one of their two biggest concerns entering the 2012-13 season...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 31,100 reads 142 comments

  5. L.A. Lakers: Nash Makes Lakers Contenders, Would Howard Make Them Favorites?

    The Los Angeles Lakers immediately became one of the NBA 's top five offensive teams when they officially signed Steve Nash to the roster, but unless Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 6,045 reads 22 comments

  6. L.A. Lakers: Why Gasol for Smith Makes More Sense Than Bynum for Howard

    The Brooklyn Nets ' decision to sign center Brook Lopez to an extended contract may have ended the their hopes of pairing Dwight Howard with Deron Williams, but it sure didn't stop the rampant speculation concerning Howard's eventual landing price...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 16,425 reads 67 comments

  7. L.A. Lakers: Does Bynum for Howard Really Make the Lakers Better?

    If you believe the latest rumors concerning the ongoing Dwight Howard saga, the Houston Rockets appear to be the new favorites in the chase to acquire the superstar center's services...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 19,605 reads 119 comments

  8. L.A. Lakers: Will Lakers' Interest in Dwight Howard Drive Andrew Bynum Away?

    According to ESPN.com , the Brooklyn Nets are on the verge of completing a blockbuster four-team trade that will bring Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to New York , and ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,791 reads 30 comments

  9. L.A. Lakers: How Will Steve Nash's Presence Affect Kobe Bryant's Legacy?

    It's pretty safe to say that fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are pretty excited about the recent trade that brings point guard Steve Nash to Hollywood...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 16,387 reads 211 comments

  10. L.A. Lakers: Steve Nash Deal Is Great, Landing Howard and Smith Is Better

    I'm not sure how I feel about the Los Angeles Lakers ' surprise move to acquire Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, as reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein , but the rest of the NBA should fear the Lakers' first volley in free agency...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 59,917 reads 319 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers: If the Lakers Acquire Dwight Howard, Is Josh Smith Next?

    According to Yahoo! Sports , the Orlando Magic have decided that the Los Angeles Lakers and center Andrew Bynum represent their best chance to get equal value for Dwight Howard , and they are exploring different options concerning a deal...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 16,712 reads 88 comments

  12. L.A. Lakers: Johnson to Nets Means Howard Is Available, If the Lakers Want Him

    According to Yahoo! Sports , the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to send guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets , thus ridding themselves of Johnson's $90 million contract ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 6,782 reads 31 comments

  13. Chris Paul: Does His Contract Extension Snub Open the Door for the Lakers?

    I know some Los Angeles Lakers fans are still smarting from NBA commissioner David Stern's decision to nullify a perfectly legal deal to acquire point guard Chris Paul , but the saga may not yet be over in the chase for Paul's services...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 15,780 reads 86 comments

  14. L.A. Lakers: Is Kirk Hinrich an Upgrade over Ramon Sessions?

    According to Dave McMenamin at ESPN.com the Los Angeles Lakers reached out to point guard Ramon Sessions shortly after the free agency signing period opened this morning...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 4,276 reads 38 comments

  15. Lakers Rumors: Should the Lakers Trade Pau Gasol for Role Players or a Star?

    Most fans and analysts would agree that Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is the most likely member on the Lakers roster to be dealt away, but there is no clear consensus ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 9,568 reads 11 comments

  16. L.A. Lakers: The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Pau Gasol for Josh Smith Trade

    The Los Angeles Lakers didn't make a move to acquire a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft, which means if they hope to truly make a deal that impacts their roster, it will likely occur during the approaching free agency period...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 14,296 reads 51 comments

  17. L.A. Lakers: Pau Gasol for Josh Smith Is Change That Lakers Fans Can Believe in

    In the world of hoops a real change that fans can believe in could be brewing in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Hawks began vigorously pursuing ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 14,940 reads 119 comments

  18. Deron Williams vs. Kyle Lowry: Which Guard Is a Better Fit for the L.A. Lakers?

    According to Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times , one of the Los Angeles Lakers ' biggest priorities in the offseason will be re-signing point guard Ramon Sessions...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 7,804 reads 79 comments

  19. L.A. Lakers: Deron Williams Can Still Be a Laker Contrary to Rumors

    If the Los Angeles Lakers are in the market for the services of Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams , they may still have a shot at signing him, but it will cost them their other seven-foot star...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 21,046 reads 75 comments

  20. Kobe vs. LeBron: Can Kobe's Fans Finally Give a Little Credit Where It's Due?

    I've always admired Miami Heat forward LeBron James ' talent on the basketball court, but I wouldn't call myself one of James' biggest fans...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,011 reads 503 comments

  21. L.A. Lakers: Will Sessions' Decision Make Deron Williams a Priority?

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions recently opted to forgo the player option in his contract and test the waters of unrestricted free agency. All I can say is, more power to him...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 8,748 reads 58 comments

  22. Los Angeles Lakers: Are Deron Williams and Dwight Howard Realistic Targets?

    Most fans of the Los Angeles Lakers would agree that the player most likely to be dealt before the 2012-2013 regular season commences is forward Pau Gasol ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 9,822 reads 86 comments

  23. L.A. Lakers: Can Jordan Hill Replace Pau Gasol in the Lakers' Starting Lineup?

    Many people assume that the Los Angeles Lakers will trade forward Pau Gasol before the start of the 2012-13 regular season, but it's rarely discussed how the Lakers will fill the void created by Gasol's departure...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 17,270 reads 145 comments

  24. L.A. Lakers: Do the Lakers Still Have a Shot at Signing Chris Paul?

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions is probably not worthy of being called the team's lead guard of the future, but he sure would have been a good backup for L.A. Clippers guard Chris Paul ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 22,265 reads 94 comments

  25. Lakers Trade Speculation: Could Pau Gasol for Josh Smith Work for the Lakers?

    The Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs proved how far away the Lakers are from their goal of returning to the NBA Finals, and there is no clear consensus on how to get them back...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 30,953 reads 196 comments