Five Things To Watch: Los Angeles Lakers


As the Los Angeles Lakers slowly and painfully transition away from the Kobe Bryant era, the franchise actually did the right thing in bottoming out last season. The Lakers went a franchise-worst 21-61 last season under first-year coach Byron Scott, losing 29 games by double digits. Forward Julius Randle was lost for the season with a foot injury in the opener, and everything went pretty much downhill from there. Los Angeles had the second-worst defensive rating and scoring defense while finishing 24th


SH Blog: With tanking en vogue, Knicks encourage Anthony to rest knee

Carmelo Anthony postgame

The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t even the best tankers in their own division these days. After the Sixers boosted their record to 5-28 with a win over the Cavs, the worst team in the Atlantic — and the entire NBA, for that matter — is undoubtedly the 5-32 New York Knicks. The Knicks have now lost 12 straight, and dealt away both Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in a deal aimed solely at cap relief (Smith has


Tweet of the Night: Los Angeles Lakers’ players react to one of the most bizarre games they’ve ever seen

Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers have been short on bodies all season long due to an assortment of injuries to key players. In Wednesday’s 119-108 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the shortage reached a new level. Already without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, and Jodie Meeks, the Lakers also lost Nick Young (knee) and Jordan Farmar (leg) to injuries during the game, which left them with just six able bodies. Chris Kaman, however, was already fouled out of the game


10 Things You Should Know About Nick Young

Nick Young

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young has become one of the league’s most interesting personalities we’ve seen in years. From his boundless energy and his Instagram antics to his alter-ego Swaggy P, where he has over 400,000 followers, we here at SheridanHoops thought that you should get to know the SoCal native better. So here are some things you should definitely know about Young, from his Lakers teammates to the man himself. Young doesn’t do pregame interviews- This reporter learned that Young


Tweet of the Day: NBA Thanksgiving Edition


Thanksgiving Day. A day that many people assess their lives and give thanks for whatever — whether it is to the god of their faith or to other people in their lives — they may be grateful for. Studies have actually shown that expression of gratitude can lead to a longer and happier life. There is a lot to be grateful for in life, regardless of what is going on in yours. Simply having life is something to be grateful for. NBA athletes have


Bernucca: Why the Lakers have to trade Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is the best center in the NBA. Yes, still. He also is (a) incapable of making an elbow jumper, (b) unreliable at the free-throw line, (c) susceptible to long-term injury, (d) hypersensitive to criticism from teammates and coaches, (e) more interested in becoming the next Bill Murray rather than the next Bill Russell and (f) wondering why no one has handed him the icon status he desperately craves. But the worst thing Howard is – and unlike the items above,


Hubbard: The ‘long-running’ Lakers Tragicomedy

Mike D'Antoni

Does it seem to anyone else like we’ve had about five years of Lakers seasons in the first, well, a little over two months of this season? What was it? About four years ago when we were all enthralled by the slick maneuver that brought Dwight Howard to Los Angeles? And how about that sign-and-trade for Steve Nash? Three years ago? [Read more…]


SH Blog: Joakim Noah calls Thibodeau style “dictatorship”, Rubio return on the horizon

Joakim Noah

Last season, several key players were lost due to the dreadful tear of an ACL, clouding the future of each player that suffered the injury. The first major player that went down due to the devastating knee injury was Ricky Rubio of the Timberwolves during a game against the Lakers. Minnesota was well on pace to fight for a playoff spot, but everything unraveled once Rubio was lost – the team went 5-20 without the sensational point guard. This season, the Timberwolves