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Will the Lakers be players in the trade game?

Though it's hard to envision L.A. making a major splash in this year's trade market, they could be in line to make a lesser move.

Lakers send rookie center Sacre to D-League

Rookie center Robert Sacre has been assigned to the NBA Developmental League by the Los Angeles Lakers. Sacre is averaging less than a point per game in 13 NBA appearances, but has played well in three previous D-League games.

Howard: team will get better with Nash

The Los Angeles Lakers are very close to the return of their injured point guard and the chance to finally play as the unit everyone imagined at the beginning of the year.

NBA power rankings: Clippers rise, Lakers flounder

After a franchise-best 10 straight wins, the Los Angeles Clippers are nearing the top of a majority of NBA Power Rankings, while the middling Lakers are struggling to stay afloat.

Clippers, Lakers move up NBA power rankings

The Clippers stayed in the top five while the Lakers moved just a little farther into the top 20.

Clippers extend winning streak, Lakers win a pair

The Los Angeles Clippers notched a victory on Saturday in Milwaukee to extend their winning streak to nine games, while the Lakers snagged two wins over the weekend to wrap up a four-game road trip.

NBA schedule: Clippers, Lakers wrap road trips

The Los Angeles Clippers wrap up a four-game road trip in Detroit on Monday and head home, while the Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

Kobe joins elite company following scoring spree

After finishing with a game-high 30 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 102-96 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night, Kobe Bryant became the third player in NBA history to score 30-or-more points after turning 34 years old.

Bynum says playing with Kobe stunted his growth

Andrew Bynum thinks playing with Kobe Bryant stunted his growth and Bryant agrees with him.

Lakers handle business in Philadelphia, win 111-98

Kobe Bryant was the leading scorer in the box score for the fifth straight game Sunday as the Lakers cruised to a 111-98 victory in Philadelphia.

Lakers look for second straight win

The beat up Los Angeles Lakers will try to start a winning streak against a Philadelphia 76ers team playing without Jrue Holiday.

Lakers win despite Bryant's 9-of-29 shooting

Kobe Bryant played through back spasms to get the Lakers a rare road win. Head coach Mike D'Antoni had a simple explanation for why he would risk playing Kobe while hurt against the league's worst team: they needed him.

Pau Gasol expected back in a week

The Lakers big man is close to recovering from tendinitis in his knee.

Jordan Hill out vs. Washington with back spasms

Hill missed the second half of last night's game with back spasms, and he'll be unable to go against Washington on Friday.

Pau Gasol out Friday against Wizards

The Lakers' seven-footer will remain sidelined with knee problems.

NBA weekend schedule

The NBA has a big weekend ahead, with 25 games scheduled for Friday through Sunday. The action is highlighted by three games including the two Los Angeles teams.

Nash plans to start practicing next week

Lakers guard Steve Nash said Thursday he expects to start practicing with the team some time next week. The two-time MVP gave no indication when his first game back would be.

Kobe Bryant leads conference in All-Star votes

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant holds a monster lead in the NBA All-Star balloting in the backcourt of the Western Conference.

NBA Standings: Clippers on top, Lakers flailing

While the Lakers hog the headlines in Los Angeles with meltdowns, failure and disappointment, the Clippers are quietly making it abundantly clear that they are the best team in the City of Angels. And it's not even close.

Gasol to miss sixth straight game

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol will not play against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, according to a report. The showdown with the Knicks will be the sixth consecutive contest he has missed with tendonitis.

Lakers weighing free agent options at point guard

With Steve Nash and Steve Blake out, the Lakers are searching the free agent market for help at point guard.

Mike D'Antoni gets into it with Laker reporter

Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni got heated with a reporter for asking a question about the team's defensive effort.

Mitch Kupchak isn't panicking

And he is the one who orchestrated this $100 million team the Lakers throw on the court every night.

Pau Gasol out again

The Lakers' power forward will sit out his fifth straight game with knee tendinitis against the Cavs tonight, the L.A. Daily News reports.

Clippers talk of the town in L.A.

The Lakers continue to head on down the NBA power rankings, and the Clippers are now L.A.'s elite by a large margin.

Lakers have soul-searching to do on the road

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to begin a four-game road trip with a desperate need to find solutions to their many problems.

Gasol still searching for fit, Lakers stay patient

Pau Gasol is still the odd man out in Los Angeles, but there's good reason the Lakers are being patient with the big man.

NBA power rankings: Clippers fifth, Lakers 20th

The Los Angeles Lakers lost three out of four games last week to fall to 20th in SB Nation's power rankings.

'When Nash gets back': 4 dangerous words for L.A.

It's a nice thought -- the Lakers underperforming while looking like one of the worst teams in the Pacific Division only to have the cavalry come in the form of two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and save them. But here's why you shouldn't bet on it.

Lakers, Clippers have road challenges ahead

Both Los Angeles teams will be trying to overcome their recent road struggles as they depart for the other side of the country Tuesday.

Clippers, Lakers trending in opposite directions

The Clippers and Lakers continued their 2012 role reversal over this past weekend.

Gasol out again against Jazz

Pau Gasol will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of knee troubles.