League sources told ESPN.com Wednesday that Gary Payton is leaning toward a return to the Celtics, the team that traded him days earlier.
Should the Shaquille O'Neal trade to Miami go through, as expected, you can safely expect Gary Payton to seek his own escape from the Lakers.
For a glimpse of what's next with the Lakers, Marc Stein has put together a Q & A that looks into what may happen after July 1 in the NBA's off-season madness.
Faced with questions after losing to Detroit, the Lakers won't have any real answers until this summer.
Even if the Lakers don't win the title, they got their money's worth in Karl Malone and Gary Payton.
Having his Grizzlies face the Lakers would be a playoff matchup Jerry West couldn't bear to watch.
Jermaine O'Neal brought things back to normal in Indy, but L.A. got bad news about its O'Neal.
Only insiders know that some of the best D is played on the perimeter.
The Spurs, Wolves and Mavericks have yet to join the Lakers and Kings as the league's elite teams.
Thanks to Ronald Murray, a throw-in in the Gary Payton trade, the Sonics aren't missing GP or Ray Allen.
Which of the Fab Four is the most important in making L.A. successful? We consulted the experts.
Karl Malone and Gary Payton might be the only ones in Lakerland who can get Shaq and Kobe to reconcile.
Should Kobe Bryant play this season? He's at least earned the chance to see if he can handle it.
When you can get Gary Payton and Karl Malone for a total of $6.4 million, you ask questions later.
Dwight Manley, the agent for Karl Malone, told ESPN.com that he expects Malone to make a decision on his free-agent future Wednesday or Thursday
The agent for Gary Payton said Sunday that the All-Star guard has narrowed his list of prospective employers for next season to three teams, headlined by the Los Angeles Lakers.