Chris Broussard says the Lakers should fire coach Mike D'Antoni now and salvage whatever appeal Los Angeles has for Dwight Howard in the best interests of the team's future.
Kobe Bryant still hasn't gotten over the way his final season under then-Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson ended in a second-round sweep from the playoffs.
Veteran forward Antawn Jamison will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a league source.
Neil Tardy recaps Monday in the NBA, including the return of a couple fantasy threats while many others remain on the bench.
Oklahoma City will host Orlando before Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers visit Golden State on Christmas night, running the NBA's planned opening-day schedule to five games.