The Lakers were mostly diplomatic when asked about the Clippers' new initiative to cover up the Lakers' championship banners and retired uniforms during Clippers home games, but it didn't sit so well with Nick Young.
Matt Barnes, who missed the Lakers regular-season finale Thursday after suffering a moderately sprained right ankle last week against Oklahoma City, has been cleared to return to the lineup, Lakers coach Mike Brown said Saturday.
With the No. 3 seed in the West already locked up heading into Thursday's regular-season finale against the Kings, the Lakers' coaching staff is planning to sit team's stars and use the game as a talent evaluator for its young players.
Before the Los Angeles Lakers begin their second-round series against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, there continues to be some second-guessing about the state of guard Kobe Bryant's sprained left ankle.