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.
LeBron James plans to be available for Friday's game against Detroit despite dealing with lingering pain and stiffness from two hard falls he took during the Miami Heat's previous game.
Lakers coach Mike Brown said he did not address the team about Thursday's trades, nor did he confer with Kobe Bryant to hear his thoughts about losing his longtime backcourt mate in Derek Fisher.
John Cregan takes a closer look at 10 position battles across the league that can have fantasy implications all season long.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal is out for Wednesday's game against Detroit with an injured shoulder, the sixth game in a row he will miss.
Bring on the fines. When Cavs coach Mike Brown took the high road in Game 2 remarks about officiating, Chris Sheridan says he did his team a disservice.
Mike Fratello withdrew from the New Orleans Hornets' coaching search Monday.
The Hornets have three candidates, for now, to replace jettisoned coach Paul Silas, team vice president of basketball operations Bob Bass said Wednesday.