Los Angeles Teams

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had their eye on Patrick Beverley for quite some time now -- the current front office group under assistant general manager Koby Altman has as much esteem for the defensive pest as the Cavs' FO did under former GM David Griffin -- but a source familiar with Cleveland's thinking told ESPN the Cavs don't believe Beverley is available, even if they had the right package to offer to the Los Angeles Clippers for him. LAC likes Beverley and wants to keep him after the Chris Paul trade with Houston.

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Smith confident CP3, Harden will avoid chemistry issues (1:43)
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Nepotism, failed Melo trade final straws for CP3 (1:50)
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The reason CP3 left the Clippers

Was Doc more concerned about his son's well-being than the team? Michael Eaves explains what solidified CP3's decision & why the Lakers are in a better position to land LeBron.

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Clipper Darrell: Doc has to go

Should the Clippers rebuild from scratch? Plus, Clipper Darrell talks about where the CP3 move ranks among the Clippers' low moments and why Doc Rivers has to go.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lakers center Brook Lopez was asked about being on the wrong end of a show-stopping dunk last season that was authored by his new teammate Larry Nance Jr. Lopez said the dunk should've been named the dunk of the year. "It was impressive," Lopez said. "I think I got a better view of it than anyone." Lopez added that when he joined the Lakers, Nance Jr. introduced himself. "I told him there was no introduction necessary," Lopez said with a smile.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Before the Los Angeles Lakers introduced center Brook Lopez, the team's general manager Rob Pelinka declared, "We don't see next year at all as a rebuilding year. We see it as a Lakers year." The Lakers finished 26-56 last season, the league's third-worst record.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers announced that they'll exercise their team option on guard David Nwaba, who joined the team last season after playing with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Known for his hustle and defense, Nwaba joined the Lakers on a pair of 10-day contracts, then was signed through the rest of the season. The Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo product played in 20 games for the Lakers, averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19.9 minutes.

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Griffin following CP3 out the door? (1:34)
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Marcellus taking CP3 trade news hard (0:54)
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Does CP3 still desire winning over money? (2:37)
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Iguodala a hot commodity as free agent

After his best statistical season as a Warrior, Andre Iguodala, an unrestricted free agent, is drawing interest from the Timberwolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets and Jazz, sources tell ESPN.

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Brad Turner: It's Blake's team

Brad Turner of the L.A. Times explains why the Clippers were unable to come to terms with Chris Paul's contract and what this move potentially means for Blake Griffin.

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Known risks with Blake Griffin

With Chris Paul headed to the Rockets, the Clippers could make a stronger push to keep Griffin. However, they know first-hand that injuries have been an issue for the star forward in recent years.

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The ups and downs of Lob City (2:13)
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Why CP3 is heading to Houston

ESPN's Jeff Goodman breaks down CP3's decision to head to Houston, the likelihood Paul George follows, Melo's future with the Knicks and what Lonzo will bring to the Lakers.

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Newly acquired Rockets PG Chris Paul's still got it (0:47)