Tags: Basketball

Dwight Howard Eyes a Chance at Redemption With the Lakers

Dwight Howard, once one of the most dominant players in the N.B.A., is poised to get yet another shot to resurrect his troubled career, this time in a return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard, a 33-year-old center who spent a contentious season with the Lakers in 2012-13, has agreed to a buyout from the…

Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It

To be even a casual N.B.A. fan in 2019 means having to become a quasi accountant or a lawyer to decipher how the league’s salary cap works. It means understanding the difference between a soft cap and a hard cap, or the midlevel exception versus the biannual exception. There’s the Gilbert Arenas Provision, which is…

Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi Among 5 Players Suspended for W.N.B.A. Fight

Brittney Griner was one of five W.N.B.A. players suspended Tuesday for their roles in a fight during a game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Dallas Wings on Saturday. Griner, a six-time All-Star center with the Mercury, received the longest suspension — three games. She later suggested to reporters that she was being targeted unfairly…