NBA Players’ Poll Shows Lakers Will Win the Title & The Top NBA News

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Sports Illustrated polled 157 NBA Players,  and 69% of them stated that they believe the Los Angeles will win the 2011 NBA Championship.  Despite their recent struggles, the Lakers are still respected by their opponents.

69% of players in the poll say the Los Angeles Lakers will win the NBA Championship: OC Register: Kevin Ding

The Latest on the Lakers

The OC Register asks the question, are Kobe and Pau among the NBA’s top duos? [OC Register: Janis Carr]

Kobe Bryant sat out Monday’s practice in order to preserve his knee. [Slam Magazine]

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes underwent successful knee surgery today. [Lakers.com]

The Latest on the NBA

The Denver Nuggets are not happy that the rumored trade has gone public. [ESPN NewYork.com]

If the New York Knicks cannot acquire Carmelo Anthony, they will pursue Center Marc Gasol. [Pro Basketball Talk: Kurt Helin]

The Milwaukee Bucks-Atlanta Hawks game has been postponed due to a snow storm in Georgia. [ESPN.com]

Rasheed Wallace wants to return to the Boston Celtics. [Slam Magazine]

The Miami Heat may play LeBron James as a center. [Sporting News]

NBA Results for January 10th, 2011

Charlotte Bobcats-96 (14-21) Memphis Grizzlies-82 (17-21) -F

Houston Rockets-108 (17-21) Boston Celtics-102 (28-9) -F

Chicago Bulls-95 (25-12) Detroit Pistons-82 (12-25) -F

NBA Schedule for January 11th, 2011

Milwaukee Bucks (14-21) at Atlanta Hawks (25-14) – Postponed

Indiana Pacers (14-20) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-22) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Sacramento Kings (8-26) at Washington Wizards (9-26) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

San Antonio Spurs (31-6) at Minnesota Timberwolves (9-29) – 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns (15-20) at Denver Nuggets (20-16) – NBA TV- 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. EST

New York Knicks (21-15) at Portland Trail Blazers (20-18) – 10:00 P.M. EST/ 7:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) at Los Angeles Lakers (27-11) – 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

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