About Mark Medina

NBA Insider for Sportsnaut. Former NBA writer for NBA.com & USA Today, Warriors writer for The Mercury News, Lakers writer for LA Daily News, and LA Times.

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james harden
The L.A. Clippers have the Western Conference’s third-best record, and a lot of it has hinged on James Harden becoming the engine to ignite the team’s system.
NBA All-Star Game
No one is demanding intricate play calls or schemes for the NBA All-Star Game. Fans just want to be entertained with highlights, competitiveness and enthusiasm.
Minnesota Timberwolves
Whether they enter the locker room with a sizable lead or deficit, the Minnesota Timberwolves display an identity that partly explains their dominance.
Can New Orleans Pelicans core of Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram & CJ McCollum lead team to NBA Playoff success?
Los Angeles Lakers Rob Pelinka, Darvin Ham
The 2024 NBA trade deadline did not attract big moves, including inactivity from the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls. Top takeaways here.
NBA trade deadline
As we inch closer to the NBA trade deadline, will NBA fans see any blockbuster moves? Or will it all amount to fake hustle?
NBA all-star reserves
It will be challenging to determine the NBA All-Star reserves. There are so many deserving candidates and not enough roster spots. Someone will feel snubbed.
Will the Chicago Bulls trade Zach LaVine ahead of the NBA trade deadline? It’s a major question with just over a week to go before deadline passes.
kobe bryant
With Friday marking the four-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death, the tragedy has elicited inspiring reminders on why he meant so much in NBA circles.
NBA all-star game
Should we treat the NBA All-Star Game starters as a popularity contest? Or should we base our vote on rigorous statistical analysis and film study?