Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times

Dan Woike

Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

Kyle Kuzma's ankle injury will keep him out of FIBA World Cup

Kyle Kuzma is dealing with a left ankle injury that will prevent the Lakers standout from playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup. → Read More

For Dwight Howard to not be a bust with Lakers, they need to get one thing straight

Forget the Dwight Howard of the past. That’s not the guy the Lakers are getting, and it’s important that they know that. And, it’s even more important that Howard knows it. → Read More

DeMarcus Cousins' injury could force Anthony Davis to center

DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury could force the Lakers to play Anthony Davis at center, something he does not want to do. → Read More

Clippers are marquee team on 2019-20 NBA schedule

The Clippers will be an NBA fixture this season, playing the Lakers on opening night and helping christen the Golden State Warriors' new Chase Center. → Read More

The Lakers’ key to cohesiveness this season might be DeMarcus Cousins

The Lakers and GM Rob Pelinka have to feel they've acquired players they know. But they can't have a feel for DeMarcus Cousins, who may be key. → Read More

Clippers and Lakers did what they needed to do: take bold action

Two years after the Lakers and Clippers failed to put a single a player into the All-Star game, they now have four of the top two-way players in the NBA. → Read More

Kawhi Leonard is now on the clock with free-agency meetings likely behind him

Kawhi Leonard appears to have completed his free-agency meetings with the Lakers, Clippers and Raptors, who now must continue to wait for his decision. → Read More

Kawhi Leonard’s waiting game raises the stakes for Lakers and Clippers

With the vast majority of talented players off the board, signing Kawhi Leonard brings a bigger risk/reward factor for the Lakers and Clippers. → Read More

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving agree to join Nets as NBA free agency opens

Kevin Durant announced he’ll be joining the Brooklyn Nets, teaming with fellow All-Star Kyrie Irving to open the free-agency frenzy on Sunday. → Read More

NBA free agency: A look at the top players and best fits for each

A look at the top free agents, from Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant to all the role players, available to NBA teams and what the best fits are for each. → Read More

NBA free agency: The Lakers’ best option might be Kawhi Leonard or another max player

NBA free agency: The Lakers’ best option might be Kawhi Leonard or another max player instead of doling out salary cap space for role players. → Read More

Your Lakers Free Agency Guide

See where the L.A. Times ranks the top free agent prospects for the Lakers. → Read More

Kevin Durant could end up playing for the Clippers

People around the NBA fully expect the Clippers to have a real chance at signing Kevin Durant. So why don’t the Clippers believe that (or are they lying?) → Read More

NBA draft 2019: Analysis of the winners and losers

NBA draft 2019: Analysis of the winners and losers → Read More

NBA draft: Zion Williamson is a sure bet to be league's next big star

Zion Williamson looks worthy of being the draft’s No. 1 pick and he won’t disappoint. → Read More

Bol Bol is the most interesting — and polarizing — NBA draft prospect

Bol Bol is no Zion Williamson, but the son of Manute Bol has plenty of upside to his game even if he's seen as the draft's biggest risk/reward prospect. → Read More

NBA mock draft 2019 results: Reporters make their first-round picks

With the NBA draft on Thursday, reporters who cover their teams on a daily basis take their turn at predicting how the first round will unfold. → Read More

Anthony Davis trade brings a new look to Lakers and NBA free agency

The Lakers trading for Anthony Davis precedes the NBA entering one of its most transforming free-agent periods, with superstars and teams ready to make moves. → Read More

Which shooting star will join Lakers with Anthony Davis: Kyrie, Kemba or who?

The Lakers' trade for Anthony Davis is only a start. To cement their title hopes, acquiring a star like Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker or Jimmy Butler is a must. → Read More

Now that Kawhi Leonard made history, Raptors can’t blame him if he leaves

Kawhi Leonard did something no other NBA star has done — lead the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title. If he leaves in free agency, who is to blame him? → Read More