Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times

Dan Woike

Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Los Angeles Times
Past:
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel
  • The Union-Tribune
  • L.A. Daily News
  • SGV Tribune

Recent articles by Dan:

NBA vaccination problem: Stars need to do easy, right thing

NBA stars like Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins have resisted getting the COVID-19 vaccine, which is a problem for the league and its teams. → Read More

Nets' Kyrie Irving refuses to discuss vaccination status

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving won't answer questions about his vaccination status. Unvaccinated players are not allowed to practice or play in New York City. → Read More

Lakers sign former Oklahoma standout Austin Reeves to two-year contract

The Lakers have signed guard Austin Reaves to a two-year contract. Reaves averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists with Oklahoma last year. → Read More

Lakers GM: All players on team will be vaccinated by the start of season

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka says the team will be 100% vaccinated by the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season. → Read More

Lakers newsletter: Wayne Ellington is back and ready for the rebuild

Wayne Ellington is in his second tour with the Lakers. Aside from his long-range shooting, he has deep interest in investment, especially real estate. → Read More

Russell Westbrook is producing a documentary about himself for Showtime

Russell Westbrook, who joined the Lakers this off-season, is producing a documentary for Showtime about himself: 'Passion Play: Russell Westbrook.' → Read More

Roundtable: If 76ers trade Ben Simmons, could he land in LA?

NBA All-Star Ben Simmons has again told the 76ers he's done in Philadelphia and will not report to camp next week. The Times examines the LA possibilities. → Read More

Commentary: Total Ballmer: How an epic Clippers arena party turned meme worthy

The Clippers and owner Steve Ballmer had a chance to begin a new era with their arena groundbreaking. The moment was too familiar and ridiculed online. → Read More

Lakers move on with Marc Gasol likely heading back to Spain

The Lakers open camp in two weeks, but will do so without Marc Gasol, who never quite fit with the team last season. → Read More

Commentary: For Paul Pierce, it was to heel and back for Hall of Fame career

Paul Pierce left Los Angeles to become a villain in hearts of many while crafting a Hall of Fame career. For L.A. native Rick Adelman, it was similar. → Read More

Lakers trade Marc Gasol to the Grizzlies

The Lakers have cleared a roster spot and saved themselves $10 million in luxury-tax penalties by trading Marc Gasol to the Memphis Grizzlies. → Read More

L.A. Lakers sign veteran center DeAndre Jordan

The Lakers signed veteran center DeAndre Jordan on Thursday, giving them a third big man. → Read More

Lakers newsletter: How the Lakers rebuilt their roster to win now

Lakers training camp is a few weeks away with an offseason of moves behind them. Here's a look at where the team stands after Labor Day. → Read More

Clippers agree to nonguaranteed deal with center Harry Giles III

The Clippers have agreed to a nonguaranteed deal with center Harry Giles III for training camp, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Times. → Read More

Lakers plan to sign center DeAndre Jordan after he clears waivers

The Lakers plan to sign veteran center DeAndre Jordan, who was traded Friday from Brooklyn to Detroit, where he agreed to a contract buyout. → Read More

NBA proposing more strict COVID protocols for unvaccinated players

The NBA told teams in a memo Thursday that unvaccinated players likely will have to follow different health and safety protocols this season. → Read More

He's back: Rajon Rondo signs one-year contract with Lakers

Guard Rajon Rondo, who helped the Lakers win an NBA championship in 2020, will return to the team on a one-year contract. → Read More

Rajon Rondo returning to Lakers? Grizzlies agree to buyout

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo agrees to a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, clearing the way for possible return to the Lakers. → Read More

The Sports Report Olympics Edition: A Games to remember

The U.S. women's basketball team continues their Olympic winning streak and the U.S. women's volleyball team wins its first gold. → Read More

Only 181 days until the Winter Olympics in Beijing are set to start

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year because of COVID-19 means the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are less than six months away. → Read More