Dan Woike

Dan Woike is the national basketball writer for the Los Angeles Times, a job he moved into after covering the Chargers’ first season back in Los Angeles for The Times. He previously covered the Clippers during the “Lob City” era for the Orange County Register. He’s also covered the Angels, the Dodgers and USC while in Los Angeles. A Chicagoan in search of good pizza on the West Coast, he’s always looking for story tips and ideas.
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Carmelo Anthony should take a page from Vince Carter’s end-of-career playbook

Before a bunch of the NBA’s best players took the floor Monday night at Staples Center, NBA scouts and executives in attendance gossiped about Carmelo Anthony, one of the league’s former greats, and whether there’s a spot for him on a roster in 2018.

Last night in the NBA: Clippers, devoid of a big-name player, beat a Warriors team with stars to spare

The Clippers are devoid of a true star, a prerequisite for winning in the NBA playoffs, and they’ve got players on their roster with pasts full of injuries. But those are tomorrow’s problems. The present is pretty fun.