Sam Quinn

Marc Gasol to Lakers caps Rob Pelinka's spectacular offseason, puts him up front for Executive of the Year

Without the constraints of 2019, Pelinka has built one of the best rosters in recent NBA history

NBA players meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss social justice issues, per report

The NBPA's Michele Roberts joined Kyle Korver, Anthony Tolliver, Marco Belinelli, Jonathan Isaac and Sterling Brown on the trip

NBA free agency: Lakers to sign Marc Gasol, trade JaVale McGee to Cavaliers, per report

Gasol is leaving money on the table to be a Laker

NBA free agency: Carmelo Anthony back with Blazers, but faces an uncertain role in crowded rotation

Anthony, 36, once bristled at a bench role, and now, his minutes appear to be in further jeopardy

NBA free agency: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope re-signing with Lakers on three-year, $40 million deal, per report

The Lakers have one of their key pieces of their championship team back

The Hornets just gave Gordon Hayward one of the worst free-agent contracts in recent memory

Hayward somehow costs more now than he did in his prime

NBA free agency: Carmelo Anthony re-signing with Trail Blazers, per report

Anthony revived his career in Portland last season

Montrezl Harrell's success or failure as a Laker will come down to Anthony Davis

Davis might be able to cover the flaws that the Clippers couldn't

NBA free agency: Lakers signing Montrezl Harrell to two-year deal, Wes Matthews to one-year deal, per reports

The Lakers have found their big man, and it's not who anybody expected

John Wall wants to be traded as Wizards, Rockets discuss Russell Westbrook swap, per report

Wall has one of the few contracts in basketball deemed less desirable than Westbrook's

NBA free agency: Lakers to sign Wesley Matthews to one-year, $3.6 million contract, per report

The Lakers still have room to add another major free agent

NBA timeline, key dates: Free agency begins; league to tip off 2020-21 season Dec. 22

The NBA and NBPA have come to an agreement on dates and rules for the 2020-21 season

Sam Quinn joined CBS sports as a basketball writer in 2019. Prior to that, he wrote for 247Sports and Bleacher Report. He is a New York native and NYU graduate who also has roots in Florida and California.