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Lakers, Suns look to end slumps

LOS ANGELES -- Two struggling teams trying to find themselves meet Friday night at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns both looked like lost causes lately. The Lakers, who are on a four-game slide, were handed a humiliating 134-95 loss at Houston on Wednesday, the third time they lost by 30 or more points. The Rockets converted 28 Los Angeles turnovers...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Luke Walton hopes the Lakers’ style of play can help recruit free agents

Will Los Angeles’ free agency drought come to an end this summer? The Los Angeles’ Lakers’ struggles to recruit top free agents over the last several years have been real, if a bit overstated. The team didn’t sign any major names over the past several years prior to the summer of 2016, when they added Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng at near max money. The prior several summers...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
2 hours ago

The Early Maturation Of The "Baby Lakers"

The Lakers are coming off maybe their lowest point in franchise history, and with a retiring Hall-of-Famer and a first-time coach, things didn't look much brighter for 2016-17.The additions of Jose Calderon, Timofey Mozgov, and Luol Deng garnered outrage, incredulity, and despair, but those three didn't look capable of moving the needle (at least not in a positive way)....
Via The Sports Quotient
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Coaches Get In On The Drills At Practice

You've heard that Luke Walton and his coaching staff are incredibly hands-on at practice. Here's proof! Watch Walton and his coaching staff as they challenge the players offensively in a drill to make better offensive decisions and most importantly fundamentally sound passes. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ...
Via Lakers Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton says the Lakers are at their best when they’re having fun

Los Angeles’ head coach went on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” to talk about his style of team building and more. It’s fair to say that Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been one of the biggest reason’s for the team’s success so far. Before injuries dealt a serious blow to their hopes of playoff contention, Walton had his young Lakers rolling, and when listening...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
5 hours ago

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson & Brandon Ingram 1-On-1 Drills

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram and guard Jordan Clarkson going one-on-one and doing post-up drills. Luke Walton said these types of drill are to help Ingram use his length better defensively. Walton says too many times Ingram has his hands down when he's playing defense. Check out what Clarkson had to say afterwards here: https://youtu.be/JzxG6jzG9s8 And, here's Luke Walton...
Via Lakers Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson Talks About Going Up Against Brandon Ingram 1-On-1

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson talks about the spacing issues they've been having recently, watching flm to get back on track and guarding Brandon Ingram after practice to help him become a better offensive player. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant...
Via Lakers Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: D’Angelo Russell wants to see team in Finals next year

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers have been on a slide recently, point guard D’Angelo Russell thinks it could contend for a championship next season. Los Angeles Lakers star point guard D’Angelo Russell isn’t anything if not confident. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, Russell talked about going through grueling 65-loss season last […] Lakers: D’Angelo...
Via Lake Show Life
7 hours ago

Lakers News: Julius Randle’s success doesn’t surprise James Worthy

Randle, young man, Randle. Or something like that. Few players have exceeded expectations the way Julius Randle has this year. Second-year players rarely win “Most Improved Player”, but he definitely deserves mention alongside anyone for the award. And before people #wellactually me, Randle is technically in his third year, but his rookie season was only 14 minutes long. Worthy...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Report: Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa welcome third child

Now eight months removed from the final NBA game of his career, Kobe Bryant is ready to take on a new challenge — and it has nothing to do with basketball or business. TMZ has learned that Bryant and his wife Vanessa welcomed their third child, another little girl, this week. Kobe and Vanessa already have two daughters, and they announced back in July that they were expecting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Get Demolished By Rockets and Lose Fourth Straight Game

This game couldn’t be over quick enough. The Lakers got smashed in their game against Houston. The final score? 134-95. I haven’t seen them get messed up like this since… well, okay, Friday. But this was just a massacre. The downfall could be traced all the way back to the first quarter (which really has been their downfall throughout the season; it’s like the Lakers play...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

Preview and Chat: Lakers vs. Rockets

The Lakers are now 3 games under .500 at 10-13. They have lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games, their lone win coming against the Bulls in what was a pretty unexpected performance considering how shorthanded they were and the fact they were on the 2nd night of a back to back. The team, of course, remains shorthanded. Though the recent update on D’Angelo Russell is somewhat...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
1 day ago

Lakers: D-Fenders take on the Vipers for the fourth time now down 3-1

This week in the D-League, the Lakers Development League team, the D-Fenders, have played the Rio Grande Vipers three times and beat a few other teams along the way. The D-Fenders veterans, Vander Blue, Justin Harper and Josh Magette are sweeping up at the D-League. Add Ivica Zubac to that trio and you have some […] Lakers: D-Fenders take on the Vipers for the fourth time now down...
Via Lake Show Life
1 day ago

Jazz hold off Lakers' rally to win without Snyder, 107-101

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz overcame the absence of ill coach Quin Snyder for their sixth victory in seven games, 107-101 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Lou Williams had 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers, who rallied in the fourth quarter and nearly stole a victory despite finishing their eighth loss in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Jose Calderon out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring. The Lakers announced their latest injury problem Monday before hosting Utah in their 11th game in 18 days. The Lakers also recalled rookie center Ivica Zubac from their D-League affiliate. Calderon is averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The injury bug is hitting the Los Angeles Lakers at the wrong time

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at a surprising 10-12 record and are in the midst of arguably their toughest stretch of games for the season. After completing a six game stretch where they faced the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors (twice), and the Atlanta Hawks, the team set out for a four game road trip. They faced a suddenly resurgent New...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding process ahead of schedule?

Is this an early glimpse into the future or are these Luke Walton-coached Los Angeles Lakers already ready to bring back Showtime and reclaim the throne as the number one team in Los Angeles? As of December 1, 2016, the Lakers sit at 10-10, which would be good for ninth place in the Western Conference, and at a quarter way into the regular season, they already have more than half...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young sued for alleged attack during pick-up game

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young is being sued for an alleged violent incident that took place during a church league basketball game over the summer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a man named Luis Solis says he was playing against Young’s team in a game in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Aug. 18 when Young became “enraged” over what he thought was a missed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard angrily calls out Lakers fan who heckled him

Dwight Howard should fully expect to hear all kinds of four-letter words and nasty insults thrown his way when he plays games at the Staples Center, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand there and take it. As Howard was returning to the locker room following the Atlanta Hawks’ 109-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, a fan shouted something at Howard that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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