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Lakers News: Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson See Eye-To-Eye On Building Roster Around Luke Walton’s Style Of Play

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss made sweeping changes to the team's front office earlier than some expected...

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NBA agent praises Lakers for 'one of the best drafts...of all time'

With the 2017-18 NBA regular season clear in the rearview, it seems safe to say that the Los Angeles Lakers took a giant step—if not an outright leap—forward in their rebuild, thanks to the strength of their 2017 draft class. Though Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart each had their struggles with …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Defense could be a reason for LeBron James leaving

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 20: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second half of game three of the NBA Playoffs against the …

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Timberwolves won 1st home playoff game since Kevin Garnett and Latrell Sprewell were on the court

It’s been a minute.<p>The Timberwolves got a huge win over the No. 1 seed Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Led by Jimmy Butler with 28 points, seven rebounds, and five assists the Wolves just avoided a sweep and got a complete game from the rest of his teammates as well. Jeff Teague scored 23 and …

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Spurs' Messina declines to comment about Hornets vacancy

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina declined to comment when asked about the Charlotte Hornets reportedly adding him to their list of …

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2018 Player Capsule: Channing Frye

<b>Season Summary</b><br>After spending most of the last three seasons with Cleveland, Channing Frye made his way out to L.A. via a trade deadline deal.<p>Playing …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Brook Lopez discusses free agency in exit interview

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: Brook Lopez #11 and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after a victory over the Orlando Magic at STAPLES …

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NBA Rumors: Lakers Remain Focused On Signing LeBron James, Paul George As Free Agents

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have long...

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With or without superstar additions, the Lakers are poised to become a playoff team next year

Hi, this is <b>Tania Ganguli</b>, here with the last Lakers newsletter for the 2017-18 season.<p>On the first day of the NBA playoffs, <b>Josh Hart</b> posted something on Twitter that needed no interpretation: "Next year."<p>Moments later, Lakers controlling owner <b>Jeanie Buss</b> retweeted his tweet with her own comment: …

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Lakers Rumors: Paul George Signing Could Take Lonzo Ball To A New Level, Reports ‘Clutch Points’

The Los Angeles Lakers have high hopes on rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who is considered by most fans as the next big thing for purple and gold. …

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Richard Jefferson recounts wild recruiting visit to Arizona with Luke Walton

It’s 1997 and the Arizona Wildcats have two big-time recruits on campus.<p>There’s Richard Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 athletic forward from Phoenix, and Luke …

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Reviewing Lakers' strong season: What worked, what didn't and what comes next

For the fifth consecutive year, the Lakers are once again watching the playoffs from home. But do not fret, Lakers fans. There is a good chance this …

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Lakers News: Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma Both Eager To Fill Role As Closer In 4th Quarter

One of the things the Los Angeles Lakers struggled with throughout the season was closing out games. On multiple...

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Ranking the Top 10 Buzzer-Beaters in NBA Playoff History

Champions are remembered forever, but game-winning shots aren't soon forgotten, either. That's why some of the most memorable moments in NBA postseason history are buzzer-beaters.<p>In some cases, it was a series-clinching shot, while others sparked a turnaround for a player's team during the …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Luke Walton thinks young core will help recruit stars

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 8: Head Coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball<p>The Los Angeles Lakers have a big offseason ahead of them …

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Calls Talented, Hard-Working Young Core As ‘Pretty Good’ Sales Pitch For NBA Free Agents

With their 2017-18 NBA season in the books, the Los Angeles Lakers can now look ahead to what promises to be...

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Lakers final 2017-18 report card: Young team on the rise turns around season to notch 35 wins

When the Lakers lost their ninth game in a row on Jan. 5, it was difficult to imagine a turnaround quite like the one they achieved over the final 43 …

Hung Up

Once a beer salesman, interim coach Joe Prunty now trying to get Bucks to the second round

Veteran basketball coach Hank Egan helped get Milwaukee Bucks interim coach Joe Prunty a job twice.<p>The first one: hawking Anheuser-Busch products in San Diego after Prunty finished college.<p>The second: a job on Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio staff as an assistant video coordinator.<p>The first job had …

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma Lead Lakers To Setting Franchise Record For Most 3-Pointers Made

The 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers will not be remembered as a team that shot the ball particularly well. Yet they managed...

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Bonds Between Young Lakers: Real and Refreshing

In the Lakers’ nearly empty gym after practice one day last month, the Dodgers had come calling to ask a favor. The request was to contribute to the …

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Lakers Rumors: Pacers Emerge As Possible Landing Spot For Julius Randle This Summer, ‘LA Sports Hub’ Reports

Los Angeles Lakers big man Julius Randle is set to enter restricted free agency as his rookie scale deal expires this summer. He could accept a $5.5 …

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Los Angeles Lakers: Busy offseason coming for Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka

Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images<p><i>Following their exit interviews with Los Angeles Lakers players, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka answered media</i> …

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Richard Jefferson, Miles Simon discuss Lute Olson, his statue and legacy at Arizona

This was a fun conversationRichard Jefferson and Miles Simon hosted the second annual installment of the CATSYS, an award show for University of …

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Los Angeles Lakers braintrust agrees to not change Lonzo Ball’s shooting form

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 8: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the game against the Utah Jazz on April 8, 2018 at STAPLES Center …

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Lakers Thank Fans for Yearlong Support

The Lakers sat down during exit interviews to thank their worldwide fan base for another season of support.<p>From the players and Luke Walton to Magic …

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Praises Luol Deng For Aiding Team Despite Not Playing

In the summer of 2016 the Los Angeles Lakers signed Luol Deng a four-year, $72 million contract. The move raised...

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Miles Simon Calls First Year With Lakers ‘Tremendous,’ Praises Luke Walton As ‘Great Basketball Mind’

The Los Angeles Lakers made huge leaps forward as a team on the court this season. Luke Walton coached the them...

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Lakers Exit Interviews 2018: NBA Free Agent Channing Frye Enjoyed Mentoring, Would Love To Re-Sign

When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired 2018 NBA free agent Channing Frye in a midseason trade with the Cleveland...

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Richard Jefferson Roasts Channing Frye, Takes Hilarious Jab At Andre Iguodala

Richard Jefferson is one of the funniest and most outspoken guys in the NBA. He also isn’t afraid to give himself a lot of credit for something. That …

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Lakers Podcast: Michael Cooper Talks Kobe Bryant Secret Workout, Franchise’s Bright Future & Magic Johnson Selling Free Agents

In an era that was laser-focused on the fast break, guard Michael Cooper of the Showtime Lakers was all about getting...

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