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Lakers Podcast: What is Jordan Clarkson’s ceiling?

He’s arguably as important as he is polarizing. A few weeks back, we discussed D’Angelo Russell as in-depth as just about anyone has to this point. Jordan Clarkson has become about as polarizing as anyone on the Los Angeles Lakers, so we decided to give him similar treatment. Greatness ensued. Or something. To start the show, we thought it was important to provide context...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
7 hours ago

WATCH: Luke Walton Challenges Brandon Ingram To Embrace Leadership Role

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton praises Brandon Ingram for another solid performance but challenges him to take on more of a leadership role, be more vocal, lifting his teammates up and continue to push him in that aspect. 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...
Via Lakers Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will run triangle ‘exclusively’ next season

The New York Knicks will be exclusively running the triangle offense next season, according to head coach Jeff Hornacek.“Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it,” states Newsday report from Al IannazzoneThe Knicks have gone...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: Highs and Lows from blowout loss against Clippers

There were plenty of lows in the Lakers 133-109 blowout loss Tuesday night against the Clippers, but there were also some highs. The Highs Zubac’s and Robinson’s production: Ivica Zubac led the way for the Lakers early and finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. It seemed like he was the only one looking to be aggressive and he […] Lakers: Highs and Lows from blowout...
Via Lake Show Life
20 hours ago

Shaq's statue spotted outside Staples Center before unveiling

The Los Angeles Lakers will formally unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue during a ceremony Friday outside Staples Center. With only a few days left before the big reveal, work has begun in erecting the statue in Star Plaza outside the arena.Shaq himself took to Twitter Wednesday to provide a snapshot of the mammoth statue befitting his sizable frame. The bronze statue, which celebrates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton Benches Starters In Clippers Blowout, Players React

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton explains why he benched his starting group in their blowout loss to the Clippers and what message he was hoping to send to his team. Did the message hit? See what the players had to say... 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julius Randle On Luke Walton's Message: 'That It Was B.S.'

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle after their blowout loss to the Clippers talks about Luke Walton's message at halftime. Randle says he doesn't know what they can take away from this loss to the Clippers. 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 scrimmaging...
Via Lakers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Luke Walton is a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers

On March 17, 2017, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 107-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game where emotions stirred on the court. Towards the end of the third quarter, Lakers forward Nick Young was fouled hard by Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. Immediately after being fouled, Young shoved Brogdon in frustration. Tempers flared as players from both sides immediately got involved...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers want Russell to play off ball for rest of season

The Los Angeles Lakers are fully committed to player development over the final dozen games of the regular season, and experimenting with D’Angelo Russell’s role appears to be next in store.After Russell dropped a career-high 40 points in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he wants to try playing the former No. 2 overall pick off the ball more for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players fined over Lakers-Bucks scuffle

The NBA cracked down hard on Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe and Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell, who got into an altercation on Friday night.As passed along by Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Monroe was hit the hardest. He was dinged to the tune of $35,000, Young was hit with a $25,000 fine and Russell will come out of it $15,000 poorer.The incident that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Los Angeles Lakers need big name free agents?

It has been no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have been building through the draft the past few seasons.  Since Dwight Howard’s departure, the legendary franchise has struggled to sign the big name free agents.  With Magic Johnson and new General Manager Rob Pelinka in the fold many Lakers fans expect that to change.  The question I ask is should the Lakers’ want the big...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green calls D’Angelo Russell out for cowardice

During the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, a fight broke out between the two teams. It came after Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon seemingly committed an intentional foul when Nick Young was going in for a layup on a fast break.It led to an altercation between the teams with Greg Monroe, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell all being...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton goes off in postgame after Bucks-Lakers scuffle results in three ejections

Three players were ejected during the third quarter of the Lakers-Bucks game on Friday night at Staples Center, after Los Angeles’ Nick Young didn’t take kindly to a hard foul from Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon.Young responded by shoving Brogdon, and then Milwaukee’s Greg Monroe shoved Young. Lakers players D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram then went after Monroe.The fracas...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Lakers are in ‘hard spot as a group’

The Los Angeles Lakers are underdoing a major paradigm shift as an organization right now, and head coach Luke Walton will be the first to admit that it’s a difficult process.Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Walton acknowledged that the team is in a “hard spot as a group” with all the change has been going on lately, per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation. The last several...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram is not a bust

On the surface 8.5 ppg, 2.0 apg, and 4.0 rpg does not look impressive at all. In fact, they’re numbers that would be compiled by more bench players than starters. Now throw in 38.6% from the field and 28.7% from three and it looks even worse. However, like most things, you need to look at things in context. Understand that those numbers are from a wiry and frail 19-year-old Brandon...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why shutting down Timofey Mozgov is right move for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are shutting down center Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season, according to ESPN. Mozgov, who signed a four-year, $64 million contract last summer, is healthy, so why are the Lakers removing one of their high-priced free-agent additions from the lineup? Well, it’s no secret the Lakers are going to finish the 2016-17 season with one of the worst records...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Vlade Divac deserves another chance

This past month will either go down as the worse month of Vlade Divac's tenure as general manager of the Sacramento Kings, or we will look at it as some kind of turning point. After repeatedly saying his team was not interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings traded their superstar in the most Kings way possible, with trade rumors picking up during All-Star weekend, and after...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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