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Luke Walton believes Lonzo Ball is a "genius" in pushing the pace

The Ball era is here. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the NBA draft. The former point guard for UCLA averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals while shooting 41.2 percent from three and 55.1 percent from the field. 178 more words

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D'Angelo Russell and Brook Lopez Swapped

Yesterday afternoon, social media erupted. The Los Angeles Lakers traded point guard D’Angelo Russell, two years after selecting him with the #2 overall pick. ┬áThere have been a wide variety of opinions regarding the trade, some less credible than others. 506 more words

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Julius Randle is getting in shape for the 2017 season

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle is a bully in the paint. At just 22-years old, he was listed at six foot nine and 250 pounds last season. 206 more words

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LaVar Ball Wasn't Allowed At Lonzo Ball's Lakers Workout, But He Could Come To Dinner

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton joined Jim Rome’s radio program on Tuesday and would it surprise you to hear that Rome asked Walton about Lonzo Ball and his father, LaVar? 457 more words

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Luke Walton praises young core's work ethic: "There wasn't any quit in them"

The Lakers’ offseason promises to be a mostly quiet one. They will likely add two more young players through the 2017 NBA Draft but the front office has indicated that they are not looking to make a big splash in free agency this summer, instead opting to wait until 2018. 388 more words

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Luke Walton urges front office to not trade "too much of our young core" for superstar

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been caught in a rebuild for a few years, now. Their slow approach in returning to playoff status was part of the reasoning behind a change in the front office, leading to Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka replacing Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak as the President of Basketball Operations and general manager, respectively. 445 more words

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Luke Walton says LaVar Ball won't be allowed at Lonzo's workout, but he's welcomed at dinner

As former UCLA star Lonzo Ball prepares for his Wednesday workout with the Lakers, there’s been plenty of speculation about how involved his father, LaVar, would be in the draft process and during Lonzo’s NBA career. 385 more words

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