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Luke Walton brought Lamar Odom to watch the Lakers’ pre-draft workouts

Luke Walton brought Lamar Odom to watch the Lakers’ pre-draft workouts

LO returns to LA. Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom will always be a fan-favorite, and not just for his role in bringing the team two titles as an essential bench cog who would later win Sixth Man of the Year. Not only was Odom’s smooth, versatile game at 6’11 ahead of its time and a blast to watch as he carved up opposing bench units and starters alike with his loping fullcourt runs, but he just seemed like a genuine, good person. A guy who had been through real struggles in his life and who Lakers fans will always root for. When Odom fell into a coma in a Nevada brothel...
Silver Screen and Roll May 27, 2017
Lakers Offseason Update: Ivica Zubac, Luke Walton, Tarik Black and Larry Nance, Jr. went to Disneyland

Lakers Offseason Update: Ivica Zubac, Luke Walton, Tarik Black and Larry Nance, Jr. went to Disneyland

Team chemistry is on the rise. Most of the posts on this blog, and others covering the Los Angeles Lakers, about players over the summer are about workouts. Which players are working out, how often, etc. But despite what people who comment on NBA players’ Instagram posts will tell you, no one can be in the gym all day. Sometimes it’s nice to let loose and have a little fun, which is exactly what a few members of the Lakers did earlier this week. Lakers head coach Luke Walton, as well as players Tarik Black, Larry Nance, Jr. and Ivica Zubac went to Disneyland this week and based on...
Silver Screen and Roll May 25, 2017
Lakers reportedly hiring Arizona alum Miles Simon to coaching staff

Lakers reportedly hiring Arizona alum Miles Simon to coaching staff

He will replace Theo Robertson. As Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton continues his quest to fill his entire coaching staff with Arizona Wildcats, the team is reportedly “finalizing” a contract to hire Miles Simon to their coaching staff, according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. Simon, a product of Southern California’s own Mater Dei High School whose jersey was recognized at Arizona last October, averaged 14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and four assists in his four years with the Wildcats. He then appeared for five games for the Orlando Magic during the 1998-99 season,...
Silver Screen and Roll May 24, 2017
Magic Johnson says if Lonzo Ball doesn’t have a problem with his father, the Lakers don’t either

Magic Johnson says if Lonzo Ball doesn’t have a problem with his father, the Lakers don’t either

Los Angeles’ leader gave a thoughtful answer on LaVar Ball’s involvement in his son’s life. At this point basically every member of the Los Angeles Lakers organization who has had a microphone put in front of them in the last week has been asked for their thoughts on Lonzo Ball and his father, LaVar Ball. Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka has said the team isn’t worried about LaVar Ball. Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton said he’s not concerned because of his own father’s “loud personality.” Larry Nance, Jr. said he respects how proud LaVar Ball is of his son, while some fans...
Times-Picayune May 24, 2017
Are the 2017 Golden State Warriors better than the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers?

Are the 2017 Golden State Warriors better than the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers?

The Golden State Warriors became only the third team in NBA history to reach the NBA Finals undefeated.
Silver Screen and Roll May 24, 2017
Lakers Draft News: Kadeem Allen hopes defensive prowess earns him NBA shot

Lakers Draft News: Kadeem Allen hopes defensive prowess earns him NBA shot

Allen was an elite defender at Arizona, drawing comparisons to Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson The Los Angeles Lakers worked out Arizona guard Kadeem Allen on Tuesday in their second pre-draft workout. It was the seventh workout for Allen, who hails from the same school as Luke Walton. “It’s always fun playing in front of all the Arizona guys, especially a head coach like him,” Allen said. Allen, 24, averaged 9.8 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting at Arizona this past season. The 6’3 guard is ranked 75th on DraftExpress’ list of Top 100 prospects and is expected to...
Los Angeles Daily News May 24, 2017
Byron Scott 'felt betrayed, lied to and deceived' by Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss

Byron Scott 'felt betrayed, lied to and deceived' by Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss

Byron Scott and Luke Walton had an unexpected meeting a few months ago, crossing paths at a restaurant after one of the Lakers' late-season games. After exchanging pleasantries, their conversation shifted to Walton's first season as the Lakers' head coach."I told him he's doing a good job and to keep it up," Scott said of Walton, whose team finished 26-56 as the organization made its fourth consecutive trip to the NBA draft lottery.
Byron Scott has no regrets about how he handled his time as Lakers coach

Byron Scott has no regrets about how he handled his time as Lakers coach

Byron Scott and Luke Walton had an unexpected meeting a few months ago, crossing paths at a restaurant after one of the Lakers’ late-season games. After exchanging pleasantries, their conversation shifted to Walton’s first season as the Lakers’ head coach. “I told him he’s doing a good job and to keep it up,” Scott said of Walton, […]
Los Angeles Daily News May 23, 2017
Lakers: Defensive-minded Kadeem Allen among players worked out

Lakers: Defensive-minded Kadeem Allen among players worked out

EL SEGUNDO >> When Arizona won a pair of games to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament last March, Lakers coach Luke Walton made sure to display a little school pride.Walton, who played for the Wildcats from 1999-2003, trotted out a series of Arizona T-shirts during his news conferences in support of the team.
Silver Screen and Roll May 23, 2017
Lakers Draft News: Luke Walton is a very big fan of Lonzo Ball’s game

Lakers Draft News: Luke Walton is a very big fan of Lonzo Ball’s game

Walton’s been very complimentary of Lonzo’s game. Is Lonzo Ball headed to the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft? Who knows, but with the amount of coverage the story is getting from just about every direction, the entire world seems to be assisting LaVar Ball in speaking it into existence. One of the most ridiculous amazing things about covering the Lakers is you never know when TMZ Sports might just catch someone from the team out and about. Walton was enjoying a sunny California day at a charity event in Manhattan Beach when their cameras caught up with...
Silver Screen and Roll May 23, 2017
Luke Walton isn’t worried about LaVar Ball, says ‘my dad's got a big personality too’

Luke Walton isn’t worried about LaVar Ball, says ‘my dad's got a big personality too’

He says that’s where the comparison ends, however. When approached awkwardly in some type of parking lot by a TMZ reporter, Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton was unwilling to guarantee the team would draft UCLA guard Lonzo Ball next month. Instead, Walton told the reporter he would have to ask Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka about who the team was drafting, but the team selecting Ball with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft seems like an inevitability at this point. The primary concern some have about that choice...

Luke Walton said Lakers will ask UCLA about LaVar Ball

Lonzo Ball has sparked attention for his play. He has garnered rave reviews about his passing, scoring and leadership qualities during his lone season at UCLA. LaVar Ball has sparked attention for his self-promotion. He has launched the Big Baller …
Silver Screen and Roll May 19, 2017
Lakers Draft: Luke Walton says scouts plan to discuss LaVar Ball with Lonzo's former UCLA coach

Lakers Draft: Luke Walton says scouts plan to discuss LaVar Ball with Lonzo's former UCLA coach

This is the right thing to do. If he gets drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball will be joining an organization with a rookie front office, second year head coach, one of the league’s youngest cores and do be expected to perform right away by arguable the NBA’s hungriest fan bases. Any distraction at all will make the already daunting task of competing in this insane Pacific Division (let alone Western Conference) basically impossible. This is why the Lakers will be doing their due diligence with a character as abrasive as LaVar Ball has been, even though the focus should be...
Sun Herald May 19, 2017

NBA mock draft: Look for Lonzo Ball to join the Lakers

In the eyes of several NBA executives, the odds of the Los Angeles Lakers keeping their first-round draft pick were at "100 percent." The executives, who spoke on the condition …
Silver Screen and Roll May 18, 2017
NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers to work out Nigel Hayes

NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers to work out Nigel Hayes

Does the Badger fit into Los Angeles’ draft plans? The Los Angeles Lakers plan to work out Nigel Hayes Friday, according to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum Sportsnet. Bresnahan reports that Hayes is just one of several players the Lakers will work out in the session. Hayes, a 6’7 power forward, averaged 14 points and 6.6 rebounds during his senior season at Wisconsin, production that led Draft Express to rank him as the 78th best prospect available in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Lakers are fairly crowded at power forward already and don’t currently have a pick in the second round, making it...

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