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Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls Anthony Davis the best finisher, lob-catcher in the NBA

Apart from possessing a seven-foot frame, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is also blessed with superior speed and athleticism not often seen for players his height. Now paired up with a player as unselfish as LeBron James, AD has been the recipient of plenty of lob passes that has made several highlight reels this season. […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls Anthony Davis the best finisher, lob-catcher in the NBA appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Great 2019-20 Tank-Off: Who is the worst team in the NBA?

Not every team in the league can boast a pair of top-five NBA players like the Los Angeles Lakers. Not every squad remains fully healthy throughout the course of an 82-game season. And not every roster can fit well with their head coach. Some cream rises to the top, but all too often there are […] The post The Great 2019-20 Tank-Off: Who is the worst team in the NBA? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott got frustrated by D’Angelo Russell barely showing up to practice on time

D’Angelo Russell’s two years with the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t great. While his play on the court was decent, Russell’s controversial saga with Nick Young coupled with his immature attitude was a big reason why Magic Johnson traded the lefty to the Brooklyn Nets in the summer of 2017. Russell’s coach on the Lakers, Byron […] The post Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott got frustrated by D’Angelo Russell barely showing up to practice on time appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says LeBron James has found ‘fountain of youth’

Though they’re no longer serving on the same team, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra believes Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has found the proverbial “fountain of youth,” according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. James is now in his 17th season. While LeBron has made numerous #WashedKing references as a […] The post Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says LeBron James has found ‘fountain of youth’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel marvels ‘old school’ performance from Anthony Davis

LOS ANGELES – It was the Anthony Davis show on Sunday night at the Staples Center as the Los Angeles Lakers played host to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Davis dominated from the tipoff to the final buzzer with the superstar dropping a season-high 50 points. Davis had 27 points before halftime and kept it going in […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel marvels ‘old school’ performance from Anthony Davis appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Mondays: Could New York Knicks eventually target Suns coach Monty Williams?

New York Knicks, Monty Williams reunite? Lakers vs. Bucks. McLemore loves movies. Those three topics and more in the latest NBA Mondays.        

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Frank Vogel Felt Lakers Could Help Dwight Howard ‘Bring Back Some Of The Discipline To His Game’

When the Los Angeles Lakers took a flier on Dwight Howard with a non-guaranteed deal, it was partially head coach Frank...

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Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts reacts to Lakers superstar LeBron James’ playmaking, leadership

The Los Angeles Lakers are enjoying a dominant game over the Portland Trail Blazers thanks to the leadership and heroics of LeBron James. The King continues to amaze everyone with his incredible performances in spite of being in the league for 17 years now. Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts is one of the people […] The post Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts reacts to Lakers superstar LeBron James’ playmaking, leadership appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Terry Stotts gets ejected for the first time as Blazers coach

Terry Stotts, the long-time head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, isn’t usually one who will blow his top in a basketball game. However, he lost his cool as he got ejected for the first time in his tenure as Portland coach during a blowout defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers. NBC Sports Northwest showed […] The post Video: Terry Stotts gets ejected for the first time as Blazers coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Jason Kidd, Becky Hammon, Mark Jackson potential candidates for Knicks coaching gig

The New York Knicks dismissed second-year head coach David Fizdale on Friday, opening a vacant position for candidates to contend for, provided they want to coach the team. A few early names are emerging as candidates for the job, including Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd, San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon, and former […] The post RUMOR: Jason Kidd, Becky Hammon, Mark Jackson potential candidates for Knicks coaching gig appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel reveals Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis are the most impacted by flu-like symptoms

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, and while they will not have any players officially listed out due to flu-like symptoms, head coach Frank Vogel confirmed that multiple members of the Lakers’ roster are under the weather. Forwards Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma are reportedly the two most […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel reveals Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis are the most impacted by flu-like symptoms appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Wizards coach Scott Brooks sees similarities between Sixers’ Ben Simmons and Lakers’ LeBron James

Ben Simmons of the Sixers and LeBron James of the Lakers are both represented by Klutch Sports agent Rich Paul. They both have tremendous size for players that handle the ball so much, and they are two of the more unique players in the NBA because of their skill sets and athleticism. Washington Wizards head […] The post Wizards coach Scott Brooks sees similarities between Sixers’ Ben Simmons and Lakers’ LeBron James appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Frank Vogel reacts to Dwight Howard’s 3-pointer vs. Jazz

Dwight Howard made the first 3-pointer of his 2019-20 season during a 25-point blowout win of the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, giving coach Frank Vogel a few green hairs with his shot selection. The Los Angeles Lakers center spotted up in the left corner, awaiting an inbounds pass, which he caught, jab-stepped, and launched — […] The post Lakers’ Frank Vogel reacts to Dwight Howard’s 3-pointer vs. Jazz appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Anthony Davis, several Lakers have ‘flu-like symptoms’ ahead of showdown with Nuggets

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis is under the weather along with other players possessing “flu-like symptoms, according to head coach Frank Vogel. Fortunately, per Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, the first-year L.A. coach does not think the flu bug going around will prevent anybody from missing Tuesday night’s matchup with the Denver Nuggets. Frank […] The post Anthony Davis, several Lakers have ‘flu-like symptoms’ ahead of showdown with Nuggets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers receive praise from Mike Malone

Just before the Los Angeles Lakers square off with the Denver Nuggets, head coach Mike Malone called the Lakers the best team in the Western Conference. After cruising through a somewhat easy part of their schedule, things will be heating up for the Los Angeles Lakers. While their strength of schedule might not have been […] Los Angeles Lakers receive praise from Mike Malone - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel confident Anthony Davis will win Defensive Player of the Year

Before the season started, Los Angeles Lakers superstar power forward Anthony Davis said he wanted to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Davis’ coach, Frank Vogel, is confident the Chicago native will accomplish that goal. Frank Vogel on Anthony Davis’ defense: “I think he can and will win Defensive Player of the Year […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel confident Anthony Davis will win Defensive Player of the Year appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel believes Alex Caruso is elite defensively

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel praised Alex Caruso’s defense, going as far as to say that he is an elite defender. Early in the season, the Los Angeles Lakers’ calling card was the defense. The team was smothering opponents and making life difficult for them. However, things have slipped on that end of […] Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel believes Alex Caruso is elite defensively - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Frank Vogel hopeful Anthony Davis, Lakers players won’t miss game vs. Jazz due to illness

Star forward Anthony Davis, as well as other players of the Los Angeles Lakers, played through flu-like symptoms on Tuesday in their win over the Denver Nuggets. Now, head coach Frank Vogel is hoping that Davis and the rest of the squad won’t miss tomorrow’s game against the Utah Jazz. Frank Vogel said he didnt […] The post Frank Vogel hopeful Anthony Davis, Lakers players won’t miss game vs. Jazz due to illness appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel deservingly wins Coach of the Month

After a great month of basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers, head coach Frank Vogel has been named the Western Conference Coach of the Month. As the Los Angeles Lakers head into December, they are coming off a great month of basketball. The Lakers currently have the best record in the Western Conference, as the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel deservingly wins Coach of the Month - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel has won over his players, including LeBron James

Frank Vogel knows well that good team chemistry will result in wins and, so far, the Lakers are 17-3.

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Mavs coach Rick Carlisle downplays significance of huge win vs. Lakers

The Luka Doncic-powered Dallas Mavericks shocked the NBA by snapping the Los Angeles Lakers’ 10-game win streak on Sunday, a result not many saw coming against the Western Conference leader, at least in terms of the pure dominance of the win. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle was even-keeled and didn’t make much of this win, […] The post Mavs coach Rick Carlisle downplays significance of huge win vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Named NBA Western Conference Coach Of The Month (October-November)

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has been named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month...

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Raptors’ Nick Nurse, Lakers’ Frank Vogel named NBA Coaches of the Month for November

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel have been named the Coaches of the Month for November by the NBA Torontos Nick Nurse and the Lakers Frank Vogel have just been named East and West Coach of the Month for November by the NBA — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 2, […] The post Raptors’ Nick Nurse, Lakers’ Frank Vogel named NBA Coaches of the Month for November appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis react to Mavs’ snapping Lakers’ winning streak

After a historically dominant month of November, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 10-game win streak was snapped. Falling at home to the Dallas Mavericks 114-100, both Lakers head coach Frank Vogel and star forward Anthony Davis reacted to the team’s win streak being snapped. “If we can play to our abilities, there is nobody that we […] The post Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis react to Mavs’ snapping Lakers’ winning streak appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rick Carlisle calls Dirk Nowitzki a ‘good luck charm’ after Mavs beat Lakers

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki was in attendance at Staples Center on Sunday as the Mavs ended the Los Angeles Lakers’ 10-game winning streak with an impressive 114-110 win. Sophomore sensation Luka Doncic once again led the way with a near triple-double of 27 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, but head coach Rick Carlisle […] The post Rick Carlisle calls Dirk Nowitzki a ‘good luck charm’ after Mavs beat Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls Alex Caruso a ‘star defender’

Alex Caruso has been a pleasant surprise for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. In fact, he is already starting to become a fan favorite for the Purple and Gold faithful. The 25-year old guard also recently drew praise from head coach Frank Vogel for his elite defense. Vogel called him a “star defender” and […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls Alex Caruso a ‘star defender’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (ankle) questionable to play vs. Mavs

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Kyle Kuzma didn’t practice on Saturday and is questionable to play against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Kuzma is day-to-day after suffering a mild ankle sprain against the Washington Wizards on Friday. X-rays on his ankle returned negative, according to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Kyle Kuzma didn’t practice Saturday […] The post Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (ankle) questionable to play vs. Mavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Frank Vogel unable to decrease LeBron James, Anthony Davis minutes due to close games

The Los Angeles Lakers torched the Washington Wizards on Friday, as the home team came away with a lopsided 125-103 victory a day after Thanksgiving. However, blowouts have not exactly been the norm for the surging Lakers, which is something head coach Frank Vogel addressed following the game. According to the 46-year-old coach, being entrenched […] The post Frank Vogel unable to decrease LeBron James, Anthony Davis minutes due to close games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Frank Vogel says he's 'gotten really comfortable' with Jason Kidd | BS or Real Talk | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Kevin Arnovitz, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin play "BS or Real Talk," reacting to Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel saying he's "gotten really comfortable" with assistant Jason Kidd as they enter the 2019-20 NBA season with LeBron J

Steve Kerr calls AD trade request 'bad for the league,' but it's not the first demand | The Jump

Jorge Sedano, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin react to Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calling the Anthony Davis trade request -- which got him sent from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers -- "bad for the league." #TheJump ✔

Kendrick Perkins: Steve Kerr’s Anthony Davis comments are ‘hypocritical’ | First Take

Kendrick Perkins calls out Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr for saying Anthony Davis forcing his way to the Los Angeles Lakers is “bad for the league.” #FirstTake ✔