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Orange County Register

Oram: Lakers coach Luke Walton draws a line in the sand

LOS ANGELES – It took 36 ugly minutes, plus many a long December and January night, but the Lakers rediscovered the grit, joy and effort that made them such unlikely contenders for a playoff spot early in the season. And Luke Walton finally found a...

Los Angeles Times

Through team struggles, Lakers Coach Luke Walton hasn't considered changing starters

During the past two months, a difficult stretch for the Lakers, they’ve remained steady with one thing: injuries aside, their preferred starting lineup hasn’t changed. And it won’t any time soon. Lakers Coach Luke Walton hasn't considered a change to that group. “I like guys getting chemistry,...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Luke Walton skeptical Larry Nance Jr. will return this week

EL SEGUNDO - Depending on who you ask, the story changes. Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. boasted he has spent his recent one-on-one sessions dominating rookie center Ivica Zubac. Zubac contended he actually has held his own and upset Nance in some of...

FOX Sports

Lakers rumors: Ivica Zubac starting to impress Luke Walton

The latest Lakers rumors look at what rookie Ivica Zubac has done to make a first impression.Luke Walton has been outspokenly behind his players since being announced as their new coach. This season has presented plenty of obstacles for the young team, but they're on their way up.D'A...

Orange County Register

Lakers hope added practice time this week can address defensive deficiencies

LOS ANGELES – As he has guided his young team with a reassuring touch and honest feedback, Lakers coach Luke Walton has instructed those players to adopt a consistent routine. That way, developing habits could soon lead toward instinctual behavior....

Los Angeles Times

Lakers Coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to keep shooting despite recent slump

Even when he hasn’t shot well, D’Angelo Russell’s overall play has impressed Lakers Coach Luke Walton this month. That changed a little bit on Saturday in the Lakers’ 113-97 loss to the Clippers. “I told him he’s been magnificent for us this whole month,” Walton said. “Tonight I didn’t think he...

Orange County Register

Lakers offer mixed reviews on D'Angelo Russell's recent shooting struggles

LOS ANGELES – After handling his star point guard with a nurturing touch, Lakers coach Luke Walton recently has shifted his approach toward D’Angelo Russell. Once the Lakers’ 113-97 loss to the Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center became...

Orange County Register

Mark Heisler's Rebuilding Rankings: Rounding up usual suspects below .500 mark

Once upon a time, the Lakers wouldn’t even say “rebuilding.” Rudy Tomjanovich, their coach – briefly – after trading Shaquille O’Neal, called it the “R-word” before fleeing midway through a season in which they went 34-48. Now all you...

Orange County Register

Final: Lakers can't match Spurs' depth in 134-94 loss

SAN ANTONIO – The nightmares have stopped turning into reality for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who has finally coached against the Lakers without worrying about how Kobe Bryant would ruin his day. The Lakers are no longer tormented by longtime...

Orange County Register

Luke Walton 'a little heartbroken' over San Diego Chargers move to LA

SAN ANTONIO -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton isn't a fan of today's news about the move of the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season. The San Diego native also does not currently plan to buy season tickets just because his...

Los Angeles Times

Walton would like to see former Lakers teammate Odom as a coach

Lakers Coach Luke Walton often talks with his old friend and teammate Lamar Odom. Sometimes the conversation turns to Odom’s future and the possibility of a return to basketball in a coaching capacity.  “I think Lamar would be great,” Walton said. “I think anyone that knows Lamar, when he’s right,...

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 108-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

To Lakers Coach Luke Walton, his team was unrecognizable in the second half of its 108-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. They weren’t moving without the ball, sharing the ball or talking on defense like they had been in the first half, and like they had in the past. What was entirely familiar...

Brandon Ingram & Luke Walton On Verbal Exchange During Timeout

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton on what he told rookie Brandon Ingram in a timeout, where is might have looked like there was frustration between the two of them. Ingram admits he's still figuring out how to be comfortable with being a vocal lea

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle learn that preparation and routine are half the battle in NBA

Yes, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell calls assistant coach Jesse Mermuys “Nemo,” the animated character in a Disney movie. Mermuys, Russell thinks, looks like a little fish, and in turn Mermuys calls Russell “Dory,” Nemo’s friend. They work together enough that nicknames are inevitable, but...

Trail Blazers Insider | CSN Northwest

Tuesday's game in LA vs. Lakers now looms big for Blazers

When the Trail Blazers visit the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night in the Staples Center, there will be added pressure on Portland. Consider:Portland Coach Terry

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 111-95 win over the Orlando Magic

More than that they won, what Lakers Coach Luke Walton liked about his team’s 111-95 victory over the Orlando Magic was that they showed progress in their focus. He’s seen an added emphasis on professionalism and attention to detail throughout the team lately. “Whether they got sick of losing or...

Orlando Sentinel

Magic start West Coast trip with loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES — As tipoff approached Sunday, coach Frank Vogel labeled the Orlando Magic’s six-game West Coast road trip a “critical” point in the season His players did not heed his message. They opened their first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers by playing the kind of lackadaisical defense...

FOX Sports

Frank Vogel: Going ice cold in the 3rd, that did us in

Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel breaks down the loss to the Lakers, saying the team went cold in the third and started settling for shot along the perimeter.

FOX Sports

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Midseason Takeaways

The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-26 in Luke Walton's first season as head coach. Here are five midseason takeaways as they approach the All-Star break.The Los Angeles Lakers haven't fared too poorly since Kobe Bryant's retirement. They areexperiencing a developmental season (unless you...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers report: Luke Walton turns to yoga to help look at the big picture

A noted yoga aficionado, Lakers Coach Luke Walton hasn’t been able to get in any yoga sessions while on the road since this season started. The sessions he gets to at home help reset his mind. Mindfulness is important for Walton as a coach. It’s important to him his players practice mindfulness too....

Los Angeles Times

Luke Walton wants Metta World Peace to remain with Lakers

Coach Luke Walton pointed at Metta World Peace and Lakers fans erupted. World Peace jumped off the bench to enter Friday’s game with 2:12 left during a 127-100 victory over the Miami Heat. Fans cheered his every move, which included three fouls, as though he had made a game-winning shot. “It was...

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Trail Blazers

After Thursday’s shoot-around, Lakers Coach Luke Walton was asked if he had any fond memories of playing in Portland. Walton struggled to find some, mostly because he remembered that the Lakers most often lost to the Trail Blazers in Portland.  That’s been the case lately too. With Thursday’s 118-109...

Orange County Register

Lakers Notes: Luke Walton offers Nick Young tough love with a soft touch

PORTLAND – The moments have become running gags between Lakers coach Luke Walton and guard Nick Young. “I joke with him when I see him running out the door and ask if he got his shots in,” Walton said, chuckling. “At first, he tried to lie....

Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian

Watch: Terry Stotts says next few games could get Trail Blazers 'back in the mix'

Portland coach Terry Stotts recaps the Trail Blazers win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Orange County Register

Lakers' Luol Deng considered questionable for tonight's game in Portland

PORTLAND – As Lakers coach Luke Walton has experimented with various lineups amid injuries and inconsistent performances, one development has not changed. Lakers veteran forward Luol Deng has started in every game. That could end, though, when the...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Luke Walton offers Nick Young tough love with a soft touch

PORTLAND >> The moments have become running gags between Lakers coach Luke Walton and guard Nick Young. “I joke with him when I see him running out the door and ask if he got his shots in,” Walton said, chuckling. “At first, he tried to lie....

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Julius Randle joins select group

Julius Randle is among elite company. On Wednesday, a day after Randle notched the third triple-double of his career and his second this season, Coach Luke Walton said he expected the Lakers forward to perform at a high level, but acknowledged how difficult it was to record a triple-double. “A...

FOX Sports

Grizzlies look to rebound versus struggling Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- Memphis coach David Fizdale hopes he doesn't witness a rerun of the exhibition his club performed Tuesday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Luke Walton After Lakers Beat The Grizzlies, In One Of Their Best Games This Season

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton says their win over the Memphis Grizzlies was the most complete game they've put together in a really long time. Walton says he didn't care about the numbers of Julius Randle's triple double, but what he cared abo

Orange County Register

Oram: Lakers' Julius Randle responds to Luke Walton's challenge with triple-double

LOS ANGELES – Practice had ended hours earlier, and Luke Walton could hear the baby crying in the background when he called Julius Randle one recent evening to follow up on a heated exchange the coach and player had earlier in the day. “I asked...

Quick Look: Inside Luke Walton's Lakers Practices

You've heard that Luke Walton is a players coach, but take a look inside Lakers practice yourself. From Walton to the entire coaching staff, you can see why players love Coach Walton! Subscribe and check back from more "QUICK LOOK" Lakers videos. Los Ang