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Orange County Register

Walton may still tinker with Lakers' lineup

The eight-game slate concluded with Lakers coach Luke Walton telling his players he felt pleased with both their progress and effort. But that hardly left him satisfied. The Lakers enter their season opener against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers Coach Luke Walton prefers to lead with love

When Larry Nance Jr. passes up a good shot he should have taken, he reflexively expects his coach to let him have it. “LARRY!” he said, making his voice hoarse as he imitated the sound he’d heard in the past after messing up. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” That’s not something he hears much anymore. It's...

Orange County Register

Suns coach Earl Watson raves about Lakers' Luke Walton, younger generation

ANAHEIM – Out of the corner of his eye, Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson saw second-year guard Devin Booker strolling in the hallway. Nothing was out of the ordinary, other than Booker was walking the wrong way as he tried to find the court. But even...

Los Angeles Times

Earl Watson's Suns get the better of Luke Walton's Lakers in battle of the NBA's youngest coaches

As Phoenix Suns Coach Earl Watson explained the debates about rap music he has with the teenagers he coaches, he saw one of his flock wandering the wrong way.  “I have no clue where he’s going; he’s 19,” Watson said to a group of reporters, before shouting down the hall to second-year guard Devin...

Los Angeles Times

Brandon Ingram plays his best game, but Lakers fall to Warriors

The member of the Golden State Warriors with whom Lakers Coach Luke Walton expected some friendly trash talk wasn’t his counterpart and mentor, Warriors Coach Steve Kerr. It was Warriors forward Draymond Green.  Green didn’t play in the teams’ first preseason meeting in Las Vegas. But he started...

CSN Bay Area

Rewind: Steph Curry finds offensive rhythm, drops 32 on Lakers

SAN DIEGO – Warriors coach Steve Kerr was talking last week about how Stephen Curry usually needs just a few preseason games to find his

Los Angeles Times

Lakers Coach Luke Walton looks forward to facing his former team

The Golden State Warriors had another exhibition game to go before playing the Lakers, when Warriors Coach Steve Kerr addressed reporters Friday morning. Still, the Lakers, and his former assistant, Lakers Coach Luke Walton, were already on his mind. He offered an unsolicited nugget for them. “For...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Luke Walton, Warriors' Steve Kerr exchange playful jabs before preseason matchup

LAS VEGAS – The trash talk brewed nearly 24 hours before either team took the court, but it didn’t lead to any tension. Instead, the episode captured the good-natured teasing and close relationship Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Lakers coach Luke...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors game day: Luke Walton to face former team

Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (140-24 with Warriors and overall); Luke Walton, 1st season with Lakers (0-0 with Lakers and overall) On air: CSN Bay Area and NBA TV; Radio on 95.7 FM Warriors injury report: PF David West (rest), SF Andre Iguodala (rest), C Damian Jones (right pectoral surgery) and SG Elliot Williams (right knee surgery) are out. Nuggets injury report: PG José Calderón (slight left calf strain) and SG Lou Williams (rest) are out. An assistant under Steve Kerr for two years, Walton parlayed his 39-4 record as the Warriors’ interim head coach last season into the...

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 116-104 loss to the Sacramento Kings

Lakers Coach Luke Walton declared his allegiances before the Lakers’ exhibition game in Las Vegas. He roots for the Chargers, his hometown NFL team. He roots for the Dodgers while also hoping one day his hometown Padres become relevant again. And, of course, he always wants the team he coaches...

Los Angeles Times

D'Angelo Russell solid in Lakers' exhibition loss to Kings

His coach told him to keep shooting, his teammates did too, and Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell listened.  He trusted that a game like Tuesday night’s 0-for-9 three-point-shooting performance was just an anomaly, not the start of a trend. They were all right. Russell made 10 of 14 shots Thursday...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers look to build defensive habits that will limit fouls

As Lakers Coach Luke Walton sees it, a major part of why the Lakers have struggled to defend without fouling is that they’ve developed bad habits. Breaking those habits has proved difficult. The Lakers are averaging 26.5 fouls per game. Only two NBA teams have fouled more on average during their...

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 124-115 win over the Denver Nuggets

The Lakers notched their second exhibition win on Sunday in an atmosphere that didn’t feel very exhibition-like as the Lakers finished off the Denver Nuggets, 124-115. Here are five takeaways from that game. 1. Before the Lakers played their third exhibition  game, Coach Luke Walton challenged...

Orange County Register

Lakers notes: Coach Luke Walton has no expectations for 3-point shooting

ONTARIO – His past job gave Luke Walton a first-hand look at a daily clinic that featured the Golden State Warriors mastering the 3-point shot. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson buried them seemingly anytime and from anywhere they touched the ball....

Orange County Register

Coach Luke Walton looks for consistency from D'Angelo Russell

The highlights seemed never-ending as D’Angelo Russell drained 3-pointers, drove the basket, made nifty passes and lifted his teammates. So once the Lakers’ 101-97 preseason loss to Denver on Friday became official, it hardly seemed surprising...

San Francisco Chronicle

A look at Warriors’ to-do list for weeklong break between games

A look at Warriors’ to-do list for weeklong break between games With Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green shouldering the offensive load, Pachulia is free to focus on what he does best: set screens, pass to the perimeter and hit the occasional midrange jumper. Three games into preseason, his learning curve has been steeper than some expected. Assistant coach Mike Brown, who was hired in July after Luke Walton took the Lakers’ head-coaching job, has been tasked with engineering the Warriors’ new-look rotation. Durant exits midway through the first quarter; backups...

Orange County Register

Brian Shaw buries the past, happy to be back on Lakers' coaching staff

EL SEGUNDO – All of it had to go: the yellow T-shirts, the purple shorts, the team-issued sweats. By the time Brian Shaw had finished his purge, every piece of apparel he’d accumulated over 12 years as a Lakers player and coach filled two large...

Denver Post

What to watch for tonight in Nuggets preseason game No. 2

The Nuggets enter their second preseason game tonight against the almost equally young L.A. Lakers, featuring D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and their new coach Luke Walton. The game is on NBATV at 8:30 p.m. This is what to keep an eye on.

Orange County Register

Jordan Clarkson comes off bench in Lakers' preseason opener

ANAHEIM – For all their differences in coaching experience and demeanor, Byron Scott and Luke Walton have shared at least one common trait as the Lakers’ coach. They have not hesitated starting Lou Williams in favor of one of their young players....

Orange County Register

Lakers staying open-minded on how to feature Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr.

EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers moved in slow motion. Even if Luke Walton’s training camp featured fewer conditioning drills than former coach Byron Scott, some players still felt the strain from a busy week. So, Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, Julius...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac take singing duties in stride

SANTA BARBARA – The positive reinforcement has gushed from Luke Walton’s mouth frequently. Perhaps as much as when he saw Steph Curry and Klay Thompson sink 3-pointers as a former Golden State assistant. The Lakers’ new head coach has praised...

Orange County Register

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell might have coach, teammates willing to let him lead

SANTA BARBARA – The dejected look wore on D’Angelo Russell’s face. He stomached frustration from yet another loss. And even with Kobe Bryant out of the lineup that night, Russell felt neither empowered nor respected enough to lead the Lakers....

Orange County Register

Lakers begin post-Kobe Bryant Era with young coach, core

EL SEGUNDO – It was the first new day since Mamba Out, and players milled about in the Lakers practice gym, bouncing from one station to another, posing for official photos, snapping selfies, pausing for interviews. It all made for a pretty routine...

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Lakers keeping open mind on how to protest amid social unrest

As the players all huddled together, Lakers coach Luke Walton and General Manager Mitch Kupchak addressed the team with a specific message. It went beyond any expected platitudes surrounding the 2016-17 season. It also surrounded the wave of various...

San Francisco Chronicle

Mike Brown relishes new beginning as Warriors assistant

Doctors later told him that, had he been wearing pants instead of shorts that afternoon, the material would’ve trapped the heat and continued the burning. Two weeks after the fire, between games three and four of the NBA Finals, Brown hobbled on crutches into the lobby of a hotel in downtown Cleveland for an informal job interview. In early July, he was hired as Kerr’s top assistant, replacing Luke Walton — now head coach of the Lakers — on a staff tasked with a singular objective: Meld the most heralded group of players in NBA history. The former NBA Coach of the Year has worked...

Byron Scott Got Caught In Fandom Of Kobe Bryant Vs. LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott admits even he was a fan at times watching Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James matchup for the final time, but he doesn't consider it a rivalry. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Byron Scott On 'Tough Love' Approach, Final Kobe Vs. LeBron Matchup

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott evaluating D'Angelo Russell and the final matchup between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

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