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The inadvertent side effect of the Lakers’ Ben McLemore signing

At shootaround on Thursday, hours ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers’ gritty six-point loss to the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena, head coach Frank Vogel challenged Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to have his biggest scoring night of the season. “I actually literally asked him to score 25 tonight,” Vogel said afterward. KCP responded to his coach’s […] The post The inadvertent side effect of the Lakers’ Ben McLemore signing appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nets strategy for Kevin Durant vs. Lakers after perfect shooting night

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash loved what he saw from Kevin Durant after returning from a lengthy lay-off due to a hamstring strain. Despite playing just 19 minutes in his first game back since February, the one-time NBA MVP had a productive showing for the Nets, scoring 17 points off the bench in an […] The post Nets strategy for Kevin Durant vs. Lakers after perfect shooting night appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel is doing a great job despite the injuries

When it comes to coaching, the Los Angeles Lakers have always tried to fill the position with someone who had a well-known name. Of course, that didn’t always work. Many people were expecting the Lakers to pick a big-name coach when they needed a new leader. After all, in the past, the position was held […] Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel is doing a great job despite the injuries - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope accepts offensive challenge

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was challenged by Lakers coach Frank Vogel to become more of an offensive force. He had 28 points in narrow loss to the Heat.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel’s mindset after Talen Horton-Tucker suspension

It was earlier reported that Talen-Horton Tucker has been identified as one of three players that have been slapped with suspensions by the league following their involvement in Tuesday’s melee. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has spoken up about the matter as he addresses his team’s current lack of warm bodies available. According […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel’s mindset after Talen Horton-Tucker suspension appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nick Nurse’s hilarious plea to Raptors with depleted bench

The Toronto Raptors — or one could say, Tampa Raptors — are entering Thursday’s game versus the Chicago Bulls shorthanded, as coach Nick Nurse knows. This is all because of guard OG Anunoby’s flagrant foul on Dennis Schroder last Tuesday, which garnered multiple fines and suspensions from both the Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers players.  […] The post Nick Nurse’s hilarious plea to Raptors with depleted bench appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marc Gasol’s frustration with Lakers explained by Raptors coach Nick Nurse

It’s no secret that Marc Gasol hasn’t exactly adjusted well to life with the Los Angeles Lakers. Gasol’s numbers this term have seen a significant dip from the last couple of seasons with the Toronto Raptors, and as it turns out, even his former coach in Nick Nurse is surprised by how Gasol hasn’t found […] The post Marc Gasol’s frustration with Lakers explained by Raptors coach Nick Nurse appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Lakers build big early lead, cruise past Raptors 110-101

The Los Angeles Lakers came out with "an angry, nasty defensive disposition," coach Frank Vogel said, two days after an embarrassing loss to the Clippers.

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: LA Lakers Could Get Buddy Hield For Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol & Alfonso McKinnie In Proposed Trade

In the past months, rumors have been continuously swirling around Buddy Hield and his future with the Sacramento Kings. Hield may have found his way back to Coach Luke Walton's starting lineup in the 2020-21 NBA season but instead of improving his numbers, his statistics have shown a decline this year. In the 50 games he played, the 28-year-old shooting guard is averaging 16.5 points,4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from beyond the arc, per ESPN.Lakers Could Emerge As A Potential Landing Spot For Buddy Hield In 2021 OffseasonAs of now,...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers injury updates: No timetable for LeBron James, AD return

The Lakers begin a trip Tuesday and return home April 15, but coach Frank Vogel said there's no telling when LeBron James or Anthony Davis will play.

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Lakers center Andre Drummond’s current condition after worrisome toe injury

Andre Drummond’s missing toenail is far more than just a cosmetic concern, according to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. “He’s still having trouble putting his shoe on the first two days through it,” Vogel told reporters via Zoom, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “He’s just not there yet. He’s still in a great […] The post Lakers center Andre Drummond’s current condition after worrisome toe injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyle Kuzma’s ‘greatest’ contribution this season, according to Lakers coach Frank Vogel

Coming off of a win against a pesky Sacramento Kings team, the 4th place Los Angeles Lakers are running high. Of course, no one is probably running higher than the game’s high scorer, Kyle Kuzma (30 points on 11-18, 4-7 from three). The 30 points also marks Kuzma’s season high, earning him high praise from […] The post Kyle Kuzma’s ‘greatest’ contribution this season, according to Lakers coach Frank Vogel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Roy Williams’ recruiting letter to Lakers assistant Jason Kidd discovered in wackiest place

North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday as he concluded an illustrious coaching career in the collegiate ranks. Amid the recruitment wars over the past decades, the tenured mentor pitched his services to a ton of great talents including Jason Kidd who went on to have a Hall of […] The post Roy Williams’ recruiting letter to Lakers assistant Jason Kidd discovered in wackiest place appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Impressed With Andre Drummond’s Debut Before Injury

Andre Drummond made his Los Angeles Lakers debut on Wednesday night, and it was everything head coach Frank Vogel...

Lake Show Life

Why Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel should be coach of the year

Frank Vogel should be coach of the year for engineering the NBA’s best defense without LeBron James and Anthony Davis  Head coach Frank Vogel and the Los Angeles Lakers have defended their NBA Championship admirably this season. So admirably, the Lakers have given up the fewest points per possession in the entire NBA. For all the […] Why Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel should be coach of the year  - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

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Andre Drummond to make Lakers debut vs. Bucks

Andre Drummond will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Drummond made the announcement during his Zoom session with the media following his first practice as a Laker. Moments later, head coach Frank Vogel confirmed that Drummond will indeed start. Frank Vogel says Andre Drummond will start vs. […] The post Andre Drummond to make Lakers debut vs. Bucks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Andre Drummond gets ultimate compliment from rival coach after joining Lakers

Andre Drummond made the sports headlines on Sunday after joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans and analysts believe that Drummond can definitely help the Purple and Gold in their title defense. Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford is also in agreement, noting that the big man’s presence alone can generate wins. Per Kyle Goon of […] The post Andre Drummond gets ultimate compliment from rival coach after joining Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 Lakers who will get less playing time due to Andre Drummond signing

The Los Angeles Lakers did not hide their elation to welcome Andre Drummond into the fold. Following an ugly 96-93 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel could barely contain his giddiness when discussing the addition of Drummond, which was formally announced by the team just before tip-off. OFFICIAL: We […] The post 3 Lakers who will get less playing time due to Andre Drummond signing appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers know Andre Drummond's value: 'hard-working guy'

With LeBron James and Anthony Davis still out with injuries, Lakers coach Frank Vogel is thrilled to have Andre Drummond on the team.

Lakers Nation

Frank Vogel Demands Short-Handed Lakers Maintain ‘High-Level Intensity’ On Defense

From Day One of his tenure as Los Angeles Lakers head coach, Frank Vogel made it clear he first and foremost wanted his team...

NESN.com

Bo Burnham To Portray Celtics’ Larry Bird In New Lakers Drama On HBO

The cast of HBO’s new Los Angeles Lakers-themed drama has been revealed, including those playing some of the team’s biggest adversaries. Comedian Bo Burnham has been tapped to play Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird in Adam McKay’s latest project, according to Deadline. Michael Chiklis will take on the role of famed head coach Red Auerbach. […] The post Bo Burnham To Portray Celtics’ Larry Bird In New Lakers Drama On HBO appeared first on NESN.com.

OC Register

Lakers haven’t let NBA trade deadline deter their focus on improvement

From Coach Frank Vogel on down, the general expectation around the team is that the roster will get through Thursday intact. But the existing roster, minus everyone who is injured, is struggling without its two superstars.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Rumors: UNLV Eyeing Jason Kidd For Head Coach Vacancy

The Los Angeles Lakers’ triumph in the 2020-21 campaign put a spotlight on head coach Frank Vogel and members of his coaching...

Lake Show Life

The worst Los Angeles Lakers transactions of all-time

Every team at one point or another has made bad moves. Whether it was drafting the wrong player, making a trade, signing a free agent, or even a coach, sometimes things don’t exactly work out too well. We have seen this from practically every team, in every major sport. No general manager can ever get […] The worst Los Angeles Lakers transactions of all-time - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

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LeBron James’ injury means a huge opportunity for one young Laker, per Frank Vogel

With the Los Angeles Lakers missing All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis due to injuries, their teammates are expected to step up in their absence as they try to remain competitive. That was certainly the case in their 111-94 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, as Lakers coach Frank Vogel gave his other players […] The post LeBron James’ injury means a huge opportunity for one young Laker, per Frank Vogel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Collins shines as Hawks extend streak to eight with win over Lakers

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via For the Atlanta Hawks, a major test had presumably arrived in the form of an eight-game road trip to the west coast that began on Saturday. After winning seven consecutive games — against a mostly unimpressive set of opponents — since making a coaching change, they faced the reigning NBA champions to start a stretch that would potentially reveal how much better they may be under the guidance of interim head coach Nate McMillan. Even as the Lakers prepared to play a fourteenth consecutive game without the services of Anthony Davis,...

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Hawks’ Trae Young spills biggest change with Nate McMillan over Lloyd Pierce

The Atlanta Hawks saw a newfound resurgence as they toppled a strong contender in the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. With the 99-94 upset victory, the Hawks further improved to an 8-0 tally under interim head coach Nate McMillan. After the game, Hawks guard Trae Young spoke about the difference between McMillan and their […] The post Hawks’ Trae Young spills biggest change with Nate McMillan over Lloyd Pierce appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ assistant Jason Kidd gaining steam for UNLV head coaching job

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are still on the hunt for a new head coach. One of the candidates they have been reportedly keeping an eye on is Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd. According to Sam Gordon of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Kidd has checked the box on one of UNLV’s requirements for its coaches. This […] The post Lakers’ assistant Jason Kidd gaining steam for UNLV head coaching job 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 ✔