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Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue compares his team to Big Three squad

CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue, who won a ring with the Lakers in 2001, and was added to Doc Rivers’ Celtics staff a season after the team won the 2008 NBA title, was asked last night what team from his past most reminds him of his Cavaliers.The Cleveland coach didn’t hesitate.“Boston,” Lue said. “When I was there with KG (Kevin Garnett) and Ray (Allen) and Paul (Pierce) and (Rajon) Rondo and those guys, that was a tight group,” said Lue. “They did everything together, dinners and everything. This reminds me a lot of that Boston team.”Asked to name a player from his past who best...

San Francisco Chronicle

Rash of injuries reinforces NBA team’s need for superstars

SAN ANTONIO — In 2001, after his Spurs were swept by the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, Gregg Popovich told then-assistant Mike Brown that teams need at least three perennial All-Stars to win in the playoffs. “I believe he said that because some of that had to do with him feeling that, if somebody goes down or a guy has a bad stretch of three or four games, you need at least two other guys to be able to shoulder the load,” Brown, now the Warriors’ acting head coach, said before Game 3 of the West finals against the Spurs. … Since MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard left Game 1...

Will Los Angeles Lakers draft Lonzo Ball?

The Lakers head coach discusses whether or not the team will draft Lonzo Ball in the NBA draft and who will talk to LaVar Ball.

Los Angeles Daily News

NBA Draft Lottery: Lakers keep pick with No. 2 selection

NEW YORK - Nearly a month after they spent a season navigating the learning curves of a young team under a first-year coach, the Lakers gained something that could reduce their frustration and accelerate their rebuilding process.The Lakers received the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday, the third consecutive year they have avoided having to surrender the consolation prize for a disappointing season to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers prepare for draft lottery by going to combine in Chicago

After weeks of meetings, Lakers coach Luke Walton, general manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson flew to Chicago on Tuesday for the NBA draft combine. The lottery might be consuming the thoughts of fans, but that top pick is only part of the equation. At the combine...

Green Street | WEEI

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue likens potential Finals matchup with Warriors to classic 1980s Lakers vs. Celtics

Tyronn Lue and the Cavs may not be looking ahead to an NBA Finals three-match with Golden State just yet, but everyone else is. And Lue understands why. Speaking to reporters after practice on Wednesday, the Cleveland head coach compared a potential third straight meeting with Steph Curry and Co. in the NBA Finals to […]


L.A. Lakers Trade Rumors: Former NBA All-Star Headed To Minnesota Timberwolves?

If recent Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors become true, it could mean a fresh start for a former NBA All-Star as he reunites with his former head coach. The Minnesota Timberwolves could be the beneficiaries of a former Chicago Bulls star as the Lakers look to clear up some room for a possible trade in the future. Here’s a look at the latest rumors regarding the Lakers and Timberwolves ahead of the NBA Draft this coming June.Click here to continue and read more...

Luke Walton On Brandon Ingram Learning From Kobe Bryant, Coaching Lessons

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton talks about why they would like Brandon Ingram to work out with Kobe Bryant and pick his brain. Walton also talks about the difficulty of telling Metta World Peace that he isn't in their future plans. Walton also

Luke Walton On Brandon Ingram, D'Angelo Russell, Win Over Memphis

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton talks about what he liked in their 108-103 win over the Memphis Grizzlies and what he hopes the young players take away from pulling out a close one. Plus, three Lakers players getting double-doubles. Watch more