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Thunder HC Billy Donovan on Lonzo Ball making 3-pointers: ‘We can’t be surprised’

The Oklahoma City Thunder absorbed an upset 138-128 overtime loss at home against Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night which would have been easier for Thunder head coach Billy Donovan to accept if it weren’t for his team’s pathetic perimeter defense. An obviously frustrated Donovan spoke in front of reporters following the […] The post Thunder HC Billy Donovan on Lonzo Ball making 3-pointers: ‘We can’t be surprised’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton Keeping Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tyson Chandler In Lakers Lineup Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

After the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a deflating loss to the Cleveland cavaliers that included yet another slow start, head coach Luke Walton suggested a....

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Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss still has faith in Luke Walton amid team’s woes

Despite the Los Angeles Lakers losing ways, Jeanie Buss is reportedly still on board with Luke Walton as coach. Everything has not been peachy for the Los Angeles Lakers of late. Despite injuries to LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, many (myself included) did not expect the drop off the team has experienced since Christmas. Surely […] Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss still has faith in Luke Walton amid team’s woes - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rajon Rondo commends Luke Walton’s work as Lakers coach

The Los Angeles Lakers signed superstar LeBron James last summer, and he brought a ton of expectations with him. With fans expecting the Lakers to be one of the title contenders this year, a lot of pressure has been placed on the shoulders of head coach Luke Walton. There have been rumblings about Walton’s job security […] The post Rajon Rondo commends Luke Walton’s work as Lakers coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Tyson Chandler Focused On Bringing Calming Presence To Lakers Starting Lineup

After another loss in which the Los Angeles Lakers got off to a slow start, head coach Luke Walton intimated a lineup change was coming for Tuesday's matchup...

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Kyle Kuzma Commends Luke Walton For Doing ‘Great Job’ Coaching Lakers Through ‘Adversity’

After growing with the Los Angeles Lakers young core through his first two seasons as head coach, expectations and pressure on Luke Walton dramatically...

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Luke Walton relishing challenge of coaching LeBron James-less Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is relishing the challenge of coaching this team while LeBron James recovers from a strained left groin injury. The Lakers have gone 4-7 during James’ 11 absences, and they’re bound for two more tests without him, according to James’ agent and longtime friend Rich Paul. “It’s the best […] The post Luke Walton relishing challenge of coaching LeBron James-less Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Pre-Game: Luke Walton Addresses Rumors About His Job, Explains Lineup Changes

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton Addresses Rumors About His Job, Explains Lineup Changes. #Lakers #LakersNation #LukeWalton

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Praises Tyson Chandler’s, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s Defense; Noncommittal On Starting Lineup Changes

After their worst loss of the season, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton inserted Tyson Chandler and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope into the starting lineup...

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Tyson Chandler to replace JaVale McGee in starting lineup vs. Bulls

The Los Angeles Lakers host the lowly Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night and, as he’s hinted at in recent days, Lakers head coach Luke Walton is going to make a change to the starting lineup. Per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Walton is going to start veteran big man Tyson Chandler over JaVale McGee and […] The post Tyson Chandler to replace JaVale McGee in starting lineup vs. Bulls appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: There’s internal concern that Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. has a significant thumb injury

Chicago Bulls rookie big man Wendell Carter Jr. underwent an MRI on Wednesday, according to head coach Jim Boylen. Carter hurt his left thumb on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center and woke up with tenderness in his left knee on Wednesday. Carter had six points and 10 rebounds in LA. K.C. […] The post Report: There’s internal concern that Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. has a significant thumb injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Luke Walton’s relationship with Magic Johnson has been good!

The relationship between Los Angeles Lakers head coach, Luke Walton, and president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, is one that will be tested in the coming weeks. It has taken me about a half a season to see that Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is in a tough situation right now. It’s one […] Los Angeles Lakers: Luke Walton’s relationship with Magic Johnson has been good! - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James participates in Lakers shootaround a day before next medical evaluation

For the first time since LeBron James strained his left groin during a game against the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day, the media saw the Lakers forward participate with teammates and coaches at a shootaround Tuesday morning. Lakers coach Luke Walton said James did “shooting and passing”...

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Luke Walton says ‘most likely’ he’ll change starting lineup vs. Bulls

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday and Lakers head coach Luke Walton says he is “most likely” going to make changes to the starting lineup. The Lakers are coming off a terrible loss to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers. L.A. lost by a final score of 101-95. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle […] The post Luke Walton says ‘most likely’ he’ll change starting lineup vs. Bulls appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers rumors: Jeanie Buss would likely overrule a Luke Walton firing by Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

If Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka decide they want to fire head coach Luke Walton, co-owner Jeanie Buss would likely stop it from actually happening, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Jeanie Buss is very fond of Luke Walton and she believes the former […] The post Lakers rumors: Jeanie Buss would likely overrule a Luke Walton firing by Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Interview: Luke Walton Said It Was Nice to Have LeBron & Rondo at Shoot Around

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton Said It Was Nice to Have LeBron & Rondo at Shoot Around. #Lakers #LukeWalton #LakersNation

Lakers Interview: Luke Says LeBron "Feels Good" & Has Started Running, Will Be Reevaluated Wednesday

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton Says LeBron "Feels Good" & Has Started Running, Will Be Reevaluated Wednesday

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Derrick Rose says Ryan Saunders has given the Timberwolves ‘more freedom’

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose says new head coach Ryan Saunders has given the team more freedom on the floor and made things simpler on offense and defense. The Timberwolves are 2-1 since Ryan Saunders replaced Tom Thibodeau, who was fired on Jan. 6 after the team beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 22 […] The post Derrick Rose says Ryan Saunders has given the Timberwolves ‘more freedom’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton Maintaining Confidence But Hopes Frustration Level For Lakers Is ‘Pretty High’

When Luke Walton was named head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, he inherited a young roster that was in the midst of a rebuild. Walton and the Lakers young core...

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The Lakers should not fire Luke Walton

So you’re telling me that the head coach of a LeBron James-led team may be on the hot seat? I have never seen anything like that before. With the Los Angeles Lakers stumbling to a 23-21 record by going just 3-7 over their last 10 games, rumors are already starting to circulate that Luke Walton’s […] The post The Lakers should not fire Luke Walton appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Considering Starting Lineup Change After Loss To Cavs

In what went down as their worst loss of the 2018-19 NBA season, head coach Luke Walton saw the Los Angeles Lakers again get off to a slow start against...

Los Angeles Times

Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram take on expanded roles with Lakers

As Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew watched film in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Lakers, he noticed Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma filling a big void for L.A. In the previous two Lakers games, Drew saw Ingram and Kuzma taking on larger roles in the absence of LeBron James,...

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Lakers Inexcusably Lose To Cavaliers, Who Snap 12-Game Losing Streak

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton and Kyle Kuzma warned against overlooking the Cleveland Cavaliers, who entered Sunday night on a 12-game losing...

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Luke Walton hints at change with starting lineup after loss to Cavs

After being down by 15 points in the first quarter and eventually losing against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton may implement a change in his team’s starting five. Per Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, Walton believes that the solution to their first quarter slump is a modification in the starting lineup. […] The post Luke Walton hints at change with starting lineup after loss to Cavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Things got ‘chippy’ for Bulls in Monday’s practice, Robin Lopez not happy

Things got chippy for the Chicago Bulls during Monday’s practice, but no punches were thrown, according to head coach Jim Boylen. Veteran big man Robin Lopez was reportedly not happy with what took place during the practice session at Santa Monica high school in Los Angeles, California. The Bulls take on the Los Angles Lakers on […] The post Things got ‘chippy’ for Bulls in Monday’s practice, Robin Lopez not happy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Los Angeles Times

Luke Walton warns Lakers to not take Cavaliers lightly

Coach Luke Walton will remind the young Lakers team not to overlook a Cleveland Cavaliers squad with the worst record in the NBA at 8-35 and has the longest current losing streak in the league at 12 games. He will remind the Lakers how they inexplicably dropped a game to a New York Knicks team...

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Calls Experimenting With Different Lineups ‘Tougher’ As 2018-19 NBA Season Reaches Second Half

To begin the 2018-19 NBA season, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton was heavily criticized for not having a set rotation through the team's 2-5 start. With nine new...

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Lakers remain vague on how they will reintegrate LeBron James from injury

Even though the Lakers said Thursday that James would be cleared for some on-court work, Coach Luke Walton isn't saying much about what that will look like during the team's two-game homestand.

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James cleared for shooting, but Lakers mum on rest of rehab

Lakers coach Luke Walton took a hands-off approach when asked Friday about LeBron James’ rehab for the next few days. “He’s getting re-evaluated again, I think, on the 16th,” Walton said. “So for me, I got a lot of other things that we’re trying to get done between now and then. We got a great...

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Mitchell-led Jazz don't let guard down with blowout win over LeBron-less Lakers

"He was ready to go tonight," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of Mitchell, who hit 14 of 24 shots with four 3-pointers and added...