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Warriors’ Draymond Green expected to return vs. Lakers

The Golden State Warriors are expecting forward Draymond Green to return in time for Thursday’s showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers. “He should be fine Thursday,” said head coach Steve Kerr, according to Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle. “He tried to go through shootaround this morning, and he was still hurting. We just […] The post Warriors’ Draymond Green expected to return vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Spurs players react to Michael Jordan’s powerful eulogy for Kobe Bryant

San Antonio Spurs players Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray, along with head coach Gregg Popovich and legends Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, were at Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s memorial on Monday. Like everyone in attendance and who watched online, they were moved by Michael Jordan’s eulogy for Kobe. Bryant […] The post Spurs players react to Michael Jordan’s powerful eulogy for Kobe Bryant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jerry West’s Net Worth Estimated At $55 Million

Jerry West has an estimated net worth of $55 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. After playing in the NBA as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, West moved behind the bench to coach his former team and served as a scout before eventually taking on the role of general manager. It was in this role that he had, perhaps, his greatest impact: trading Vlade Divac to secure the drafting rights for Kobe Bryant. In the same year, West signed free agent Shaquille O’Neal, laying the foundation for the Lakers’ three consecutive NBA Championships in the early 2000s.Click here to continue and...

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Frank Vogel declines to go into detail on Lakers’ move to waive DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel had a weird response when a reporter asked him about the DeMarcus Cousins news. The Lakers are reportedly waiving Cousins, just a few days after Vogel said the big man could play in the postseason: Frank Vogel declined to go into detail on Lakers’ front office thinking on […] The post Frank Vogel declines to go into detail on Lakers’ move to waive DeMarcus Cousins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics have a ‘very legitimate chance’ to compete for the title, per Lakers’ Frank Vogel

While the Milwaukee Bucks are considered the heavy favorites to come out of the East, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel thinks the Boston Celtics have a legitimate chance as well. Vogel tipped his hat to the Celtics and their success this season. Boston currently sits third in the Eastern Conference with a 39-16 […] The post Celtics have a ‘very legitimate chance’ to compete for the title, per Lakers’ Frank Vogel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis is the ‘best defender in the league’

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel praised star power forward Anthony Davis as the “best defender in the league” following Davis’ seven-block performance against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night: Frank Vogel believes Anthony Davis is the “best defender in the league” #Lakers — Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) February 22, 2020 Vogel pointed to Davis’ […] The post Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis is the ‘best defender in the league’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dwight Howard reveals how the Lakers are able to put their egos aside

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard says “sacrifice” is how the team has navigated through the season. There’s a lot of star power on the Lakers, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the way and Howard coming off the bench. Thus far, head coach Frank Vogel has done a good job of managing everyone. […] The post Dwight Howard reveals how the Lakers are able to put their egos aside appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Salt Lake Tribune

As Jazz put All-Star break behind them and enter a five-game homestand, can they get ’40 before 20?'

“40 before 20.”That’s an old Phil Jackson chestnut, one that the former Lakers and Bulls coach believed separated the elite teams from the rest. If you could pick up 40 wins before you hit 20 losses, you were legitimate.Every single one of Jackson’s 11 championship teams managed the feat, despite some closer calls where, say, Shaquille O’Neal didn’t exactly bring his A-game all season long. Twenty-eight of the last 31 champions have done it, a success rate of over 90%. Not too shabby for such a simplistic bar. The 1994-95 Houston Rockets, 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, and the 2005-06...

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Lakers News: LeBron James Respected Frank Vogel ‘From The Jump’

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has received nothing but praise since being hired during the 2019 NBA offseason...

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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Reveals DeMarcus Cousins ‘On Track’ To Get Healthy By 2020 NBA Playoffs

One of the signings that head coach Frank Vogel and the Los Angeles Lakers were most excited about from 2019 NBA free...

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NBA Rumors: Coach Frank Vogel Hints At Potential DeMarcus Cousins’ Return In 2020 Playoffs

After they successfully landed All-Star center Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins decided to ink a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2019 NBA free agency. Cousins teamed up with Davis and LeBron James with the hope of reviving his NBA career while having a realistic chance of winning his first NBA championship title. Unfortunately, months before the 2019-20 NBA season started, Cousins suffered a grave injury that will put him on the sideline for a long period of time. With the type of injury he’s currently dealing with, most people expected Cousins to sit for the entire...

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Why Frank Vogel credits Domantas Sabonis for him becoming Lakers coach

If not for Domantas Sabonis, Frank Vogel may very well not be the current head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. In the 2016 draft, the Orlando Magic traded Victor Oladipo, the No. 11 pick (Sabonis) and Ersan Ilyasova to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Serge Ibaka. 2016 was also the first year […] The post Why Frank Vogel credits Domantas Sabonis for him becoming Lakers coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins on track to get healthy by playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel says center DeMarcus Cousins is on track to get healthy by the 2020 playoffs. Cousins is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee. Vogel gave an update on the Lakers big man during his press conference on Saturday at All-Star media day in Chicago, via CBS […] The post Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins on track to get healthy by playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Frank Vogel jokes about Blazers’ Damian Lillard being injured on Team LeBron

With the All-Star weekend now in full swing, the anticipation continues to build for this spectacle’s main event — the much-awaited All-Star game on Sunday night. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has been tasked with the enviable role of having to coach Team LeBron. The 46-year-old could not help but kid around about […] The post Frank Vogel jokes about Blazers’ Damian Lillard being injured on Team LeBron appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel declares Alex Caruso is his ‘secret weapon’

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel revealed his unlikely secret weapon during a conversation with Allen Sliwa of ESPN’s Lakers Talk. Despite boasting key figures off the bench like Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers helmsman turned to an unlikely suspect as his X-factor — Alex Caruso. “He’s my secret weapon,” […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel declares Alex Caruso is his ‘secret weapon’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Why Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is such a ‘unique player,’ according to Lakers coach

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is undoubtedly one of the best centers in the NBA. However, according to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, there’s something that makes Jokic truly unique. ”You have to do it by committee. It’s really a five man assignment. He’s such a unique player that forces a lot […] The post Why Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is such a ‘unique player,’ according to Lakers coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kobe Bryant trained Gordon Hayward summer before his first All-Star selection

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward says he trained with Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant during the summer of 2016, just a few months after Bryant dropped 60 points against Hayward and the Utah Jazz in his final NBA game. Hayward didn’t know Bryant that well, so he asked Jazz head coach Quin Snyder […] The post Kobe Bryant trained Gordon Hayward summer before his first All-Star selection appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr reacts to Andrew Wiggins’ Dubs debut

Andrew Wiggins played his first game as a Golden State Warrior and coach Steve Kerr seems happy with the 24-year old’s first day on the job. Speaking to reporters after their 125-120 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kerr just just said it feels good to finally have a wing that fills in their most […] The post Steve Kerr reacts to Andrew Wiggins’ Dubs debut appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni reacts to beating Lakers with super-small-ball lineup

The Clint Capela trade looked like a moment of madness, but Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets may have made a masterstroke after the small-ball Houston Rockets took down the Los Angeles Lakers in convincing fashion on Thursday night. The 121-111 victory saw the Rockets triumph over LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of […] The post Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni reacts to beating Lakers with super-small-ball lineup appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Andrew Wiggins could make Warriors debut Saturday vs. Lakers

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says there is “a chance” that newly minted wing Andrew Wiggins makes his Warriors debut on Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN. Wiggins still has to pass his physical and is flying into San Francisco on Friday night. The Warriors acquired Wiggins […] The post Andrew Wiggins could make Warriors debut Saturday vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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VIDEO: LeBron James hits fifth straight 3-Pointer, Lakers bench mobs him immediately

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was on fire Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs, hitting five straight triples in an incredible stretch in the fourth quarter. Sure enough, when LeBron hit his fifth consecutive shot from downtown, the Lakers players mobbed him rightfully. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, however, wasn’t happy. LEBRON JAMES IS UNCONSCIOUS […] The post VIDEO: LeBron James hits fifth straight 3-Pointer, Lakers bench mobs him immediately appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets snippy when asked about LeBron James’ takeover

The San Antonio Spurs struggled on Tuesday and suffered a heavy 129-102 defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers. Following the contest, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was asked to give his thoughts on the recently concluded matchup, particularly with regards to the outstanding performance of LeBron James on the evening. Coach Pop did not appear […] The post Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets snippy when asked about LeBron James’ takeover appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich reflects on Kobe Bryant’s passing

Serving as the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs since 1996, Gregg Popovich has had his heart broken many times by Kobe Bryant’s on-court heroics during the Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers’ plenty of iconic battles over the years. That pain resonated for the 71-year-old legendary mentor last week, as he came to grips […] The post Spurs’ Gregg Popovich reflects on Kobe Bryant’s passing appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors assistant Mike Brown will coach Nigeria in 2020 Olympics: report

Brown has head coaching experience with the Cavaliers and Lakers.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from win against Sacramento Kings

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a nice win against the Sacramento Kings. Here are 4 lessons from the game.  Friday night was full of emotion throughout Lakers Nation. The Los Angeles Lakers played their first game after the loss of the “Icon” Kobe Bryant at the beginning of the week. Head Coach Frank Vogel voiced […] Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Lessons from win against Sacramento Kings - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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LeBron James has been a ‘tower of strength’ for Lakers amid tough times

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is indeed a true leader both on and off the court. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel can attest to that fact, claiming that James has been a tower of strength for everyone throughout these tough times. Frank Vogel on LeBron James: “I think he’s been really a tower of […] The post LeBron James has been a ‘tower of strength’ for Lakers amid tough times appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Doc Rivers claims best way for Clippers to honor Kobe Bryant is by winning title

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers believes his team can pay tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant by winning the 2020 Finals. Bryant’s only connection with the Clippers was when he considered signing with the team in 2004, but he also had a close relationship with Rivers, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and […] The post Doc Rivers claims best way for Clippers to honor Kobe Bryant is by winning title appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kobe Bryant shoes will be worn on bench by Lakers coaching staff vs. Blazers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel says the Lakers coaching staff will all wear Kobe Bryant’s signature sneakers on the bench on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Friday is the first game the Lakers are playing since the tragic death of Bryant: Frank Vogel says the Lakers coaching staff will all wear Kobe […] The post Kobe Bryant shoes will be worn on bench by Lakers coaching staff vs. Blazers 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 ✔