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Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Confident He Will Be ‘OK’ With Navigating Return From Offseason Knee Surgery

In the 2018-19 NBA season opener, a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton started Rajon Rondo instead of...

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Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scrimmages with 2nd unit

Is Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton already thinking about changing his starting lineup after one game? Walton said after Thursday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers it’s a little early for that, but it’s worth noting starting shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ran with the second unit in practice Friday, while Josh Hart played with […] The post Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scrimmages with 2nd unit appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers would like to give LeBron James more rest than he saw last year, but James says he is 'always fresh'

LeBron James seemed amused at the idea. Thursday morning after shootaround, he was asked how Lakers coach Luke Walton and he would go about managing his playing time in order to keep him fresh for late in the season. At 33, with James entering his 16th year, the Lakers want him at his best when...

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Skip Bayless takes a jab at LeBron James vs. Coach Luke Walton

Arguably one of the most intelligent players that we have seen in the league, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’ previous coaches make their on-court strategies based on the four-time MVP’s preferences and skills. Sports analyst Skip Bayless didn’t waste any time in taking a jab at LeBron and Lakers coach Luke Walton. Amazed LeBron […] The post Skip Bayless takes a jab at LeBron James vs. Coach Luke Walton appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton announces LeBron James, starters for opener

The Los Angeles Lakers open the 2018-19 regular-season on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night, and head coach Luke Walton is going to start Rajon Rondo at point guard, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at shooting guard, Brandon Ingram at small forward, LeBron James at power forward, and JaVale McGee at center, via Kyle Goon […] The post Luke Walton announces LeBron James, starters for opener appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni compares Carmelo Anthony’s move to bench to Bob McAdoo with Lakers

Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony made his first NBA appearance coming off the bench on Wednesday night during a 131-112 losing effort against the New Orleans Pelicans in the season opener at the Toyota Center. Prior to his nine-point outing, head coach Mike D’Antoni compared Melo’s transition into a bench role to another great perennial […] The post Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni compares Carmelo Anthony’s move to bench to Bob McAdoo with Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Luke Walton making it a point to keep LeBron James fresh

Luke Walton wants to reach greater heights with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he knows that in order to do it, he needs to keep LeBron James as fresh as possible. The Purple and Gold head coach emphasized that keeping James fresh and healthy is a priority for him, especially now that they are aspiring […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton making it a point to keep LeBron James fresh appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cris Carter believes LeBron James has ‘bought into’ Luke Walton

Cris Carter and Nick Wright talk NBA. Hear what Cris has to say about LeBron James' relationship with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton.

Lakers Nation Interview: Luke Walton Discusses Matchup vs Blazers for Season Opener

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton talked to the media about the matchup against the blazers and what the worked on for the last day of practice before the regular season began. #Lakers #LukeWalton #LakersNation

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Los Angeles Lakers offensive movement integral to success

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s vision of ball and player movement took huge leaps towards fruition this past offseason via free agency and is the key to a successful 2018-2019 season for the team.  The Los Angeles Lakers game plan this offseason will help further modernize their offense. The days of isolation dominate offenses […] Los Angeles Lakers offensive movement integral to success - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers Reaping Benefits Of Luke Walton Prioritizing Culture

When the Los Angeles Lakers hired Luke Walton as head coach, they were coming off an abysmal 17-win season and third consecutive year of...

Lakers Nation Interview: Luke Talks About The Backcourt And How He Decides On Who Will Start

Los Angeles Lakers Coach, Luke Walton talked about preparations for Thursdays first game against the Blazers. He also goes into his thought process on deciding who will start in the backcourt. #Lakers #LakersNation #LukeWalton

Lakers still undecided on Lonzo Ball as opening-night starting PG - Luke Walton | NBA Interviews

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton speaks to the media two days before opening up the 2018-19 season against the Portland Trail Blazers and how the decision to either start or sit Lonzo Ball if still uncertain. Walton also discusses the importance

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Starters Say the Blazers Face the Most Pressure in the NBA

The popular analysts rank Portland along with the Lakers and Wizards as the teams facing the hottest crucible this year. The Portland Trail Blazers enter their 2018-19 regular season schedule facing considerable pressure to succeed. That’s the conclusion of popular NBA Analysts “The Starters” who, in the video below, rank the Blazers tops in the league (alongside the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, and Denver Nuggets) when it comes to hot seats. They cite Portland’s salary cap situation, their 10-game losing streak in the NBA playoffs, Head Coach Terry Stotts’ tenure, and...

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Derek Fisher posts Tex Winter statement

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher just shared a very moving tribute to former team assistant coach Tex Winter. The 44-year-old New York Knicks head coach imparted a lengthy homage to Winter who passed away on Wednesday at the ripe age of 96. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin shared Fisher’s emotional statement on Twitter. Derek Fisher […] The post Derek Fisher posts Tex Winter statement appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol recount Tex Winter’s vintage preaching on hustle

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, currently of the San Antonio Spurs, both recalled what pioneering coach Tex Winter preached about hustle. In a tweet, Gasol shared his encounter with Winter, particularly during in his year wearing the purple and gold. One of the brightest basketball minds that I’ve ever known. I’ll […] The post Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol recount Tex Winter’s vintage preaching on hustle appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kobe Bryant, Luke Walton And Lakers Remember Former Assistant Coach Tex Winter

Former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter passed away on Oct. 10, 2018 at the age of 96. Known as the innovator of the triangle offense...

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Los Angeles Lakers former assistant coach Tex Winter passes away

The Los Angeles Lakers became the team of the decade in the 2000s thanks to the talent, skill and will of Kobe Bryant and the low post excellence of Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol. While Phil Jackson got the credit for coaching and leading that team from the bench, Tex Winter also played a huge […] Los Angeles Lakers former assistant coach Tex Winter passes away - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tex Winter, innovator of the triangle offense and a former Lakers assistant, dies at 96

Tex Winter, the innovator of the “triangle” offense used by teams that won 10 of the last 19 National Basketball Association championships, died Wednesday. He was 96.Kansas State University, where he coached from 1953-68, announced that he died in Manhattan, Kan.Winter spent nine seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach and consultant, and proudly claimed to have earned a basketball-related paycheck for 63 years of his life.After compiling a resume filled primarily with college basketball, he joined the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1985 as an assistant coach and began a...

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Steve Kerr reacts to Kevin Durant fouling out in 3rd quarter vs. Lakers

Wednesday night’s showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors brought a rather sluggish, choppy stretch of preseason basketball, one that saw Finals MVP Kevin Durant foul out of the game after 24 minutes of action. Head coach Steve Kerr was frustrated by the excess of offensive foul calls (the reason of […] The post Steve Kerr reacts to Kevin Durant fouling out in 3rd quarter vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday in Manhattan. "Tex Winter was a basketball legend and perhaps the finest fundamental teacher in the history of our game," said Bulls President John Paxson, a former player under Winter. "He was an innovator who had high standards for how basketball should be played and approached everyday. Those of us who were lucky enough to play for him will...

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Kobe Bryant has heartfelt reaction to the passing of his ‘mentor’ Tex Winter

Former NBA coach Tex Winter, a pioneer of the triabgle offense that led the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to multiple NBA championships, passed away on Wednesday in Manhattan, Kansas at the age of 96. One of his long-time pupils, Kobe Bryant, decided to send out a heartfelt dedication to Winter on Instagram. “My […] The post Kobe Bryant has heartfelt reaction to the passing of his ‘mentor’ Tex Winter appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Tex Winter, former Lakers assistant and Long Beach State coach, dies at 96

Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Lakers and served as a head coach at Long Beach State, has died. He was 96.

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Steve Kerr says LeBron James on the Lakers is ‘great for the league’

As a former Lakers fan, the Golden State Warriors coach thinks it's a good thing for the NBA when a star like LeBron James is on the roster.

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Luke Walton says Lonzo Ball, Rajon Rondo trash talk a lot in Lakers practice

As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare to open up the 2018-19 NBA season, there is still a lot of competition going on during practice. Whether that competition is for playing time or a starting role, head coach Luke Walton has to be happy with what he’s seeing. One of the biggest battles at this point […] The post Luke Walton says Lonzo Ball, Rajon Rondo trash talk a lot in Lakers practice appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton raves about Lakers guard Josh Hart’s intangibles

The Los Angeles Lakers have assembled a motley crew of veterans and youngsters going into the 2017-18 season. Of the youngsters, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma get the most publicity and media coverage. However, head coach Luke Walton raved about one of the lesser-known young guns when interviewed by Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints […] The post Luke Walton raves about Lakers guard Josh Hart’s intangibles appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton explains how he’ll juggle player development and trying to win games

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a complex situation this season. Head coach Luke Walton knows this. They added the best player in the league in LeBron James this offseason, which immediately took the team from an interesting group of developing youngsters to a near championship contender. Along with James came a group of veterans […] The post Luke Walton explains how he’ll juggle player development and trying to win games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton Believes External Distractions Stemming From LeBron James Will Be Unlike Any Lakers Franchise Has Ever Experienced

After two seasons as head coach of Los Angeles Lakers team that was firmly in a rebuild, Luke Walton now faces... Continue reading Luke Walton Believes External Distractions Stemming From LeBron James Will Be Unlike Any Lakers Franchise Has Ever Experienced at Lakers Nation.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s perfect answer on Draymond Green traveling to Las Vegas

Draymond Green is already ruled out for the Golden State Warriors’ Wednesday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas, but Steve Kerr provided a hilarious response to a question about whether or not Green will travel with the team: Draymond will still go with team on trip. Kerr: “It’s Vegas, so yeah.” […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s perfect answer on Draymond Green traveling to Las Vegas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton expects ‘more noise,’ compared to Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant days

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said that this batch of the Purple and Gold would likely attract ‘more noise’ as compared to the Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant era — and he’s not just talking about the roar of the crowd in the arena. As reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, Walton said that his […] The post Luke Walton expects ‘more noise,’ compared to Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant days appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Los Angeles Times

Lonzo Ball expected to play in Lakers' preseason game against the Warriors on Wednesday

The Lakers should soon get a better look at what their lineup might be during the regular season. “The season’s starting pretty darn soon now so Wednesday would be a good opportunity for us to give more time to what we like so far,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Lonzo Ball is on track to take...