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Frank Vogel Surprised Lakers Came Together So Quickly

Frank Vogel has proven to be the right head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers as he managed to lead them to the...

Inquisitr

LeBron James Challenges Kyle Kuzma To Become LA Lakers’ ‘Third-Best Player’

When Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went down with an injury, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Kyle Kuzma has earned the opportunity to start alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee, and Danny Green when they faced the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Kuzma didn’t waste the chance to prove to Coach Frank Vogel that he really belongs to the starting lineup, finishing the game with 25 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals on 68.8 percent shooting from the field and 60.0 percent from beyond the arc. Also, with 0.4 seconds remaining in the game, he knocked down a clutch...

The Denver Post

Nuggets’ bizarre fourth quarter vs. Lakers shows team is prioritizing health

When Jamal Murray came out of Monday’s game against the Lakers with 3:06 left in the third quarter, he begged Nuggets coach Michael Malone to get back in for the fourth quarter.

NetsDaily

SHAMS: JOE TSAI WANTS ‘FULL-SCALE’ HEAD COACH SEARCH

Photo by Matteo Marchi/ Shams Charania reports that the Nets will soon begin their long-delayed head coaching search and notes that Joe Tsai “wants a full-scale head coaching process to identify the best partner for team ownership, the front office, coaching staff and players.” As has been widely reported, Jacque Vaughn is seen as “a significant candidate,” but Charania also lists a number of external candidates... Several external candidates have emerged for the job, according to league sources: Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Philadelphia 76ers assistant Ime Udoka, LA...

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Not Named NBA Coach Of The Year Finalist

The NBA announced the finalists for all of their regular awards including MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Defensive...

ClutchPoints

Alex Caruso gets starting nod for Lakers vs. Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers will start Alex Caruso against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday in place of Danny Green, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Green is dealing with a hip injury. Los Angeles Lakers will start Alex Caruso in place of Danny Green (hip) today against the Indiana Pacers, coach Frank Vogel says. — […] The post Alex Caruso gets starting nod for Lakers vs. Pacers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Tyronn Lue, Jason Kidd could replace Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry

If the New Orleans Pelicans part ways with head coach Alvin Gentry, they could go after Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue or Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Gentry has one year left on his contract with the Pelicans. “Executive VP David Griffin and Pelicans ownership have a decision […] The post Tyronn Lue, Jason Kidd could replace Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel explains Anthony Davis-Kyle Kuzma frontcourt, JaVale McGee benching vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel went with a different look for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, playing Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma in the frontcourt. Meanwhile, Javale McGee made an appearance on the team’s inactive list due to what Vogel called a “coach’s decision.” It’s worth noting that the Lakers, who […] The post Lakers coach Frank Vogel explains Anthony Davis-Kyle Kuzma frontcourt, JaVale McGee benching vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Why The Lakers Didn’t Play JaVale McGee Against Rockets

Ahead of the contest against the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel announced that both...

ClutchPoints

Frank Vogel’s response to Lakers’ shooting slump

Even after dropping back-to-back games, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is still not too concerned about his team’s horrendous shooting slump inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. Sans superstar LeBron James on Thursday, The Purple and Gold figured in yet another rough outing, losing 113-97 to offensive juggernauts Houston Rockets at the […] The post Frank Vogel’s response to Lakers’ shooting slump appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook being held out vs. Lakers so injury doesn’t ‘get any worse’

The Houston Rockets are resting superstar point guard Russell Westbrook against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday due to a bruised right quad. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni says the team doesn’t want Westbrook’s injury to “get any worse” since he’s been playing through pain the last couple of games. “We just don’t want to […] The post Rockets’ Russell Westbrook being held out vs. Lakers so injury doesn’t ‘get any worse’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Live coverage: Utah Jazz take on San Antonio Spurs in Orlando

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have reached the back half of their seeding games in Orlando. The Jazz will take on San Antonio at 11 a.m. MDT. The game will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet. Utah will be without four of its starters — including Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale — who are all listed as out for the game. Follow the...

Lakers Nation

Frank Vogel: Lakers ‘Took A Step Back’ In Loss To Thunder

Head coach Frank Vogel was unhappy with the Los Angeles Lakers after not being able to bring good energy in a...

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Wants Rajon Rondo To Help Coach While Rehabbing

Already down Avery Bradley, who opted out of the NBA restart, the Los Angeles Lakers additionally lost Rajon...

ClutchPoints

Rajon Rondo to travel to Florida on Wednesday, but will not yet join Lakers in bubble

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Tuesday that point guard Rajon Rondo will travel to Florida on Wednesday and spend some time outside the bubble before coming in and quarantining. Rondo left the bubble a few weeks ago to undergo surgery on his fractured right thumb. Frank Vogel says Rajon Rondo […] The post Rajon Rondo to travel to Florida on Wednesday, but will not yet join Lakers in bubble appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Frank Vogel calls Anthony Davis the ‘most talented defender in the NBA’ after showdown with Rudy Gobert

Despite having the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert on the same floor on Monday, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel went ahead and proclaimed Anthony Davis as the best defender in the league this season. Frank Vogel said this about @AntDavis23 on a night he scored 42 points: Anthony is the […] The post Frank Vogel calls Anthony Davis the ‘most talented defender in the NBA’ after showdown with Rudy Gobert appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2 things Lakers must improve on offense, according to Frank Vogel

The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-1 so far since the NBA’s resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, and head coach Frank Vogel knows there are two crucial elements of their offense that must improve. As part of his media availability on Monday, Vogel noted that the team needs to improve on all aspects of […] The post 2 things Lakers must improve on offense, according to Frank Vogel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Rumors: Frank Vogel Received Votes For Coaches Association Coach Of The Year

Every year, prior to the actual Coach of the Year Award handed out by the NBA, the Coaches Association picks...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Did we get a finals preview vs. Toronto Raptors?

Was last night’s showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors an NBA Finals preview? With 2:08 in the game, the ESPN announcers declared that Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said the Raptors could very well repeat as champions. I doubt it. Not Toronto though. After tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers really showed they […] Los Angeles Lakers: Did we get a finals preview vs. Toronto Raptors? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Danny Green Declined Offer To Receive Raptors Championship Ring In Bubble

Before Danny Green and assistant coach Phil Handy came to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, the two were...

ClutchPoints

Kyle Lowry explains why Raptors have no chill after blowing out Lakers

The Toronto Raptors enjoyed an emphatic victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. While Kyle Lowry was their star of the night, it was Toronto’s suffocating defense that led them to the 107-92 victory over the No. 1 team in the West. According to Lowry, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse initially intended to ease […] The post Kyle Lowry explains why Raptors have no chill after blowing out Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse admits he was trying to honor Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during anthem

Players and coaches on both the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers took a knee during the playing of the national anthem on Saturday. It was a symbolic gesture against systemic racism not only in the United States and Canada, but throughout the entire world as well. For his part, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse […] The post Raptors coach Nick Nurse admits he was trying to honor Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during anthem appeared first on ClutchPoints.

DeseretNews.com

Utah Jazz face another tough challenge Monday against the West-best Los Angeles Lakers

Utah Jazz players sit on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) | AP KISSIMMEE Fla., — The Utah Jazz were not happy when they went back to their hotel in the NBA’s bubble on Saturday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s pesky defense, along with the Jazz’s odd insistence on playing nearly 48 minutes of iso-ball, sealed a blowout victory for the Thunder. It was a performance that didn’t sit well with head coach Quin Snyder or any of the...

ClutchPoints

Tom Thibodeau recalls last conversation with Kobe Bryant 10 days before his death

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau was texting the late Kobe Bryant just 10 days before the Los Angeles Lakers legend tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in January. During an interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Thibs spoke about that final conversation with the late Lakers icon. “Someone had […] The post Tom Thibodeau recalls last conversation with Kobe Bryant 10 days before his death appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Frank Vogel: Lakers Embracing Adversity While Keeping Focused

With LeBron James returning from injury, the addition of superstar Anthony Davis and a new head coach in Frank...

ClutchPoints

Clippers coach Doc Rivers delivers strong George Floyd message after Lakers game

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, but one of the main takeaways from the night wasn’t about the game itself. In continuing to bring awareness and reminders to George Floyd’s death, social injustice, and the Black Lives Matter movement around the country, head coach Doc Rivers made an […] The post Clippers coach Doc Rivers delivers strong George Floyd message after Lakers game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Clippers news: What Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Doc Rivers said after loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers dropped their Orlando restart opener to the Los Angeles Lakers, 103-101. Paul George led the way for the Clippers with 30 points, while Kawhi Leonard poured in 28 points. All in all, it was an encouraging game for head coach Doc Rivers, even despite the tough loss. Without […] The post Clippers news: What Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Doc Rivers said after loss to Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr explains ‘why we kneel’ for national anthem to ‘race baiters’

Steve Kerr might not be taking part in the NBA bubble, but the Golden State Warriors head coach hasn’t shied away from being a major voice against racial injustice. In light of the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers kneeling during the national anthem, the Warriors coach took to […] The post Steve Kerr explains ‘why we kneel’ for national anthem to ‘race baiters’ 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 ✔