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Lakers’ Luke Walton believes ‘the game is starting to slow down’ for Nets’ D’Angelo Russell

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton was nothing but complimentary of Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell prior to Friday’s contest between the two clubs, saying via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: “You don’t want to say that a young player isn’t going to be able to do things,” Walton said Thursday. […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton believes ‘the game is starting to slow down’ for Nets’ D’Angelo Russell appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nets coach Kenny Atkinson refers to D’Angelo Russell as ‘Joe Cool’

Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell put forth further proof on Friday that he indeed has ice in is veins. The 22-year-old had another outstanding performance in a 111-106 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, and Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson had nothing but wonderful things to say about his star point guard following the […] The post Nets coach Kenny Atkinson refers to D’Angelo Russell as ‘Joe Cool’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton Commends Lakers For ‘Playing As Hard As They Can’ As Playoff Drought Reaches 6th Consecutive Year

After showing noted improvement in the second season under head coach Luke Walton, the Los Angeles Lakers...

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Josh Hart's sore knee will keep him out for Lakers vs. Nets; LeBron James will play

The Lakers said Josh Hart will consult with the team’s medical staff and his own doctors about a sore right knee that will keep him out of Friday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center. Coach Luke Walton said LeBron James is going to play against the Nets after missing Tuesday’s...

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RUMOR: Doc Rivers was advised against going to Lakers because LeBron James ‘doesn’t want to be coached’

LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down rumors this week of him possibly leaving the franchise to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Rivers says he’s staying with the Clippers as long as owner Steve Ballmer wants him there. Was Rivers, though, privately thinking about going to the Lakers and told by people close to […] The post RUMOR: Doc Rivers was advised against going to Lakers because LeBron James ‘doesn’t want to be coached’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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5 potential Lakers coaching options not named Doc Rivers

Before their victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, Doc Rivers shot down rumors that his Los Angeles Clippers head coaching tenure was coming to an end. When asked by reporters whether or not he’d be interested in taking over the Los Angeles Lakers job after coach Luke Walton is presumably discarded in the […] The post 5 potential Lakers coaching options not named Doc Rivers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Doc Rivers is denying rumors that he’s interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers

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Doc Rivers Crushes Lakers Rumors

In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, LA Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers has officially crushed the rumors of a possible move to the Lakers this summer. When asked about the rumors of a possible move to the LA Clippers’ cross-town rivals in his pre-game media availability, Doc Rivers stated that the […] Doc Rivers Crushes Lakers Rumors - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

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Doc Rivers reveals unspecified contract extension, shuts down Lakers rumors

LOS ANGELES – The rumors that L.A. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was interested in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers heated up over the last couple of days. Ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers, Rivers was asked about the talks, and he took a moment to shut them down. “I have a […] The post Doc Rivers reveals unspecified contract extension, shuts down Lakers rumors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Doc Rivers squashes rumors of Lakers transfer, says he already has verbal agreement to stay with Clippers

Well, at least it was fun while it lasted? After some brief speculation that the Los Angeles Lakers had interest in snaring Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers from the team’s cross-town rival, it appears as though such a rumor has already been halted in its tracks. According to Rivers himself, there is absolutely […] The post Doc Rivers squashes rumors of Lakers transfer, says he already has verbal agreement to stay with Clippers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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After 1-4 Road Trip, Luke Walton Hopeful Lakers Will ‘Regroup’ For Remaining Games At Staples Center

With only 11 games remaining in the regular season, head coach Luke Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers are...

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Lakers’ Luke Walton has hilarious reaction to Mike Trout’s deal with Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Lakers won’t be going to the playoffs this season, the team’s superstar forward in LeBron James missed a slew of games due to injury and his job may be in jeopardy due to all of this but head coach Luke Walton still has a pretty good sense of humor so it appears. […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton has hilarious reaction to Mike Trout’s deal with Los Angeles Angels appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Clippers’ Doc Rivers Emphatically Denies Rumors Of Interest In Replacing Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton

After leading the team to a nine-win improvement in each of his first two seasons, expectations and circumstances...

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies rumors of interest in Lakers, reveals secret deal to stay

Rivers insists that he’s committed to his current team and breaks the news that earlier this season he and team owner Steve Ballmer verbally agreed to a multi-year extension.

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Rumor: Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Lakers have mutual interest

As Luke Walton’s days reportedly come to a close as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the organization might not need to go very far to find their next candidate, as LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers has a reported mutual interest, according to longtime journalist Peter Vecsey: “According to a confidant, he almost always […] The post Rumor: Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Lakers have mutual interest appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers Injury Report: LeBron James & Lance Stephenson Out Vs. Bucks; Josh Hart Questionable, Tyson Chandler Probable

When LeBron James signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the front office and head coach...

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Front office not happy with Luke Walton’s refusal to hire a seasoned former head coach as top assistant

Luke Walton’s impending firing is more than a result of the Los Angeles Lakers’ incompetence in a season in which the front office tried to level expectations. While president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka tempered belief that the Lakers would wind up in the postseason, the front office was also shocked at Walton’s […] The post Front office not happy with Luke Walton’s refusal to hire a seasoned former head coach as top assistant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Magic Johnson May Try To Go For Doc Rivers, Is Delusional

 The Lakers Speculation Machine is already revved up with their first LeBron James-led season all but over. LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has been a name bandied about to replace the quite-obviously-outgoing Luke Walton for the Lakers, but if they think that’s going to happen, they might want to seek help. You need only […] Report: Magic Johnson May Try To Go For Doc Rivers, Is Delusional - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

Blazer's Edge

Jerry West, Terry Stotts share special friendship

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts has gone from idolizing Lakers legend Jerry West, to being good friends. “Never meet your heroes” is generally sound advice with professional athletes. The idol can rarely live up to sky-high expectations of the fan. Fortunately for Terry Stotts, meeting his idol, Jerry West, had a happier ending. Stotts explained on a recent episode of the Scoop podcast that he grew up idolizing the former Lakers Legend. “I wasn’t alone, I mean, in that era, in my era, Jerry West was the man,” Stotts said. Jamie Hudson explains that once Stotts became an NBA...

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Lakers Rumors: Front Office ‘Dismayed’ Luke Walton Didn’t Hire Former Head Coach With Experience As Lead Assistant

With the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly days away from officially being eliminated from the playoffs for a sixth...

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Lakers gave up too soon on Nets’ PG D’Angelo Russell

Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell showed out on Sunday in a thriller of a game against the L.A. Clippers, putting 32 points, 10 assists, and five rebounds in a heartbreaking 119-116 loss decided by a last-second game-winner by Lou Williams. Clippers coach Doc Rivers came out impressed, noting he had been fond of Russell from […] The post Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Lakers gave up too soon on Nets’ PG D’Angelo Russell appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rumor: Luke Walton will have plenty of options if he’s fired by Lakers

There has been plenty of rumors hinting Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton will no longer hold his position once the season comes to an end. Yet even if he’s fired by the team, he’s expected to bounce right back on his feet with “plenty of options” to continue his coaching career in the […] The post Rumor: Luke Walton will have plenty of options if he’s fired by Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Knicks coach David Fizdale introduces Kevin Knox to LeBron James postgame

There are definitely some perks when it comes to playing for LeBron James’ old coach. New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale’s time as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat overlapped with James’ tenure, and the two have remained close. Sunday, after the Knicks beat the Lakers when Mario Hezonja blocked James’ game-winning attempt […] The post Knicks coach David Fizdale introduces Kevin Knox to LeBron James postgame appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers coach Luke Walton explains why he didn’t call a timeout before final play vs. Knicks

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 124-123 loss against the lowly New York Knicks in a game where they led by as much as 11 with less than four minutes to play. The Lakers were up 122-111 with 3:44 remaining on the clock, but they were held to a single point the rest of the […] The post Lakers coach Luke Walton explains why he didn’t call a timeout before final play vs. Knicks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dwane Casey jokes about wanting to play high school teams

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey was one happy man after his team defeated a LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers side on Friday, 111-97. Following the easy win, coach Casey was asked if he would have preferred if James had been able to suit up on the evening so that the Pistons would have faced […] The post Dwane Casey jokes about wanting to play high school teams appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Lakers’ Luke Walton could be head coach candidate if Suns fire Igor Kokoskov

If fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, head coach Luke Walton could arise as a “top potential candidate” to take the same position for the Phoenix Suns, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Phoenix Suns have yet to commit to bring first-year coach Igor Kokoskov back for next season, and with only 16 […] The post Report: Lakers’ Luke Walton could be head coach candidate if Suns fire Igor Kokoskov appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Luke Walton seen as top potential replacement for Igor Kokoskov if he’s fired

Sporting News is reporting Luke Walton could be the Suns’ new head coach if they move on from Igor Kokoskov. The Los Angeles Lakers were supposed to be easily in the playoffs this season with the historic free agent signing of LeBron James, but instead they’re now full-on tanking as that goal is now out of reach. With plenty of changes expected in Los Angeles this offseason, one of those moves is expected to be firing head coach Luke Walton. In three seasons as the head voice of Hollywood’s favorite basketball team, Walton’s record is only 92-140 (39.7 winning percentage). Before...

Lakers Post Game: Luke Walton On Josh Hart's Impact and How They Game Planned Containing Harden

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton On Josh Hart's Impact and How They Game Planned Containing James Harden. #Lakers #LukeWalton #LakersNation

NBA Daily Show: Feb. 13 - The Starters

On Wednesday's episode of the show, the guys discuss the Celtics owning the Sixers, if Lakers head coach Luke Walton will be out of a job soon, and whether Anthony Davis is actually hurting the Pelicans. They also debate Michael Jordan's best free throw d

Brad Stevens Celtics Vs. Lakers Postgame Press Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens addressed the media following the game. For more: http://www.nesn.com/celtics/