6:11 PM EDT, Wed September 28, 2016
Los Angeles Times

New-look Lakers talk about the future on media day

Luke Walton hurried to answer the question even before the reporter fully finished asking it. No, he hadn’t taken time to reflect on the opportunity before him, on the fact that he, at the age of 36, is the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. His mind has been elsewhere. “That’s not going to...

Orange County Register

Lakers begin post-Kobe Bryant Era with young coach, core

EL SEGUNDO – It was the first new day since Mamba Out, and players milled about in the Lakers practice gym, bouncing from one station to another, posing for official photos, snapping selfies, pausing for interviews. It all made for a pretty routine...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Lakers keeping open mind on how to protest amid social unrest

As the players all huddled together, Lakers coach Luke Walton and General Manager Mitch Kupchak addressed the team with a specific message. It went beyond any expected platitudes surrounding the 2016-17 season. It also surrounded the wave of various...

San Francisco Chronicle

Mike Brown relishes new beginning as Warriors assistant

Doctors later told him that, had he been wearing pants instead of shorts that afternoon, the material would’ve trapped the heat and continued the burning. Two weeks after the fire, between games three and four of the NBA Finals, Brown hobbled on crutches into the lobby of a hotel in downtown Cleveland for an informal job interview. In early July, he was hired as Kerr’s top assistant, replacing Luke Walton — now head coach of the Lakers — on a staff tasked with a singular objective: Meld the most heralded group of players in NBA history. The former NBA Coach of the Year has worked...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is upbeat about working with new Coach Luke Walton

His teammates’ and coaches’ sneakers squeaked on the court in front of Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell as he reflected on how much fun he’s having this off-season. “Last off-season was Looney Tunes,” Russell said Tuesday. “Wasn’t real. I didn’t get nothing out of it.” This off-season has been...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Luke Walton challenging Jordan Clarkson to become better defender

The lucrative four-year, $50 million deal represents the Lakers’ long-term optimism on Jordan Clarkson’s trajectory. He quickly established himself as a steal when the Lakers selected him with the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He attacked the...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes to find balance between guiding D’Angelo Russell, giving him freedom

With the ball in his hands, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell could arguably face a number of decisions with every possession. Should he take advantage of his offseason focus in the post and work in that area? Should he use his court vision to...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Luke Walton pleased with how Julius Randle, Larry Nance have worked on mid-range game

Defenders rarely offered a solution whenever Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. leaped toward the basket. It usually became inevitable Nance would throw down a thunderous dunk. Defenders occasionally found ways to limit Julius Randle’s imposing power....

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Luke Walton sees relationships growing as first training camp looms

EL SEGUNDO – Under normal circumstances, Luke Walton would have spent more time mourning a playoff loss. He would have spent more time celebrating the birth of his second child. He surely would have spent more time playing beach volleyball....

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Wolves' Kris Dunn will win NBA Rookie of the Year, peers say

The Timberwolves will have their third consecutive NBA Rookie of the Year winner — at least according to the rookies themselves. In an annual survey of 38 NBA rookies, the Wolves’ Kris Dunn was tabbed as the most likely winner of the award, garnering 29 percent of the votes to narrowly edge Brandon Ingram of the Lakers. Dunn was also named the best playmaker and tabbed the best defensive player in the rookie class — which would certainly make new head coach Tom Thibodeau happy. Dunn also fared well in the question about which rookie will have the best career, coming in second to...

Byron Scott Got Caught In Fandom Of Kobe Bryant Vs. LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott admits even he was a fan at times watching Kobe Bryant vs LeBron James matchup for the final time, but he doesn't consider it a rivalry. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Byron Scott On 'Tough Love' Approach, Final Kobe Vs. LeBron Matchup

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott evaluating D'Angelo Russell and the final matchup between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Minute Update: 3/7

Peyton Manning announces his retirement, the Lakers stun the top seeded Warriors and Illinois hires Lovie Smith as their new head coach.