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Stephen A. Smith thinks the Lakers’ biggest issue is the Clippers

For NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith, the biggest issue that the Los Angeles Lakers will be faced with is the LA Clippers. Smith’s answer comes as a rebuttal to Max Kellerman’s claims that the Lakers’ biggest issue is the coaching. To recall, the Lakers failed to lure in championship head coach Tyronn Lue who just […] The post Stephen A. Smith thinks the Lakers’ biggest issue is the Clippers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis gives Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor, Jrue Holiday buckets in front of Frank Vogel

Anthony Davis put up buckets over former New Orleans Pelicans teammates Jrue Holiday and Jahlil Okafor in front of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Peep the clip below where Davis unleashed his arsenal of offensive moves against Jahlil Okafor and Jrue Holiday. It should be noted that Davis stands 6-foot-10 yet he’s as […] The post Lakers’ Anthony Davis gives Pelicans’ Jahlil Okafor, Jrue Holiday buckets in front of Frank Vogel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Kerr devastated about DeMarcus Cousins

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, the former head coach for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, was devastated when he heard about his knee injury. The Los Angeles Lakers had big plans for center DeMarcus Cousins after signing the former All-Star center in free agency in July. Cousins signed for a little over […] Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Kerr devastated about DeMarcus Cousins - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Feels ‘Really Comfortable’ With Jason Kidd As Lead Assistant Coach

When the Los Angeles Lakers hired Frank Vogel to be their next head coach, they seemingly chose him with the condition...

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr says he’s ‘devastated’ for DeMarcus Cousins

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he’s “devastated” for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, who suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2019-20 season. Cousins played for Kerr and the Warriors last season. Warriors’ Steve Kerr on DeMarcus Cousins’ knee injury: “I’m devastated for DeMarcus. It’s been a couple of […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr says he’s ‘devastated’ for DeMarcus Cousins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to Tyronn Lue going to Clippers after turning down Lakers

Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins thinks it will be a “scary sight” for the Los Angeles Lakers to see Tyronn Lue serve as an assistant coach for city rivals Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers lowballed Ty Lue on the offer and now they have to see him on the same bench as Doc… that’s a […] The post Kendrick Perkins reacts to Tyronn Lue going to Clippers after turning down Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyle Kuzma says it’s fun ‘playing the right way’ with Team USA

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Kyle Kuzma has been enjoying his time with Team USA. Kuzma, the lone Laker with Team USA, says it’s been fun “playing the right way” under head coach Gregg Popovich and with all the star power on the USA team. “We’ve got a deep team. When you play with an […] The post Kyle Kuzma says it’s fun ‘playing the right way’ with Team USA appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers’ Roy Hibbert opens up about investment with Kobe Bryant; calls Lakers great a ‘killer on and off the court’

Former NBA center and now Philadelphia 76ers player development coach Roy Hibbert learned a lot during his brief stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015-16. And his connection with the team and Kobe Bryant helped him prepare for life after basketball. In an interview with Ben Standig of The Athletic, the new Sixers coach […] The post Sixers’ Roy Hibbert opens up about investment with Kobe Bryant; calls Lakers great a ‘killer on and off the court’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel will be a Coach of the Year candidate

As Frank Vogel prepares for his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he could also be a Coach of the Year candidate. When the Los Angeles Lakers signed Frank Vogel to become their new head coach, many cringed. Vogel signed to a multi-year contract with the team on May 13, 2019. The whole world […] Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel will be a Coach of the Year candidate - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma praises Gregg Popovich, labels him ‘my favorite coach’

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma recently commended San Antonio Spurs skipper Gregg Popovich. Los Angeles Lakers third-year player Kyle Kuzma has been putting in work over the course of the summer in preparation for the upcoming season. Kuzma has gotten the opportunity to get extra reps given his participation in Team USA’s training camp. […] Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma praises Gregg Popovich, labels him ‘my favorite coach’ - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers News: Jared Dudley Disagrees With Steve Kerr’s Comments About Anthony Davis Trade

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently came out and openly disagreed with the Anthony Davis trade...

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Lakers news: Jason Kidd says Frank Vogel is a ‘great coach,’ looking forward to using his experience as a player to help him

Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd says Frank Vogel is a “great coach” and he’s looking forward to using his experience as a player to help Vogel next season. The Lakers hired Kidd and Lionel Hollins as Vogel’s lead assistants on the Lakers. Kidd has coached the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks before, while Hollins […] The post Lakers news: Jason Kidd says Frank Vogel is a ‘great coach,’ looking forward to using his experience as a player to help him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyle Kuzma hails Gregg Popovich as his ‘favorite coach of all time’

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is soaking in all of the knowledge that he can from his experience with Team USA, especially with coach Gregg Popovich serving as top general. Kuzma, in fact, hailed the legendary San Antonio Spurs mentor as his favorite coach of all time, per USAB.com: He’s my favorite coach of […] The post Kyle Kuzma hails Gregg Popovich as his ‘favorite coach of all time’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma says he’s going to get his ‘game off’ whether he starts or comes off bench

Following a stellar sophomore campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers, big things are expected from 6-foot-9 power forward Kyle Kuzma in the coming season. However, it’s not confirmed yet whether Kuzma will start or come off the bench. The natural assumption is Kuzma will start, but new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel could decide otherwise. […] The post Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma says he’s going to get his ‘game off’ whether he starts or comes off bench appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Scouting the Enemy: Los Angeles Lakers

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via It’s showtime in L.A. once again? When the Los Angeles Lakers make their first appearance at FedExForum in Memphis to face the Grizzlies, there will be a ton of new faces in the purple and gold. How does Memphis attack a very balanced Lakers unit? Who is out? Head Coach Luke Walton (Sacramento), Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram all headed to New Orleans to join the Pelicans. Who is in? The Lakers acquired six time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis via trade from New Orleans. Pairing Davis next to arguably the best player in the world in LeBron James...

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Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Calls Gregg Popovich ‘My Favorite Coach Of All Time’

Aside from being the only holdover from a once-promising young core for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kyle Kuzma is their...

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Jason Kidd wants to share things with LeBron James which helped him ‘run the marathon’ at 35-years-old

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd wants to share things with superstar small forward LeBron James which helped him “run the marathon” at 35-years-old. Kidd is referring to how he played in the NBA at 35-years-old and was able to play in 81 games during the 2008-09 season with the Dallas Mavericks. James is […] The post Jason Kidd wants to share things with LeBron James which helped him ‘run the marathon’ at 35-years-old appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers news: Jason Kidd says Anthony Davis ‘has the total package’

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd can’t wait to coach superstar power forward Anthony Davis next season. Kidd, a Hall of Famer, is Frank Vogel’s lead assistant on the Lakers. He says Davis “has the total package” and can do everything on a basketball court. “When you talk about Anthony Davis, he can put […] The post Lakers news: Jason Kidd says Anthony Davis ‘has the total package’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Team USA experimenting with small lineups with Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma at center

On the third day of training camp, Team USA played a 5-on-5 scrimmage pitting the senior team fielding in a small-ball lineup with Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma playing at center. It was part of head coach Gregg Popovich’s ‘experiments’ as they continue to prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. In an interview […] The post Team USA experimenting with small lineups with Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma at center appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jason Kidd looking forward to helping LeBron James, Lakers achieve goal of winning championship

Hall of Famer Jason Kidd is looking forward to helping LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers achieve their goal of winning a championship next season. The Lakers hired Kidd as an assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. Kidd and James have a close relationship. They were teammates on Team USA back in the day. […] The post Jason Kidd looking forward to helping LeBron James, Lakers achieve goal of winning championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Rumors: Coach Doc Rivers Reveals How He Convinced Kawhi Leonard To Join L.A. Clippers In Free Agency

After helping the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA championship title, reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard became one of the most coveted superstars in the 2019 NBA free agency. After a series of meetings and thinking where he wanted to play next, Leonard ultimately decided to sign a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Many people were surprised by Leonard’s decision to sign with the Clippers. When the 2018-19 NBA officially came to an end, the Los Angeles Lakers were the frontrunners to sign Kawhi Leonard and not the Clippers. In an interview with Andrew...

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NBA Rumors: Coach Alvin Gentry Expected Anthony Davis To Demand A Trade From The Time He Hired LeBron’s Agent

During the 2018-19 NBA season, All-Star center Anthony Davis made one of the biggest headlines when he demanded a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. With the help of his representative, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, Davis informed the Pelicans that he has no intention of signing a contract extension that they planned to offer in the 2019 NBA offseason and wanted to be traded to a team where he can consistently win and contend for the NBA championship title. The Pelicans granted Anthony Davis’ trade request in June by sending him to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brandon...

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Opposing Coach Hopes To Play Lakers Early In 2019-20 NBA Season As ‘They Are Still Figuring Things Out’

On paper, the Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of talent and one of the best rosters in the NBA. Of course, games aren't played...

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Frank Vogel explains the offensive approach he’ll use with Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has revealed that he’ll be utilizing a post-oriented offense led by Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and LeBron James. Speaking with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated on The Crossover Podcast, Vogel detailed what would be his offensive approach in his first year as Lakers head coach. Just like his […] The post Frank Vogel explains the offensive approach he’ll use with Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ LeBron James will be ‘a primary ball handler,’ not point guard

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel clarified that LeBron James will not be the starting point guard in the upcoming season, but he confirmed that the four-time Most Valuable Player will have the ball most of the time. There were reports that James will start as point guard for the retooled Lakers squad. However, […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James will be ‘a primary ball handler,’ not point guard appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers news: Frank Vogel sees Anthony Davis as a ‘major focal point’ on L.A.’s offense and defense

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel says superstar big man Anthony Davis is going to be a “major focal point” for the Purple and Gold on both ends of the floor. Davis is not only an elite offensive talent, but he’s a stout defender who can defend positions one through five. The […] The post Lakers news: Frank Vogel sees Anthony Davis as a ‘major focal point’ on L.A.’s offense and defense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits shock at high-caliber players switching teams, doubles down that stars forcing way out is ‘bad for business’

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made headlines recently be denouncing the way Anthony Davis went about his business in hopes to get dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers. His comments were cause for controversy, despite his longstanding record of supporting player movement, though he recently clarified that he would’ve preferred Davis go about his […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits shock at high-caliber players switching teams, doubles down that stars forcing way out is ‘bad for business’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr clarifies Anthony Davis comment, says it should have been done quietly

Steve Kerr recently found himself in an unfamiliar position after criticizing the nature of Anthony Davis’ move from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Golden State Warriors’ coach has been almost exclusively lauded by his NBA peers for his pro-player stance on labor issues, progressive political views, and widespread reputation as […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr clarifies Anthony Davis comment, says it should have been done quietly 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 ✔