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In 1996, John Calipari wanted Kobe Bryant on the New Jersey Nets

College basketball Hall-Of-Fame coach John Calipari wanted to draft Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in the summer of 1996 whilst he was head coach of the New Jersey Nets. Of course Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets and then quickly shipped off to the Lakers, where he went on to have a brilliant […] The post In 1996, John Calipari wanted Kobe Bryant on the New Jersey Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

A star, a coach and a style: Why the Utah Jazz are the greatest threat to the Warriors in the next five years

For all the talk about the Rockets, Lakers and Spurs, we might be forgetting the greatest threat to Warriors: the Utah Jazz. In the 2012-2013 season, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry led a Mark Jackson-coached Warriors to a second place finish in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Harrison Barnes, David Lee and Andrew Bogut rounded out the rest of a starting lineup (Draymond was still relegated to the bench). The team finished 47-35 in the regular season, and the Dubs won a playoff series against the Denver Nuggets before folding against to the San Antonio Spurs in a 4-2 series...

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Jeanie Buss says Luke Walton has ‘done a great job’ getting team to buy in to his vision

In 2016, former Los Angeles Lakers player Luke Walton returned to the Lakeshow as their new head coach. When he accepted the job, Walton knew that he will be getting his feet wet under the pressure of the bright lights of Hollywood. It seems like the top brass of the Lakers is impressed in what […] The post Jeanie Buss says Luke Walton has ‘done a great job’ getting team to buy in to his vision appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Video: Kobe Bryant Details Longstanding Admiration For Nick Saban During Visit With Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team

While Nick Saban had a brief and failed stint as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, returning to the collegiate rank...

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Lakers coach notes what Rajon Rondo, Lonzo Ball must do as non-shooting point guards

The Los Angeles Lakers snatched one of the best playmakers available in free agency, signing LeBron James to a four-year, $154 million deal, but the point guard position remains a relative mystery, with two non-shooting point guards who have hit at 30 percent or worst from deep throughout their careers. Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo […] The post Lakers coach notes what Rajon Rondo, Lonzo Ball must do as non-shooting point guards appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers assistant coach excited about Brandon Ingram’s potential

Brandon Ingram will come into his third year in the league with a bona fide superstar teammate in the same lineup, and while his progress is slowly coming along after being drafted with the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, those in the coaching staff are excited to see what else could come in his […] The post Lakers assistant coach excited about Brandon Ingram’s potential appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers assistant coach details how team will use Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo

There were mixed reactions among Lakers fans when the team signed former NBA Finals rival Rajon Rondo to a 1-year contract this offseason. Aside from the fact that Rondo has had occasional problems in the locker room with his previous teams, he also is known throughout the league as a poor 3-point shooter. While Rondo’s […] The post Lakers assistant coach details how team will use Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Luke Walton Will Face Big Challenges Coaching LeBron James, Finding Balance With Lakers During 2018-19 NBA Season

The position of head coach in any professional sport offers little job security. Luke Walton may be the youngest head...

Lakers Nation

Timberwolves Head Coach Tom Thibodeau Believes Lakers Are ‘Instant Contender’ With Signing Of LeBron James

With the addition of LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers immediately made themselves relevant in the NBA once again...

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 8/3/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga details chats with Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas at Team USA camp Big3 ready to showcase its brand of basketball at TD Garden Celtics agree to two-way deal with guard P.J. Dozier Ice Cube talks BIG3's debut in Boston, Celtics-Lakers rivalry Lex Nihil Novi Walton Still Showing Flashes of Brilliance NESN Doug Gottlieb Explains ‘The Genius’ Of Celtics’ Roster Construction WEEI Celtics sign PJ Dozier to two-way deal Celtics Wire Jay Larrañaga discusses Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas...

ClutchPoints

Charles Barkley foresees assortment of problems for Luke Walton

TNT analyst Charles Barkley had much more than two cents to spare when it comes to the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, who have reloaded by adding the biggest free agent in the market in LeBron James. The longtime NBA standout offered that this season would be the one to test head coach Luke Walton, not […] The post Charles Barkley foresees assortment of problems for Luke Walton appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Channing Frye Notes Change Luke Walton, Lakers Coaching Staff Will Have To Make With LeBron James And Veterans On Roster

After the worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers hired head coach Luke Walton for the 2016-17...

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr praises LeBron James for opening school

Fans and fellow NBA personalities are often left marveling Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for his otherworldly exploits on the basketball court. It’s a different story this summer, though, as James continues to keep people captivated through his ways of using his elevated platform to raise social awareness and, of course, by his charitable […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr praises LeBron James for opening school appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Luke Walton Explains Similarities Between Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton had the honor to have played with Kobe Bryant in his prime, and now...

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 7/19/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Marcus Smart, Celtics agree to 4-year deal worth $52 million Globe What experts are saying the Kawhi Leonard trade means for the Celtics Celtics, Marcus Smart agree to four-year, $52 million contract Marcus Smart, Celtics reportedly agree to four-year, $52 million deal What's it like to play for Celtics coach Brad Stevens? Ask Butler Bulldogs. CelticsBlog Marcus Smart, Celtics agree to a 4-year/$52M contract ESPN Why Kawhi Leonard trades didn't happen for the Lakers, Celtics and 76ers Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James and Luke Walton pairing off to strong start

Recent comments from Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton suggest that the pair’s relationship is off to a solid start. Over the weekend new Los Angeles Lakers addition LeBron James made a trip to Sin City. Granted James soaked in some Lakers’ Summer League action while there, there was another key reason James made […] Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James and Luke Walton pairing off to strong start - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Stotts Calls Blazers’ Play in Summer League “Very Encouraging”

Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated caught up with the Summer League champions after beating the Lakers. The Portland Trail Blazers captured the NBA Summer League title Tuesday night with a 91-73 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. LA had beat Portland one year ago in the 2017 championship, but Portland’s experienced roster carried them to an undefeated Summer League. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated caught up with Blazers head coach Terry Stotts after the game, who praised the team for seizing their moment: “We had some experienced players but there wasn’t one guy who didn’t need to...

OC Register

How will the LeBron James Lakers play? Luke Walton has a new world of possibilities

Coach Luke Walton has a deeper, more experienced and far more talented roster for next season. He has more options after the team's roster upgrades.

Lakers Exit Interviews 2018: Luke Walton

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton's exit interview.

Does Luke Walton Prep His Team For The Denver Nuggets Mind Games?

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton was asked if he prepares his team for any of the Denver Nuggets mind games prior to their matchup on Tuesday.

Luke Walton Says Julius Randle Can Be Better After His Career-High Night

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton spoke after their 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers about Julius Randle's career-high night.