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Lakers Podcast: D’Angelo Russell knee update + Josh Magette discusses the D-Fenders’

It was a floor general discussion-heavy episode of Locked on Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers got some good news on Tuesday (kind of). D’Angelo Russell was cleared to resume basketball activities, however, he hasn’t been cleared to play in a game yet. Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin discussed why that is still good news for the Lakers to start the show. Later, Los Angeles...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
8 hours ago

Lakers Must Prioritize Defense to Make Playoff Dream a Reality

The hype train on the Los Angeles Lakers has begun to rev up, but if the team is serious about making the Playoffs this season, they need to turn it around on the defensive end of the floor If it wasn’t already apparent enough, Monday’s contest against the Utah Jazz was a prime example of […] Lakers Must Prioritize Defense to Make Playoff Dream a Reality - Lake Show Life -...
Via Lake Show Life
13 hours ago

WATCH: Luke Walton On Increasing Passes & Vocal Leadership

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton gives us all the injury updates. Plus, is Walton considering breaking up the bench for Wednedsay's game? How has he seen Julius Randle develop mentally? How can the Lakers increase their passes? Does Brandon Ingram need to be more vocal? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu...
Via Lakers Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: When Luke Walton Is Your Head Coach...This Looks Fun

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton putting in work with forward Julius Randle after practice. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant prior to final game: https:...
Via Lakers Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers Practice: Lou Williams Prior To Lakers Vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams says they didn't make too many adjustments at practice today and is uncertain whether he will start or come off the bench when this shorthanded squad takes on the Rockets on Wednesday. Williams talks about head coach Luke Walton's decision to bring hi and Jordan Clarkson off the bench since the start of the year. Watch more of our most popular...
Via Lakers Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, Tarik Black Out Wednesday Night

Despite making progress toward returning, Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell and Tarik Black will not travel with the team to Houston. When it rains it pours, they say, although it doesn’t rain too much in sunny Southern California; we’re in a drought. The Lakers are experiencing more bad luck with injuries. Backup big man Tarik Black went […] Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, Tarik Black...
Via Lake Show Life
15 hours ago

D’Angelo Russell Knee Doing Better, Will Begin On Court Work

The Lakers are the proverbial walking wounded right now. Nick Young is out with a strained calf. Jose Calderon is out with a strained hamstring. In Monday’s loss to the Jazz, Tarik Black sprained his ankle and did not return to the game. Larry Nance, Jr. sat out the game vs. the Jazz with a knee contusion. And, of course, D’Angelo Russell has been out with knee soreness and the...
Via Forum Blue & Gold
16 hours ago

Lakers Injury Update: D’Angelo Russell resumes on-court work; return timetable not given

Los Angeles’ starting point guard has made progress, but won’t make the trip to Houston. Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard D’Angelo Russell has been reevaluated, but has still not been cleared to play, though enough progress has been made to ramp up his activity, according to Bill Oram of the OC Register. Russell has missed the Lakers’ last eight games after receiving...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
17 hours ago

Lakers Silenced by Jazz at Home

Despite an aggressive late-game comeback and another Mamba-esque performance from Lou Williams, the Lakers dropped their third straight game on Monday night as the Jazz rolled into Staples Center and held off LA 107-101. With D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young still nursing their injuries, Sweet Lou continued to pick up the slack on offense (something […] Lakers Silenced by Jazz...
Via Lake Show Life
17 hours ago

Whicker: Lakers aren't giving in, but injuries have them giving out

LOS ANGELES >> They all say they don't use injuries as a crutchLuke Walton walked into his postgame locker room Monday night and saw yet another Laker using a crutch for an injury."I'm pretty sure he won't be playing tomorrow night," Walton said of backup center Tarik Black, who sprained his ankle in the third quarter.
Via LA Daily News
22 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: Is Luke Walton properly handling the Lakers’ bench?

Los Angeles’ reserves have been great, but are there too many injuries to keep them together? The Los Angeles Lakers have officially been bitten by the injury bug. The team is waiting for an update on D’Angelo Russell. Nick Young, Jose Calderon, and Larry Nance, Jr. are out (although Nance was cleared to play, but sat out anyway). The team additionally lost Tarik Black to an...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

Jazz hold off Lakers' rally to win without Snyder, 107-101

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 23 points and the Utah Jazz overcame the absence of ill coach Quin Snyder for their sixth victory in seven games, 107-101 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Lou Williams had 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers, who rallied in the fourth quarter and nearly stole a victory despite finishing their eighth loss in...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Jose Calderon out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring. The Lakers announced their latest injury problem Monday before hosting Utah in their 11th game in 18 days. The Lakers also recalled rookie center Ivica Zubac from their D-League affiliate. Calderon is averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The injury bug is hitting the Los Angeles Lakers at the wrong time

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at a surprising 10-12 record and are in the midst of arguably their toughest stretch of games for the season. After completing a six game stretch where they faced the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors (twice), and the Atlanta Hawks, the team set out for a four game road trip. They faced a suddenly resurgent New...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding process ahead of schedule?

Is this an early glimpse into the future or are these Luke Walton-coached Los Angeles Lakers already ready to bring back Showtime and reclaim the throne as the number one team in Los Angeles? As of December 1, 2016, the Lakers sit at 10-10, which would be good for ninth place in the Western Conference, and at a quarter way into the regular season, they already have more than half...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers G Young sidelined by calf injury

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night in a 105-88 loss at New Orleans. He had an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago that revealed the injury. It's another big blow for the Lakers, who already were without guard D'Angelo Russell due to a sore left knee...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young sued for alleged attack during pick-up game

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Nick Young is being sued for an alleged violent incident that took place during a church league basketball game over the summer. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a man named Luis Solis says he was playing against Young’s team in a game in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Aug. 18 when Young became “enraged” over what he thought was a missed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard angrily calls out Lakers fan who heckled him

Dwight Howard should fully expect to hear all kinds of four-letter words and nasty insults thrown his way when he plays games at the Staples Center, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand there and take it. As Howard was returning to the locker room following the Atlanta Hawks’ 109-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, a fan shouted something at Howard that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young wants credit for a steal on his winning shot

Nick Young made the game-winning shot in the Lakers’ 111-109 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, and he did so in unlikely fashion. Yes, Young actually intercepted a pass intended for another teammate, hijacked the ball, and tossed up a 3-point shot that went in. Observe: Young was just feeling it in the game. He scored 17 points on six of 12 shooting, including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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