2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
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5hKevin Pelton

Pelton mail: Can NBA summer league predict future stars?

Kevin Pelton answers your questions on the effectiveness of playing with multiple point guards at the same time, changing NBA position names, the value of spending early in free agency and more.

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LaVar called for tech, pulls AAU team off court

After receiving a technical foul for arguing a foul call, LaVar Ball pulled his AAU team off the court and forfeited a game Saturday at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, California.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

"Form a line, form a line." Kids are lining up by the dozens to take selfies with LaVar Ball outside an AAU basketball tournament in Anaheim.

Would LaVar squash a Ball-Jenner romance? (0:51)
LeBron setting up shop in L.A.? (0:59)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose to have face-to-face meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers in coming days, league sources tell ESPN. No decision expected until next week.


Ingram: We're going to keep getting better

Lakers' forward Brandon Ingram talks about the state of his health, the confidence he's gained this past year, what Magic Johnson brings to the organization & upcoming season.


Ramona Shelburne on LaVar and Ball family

No, LaVar Ball will not stop talking. Not until it gets him and his family everything they want, starting with oldest son Lonzo in a Lakers uniform. By Ramona Shelburne.

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Rumor Central: Could Ian Clark land with Lakers?

If the Lakers miss out on Derrick Rose, their next free-agent target could be Ian Clark, who has played with Golden State the last two years.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Derrick Rose completed approximate 3-hour meeting with Los Angeles Lakers. Both sides felt good about it. Deliberation time.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say Derrick Rose "just wants to play ball," so it appears whichever team can sell its atmosphere, defined role will have advantage.

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Sources: Rose, Cavs engaged in serious talks

Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavaliers about a one-year deal, sources told ESPN, but he also met with, and is considering, the Lakers.

Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams (1:38)
Ball makes Lakers attractive for free agents (0:45)
Pelinka setting stage for LeBron in L.A. (1:34)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball is expected to need one-to-two weeks to let his mild calf strain recover.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball had an MRI on his right calf. The Lakers say the MRI confirmed a low grade (mild) calf strain.

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Magic: More triple-doubles to come for Lonzo

Magic Johnson said Lonzo Ball's summer league performance showed the Lakers are "already better" than they were last season and predicted there would be plenty more triple-doubles to come for his young point guard.

Magic calls Lonzo 'special' (1:08)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson explains why Lonzo Ball is "special" and how he does something that you can't teach -- deliver a "scoring pass."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson was asked if it was hard to move on after trading D'Angelo Russell. "I am not one of them dudes," the Lakers president of basketball operations replied. "When I say bye, that's it. I keep moving. I can't get caught in emotions and all that. That is not who I am. We moved and we kept moving. After that trade we went on to the next thing." Johnson added, "Like five teams called for D'Angelo [so] we knew that we could move D'Angelo for one of the pieces that we were looking for. So we decided on Brooklyn, they got a great player in D'Angelo and we got what we wanted."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson on what he wants to see with the Lakers: "Defend and get out on the break... I think we got the right mix of players... a versatile roster where guys can play different positions... the whole mentality has changed in this building."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson on the Lakers' progress in their new direction: "We are already better (with this roster). We are going to be an exciting team. I tell you what, I wouldn't want to miss a Lakers game (this season)."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson said his father would talk often about how he needed to watch Kentavious Caldwell-Pope more often. Magic says KCP was his father's favorite Piston. Magic not only loves his defense but that "he's mean. And we need someone mean... we got a steal. We never thought we would have an opportunity (to get him). We are happy. And my dad's happy."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson says Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's defense gives the Lakers versatility and ability to cross-match. Magic also makes it clear that he wants to see KCP, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr., "run, run, run!" with Lonzo Ball.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th
Points Allowed111.528th

Team History