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2019 Schedule
3rd in Pacific
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3hOhm Youngmisuk

Ball won't do full contact to open Lakers' camp

Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team will "take as much time" as needed to make sure point guard Lonzo Ball is healthy and will keep him from doing full-contact work at the start of training camp.

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4d

LeBron adds female coach drama to TV portfolio

LeBron James' production company SpringHill Entertainment has locked in another commitment from NBC on script rights for a show called "Hoops" about a female coach of a men's college basketball team.

Lonzo or Rondo: Who should be Lakers' starting PG? (1:45)
Kuzma on Flint's water crisis (0:20)
LeBron to L.A. captivated the summer (0:58)
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8d

I'm Interested: Roberts On Harmony In NBA, LeBron, More

Mike Greenberg chats with NBPA Exec. Director Michele Roberts about the relatively harmonious relationship she has with Adam Silver (3:00), NBA players' aptitude for self-expression (21:28), what makes LeBron James such a special person (24:30), the next frontiers for the NBA (48:10) & much more.

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11d

Yo! MVP Raps: LeBron, Durant '11 song released

A rap track titled "It Ain't Easy," which was recorded in 2011 and features former MVPs LeBron James and Kevin Durant, has been made publicly available.

Simmons, LeBron show off in pickup session (0:59)
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14d

LeBron stands 'with Nike'; Trump slams NFL

LeBron James said Monday he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, while President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the company and the NFL in a tweet Tuesday.

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15dKweséESPN staff

LeBron James flies to Berlin to watch Caster Semenya

NBA superstar LeBron James flew to Berlin this past weekend to watch Olympic and world 800m champion Caster Semenya compete at the 2018 Internationales Stadionfest.

Stephen A.: Lakers would win championship by adding Thompson (1:46)
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17dAdrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne

Sources: Lakers benefit from Deng $7.5M buyout

Luol Deng agreed to a significant give-back of $7.5 million in his contract buyout with the Lakers, clearing $38 million in salary cap space for 2019 free agency, league sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The stretch provision on the Luol Deng waiver projects to be right at $5M that will hit the Lakers cap from 2019-20 to 2021-22. The buyout gave the Lakers an additional $1.3M in savings compared to a $6.3M cap hit had Los Angeles waited until next summer and waived/stretched Deng. Los Angeles will have a cap hit of $14.3M this year and are still are over the cap.

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18dChris Haynes

Sources: Deng deal opens Lakers to '19 max FA

Luol Deng and the Lakers reached an agreement to buy out the final two years of the veteran forward's four-year, $72 million contract, sources told ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting NBA Finals prediction from Ron Artest:

Stephen A.: LeBron's been open about being best in the world (1:54)
Stephen A.: Lonzo's new shot is 'beautiful marketing' by LaVar (0:58)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game108.111th
Rebounds Per Game46.42nd
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed109.625th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-183547.427
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256