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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart has been working on his shooting, defensive quickness and has placed a big emphasis on his dribbling this offseason. He wants to "dominate" in summer league action next month. "I was a solid defender this year but next year being able to guard smaller, quicker guys, those types of things are the main emphasis for me this summer," said Hart, who co-hosted 200 youth from local nonprofits to watch a screening of "Uncle Drew" along with LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell. "… I want to dominate [at summer league but] that doesn't mean I have to go out there and score 30 points every time. I can go out there and have 15 points, 10 rebounds and five or six assists and some steals. It is not just about scoring but going out there and showing the team and front office that I am improving and capable of taking the next step."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart would love to see the Lakers draft one of his Villanova guys on Thursday night. Hart, who was drafted 30th overall out of Villanova last year, will spend draft night with former Wildcats teammate Jalen Brunson in New Jersey but will be in constant contact with Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman throughout the night as well. "Obviously, I want one of them on my team, one of the four," said Hart, who along with LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell hosted a free screening of "Uncle Drew" for 200 local youth from local nonprofits like Brotherhood Crusade, Boys and Girls Club Venice and The Right Way Foundation in Los Angeles. "I am very excited to see where those guys land."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

As free agency nears, Josh Hart said he tried persuading Paul George to come to LA when the two attended the recent E3 Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am event. "I did a little recruiting, some subtle jabs with him," said Hart, who along with LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell hosted 200 local youth from local nonprofits for a free screening of "Uncle Drew" in Los Angeles. "It was fun. I told him that you can't beat 85 degrees and sunny in December. This weather as you can tell is amazing. I told him he should probably live in Playa Vista or Manhattan Beach. That was my two cents."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart says Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers' young core remain tight and reiterated that all the social media back and forth was light-hearted "fun." Hart said Ball's diss track on Kuzma was "interesting" but that all the roasting remains in the spirit of good-natured roasting. "We are 22, 23-year-old kids, we are just taking little subtle jabs and that kind of thing," Hart said as he and LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell hosted a free screening of "Uncle Drew" for 200 local youth from local nonprofits like Brotherhood Crusade, Boys and Girls Club Venice and The Right Way Foundation in Los Angeles. "It is nothing more than that. We are all close off the court. And that is all it is, just messing around, having fun. We are cool off the court, we are cool on the court. That wasn't anything."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde ‘ Frazier signed a lifetime contract with Puma on the same day the shoe company signed No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton. Frazier, Puma's original endorser, was asked in an interview with ESPN.com about David Fizdale and Kristaps Porzingis: "I like the idea that he's a defensive coach. He seems to be a player's coach – I think guys will like that. That will be a big advantage. The team is going to get better no matter who they get but they have to improve their defense. To me, that's the catapult." On Kristaps Porzingis' potential five-year, $157 million extension, Frazier says the club is ‘in a real quagmire' over the uncertainty regarding Porzingis' health in the wake of his ACL tear. "The Knicks have been burned so often with paying guys and then they don't produce. Will he return to his normal form? It's tough to tell." Assuming his rehab progresses well, Porzingis is expected to be out until at least early December.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier on signing a lifetime contract with Puma on Monday: "It's surreal. When I see (Michael) Joran, I see LeBron (James), I see Kobe (Bryant), I was the guy who started it – 1973," said Frazier, who was Puma's original endorser. "No hoopla. No fanfare. Just went there, sat down with the guy and signed the contract. I think the first contract was $5,000 and all the shoes I wanted. In those days, no one was getting paid. I remember the guys on the team teasing me. ‘Oh you think you're famous. You've got your own sneaker.' (laughs). It was a joy to do that. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, we sold so many shoes. We couldn't keep them in stores." Puma also reportedly signed DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Zhaire Smith to sneaker deals.