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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell is a big fan of new Lakers head coach Luke Walton, to say the least. "He's one of the best people I know, as far as off the court," Russell said Wednesday. "We communicate on and off the court as much as possible. I feel like I can call him anytime. He's not a head coach that will sit back and watch other coaches and colleagues train other players. He's always involved. He'll get out there and play with you if he wants. It's just great, man, having a young coach like him in the building." Walton replaced Byron Scott, who was let go this summer after coaching the Lakers for two seasons.

Isaiah Thomas schools Seahawks

The Seahawks held a free-throw shooting contest at practice today, and WR Tyler Lockett took home the team title, but there was a ringer who showed him up... Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics waived John Holland Wednesday, trimming the lone nonguaranteed contract on their overstocked roster. Boston now has 18 players under contract, including 16 guaranteed deals.

McCollum to make All-Star debut?

C.J. McCollum pushed his way into the starting lineup last season as a third-year player. He might push his way onto the West's All-Star roster next February, according to our Summer Forecast panel. First-time All-Star candidates

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Some illustrations of the Lakers' new training facility, set to open in summer of 2017:

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers' new training facility, expected to be completed by the summer of 2017, will be called the UCLA Health Training Center.