2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 2/15L 137-101
- 2/24L 110-93
- 2/26L 119-98
- 2/28L 109-104
- 3/3L 115-95
- 3/5L 105-97
- 3/7L 122-111
- 3/9W 122-110
- 3/12L 118-116
- 3/13L 129-101
- 3/15L 139-100
- 3/17L 107-103
- 3/19L 125-120
- 3/21L 133-109
- 3/24W 130-119
- 3/26L 97-81
- 3/28L 119-108
- 3/30L 119-104
- 4/1L 115-104
- 4/2W 108-103
- 4/5W 102-95
- 4/7W 98-94
- 4/9W 110-109
- 4/11W 108-96
- 4/12L 109-94
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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer
Lonzo Ball here at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch. Wearing BBB slides.
Magic Johnson, calling D'Angelo Russell an "excellent player" with All-Star potential, said the Lakers traded the guard because they needed somebody "that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."
Magic Johnson introduced No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball at the Lakers' team facility Friday and, after pointing toward a wall where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed, said to him, "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day."
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Strong comments from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on their recent trade that sent D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, to Brooklyn: "D'Angelo is an excellent player. He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."
According to projected wins above replacement, Lonzo Ball is the best player in the draft. Plus, the Lakers did really well with their second and third picks.
Bureau Producer ESPN
Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka present Lonzo Ball with his new jersey at his introductory press conference.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Asked the one player he wants to one day play with in the BIG3, Allen Iverson says: Kobe. "That's like one of the dreams. I always played against him. To play with him, that would be a special moment for myself, my family, my friends, for the fans. And definitely my kids."
Andy and Brian discuss the Lakers' draft, Lonzo Ball, trade rumors and Rob Pelinka's plans. Plus, the Hallmark Christmas movies game!
Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor
Ice Cube says he's a big fan of what LaVar Ball is doing with his Big Baller Brand.
Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor
Big 3 founder and Lakers fan Ice Cube is happy to see Lonzo Ball on the Lakers, and says everything will be fine as long as Lonzo does his thing on the court.
Zach talks to ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst about the NBA draft, the deals that were made and the deals that might still come as free agency approaches.
Will Lonzo bring 'showtime' back to L.A.?
As point guard for the UCLA Bruins last year, Lonzo Ball ran the most efficient offense in college basketball. Now, as the No. 2 pick, Lakers fans are hoping Ball can bring that same fast-pace style of play to the Staples Center.
Before a conversation with Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton react to the NBA draft, grade the Jimmy Butler trade and much more.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Nice job by Lonzo Ball (LAL) and Jarrett Allen (BKN), two of the many draftees at Hunter College in NYC on Wednesday for a Jr. NBA youth basketball clinic and NBA Cares packing project.
Lonzo Ball was the right pick at No. 2, while less sexy selections Kyle Kuzma (No. 27) and Josh Hart (No. 30) could carve out nice careers as rotation players.
Did the Lakers make the right moves during Thursday night's NBA draft? Vote now!
Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th