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2018 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
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Vegas split on Ball, Simmons as ROY favorite

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball opened as the 9-5 favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, but Westgate SuperBook went with Sixers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2.

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Summer Forecast: West standings for 2017-18

Despite LaVar Ball's guarantee, our panel does not see the Lakers making the playoffs this season. But they should improve enough to not gift a top-five pick to Boston or Philadelphia.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Lakers' CEO & Controlling Owner Jeanie Buss on the passing of former Laker Tommy Hawkins:

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Can the Clippers land Kyrie?

Is there any way the Clippers can land Kyrie? Plus, Ramona Shelburne talks about the possibility of LeBron James coming to L.A. and which two players could join him in 2018.

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Lakers' season preview

Mike Trudell and Andy Kamenetzky look over the the Los Angeles Lakers' schedule and explain how many games the Lakers may have a shot at winning. Plus, Trudell explains why he doesn't like the Sammy Watkins trade.

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NBA Lockdown: Schedule, Kyrie Latest, Temecula

Jorge Sedano talks to Sam Esfandiari of Warriorsworld.com, along with Nick Sciria and James Holas of Bballbreakdown.com about the NBA schedule release, the latest in the Kyrie Irving saga, the origins of "Meet me in Temecula" and much more.

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Latest NBA news and rumors

Are Cavaliers operating as if LeBron is already gone? What is the best possible deal for Kyrie Irving? Plus, NBA Front Office Insider Amin Elhassan talks about the over/under for Laker wins this upcoming season.

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Battle of L.A. preview

If you are starting an NBA franchise with one player, is it Kobe or LeBron? Could Lonzo Ball be the first ever Lakers Rookie Of The Year? Plus, the Battle of L.A. is on opening night at Staples Center and Allen Sliwa has a preview.

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Lakers' season quickly approaching

The Lakers schedule is released and Allen Sliwa picks out some of the bigger games to look forward to. Plus, Jordan Schultz from Yahoo Sports calls in to talk about the 2017-2018 Lakers upcoming season.

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Lakers' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

Laker fans will get their first look at Lonzo Ball in "real action" on Thursday, Oct. 19 vs. the Clippers. The Lakers' first meeting with the Warriors will be at Staples Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Cavs-Lakers games figure to be must-see TV this year. Cleveland hosts LAL on Dec. 14 in the first time LeBron James will play Lonzo Ball. Then on March 11th the Cavs play at Staples Center where Lakers fans will surely pull out all the stops to show their love for James to try to recruit him for the summer of 2018.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

On Mar. 11, LeBron James makes his annual trip to play the Lakers in LA. This time, though, there will be plenty of hype surrounding James' future and the possibility of him becoming a Laker next summer. James can opt out of his contract after this season and the Lakers have been prepping for their big superstar shopping spree next summer.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

On Jan. 3, the Thunder visit the Lakers. Considering that Paul George made it no secret that he originally wanted to become a Laker before being traded, this game will have plenty of buzz.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers are on ESPN 11 times this season, including on Nov. 22 when they visit Sacramento for a budding rivalry rookie showdown between Ball and the fifth overall pick De'Aaron Fox. Fox was disappointed when Ball was held out of what was a highly-anticipated showdown at the Vegas Summer League in July.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid will face Lonzo Ball for the first time when the Sixers visit the Lakers on Nov. 15. Embiid and LaVar Ball traded verbal jabs during the summer. Also, the Sixers' No. 1 overall pick (Markelle Fultz) faces the No. 2 pick (Ball) along with Ben Simmons and his Showtime-like passing ability on display in Los Angeles for the first time.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

D'Angelo Russell doesn't have to wait long to show the Lakers what they traded away. He returns to Los Angeles on Nov. 3 with the Nets.

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Was it smart for Lonzo to publicly choose LeBron over Kobe? (1:09)
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Magic's amazing year (1:46)
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Bye, LaVar: Ice Cube wins BIG3 4-point duel

The rapper and co-founder of the three-on-three basketball league -- which features a spot on the court for a 4-pointer -- bested the father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball during Sunday's showcase at Staples Center.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

After giving Rashad McCants his "Showtime" ZO2s, LaVar Ball walks around the bowels of Staples Center in just socks.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

LaVar Ball gives Trilogy player Rashas McCants his "Showtime" ZO2s following his 4-point shootout challenge with Ice Cube.

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OK that Lonzo took Fultz's spot in photo? (0:33)

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549

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