2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers first-year coach Luke Walton's evaluation after his first practice with the team at camp in warmer-than-usual Santa Barbara: "It was obviously a little sloppy at times, but it's day one with putting a lot of new stuff in. A big emphasis on defense today, but guys gave a great effort. They worked hard. It was a hot gym. I think we got some good stuff in."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram said he was "very excited" for his first practice Monday, and he received praise from coach Luke Walton: "You can tell he's been coached and he's been parented correctly...He's an incredible person. He competes but he does what you ask of him. He hasn't complained once since he's been here all summer. He's a phenomenal guy."

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Lakers rookie Ingram to start season on bench

No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram's quest to win NBA Rookie of the Year honors will begin on the Lakers' bench rather than the starting lineup.

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Russell on upcoming season: 'I'm excited'

D'Angelo Russell comments on Ivaca Zubac and Brandon Ingram's progress, explains how Walton's system plays to his skill set and what he considers a successful season.

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Zubac on Russell: Very competitive player

Lakers center Ivaca Zubac joins Mason and Ireland to talk about signing with the Lakers, his style of play and what he thinks of Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell.

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Walton on expectations for upcoming season

Lakers head coach Luke Walton explains what he learned from Steve Kerr, how he plans to develop the Lakers culture and discusses his expectations for the upcoming season.

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Trudell: Lakers get to move on from Kobe

Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell joins Allen Sliwa to recap Lakers Media Day and discusses how the Los Angeles Lakers plan to move on after the retirement of Kobe Bryant.

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Lakers Talk: Media Day recap

How will Brandon Ingram handle coming off the bench at the start of the season? Plus, Allen Sliwa recaps Lakers Media Day and catches up with Lakers broadcaster Stu Lance and Lakers new point guard, Jose Calderon.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher will join Spectrum SportsNet as a game day studio analyst for Lakers coverage this season, the network announced Monday. Fisher, who played 12 1/2 seasons and won five championships with the Lakers, will make about 20 appearances this season.

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Lakers turn page but Kobe remains big presence

The Lakers held their first media day in two decades Monday without their now-retired icon, but questions persisted about Kobe Bryant -- as if he had never left.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. said of the national anthem protests by athletes, "Obviously something needs to be done about this in the United States today, but as far as my stance, we as a team are currently in discussions of what we're going to do as a group, as a whole. That's something that I think as the brand of the Los Angeles Lakers [we] can really make an impact on. We have a while to figure everything out and put our bases in check. As a group, we will do something." Nance added that the Lakers' coaching staff and front office have told the players that they'll support whatever decision the players reach.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he and his players are having ongoing discussions about the growing trend of athletes' national anthem protests against the way African Americans are treated throughout America. "We've talked to the team about it as a group this morning," Walton said during the Lakers' 2016-17 Media Day on Monday. "It's obviously a very serious, important issue. I think something needs to be done. This country is too great to have happen what keeps happening. What that is, we'll decide as a group and continue to talk about what we can do. But I think, most importantly, it's what we get behind as an organization, individually and as a team. I know a lot of the media runs with what happens during the national anthem, which is a very big subject, because it's touchy from both sides. But to me, it's about what kind of change can we make and that comes from getting with organizations that are in action within the community and giving out time, money and whatever else we can to help this problem get fixed."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yi Jianlian finishing up at Lakers media day.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A reminder of happier times at Lakers media day.

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Metta's career and Russell's growth

Los Angeles Laker center Ivica Zubac explains what it's like to be in Los Angeles, D'Angelo Russell talks about what he learned last season and Metta World Peace discusses his NBA career.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A look at Jeanie Buss' office on her birthday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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