2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
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Lonzo Ball thanks Jay-Z for buying ZO2s

Lonzo Ball says he's "thankful" that rap superstar Jay-Z bought three pairs of the Big Baller Brand's ZO2 shoes.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.


Expectations for Lonzo

Andy and Brian Kamenetzky discuss expectations for Lonzo Ball, NBA players staying political, teen movies and Behind The Music.

What's the best-case scenario for Pacers amid tampering probe? (0:42)
Woj says 'burden of proof is great' in tampering cases (1:59)
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2dAdrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne

Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."


Simmons leading the pack in ROY odds

Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, missed all of last season due to a foot injury. That qualifies him to be considered a rookie in 2017-18. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives the Sixers foward the best chance to win the Rookie of the Year award this season.

Stephen A. warns Westbrook could land in L.A. (1:20)
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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.


Realistic expectations for the Lakers

ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski joins The Morning Show to talk about the rumored meeting between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the likelihood Kyrie joins the Clippers, and realistic expectations for the Lakers.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Team Stats

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

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