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2017 Schedule
19-39, 4th in Pacific

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson commented Thursday on the team's trade with Houston, in which the Lakers received an unprotected 2017 first-round draft pick and forward Corey Brewer in exchange for high-scoring reserve guard Lou Williams. "This trade allows us to continue on the path of building something special, while maintaining future flexibility within the organization," Johnson said in a statement. "Additionally, Corey is a proven veteran that will make a positive impact on our team right away."

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Las 48 horas más extrañas de los Lakers

Los dos días posteriores al anuncio de la llegada de Magic Johnson fueron bizarros en todos los niveles para la franquicia de Los Angeles.


Destined for La-La Land

With the trade deadline passed, it appears just a matter of time before Paul George winds up with the Lakers...either this summer or next.

The 'Paul George to the Lakers' conversation that never happened (1:34)
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12hMarc Stein and Calvin Watkins

Rockets deal McDaniels to Nets, Ennis to Lakers

The Nets have acquired swingman K.J. McDaniels from the Rockets, who also traded Tyler Ennis to the Lakers in exchange for guard Marcelo Huertas.


The benefits of signing Paul George

Ramona Shelburne talks about the possibility of Paul George getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and explains why she believes George will attract the "big names" if he's in a Lakers uniform.

Stephen A. disagrees with Le Batard on Magic (2:07)
Does Magic deserve criticism for Pelinka hire? (1:45)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Teams mulling Paul George trade apprehensive knowing he wants to win with Pacers and his Plan B is Lakers, sources tell ESPN. He won't commit long-term outside of those two teams, I'm told.


Barkley on Lakers interest in George

Should the Lakers have pressed harder for DeMarcus Cousins? Plus, Charles Barkley talks about the skill set of young players coming into the league, the Lakers' interest in Paul George and Magic's potential.

How can the Lakers make a trade for George happen? (1:46)
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Lowe: Magic's role, relationship with Pelinka

ESPN.com's Zach Lowe covers Magic Johnson's promotion, the dynamic between Johnson and Rob Pelinka, Johnson's ability to lure free agents to L.A., the team's outlook and expectations for the Celtics.

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Sources: Magic talks trade with Bird for George

The Lakers have inquired about the availability of Pacers star Paul George, according to sources, as Magic Johnson and Larry Bird now find themselves competitors in dueling front offices.

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Walton: Bittersweet time as Magic era begins

Magic Johnson swept in to soothe the rattled Lakers, a young, struggling team still reeling from front-office upheaval and the trade of leading scorer Lou Williams.


Can Magic make better draftees appear?

Much of Earvin Johnson's challenge will begin to take shape in four months, when the next NBA draft takes place. Consider the numbers for recent top picks made by the Lakers' previous regime.


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton agrees with new president of basketball operations Magic Johnson that he would like to retain all of the Lakers' young core, but he's hesitant to use the word "untouchable" in case the right deal comes along (Walton used Steph Curry hypothetically being put on the trade market as an example).


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said new president of basketball operations Magic Johnson met with the team before practice today to introduce himself and give them a brief message.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.626th
Points Allowed110.727th

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