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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers had referees at practice Friday and they were instructed not to call ticky-tack fouls, but forward Julius Randle was hit in the mouth and began bleeding. He stayed in for the next drill. It's not clear if he'll need stitches. "I think they missed that [foul]," Lakes coach Luke Walton said of the officials. "When another guys is bleeding, it's usually a sign they got fouled."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton was asked to evaluate how the Lakers' rookies sang to a crowd Thursday night. "I respected the effort but not impressed with the talent," he said. Years ago, Walton endured plenty of rookie hazing alongside veterans such as Shaq and Kobe Bryant, though he wouldn't clarify what exactly happened. "Yeah, I've seen a shrink about it," Walton said with a grin. "Had to block that out of my life."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers' practices have featured fun competitions under new head coach Luke Walton, including a 3-point shoot-out, one-on-one battles and a home-run pass challenge. " I definitely wasn't expecting that," says point guard D'Angelo Russell. "It feels like you're going back to your roots, going back to high school days and stuff like that, where you're just competing and laughing about it at the same time."

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New atmosphere under Luke Walton

Andy and Brian discuss the new atmosphere under Luke Walton, Jim Buss' self-imposed "clock," and the atrocity that is Gefilte fish.

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Menos Kobe y más música en los nuevos Lakers‏

La temporada de Los Ángeles ya está en marcha y con el retiro de Kobe Bryant, por primera vez en su historia el plantel no tiene a un líder definido. Leer

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Bringing Ingram off bench takes pressure off (1:19)

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.

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

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