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2019 Schedule
0-0, 2nd in Pacific
McGrady: 'Kawhi Leonard is the biggest offseason move' (1:30)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton won't reveal his starting unit until Thursday but Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James and JaVale McGee played together again.

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The Lakers exercised team options on Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart for next season.

What are the oddsmakers saying about the Lakers? (1:13)

I'm Interested: Zach Lowe Previews the 2018-19 Season

Mike Greenberg talks to Zach Lowe about his expectations for the 2018-19 season (1:30), the historical context of the Warriors' greatness (9:10), the forgotten era of the league (18:00), expectations for LeBron James in L.A. (31:15), the biggest threat to come out of the Eastern Conference (40:30) and much more.

Rondo wants a ring with both Celtics and Lakers (1:06)
Walton stresses the importance of culture within a team (0:45)
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Rondo wants to be 1st to win in L.A. and Boston

"I need another ring," said Rajon Rondo, who seeks to be the first player to win a title with the Celtics and Lakers since they have been based in Los Angeles.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton won't reveal if he has decided who will start in the backcourt for the season opener. But he said Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the starting backcourt in practice today.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (tendinitis) participated in almost all of practice and was pulled out at the end for precautionary reasons. Walton said Caldwell-Pope is good to go for the opener against Portland.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers waive Johnathan Williams and Scott Machado to trim their roster to 16, including their two two-way players.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

It obviously is the end of the preseason but the Lakers players have had a lot of fun with each other on the bench tonight. And all the core players have been on their feet at times cheering for the guys on the floor finishing out the game. It's still early and the Lakers have a lot of bonding and chemistry to build but they look like a team that enjoys being around each other as the preseason comes to an end.

Stephenson swings at Cook, gets ejected (0:58)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers have watched Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson get ejected from the game tonight. After Stephenson was fouled by Quinn Cook, Stephenson flung his arm to get Cook off him. After reviewing the play, the officials gave Stephenson a tech and then announced his ejection. Draymond Green shared another moment with LeBron James, laughing from the Warriors side of the court before the two hugged and laughed some more.

Beasley gets ejected after altercation with Green (0:56)
LeBron stays vocal during night off against Warriors (0:29)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, seated next to each other on the bench, are not playing but have been acting basically as two more assistant coaches. The two constantly talk to their teammates and the coaching staff during breaks. And the two Lakers leaders have been talking to each other on the bench, occasionally sharing thoughts after certain plays. During one timeout, Rondo and James were talking with Michael Beasley about what they saw on the court.

McGee knocks down corner 3-pointer (0:26)
Jones flushes home lob from Curry (0:20)
Steph, Lonzo exchange back-to-back 3-pointers (0:24)

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Upon walking into the arena, LeBron James ran into Steve Kerr and greeted the head coach with a big smile and big handshake. The two had a friendly chat catching up.


Brian Windhorst Joins

Doug Kezirian discusses NBA season win totals with NBA Insider Brian Windhorst and professional bettor Preston Johnson. They participate in a "fantasy draft" and choose over or under for all 30 teams.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game108.111th
Rebounds Per Game46.42nd
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed109.625th

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