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Podcast: If Russell Westbrook is going to work, the Lakers have to make life easier on him

Russell Westbrook figuring out how to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis is going to be a process, but Frank Vogel can’t make the same mistakes he made in the Lakers opener.

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Lakers drop season-opener to Warriors

LeBron James is still winless on opening night since he joined the Lakers after a poor shooting night from Russell Westbrook in his Los Angeles debut.

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Russell Westbrook says his off-court work to impact people is ‘way more important’ than winning a ring

While an NBA title is the ultimate goal for most, new Lakers star Russell Westbrook spoke about how much more important his off-court charity work is to him.

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Future Lakers Jayson Tatum, LaMelo Ball don purple and gold in new NBA video

The NBA saved Lakers fans some Photoshop work on Tuesday by putting Jayson Tatum and LaMelo Ball in Lakers jersey for a new video.

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Lakers will reportedly start Kent Bazemore, DeAndre Jordan vs. Warriors

Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook will fill out the starting five for the Lakers.

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Frank Vogel thinks that Rajon Rondo can help Russell Westbrook develop chemistry with Anthony Davis

The Lakers are hopeful Rajon Rondo can help mentor Russell Westbrook on how to get the best out of Anthony Davis.

Anthony Davis says his shooting is ‘pretty crucial’ for the Lakers, whether he’s playing with another center or not

Anthony Davis knows he needs to make shots, no matter who is sharing the floor with him for the Lakers.

Carmelo Anthony confident Lakers are ready for regular season

Even after a winless preseason, Carmelo Anthony still has plenty of faith in the Lakers heading into the games that count.

Lakers vs. Warriors Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. snap their opening night losing streak?

How the Lakers approach Tuesday’s opener against the Warriors, no matter the result, will be telling in terms of their mindset this early in the season.

Podcast: Can Lakers-Warriors build on Dodgers-Giants rivalry?

The Dodgers and Giants are the source of a serious Northern vs. Southern California rivalry. Could the Lakers and Warriors add to it?

LeBron James doesn’t believe in managing minutes to avoid injury

LeBron James finally revealed the extent of his ankle injury that sidelined him much of last season, but it isn’t changing how he is approaching this season for the Lakers.

Wayne Ellington out vs. Warriors, Malik Monk is probable, Kendrick Nunn is questionable

Wayne Ellington joins Trevor Ariza and Talen Horton-Tucker on the Lakers injury report. Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk still have a chance to play, however.

Lakers claim Avery Bradley off of waivers

The Lakers have filled their 15th roster spot, and will do so with a familiar face: Avery Bradley, who returns to the team he started a title run with in 2019.

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Lakers agree to two-way contract with Jay Huff

The Lakers and Wizards just effectively traded two-way players, as Jay Huff replaces Joel Ayayi in Los Angeles.

DeAndre Jordan says the Lakers will be fine no matter who starts

DeAndre Jordan might start for the Lakers, but he will also be all right if he doesn’t.

Austin Reaves is turning heads by filling in the gaps

The 23-year-old rookie has impressed nearly everyone on the Lakers this preseason. Not with flash, but by doing exactly what’s needed at the right time.

Podcast: Bold predictions for the 2021-22 Lakers season

With the preseason finished and the regular season just around the corner, it’s time for some hot takes about the upcoming Lakers season.

Joel Ayayi reportedly claimed off waivers by Washington Wizards

The Wizards’ offseason strategy of collecting former Lakers is a bold one with Joel Ayayi the latest addition.

Lakers Practice Notes: Monk, Nunn return to practice, Melo remains optimistic

In one of the final practices of the preseason, Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk returned to the court while Carmelo Anthony reiterated his belief in this Lakers team.

Anthony Davis says he feels good physically heading into the regular season

One of the bright spots of the preseason for the Lakers, Anthony Davis looks geared up and ready for a big season in purple and gold.

Kent Bazemore isn’t sure he deserves to start for the Lakers, but ‘1,000%’ would love the opportunity

Kent Bazemore is honored just to have the chance to play a role for this talented Lakers team.

Frank Vogel will consult with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and front office on starting lineup

The Lakers will definitely start Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, but Frank Vogel says the team hasn’t decided on the other two players who will join them. He outlined how those decisions will be made after a recent practice.

Lakers hoping Joel Ayayi will join G League team after training camp cut, aren’t sure when they’ll use second two-way contract

The Lakers are still not sure who they will add with the two-way contract they opened up by cutting undrafted rookie Joel Ayayi.

Frank Vogel says Lakers’ new offense is based around ‘intelligent movement through randomness’

Frank Vogel gave as many details as he ever has on the Lakers’ overhauled offense at practice on Friday, and LeBron James is already liking what he sees.

The Lakers are encouraged by their preseason progress, despite not winning a game

The Lakers were more focused on their overall development as a team than the final score of each game.

Podcast: How player empowerment might have led to player-specific fans

As players have charted their own path through the NBA, some fans have done the same.

The Lakers have waived Cam Oliver, Trevelin Queen, Joel Ayayi and Chaundee Brown

L.A. has finalized its opening night roster, while Cam Oliver, Trevelin Queen and Chaundee Brown are expected to join the South Bay Lakers. Joel Ayayi’s future is less certain after being let go from his two-way contract.

Frank Vogel says Lakers are still deciding whether Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard or DeAndre Jordan will start at center

Anthony Davis and DeAndre Jordan have been the starting centers for the Lakers all preseason, but Frank Vogel says Dwight Howard is still in the mix, even though it sounds like they like what he does better off the bench.

Frank Vogel says Austin Reaves has earned his trust during Lakers preseason

Austin Reaves may have a chance to get some playing time for the Lakers after all, as Frank Vogel says he at the very least trusts Reaves to deliver when his number is called.

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Podcast: Lakers go defeated in preseason; how much does it matter?

The Lakers didn’t accomplish much in the preseason, and it probably matters somewhat, but how much does it actually?

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Lakers finish preseason winless with loss to Kings

The preseason is over, and the Lakers didn’t win a single game, but there was a lot more to like in this game than their past five losses.

The Lakers waived Frank Mason III less than a day after signing him

The Lakers quickly moved on Frank Mason III, who is likely heading to join their G League team in South Bay.

2021 Lakers Roster: Here is everyone we know is coming to training camp

We will be updating this page with the Lakers’ training camp roster as it fills out.