Luke Walton calls Lakers beating Warriors on Christmas ‘a huge moment,’ thinks team showed what it’s capable of
Luke Walton says the Lakers may have showed their full potential in a win over the Warriors on Christmas Day, but it’s not clear when they’ll be able to be at full-strength again.
The Lakers have sputtered while LeBron James has been out with a groin injury, and now have lost Lonzo Ball. Yet, there have been silver linings that hint better days are still around the corner.
Michael Beasley knows people want him or other Lakers to talk about championship expectations or set other benchmarks, but he says the team just has to focus on the now, and he’s right.
Lonzo Ball will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a grade 3 ankle sprain, and Luke Walton is hoping it doesn’t derail the progress the young Lakers guard was making prior to the injury.
The Lakers announced that Lonzo Ball could miss the next month or more after an MRI revealed a grade 3 ankle sprain. The team will provide updates "as appropriate."
Luke Walton sees similarities between how James Harden is playing and how Kobe Bryant played when they both were on the Lakers.
Luke Walton doesn’t think Rajon Rondo and LeBron James will play against Warriors, won’t rush them because of injury to Lonzo Ball
The Lakers are hoping Rajon Rondo and LeBron James will get back on the practice court with them before they play the Warriors, but even with Lonzo Ball going down with an ankle injury, Luke Walton says the organization wants both players to come back 100 percent healthy and not hurry.
Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma say the Lakers are going to miss Lonzo Ball, who was ‘absolutely’ playing the best basketball of his career
Lonzo Ball going out with an ankle injury took its toll on morale in the Lakers locker room, with Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram speaking at length about why the team was deflated without their point guard.
The Lakers were rolling when Lonzo Ball went down with a sprained ankle, and then the Rockets came all the way back, took their first lead of the game in overtime and dealt L.A. a loss.
Lakers not willing to move Lonzo Ball, but Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moe Wagner reportedly ‘are available’
It sounds like after initially making Lonzo Ball available to teams, he’s now off the table, but the latest Lakers trade rumors suggest the team is still willing to part with Ivica Zubac, Josh Hart or Moe Wagner in a potential deals.
Luke Walton has enjoyed watching the Lakers learn from their mistakes and develop.
Kyle Kuzma watched highlights of his rookie season before setting his career-high in threes against Thunder
Kyle Kuzma had to literally look within himself to break out of his shooting slump.
Rajon Rondo is close to making his return, which forces Lakers head coach Luke Walton to make a decision with Lonzo Ball.
Once again, Ivica Zubac stepped up for the Lakers when they needed him most. It may have helped save his roster spot.
Ivica Zubac hasn’t always been in the rotation for the Lakers this year, but in a big road win against the Thunder, he was once again reliable when the team called his number, showcasing his evolution as a player in the process.