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Laker Film Room: Why Kyle Kuzma is struggling from 3-point range

The Lakers need Kyle Kuzma to get back to shooting the way he did during his rookie season.

Luke Walton thinks Rajon Rondo will play on Thursday, which Brandon Ingram says will give the Lakers back one of their key leaders

In getting Rajon Rondo back, the Lakers will finally have the vocal leader they’ve been missing.

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Lonzo Ball was ‘emotionally devastated’ when he hurt his ankle because he knows how valuable he is for the Lakers

The Lakers don’t have anyone who can do exactly what Lonzo Ball does. He knows that, and it made it even harder to accept an injury that came amidst arguably the best basketball of his career.

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Warriors roll through short-handed Lakers behind a barrage of threes from Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson caught fire from deep, and that was easily enough for the Warriors to blow out the Lakers.

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Lakers reportedly have ‘interest’ in Carmelo Anthony ‘but do not want to waive a guaranteed player to create a roster spot for him’

It sounds like after Carmelo Anthony gets bought out by the Chicago Bulls that the Lakers might be interested in acquiring him, news that dropped just hours after Luke Walton said that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka might try to make some moves.

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Podcast: Will the Lonzo Ball injury force the Lakers to be active at the NBA trade deadline?

With the NBA Trade Deadline fast approaching, fans are wondering if the Lakers will make a move due to injuries to Lonzo Ball, LeBron James and Rajon Rondo.

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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.

Lonzo Ball’s injury is far more damaging to the Lakers’ playoff hopes than it might seem

The injuries are piling up in Los Angeles, and this one couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Three silver linings for the Lakers during this stretch without LeBron James

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 talks expectations for Lakers, says team is trying to ‘take it a day at a time’

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.

Luke Walton thinks Lonzo Ball was ‘turning a corner’ for the Lakers before ankle injury

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.

Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with grade 3 ankle sprain

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 says James Harden’s historic scoring run reminds him of Kobe Bryant

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.

Lakers collapse late to fall in overtime against Rockets after losing Lonzo Ball to ankle injury

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 ‘loved’ the way the young Lakers have been developing and watching film more

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 has been fully cleared to practice just as Lonzo Ball was starting to get comfortable

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.

Lakers still ‘linked’ to Carmelo Anthony, but concerns about if they could open a roster spot and Anthony’s ‘conditioning and the overall state of his game’ remain

The Lakers can’t quite seem to shed themselves of reported interest in Carmelo Anthony, but signing him definitely isn’t a certainty.

Podcast: While LeBron James is out, the offense has to run through Lonzo Ball whenever he’s on the court

The offense the Lakers run just seems to make more sense when Lonzo Ball is in charge of it. This has to become the norm.

The next few weeks of the Lakers’ schedule could make or break the season

With LeBron James in Rich Paul’s protective custody, the annual Grammy road trip comes at a precarious time for the Lakers.

Josh Hart wants to do whatever he can to help the Lakers win

Whether he’s coming off the bench or starting, Josh Hart just wants to help the Lakers as much as he can. As a result, he was huge as the team upset the Thunder on the road.

LeBron James and Magic Johnson tweeted about how proud they were of the young Lakers for beating the Thunder

Magic Johnson and LeBron James broadcasted their thoughts on the Lakers getting a big win over the Thunder on Twitter.

Lakers beat Thunder without LeBron James behind huge nights from Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac

The Lakers started slow but came back for one of their biggest and more impressive wins of the season against the Thunder.

Kyle Kuzma says ‘of course’ it’s ‘harder’ for him to score with LeBron James out

Kyle Kuzma has missed playing alongside LeBron James.

Lakers reportedly still have ‘strong’ belief in Luke Walton’s coaching potential

Luke Walton’s coaching abilities are analyzed differently when you think of him as a young prospect, and for a coach, he is. The Lakers need him to reach his potential, and quickly.

Pelicans focused on improving team at trade deadline to convince Anthony Davis to stay, don’t plan to trade him

The Pelicans have had an up-and-down season, but their focus remains on keeping Anthony Davis in New Orleans, no matter the obvious ties to the Lakers.

Podcast: Should Luke Walton give Lonzo Ball the keys to the offense?

With LeBron James set to miss at least a few more games with his groin injury, the Lakers may need to have Lonzo Ball continue to take a larger role in the team’s attack.

Lakers vs. Thunder Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. steal a win?

The Lakers could be in for a long night if they come out of the locker room flat against the Thunder.

Brandon Ingram thinks he’s starting to improve his vision as a playmaker, and Luke Walton agrees

If Brandon Ingram is turning the corner as a playmaker like he and Luke Walton seem to think, it would be a huge development for the Lakers.

Rajon Rondo praises ‘competitive as hell’ Luke Walton, defends his offensive system

Rajon Rondo understands why the Lakers don’t run a ton of plays in their offensive scheme.

Luke Walton says he ‘complimented’ JaVale McGee and Josh Hart for how they handled being benched

Luke Walton was pleased with the way JaVale McGee and Josh Hart reacted to being removed from the starting lineup.