A look at the latest happenings involving the Los Angeles Lakers:
Per the Los Angeles Daily News: “Hours had already passed since D’Angelo Russell scored seemingly anytime he took a shot.”
Per the Los Angeles Daily News: “But just because the Lakers’ loss to Cleveland on Sunday at Staples Center had ended, it did not mean Russell’s shooting would end. After becoming the youngest Lakers player in franchise history to post a career-high 40 points in a regular-season game, Russell carried that sharp shooting late on Sunday night at the Lakers’ practice facility.” (Full report.)
Per the Orange County Register: “At some point before the 2016-17 season ends on April 12 in Golden State, Lakers coach Luke Walton held out the possibility he would start Larry Nance Jr. in at least one of the 12 remaining games.
Per the Orange County Register: “Walton said the pairing could be with either Ivaca Zubac or Julius Randle, something Walton said he has ‘been happy with both of those combinations.’ But for now, Walton has put higher priority on evaluating Zubac and Randle together.”
Nance Jr. via the Orange County Register: “It doesn’t really matter. As long as I play, I’m happy. It doesn’t matter if I come off the bench. I’ve gotten used to it. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I’m not worried about it.” (Full report.)
Per the Los Angeles Times: “Nwaba is a Los Angeles native, a graduate of University High and the first NBA player from Cal Poly. He spent most of the season playing for the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate, who signed him after a tryout this summer.” (Full report.)