Could David Fizdale replace Luke Walton as Lakers head coach?

Jose Verdugo
Enero 14, 2018

This Saturday matinee game at American Airlines Center between the Western Conference's 12-place Mavericks and 13-place Lakers had virtually nothing at stake, but packed some intriguing subplots.

If he continues to develop at this rate, Ingram looks set to be the cornerstone of the Lakers franchise. Hopefully she stays the course, because doing anything that gives LaVar Ball power would be a death knell for this organization.

Head to head, the over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Los Angeles. Randle is averaging 17.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a starter.

I usually stay away from discussing what-if trade scenarios, but it's tough to ignore the noise around this Lakers team, A name that's been mentioned in trade talks since the offseason is fourth-year forward Julius Randle. The Lakers won in overtime, 107-101.

This BBB hype is nothing compared to LaVar's boast that he took LiAngelo and LaMelo to Lithuania so both could get to the Lakers by 2020.

Earlier this week, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called Ball the "Kardashian of the National Basketball Association", and Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle scolded ESPN for running the story.

In the first regular-season battle of the Lakers' No. 2 overall pick Ball and No. 9 pick Smith, Smith posted better offensive numbers though Ball's all-around game arguably was better.

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It was a nip-and-tuck performance by the Lakers (15-27).

Each team had a chance to win in final seconds of regulation. That would be the team's ninth straight loss, with the injury pile-up and an unholy schedule to end 2017 playing their parts in the losing streak.

Wesley Matthews made a pair of free throws with 42 seconds remaining in overtime. The 20-year old point guard says he can feel the waves coming in but Kuzma ain't buying it.

Lonzo returned to the court in the fourth, and the Lakers scored dunks early. The forward proceeded to use the majority of the clock before the ball squirted loose and looked like a turnover before Ball picked up the rock and attempted a desperation game-winner.

Ingram, who scored 26 points against the Spurs on Thursday, left the game in the second quarter after tweaking his left ankle.

Walton has done what he can to avoid the comments from the elder Ball to turn into anything more than comments from an unhappy parent who has a strong opinion.

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