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April 15, 2021

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Drummond adjusts: Worst I’ve played offensively

ESPN
The Los Angeles Lakers‘ 101-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets gave L.A. — still without superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis — a 4-3 record to finish a seven-game road trip, but something was missing in the middle. Andre Drummond, picked up off the buyout market last month, scored just......

NBA Power Rankings: Phoenix rises; KD returns ahead of a massive East battle

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Let the battle for the Eastern Conference begin in the NBA. With Kevin Durant back after missing nearly two months with a hamstring injury, the star-studded Brooklyn Nets are getting whole again — just in time for an epic matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night (7 ET on......

Depleted Lakers earn ‘best win of year’ vs. Nets

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It was a potential NBA Finals preview, albeit with superstars on both squads sidelined with injuries. Nevertheless, Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder called L.A.’s 126-101 beatdown of the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday “the best win of the year.” The visiting Lakers were playing without stars LeBron James and Anthony......

Irving, Schroder both earn first career ejection

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Kyrie Irving, a 10-year veteran, and Dennis Schroder, an eight-year pro, came into Saturday’s prime-time matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets having each played more than 500 career games without an ejection. That changed for both of them in the third quarter. The pair of point guards......

Kyrie Irving, Dennis Schröder Ejected After Heated Exchange

Sports Illustrated
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Lakers to unveil championship banner on May 12

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Seven months after winning the franchise’s 17th title, the Los Angeles Lakers will finally unveil their 2020 NBA championship banner, the team announced. Prior to Thursday’s rematch against their 2020 Finals opponent, the Miami Heat, Lakers CEO and president Jeanie Buss revealed the team’s plans to display the banner at......

Gasol: ‘Fully committed’ when Drummond’s back

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Marc Gasol might have just turned in his best effort since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday’s 110-101 win over the Toronto Raptors, but L.A. coach Frank Vogel remained resolute: Andre Drummond is the team’s starting center. “No, we’re going to start Andre. That’s what we signed him here......

Harrell, Anunoby Ejected After Lakers-Raptors Scuffle

Sports Illustrated
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It’s Hard to Get Too Worried About the Lakers

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMTI2NzU1ODMzNTIxNDk2/lebron-james-anthony-davis-lakers-sideline.jpg Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. The Lakers are bad right now.......

NBA experts debate: Big questions facing the Lakers and Nets right now

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The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to reach the NBA Finals. On paper, no teams come close to matching the star power of Brooklyn’s trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving or L.A.’s dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But plenty......

NBA Power Rankings: Which reloaded teams are on the rise?

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The battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference is shaping up to be a three-team race. The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are separated by just 1.5 games. The rest of the conference, however, is in a logjam. Right now — with the No. 4......

Sources: AD responds to security guard’s crash

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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis responded to a crash scene involving his personal security guard on Saturday, sources close to Davis confirmed to ESPN. Davis’ security guard, Garrett “GP” Pullman, was riding a motorcycle at the time of the collision and needed to be taken to a local hospital......

Lakers’ Gasol frustrated: Feel like I’m ‘plan C, D’

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Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol admitted Friday night that he has been questioning his place on the team since Andre Drummond was added from the buyout market last weekend. Drummond was named the starter almost immediately after he arrived, and Gasol was relegated to the bench on a team......

Lakers, Clippers to Allow Limited Fans Starting April 15

Sports Illustrated
The Lakers and Clippers will be welcoming fans back to the Staples Center for the first time this season after the State of California announced its new guidelines for indoor venues. Beginning April 15, indoor concerts, theater performances and other events will be permitted.  The Lakers are finalizing plans with......

Sources: Lakers optimistic on Drummond injury

ESPN
7:28 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com......

Drummond’s Lakers debut cut short by toe injury

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LOS ANGELES — You could say Andre Drummond stubbed his toe making his way out of the starting blocks in his Los Angeles Lakers debut. Literally. The newly acquired Lakers center exited Wednesday’s 112-97 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a bruised right big toe in the third quarter and......

Lakers’ Drummond will start at center vs. Bucks

ESPN
LOS ANGELES — Andre Drummond will make his Lakers debut Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks and start at center in place of Marc Gasol, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “I think the level of excitement for me is at an all-time high,” Drummond told reporters Tuesday over a videoconference call......

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