Donnie Nelson: “When you’re in the position that we’re in, there’s all kinds of different possibilities. You’re looking what’s in the best interest of your franchise, short-term and also long-term. To get the right veteran type of player at a position that will give us solid minutes, obviously you have to look at those things. Dirk gets into his twilight years, you’re always looking for an injection of youth and athleticism and energy and toughness,” Nelson said You’re always looking to add, you never want to subtract but unfortunately in this league there aren’t many fools and you got to give to get.
November 19, 2017 | 11:49 am EST Update
Coach Luke Walton said a teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about the rookie point guard walking away from a scuffle toward the end of the Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns game on Friday night. “Someone on our team talked with him,” Walton said after the Lakers’ practice Saturday, without disclosing who it was. “It’s all part of the learning process.”
Kyle Kuzma is at once the most likely to clown Lonzo Ball whenever he can and the first to stick up for his fellow Los Angeles Lakers rookie. The No. 27 pick in the 2017 NBA draft out of Utah recently explained his stance on behalf of this year’s No. 2 pick to Lakers Nation’s Harrison Faigen.