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March 17, 2015 Updates

Price added he “absolutely” would remain interested in staying with the Lakers even as a third-string point guard. The Lakers appear invested in developing rookie guard Jordan Clarkson and could also upgrade the position through free agency (Rajon Rondo, Goran Dragic) or through the NBA Draft. Price also added he would like more stability after having various stops in Sacramento (2005-07), Utah (2007-11), Phoenix (2011-12), Portland (2012-13) and Orlando (2013-14). “I would love to have a chance to play for Byron Scott again. I respect him as a coach and respect his leadership,” said Price, who joined the Lakers this season on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal worth $1.3 million. “Byron stayed consistent throughout the entire year as far as what he expects from us, what he wants us to do on the floor and how we’re supposed to approach the game.” Los Angeles Daily News

Consider the feeling mutual. “He’s definitely a guy we’ll consider,” Scott said of Price before the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors on Monday night at Oracle Arena. “He showed he can play and he is a type of guy you want on a team. But we have to see what we do in the draft and free agent market.” Los Angeles Daily News

March 16, 2015 Updates

The Lakers cleared Randle last week to rehab his leg in weight-bearing exercises. He also has completed light shooting sessions. Scott said Randle also will travel with the Lakers next week, including stops in Oklahoma City (March 24), Minnesota (March 25), Toronto (March 27), Brooklyn (March 29) and Philadelphia (March 30). “You could see he was a pretty sharp kid, had a good basketball IQ, picked things up quickly and asked very good questions,” Scott said of Randle during training camp. “I don’t think the learning curve will take a long time. It’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of things.” Los Angeles Daily News

These days, Shammgod is not a performer but a teacher, a role he has always enjoyed. He said he showed Kobe Bryant dribble moves when they were both at the prestigious ABCD summer camp in high school. When Shammgod played in China, he worked with guards on the national team there. In the past three years at Providence, he has had a role in the development of guards Bryce Cotton and Kris Dunn, who were both first-team all-Big East selections. New York Times

March 15, 2015 Updates
March 14, 2015 Updates

As news of McDonnell’s passing began to circulate on Friday, the Lakers issued a statement, with key members of the organization expressing the reasons he will be missed. Jeanie Buss: “For more than 35 years, Joe has been a regular at Lakers games and press events. Known for his quick wit and strong opinions, Joe’s love of and support of the Lakers has always been appreciated. Over all these years, our players, coaches, and staff have enjoyed working with and knowing Joe. He will be sorely missed.” Mitch Kupchak: “Although Joe was opinionated and brutally honest in his coverage, I always felt he was knowledgeable and fair. He loved covering sports in our beloved city, and had a presence at every major sporting event. As both a player and executive, I enjoyed working with Joe since I arrived in town in 1981. I will miss seeing him at our games, practices, and press conferences. NBCSports.com

March 13, 2015 Updates
 

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