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Steve Nash moved into 3rd on the all-time assists list in his final reg season game on April 8. The opponent? Dwight Howard & the Rockets
Lakers want option of the disabled player exception or possibility of trading Nash to a team looking to dump salary for a expiring contract.
Kupchak sat with Nash's agent, Bill Duffy, to craft the wording on the Nash release yesterday in Vegas. Careful not to mention "retirement."
REGGIE EVANS ALMOST DUNKED ON ROBERT SACRE.
Kupchak: "Will we look to get another backcourt player? I don’t know."
Kupchak: "That third year we kind of felt was a gravy year anyway and didn't take place."
The Lakers signed Nash to a three-year, $27 million contract but never really thought he'd play that third year.
Kupchak on the Nash trade: "That’s part of what it takes to get a player like that. We would do it again."
In a bad sign for the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers' backups have been pretty much sticking it to the Kings' starters the whole game.
I’ve always like DeMarcus Cousins.
Halftime: Portland 54, Clippers 46. Lillard has 18 pts, Kaman has 13. Griffin has 17 pts and only 2 rebounds.
DEMARCUS COUSINS JUST POSTERIZED ROBERT SACRE.
Blake Griffin has 17 points but Clippers trail Trail Blazers, 54-46, at halftime of final preseason game.
LINSANITY: LAS VEGAS.
Some cheers inside Staples Center for Royals score on scoreboard.
Chief Keef with the devastating crossover and jumper on Wiz Khalifa.
Welcome to the preseason, Wes Johnson.
Rudy Gay won't return after getting elbowed in the jaw by Randle. DeMarcus Cousins did *not* like it, telling Randle to watch his elbows.
Floyd Mayweather signing autographs for Lakers fans at halftime. http://t.co/QCGWDktfMi
Floyd Mayweather causing a small riot by going a few rows into the seats and signing autographs at the Laker game. http://t.co/QmquJbDqG8
Clippers rolling out some advanced statistics on the scoreboard: effective field goal percentage and offensive rebound percentage.
DeMarcus really get in Randle's head. Spending all his time complaining that Cous is grabbing too much. Instead, Randle commits off foul
Chris Douglas-Roberts used to make a lot of those slashing moves during the month he averaged like 17 points for the Nets.
Julius Randle will elbow you in the neck if you get in his way. Reminds me of Metta World Peace and it also wasn’t intentional.
Every time Chris Kaman does something worthwhile for Trail Blazers the only thing I can think about is Mike D'Antoni.
Point in the paint: Portland 12, Clippers 4.
Spending time w/my newborns; back 4 opener. Lin/Randle/Davis
Neither team is shooting well. The Clips are shooting 39.1%, the Trail Blazers are shooting 40.9%.
After one quarter: Portland 27, Clippers 21. Griffin leads all scorers with 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
Why isn’t Chief Keef back in the game yet? I’d like to see him matchup with Wiz Khalifa.
Lakers games won't be all bad this season. http://t.co/cEjlMLSSqI
Floyd Mayweather arrives at the Lakers game in Vegas fashionably late. http://t.co/HELWG613Xa
We dem boyz.
I’d like to see Roscoe Smith make the team over Wayne Ellington as of October 24 at 8:00 PM.
Jared Cunningham and Jordan Farmar about to check in for Clippers. That's early for Cunningham.
You can’t handle Randle, Kings.
Officially, the Lakers have 17 players on the roster. But due to injuries, players held out, only four remain on the bench.
WIZ KHALIFA GOT HIGH ON THAT DUNK ON THE LAKERS.
Matt Barnes just gave a shout-out to Lil Chris seated on the baseline during a free throw.
Not sure if Derrick Williams or Wiz Khalifa on the Kings tonight.
J.J. Redick gets technical for Clippers. Sounded like he said "and one" on last drive to basket.
Ronnie Price is done for the night with a sore right knee. Drew a charge on Collison, bumped knees. Price will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Ronnie Price has a "sore right knee" and will not return. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Ronnie Price won't return tonight due to a sore right knee. Will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Lakers are attacking the paint tonight. Nice finishes by Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle. 32-27, Lakers.
Apologies, I’m just used to typing “trailing” at the end of each quarter. It’s preseason, though.
After talking to Gary Vitti, Ronnie Price went back to the locker room. His right knee was still heavily taped.
Lakers Point guard jinx?
Ramon Sessions getting booed loudly by the Lakers fans here.
According to my eyes, Lakers have committed seven of their eight fouls on DeMarcus Cousins.
Somewhere out there tonight, Travis Knight is smiling. Because Robert Sacre’s four fouls in 10 minutes.
ROBERT SACRE HAS FOUR FOULS IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND IT’S NOT EVEN OVER. NOT SURPRISED.
Julius Randle just bit on a DeMarcus Cousins ball fake like it was a Snickers bar.
Robert Sacre has three fouls in nine minutes. His new nickname will be Travis Knight.
Lakers and Kings great Mitch Richmond is here on press row but no Floyd "Money" Maywather sightings yet.
Doc Rivers said Steve Nash changed the game of basketball: "I think the great ones, they make the game different. I think Nash did that"
Robert Sacre is out of the game. Maybe the Lakers have a chance now.
Injuries getting even more ridiculous. Ronnie Price on the bench with a huge pack of ice on his knee. Knocked knees with Darren Collison.
Ronnie Price's right knee is heavily taped and he continues to grab it and wince in pain.
Maybe Ramon Sessions left the Lakers because as a point guard, he was considered about the risks to his health. AK
Ronnie Price is on the bench, grabbing his right leg, which is now heavily taped. He looks to be in a lot of pain at the end of the bench.
Can Robert Sacre bring the ball up? Asking for a friend.
Ronnie Price is hurt. The point guard curse continues.
Ed Davis - 2, Kings - 0.
Wes Johnson with the travel on the Lakers’ first possession. BRUH.
Kupchak was vague about Lakers plans as far as trying to sign another player. "Will we look to get another backcourt player? I don’t know."
Kupchak: "Expectations with [Nash] were so high, and so I’m sure he’s disappointed about that. But it doesn’t take away from a great career"
Lakers not looking to add another PG at this time. They like Lin, are pleased with Ronnie Price. And of course, there's the rookie, Clarkson
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said he and Bill Duffy, Steve Nash's agent, met yesterday in Las Vegas to finalize Nash's decision to step away.
Doc Rivers on Spurs: "Until someone figures out a way of beating them, I don’t really want to talk about any other teams."
Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: "I think the great ones, they make the game different."