Ryan Ward

Tarik Black on future w/ Lakers: “I feel like I found a home here.” #Lakers

Mike Trudell

Black said he would love to play power forward in this league. Says he's undersized as far as height for C, but has tools to play 5.

Bill Oram

When talking about comparisons, Tarik Black said Lakers invoked Charles Barkley, Dennis Rodman, Ben Wallace.

Mike Trudell

Tarik Black said Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott told him he has a bright future, and a lot of potential to grow.

Serena Winters

Tarik Black: "...instilled a lot of confidence and encouragement in saying that I have a bright future."

Serena Winters

Tarik Black on his meeting w/ Scott & Kupchak (1/2): "They definitely praised me for the potential that I have and…"

Mike Trudell

Tarik Black: "I feel like I found a home here." Said it was tough being waived by Houston, but was excited about how things worked out.

Serena Winters

VIDEO: Ed Davis' 2015 Lakers Exit Interview youtube.com/watch?v=C-lDj2…

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson looking back, says if it wasn’t for Nash getting hurt & Scott giving him the opportunity, he wouldn't be in this position

Beto Duran

Jordan Clarkson will make a trip to his mothers native Philippines in May.

Mike Trudell

Jordan Clarkson on Byron Scott: "I feel like he's been a big part of my process growing as a player and a person. I just want to thank him."

Serena Winters

Attention Philippines fans! Jordan Clarkson is planning to make a trip out there this summer.

Mike Trudell

Clarkson on Julius Randle: "He's a beast. I haven't seen nobody 6-8, 6-9 that can handle the ball like that … (and) he's hungry."

Mike Trudell

Clarkson will always think about the Draft: "I'm always going to have that edge. 46th pick, right? It's always going to be in my mind."

Mike Bresnahan

Jordan Clarkson, taken 46th overall last year, watched the NBA draft 8 to 10 times this season: "It's just a motivating thing for me."

Serena Winters

Really interesting - Jordan Clarkson said he re-watched the 2014 NBA Draft 8-10 times this past year, used it as motivation.

Mike Trudell

Clarkson said he's watched the entire NBA Draft 8 to 10 times. He likes to do it as motivation. Waiting until he gets called at 46.

Bill Oram

Second rounder Jordan Clarkson said he watched the draft 10 times over the course of the season. When he needed motivation, he watched it.

Mike Trudell

Rookie splits (WB younger, obvi) Clarkson: 16.7P, 5.4A, 4.7R, 1.0S, 2.4 T.O.’s, 47.9% FG’s; Westbrook: 15.3P, 5.3A, 4.9R, 1.3S, 39.8% FG's.

Serena Winters

When Kobe would tell Clarkson to look out for certain things & they'd happen, JC said he was thinking to himself, 'How did you know that?!

Mike Bresnahan

Nick Young told reporters they could find him in Maui if they needed him. Not Jordan Clarkson: "I'll be here all summer. It's home for me."

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson described how Kobe Bryant watches the game as almost like a "math problem."

Bill Oram

HGH testing coming to the NBA in 2015-16. All players will have three random tests each year.

Mike Trudell

Boozer mentioned the Westbrook comp. as a rookie. Clarkson said he appreciated the complimented but wants to grow into his own player.

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson on Carlos Boozer calling him a baby Westbrook: “Great compliment but I kind of want to be my own player.”

Mike Trudell

* @Jordan Clarkson on his attitude from being the No. 46 pick: "I had a chip on my shoulder. I was out here to prove something."

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson says plans for this offseason include Summer League & working out with Steve Nash.

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson: "I’m not satisfied with what I did this year, I’m just trying to come back and be better."

Mike Trudell

Does Clarkson think he showed enough to be a starting PG? "I'm not sure. I think I had a good year but I have a lot of areas to improve."

Mike Bresnahan

As per working on leadership, Clarkson has been told to observe someone from the Clippers (gasp!): Chris Paul.

Mike Trudell

Clarkson said Kupchak + Scott want him to work on his leadership skills, and to add more muscle. Both were quite pleased w/his development.

Bill Oram

Jordan Clarkson's goals for the summer: Building leadership and building muscle.

Mike Bresnahan

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Byron Scott want Jordan Clarkson to work on two things: Leadership and adding more muscle.

Serena Winters

Jordan Clarkson says the one person he's going to watch a lot of is Chris Paul, specifically pertaining to leadership.

Mike Trudell

Why did Clarkson have success? "For me it's my aggressive nature. Just competing. I was (always) in the gym working out, going hard."

Mike Trudell

Did Clarkson think things would go this well for him individually? "Not at all. I want to thank coach for giving me an opportunity to play."

Serena Winters

VIDEO: Wes Johnson's 2015 lakers Exit Interview: youtube.com/watch?v=6zeiOV…

Janis Carr

Got email from student wanting me to answer ?s for final. After saying yes, he says oh @Bill Oram agreed to do it first. Great #secondfiddle

Serena Winters

VIDEO: Carlos Boozer's 2015 Lakers Exit Interview: youtube.com/watch?v=AhrT8o…

Mike Trudell

Hill on Young: "Nick's a good guy, a fun guy, and a lot of times I (could) feel that (he was) down." Thinks Nick will bounce back next year.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Weird. That's what D'Antoni said would happen, but... You know. Whatever. AK twitter.com/ericpincus/sta…

Mike Trudell

Hill, who's close w/Nick Young, said it was a "hard pill to swallow" for Young taking criticism from Byron Scott, whom he respects so much.

Gary Lee

Jordan Hill says the Lakers picking up his team option is 'up in the air.' lakersnation.com/jordan-hill-on… http://t.co/bJX1ajRLuG

Ryan Ward

Jordan Hill says his future is “up in the air” in terms of whether the Lakers will be exercising his team option for $9M. #Lakers

Serena Winters

Jordan Hill: "It’s going to be a big offseason for the Lakers, don’t know what’s going to happen."

Serena Winters

Jordan Hill when asked about whether he thinks Lakers will pick up the team option (9 mil) on his contract: "up in the air."

Mike Trudell

Hill said he "paced himself a little more" when he started feeling fatigue. Hopes to improve upon that for next season.

Arash Markazi

Doc Rivers guided the Clippers to the league’s only undefeated record in April at 7-0.

Mike Trudell

Hill: "The first month I was showing energy, but the first time having all these minutes, I started feeling myself getting fatigued."

Mike Trudell

Jordan Hill said Byron Scott "Wanted to see more energy out of me this season that I didn't show." Hill agreed with the critique.

Arash Markazi

Brad Stevens and Doc Rivers were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.

Bill Oram

Jordan Hill said Byron Scott told him he didn't play with enough energy after the first month of the season.

Serena Winters

Jordan Hill said Byron Scott told him that he was "disappointed" that he didn't show more energy this season. Hill said he agrees.

Melissa Rohlin

Here's a video I just shot talking about the Clippers-Spurs matchup youtube.com/watch?v=muSH9I…

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley on Blake Griffin's needed approach: "You get to the basket, you get layups, dunks, you get the other team in foul trouble."

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley on Blake Griffin: "If he keeps saying he wants to round his game, screw that, man."

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley on Blake Griffin: "Every time he shoots a jump shot, the defender is saying, ‘Thank God, he shot a jumper.' "

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley [cont.]: " ... I’m going to have to get in foul trouble."

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley: "If I’m guarding Blake, I want him to shoot jumpers, b/c if he comes toward me full speed or posts me up ... " [cont.]

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley: "I like Blake a lot as a player but he has not become better in the halfcourt. He’s become a jump shooter."

Serena Winters

Ryan Kelly thought he might have overworked himself leading up into training camp last year. It was first offseason, training 3x a day.

Mike Trudell

Ryan Kelly had a big year off the court: he got married, and he and his wife are expecting their first baby in less than a month.

Bill Oram

Ryan Kelly got married last year, has a baby boy coming in three weeks. "Pretty excited for many reasons" this summer.

Serena Winters

Ryan Kelly says he's the type of guy to write all of his goals down on a piece of paper, tape 'em to his mirror & look at them everyday.

Mike Trudell

Kelly said that being a more consistent shooter from 3 is his top priority this offseason as a stretch four. Wants a bit more arc on it.

Bill Oram

Ryan Kelly: "Everybody in the room knew I was sacrificing a little bit to play out of position...but it was worth it to be able to play."

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley blamed Clippers' lack of playoff success on DeAndre Jordan's limited offense and Blake Griffin's reliance on jumpers.

Serena Winters

Ryan Kelly says he'll be ready to play wherever a team needs him but "I’m going to train to be a stretch 4."

Mike Trudell

Kelly thought he was able to show more of what he can do when he did get minutes at the PF spot. "I did some pretty good things I think."

Mike Trudell

Kelly knows he isn't a starting 3 in the NBA, but was glad to get minutes and improve in some ways while the team got others playing time.

Mike Trudell

Ryan Kelly said Kupchak/Scott understood that he "was sacrificing a little bit to be playing out of position" at SF instead of natural PF.

Ramona Shelburne

Check out #ShaqAndDale, directed by my girl @HannahStormEspn tonight on @espn at 8 ET. @brainstorminpro @Shaq @theTimMcGraw

Mike Trudell

Davis will head home to Virginia this offseason to take some time for his body before resuming his training.

Ryan Ward

Ed Davis on Lakers: “This is where you want to be.” Clearly, doesn’t want to go elsewhere. #Lakers

Ryan Ward

Ed Davis lets it be known that he doesn’t intend to “chase money” in free agency this summer. Hopes to return to the Lakers. #Lakers

Gary Lee

Ed Davis won't "chase money" and "hopes" to remain with the Lakers. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-ed… http://t.co/7LTqw2TJLU

Kamenetzky Brothers

For those who can't watch Dodgers games, have your habits changed enough that you won't watch when they're back on? BK @ESPNLosAngeles

Serena Winters

Ed Davis: "The one thing I can say, B. Scott, he was always the same, everyday. Kept players level-headed & sane."

Kamenetzky Brothers

One more call for Q's for Vander Blue at today's exit interview! You might hear yours on (web based) TV! BK

Arash Markazi

The crew at @numberFire say there's a slightly better than 50% chance the Clippers beat the Spurs in the first round. http://t.co/3XooFb4AcJ

Bill Oram

Ed Davis says he wants to become a mid-70s free throw shooter. Career 56.6 and was 48.7 with Lakers.

Mike Trudell

Davis: "I still have a lot to prove. I want to improve my FT shooting and my shot ... I'm going to put in a lot of work this summer."

Serena Winters

Ed Davis says most important factor for him in FA is feeling comfortable & feeling like the coaching staff trusts him. Feels that here

Mike Trudell

Davis would like to be back in L.A., but thinks the Lakers will see what happens in the Draft and in free agency, as with every situation.

Serena Winters

Ed Davis wants to be a Laker next year: "I hope so. This is where you want to be.”

Mike Trudell

Ed Davis on his season: "My thing was I tried to do whatever coach needed me to do. I wanted to be the most active guy on the floor."

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley: "If you like me, you like me, if you don't turn off your TV.'

Ben Bolch

Charles Barkley just said three times his critics could do something to themselves that rhymes with duck.

Mike Trudell

For whatever it was worth, LAL had a harmonious locker room this season: "I haven't been with a better group of guys," said Sacre.

Bill Oram

Asked about all the running, Sacre said, "I feel like Usain Bolt around here."

Bill Oram

Before hunting Sandsquatches, Sacre says, you must know "how to skin a beaver," make maple syrup, brew own beer. I have never been happier

Kamenetzky Brothers

I know that, but like I said, I assumed it was. AK RT @JWatson0984: @Kamenetzky Brothers AK @Dodgers game wasn't blacked out last night

Bill Oram

Did Sacre, by chance, mean Sasquatch? "It’s a Canadian Sasquatch."

Bill Oram

Sacre's summer plans: "I’m not going to shave my head or my beard and go into the woods and find me a Sandsquatch.

Serena Winters

Rob Sacre: "Byron really focused on being in shape. I’ve never been in better shape in my life."

Mike Trudell

Sacre said that the Canadian term for Sasquatch is "Sansquatch." I have not fact checked this.

Serena Winters

Rob Sacre said despite the season: "It was really fun to play. Fun for the fact that the guys competed, that they played hard."