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Jeremy Lin: "I've had the privilege to play with a few very good players in Carmelo, James (Harden) and now Kobe..." No mention of Dwight.
Jeremy Lin talking about trade from Houston at Lakers introductory conference: "I’m seeing it as a new start, a fresh start."
Chemistry with Kobe? I had no idea (trade) was coming. "I was stunned....what the Lakers?"
Lin on the past yr: "I think I've learned and grown a lot as a person and Christian."
Jeremy Lin will wear No. 17....
Mitch Kupchak starts the Lin presser by telling the story of how the Lakers made two previous attempts to acquire Jeremy
Jeremy Lin showed up in formal blue suit....Kupchak jokes about him being "overdressed" for SoCal
Lakers won championships with the last two players who wore 17 (Rick Fox and Andrew Bynum), so I’m cautiously optimistic. I guess.
Jeremy Lin is back from Adidas tour of Asia (contractually obligated to complete). Ready to be introduced formally by the Lakers in an hour.
Pac-12 Network will be available internationally on YouTube. So you can watch it in China but not in L.A. if you have DirecTV.
Rose Bowl really needs to get it together. Been in traffic for 2 hrs since arriving Old Town Pasadena. Haven't parked yet, already halftime
On Tuesday, it was revealed Doc Rivers told the Clippers interim CEO that he doesn’t think he wants to stay if Sterling remains the owner.
People realize Doc Rivers signed a 3-year contract, right? He can't just quit and coach another team tomorrow.
Hi Twitter family - letting you know that I read your tweets (good & bad) but I cannot comment on all of them. I do appreciate them all.
The Lakers have officially signed Jordan Hill, which may or may not end the Jordan Hill sign and trade rumors. BK
Kupchak specifying Jordan Hill's "on-court" work ethic... Ha-ha...
Kupchak on Hill: "Jordan’s frontcourt versatility is a benefit to our roster and his on-court work ethic is something we value on our team."
Per the Lakers, Jordan Hill has been officially signed. Been a busy week for the El Segundo pen. AK
In other words, at the end of the boxing match, both fighters claiming victory. We go to the scorecards now (Monday's closing arguments)
Donald's lawyer says they've proven Shelly and her lawyers orchestrated the mental capacity issue so they could sell the team
Shelly's attorney will ask the judge for an ruling allowing sale to go through, even if Donald appeals (presuming of course, she wins)
Closing arguments in the Sterling case will be heard Monday at 10am.
Shelly Sterling did not testify today. Donald's attorneys sounded as if they might not call her yesterday so not a major surprise.
There are 6-7 folks here everyday w/ no connection to the case, but like good theater. I'm now more interested in them, than the lawyers
One of the things I like most about "Donald Sterling court" are all the "watchers" who show up everyday for entertainment
Davis' fav. number is 32, but, you know, Magic. So he took 21. "Kevin Garnett … He was my favorite player back in the day."
Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy. You're welcome.
Wheels up to Utah to celebrate Karl Malone's birthday the only way I know how. Look forward to tweets about pie and beer.
I’d ideally like to see Ed Davis split minutes at center with Jordan Hill. We need Robert Sacre to energize the bench and crowd next season.
Dreams come true for big kids too. @spursofficial http://t.co/7M7t0erjE5
Davis starts most answers with "defense" when describing his game, but he's an efficient offensive player. Career 54.2% FG's in 4 seasons.
Was Ed Davis guaranteed playing time to get him to sign the discount $1m deal? "Not at all. I think it’s tough to say that without a coach"
Basically, it's not too often you find some legit "upside" for a player that's been in the NBA for 4 years, but Davis probably qualifies.
In Davis' 36 games with MEM after being traded from TOR in 2012-13, he averaged 3.1 blocks per 36 min., way over his 1.6 per 36 career avg.
Davis played behind Zebo and Marc Gasol in Memphis last year. It's on the player to create PT, but that suggests some room to grow.
Davis' per 36 #'s: 2012-13 TOR: 14.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 54.2% FG's; 2013-14 MEM: 13.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 53.4 FG%.
Davis is one of the rare NBA "veterans" (4 season) that still has some upside, as he's never played more than 24 mpg.
Davis, who signed two-year deal (2nd yr player option) on Lakers being long-term home: "I would love it to be"
Davis on Randle: "I think he's going to be a really good player." Reminds him of Zebo, but "he can put it on the floor a lil' bit better."
Davis: "This is going to be my 5th coach this year, but I think the NBA game is pretty much the same."
Davis said he feels like he's gotten a lot stronger in his 4 NBA years, understands the game better. "I'm going to keep working every day."
Davis: Looking foward to opportunity...no guarantees about playing time. "Its tough without a coach." Well, there's that
Davis: "Just looking forward to this opportunity here with this great franchise and being able to contribute every night."
Davis: Talked to Kobe on the phone...."Its private" about their convo
Davis said he can play both power forward and center. He's 6-10 with good length, has averaged 1.6 bpg per 36 minutes.
Ed Davis: See role? I can play both positions, 4 and 5.
Mitch Kupchak upon presenting Ed Davis with his No. 21 jersey: "That was my college number at North Carolina"
Ed Davis fun fact: His father Terry Davis played 10 years in the NBA. LAL now has 3 players w/ dads who played pro sports (Kobe, Sacre)
Mitch Kupchak is here to introduce Ed Davis, who just signed his contract upstairs. Called Davis a "young player w/a very promising future."
Last Laker to wear 21? Chris Duhon.
Waiting for Ed Davis, who is 15 minutes late. Let me say that again....
Random thought: LAL can roll out some lefty-heavy lineups this season: Julius Randle, Ed Davis and Xavier Henry are all lefties.