Yet despite LaVar’s assertion to ESPN that the Lakers (13-27) were “not playing for Luke no more,” or that he’s “not connecting with one player,” a person with direct knowledge of the Lakers’ thinking told USA TODAY Sports that Walton’s job is not in danger and that the organization still has complete faith in the coach who is in the second season of a five-year, $25 million deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
May 25, 2018 | 7:13 pm EDT Update
May 25, 2018 | 5:16 pm EDT Update
Mike Bresnahan: How does Brandon Ingram look these days? Ask former Duke teammate Grayson Allen, who worked out for the Lakers today. Allen said Ingram looked “stronger” after seeing him recently in North Carolina.