2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
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Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams (1:38)
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Ball makes Lakers attractive for free agents (0:45)
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Pelinka setting stage for LeBron in L.A. (1:34)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball is expected to need one-to-two weeks to let his mild calf strain recover.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball had an MRI on his right calf. The Lakers say the MRI confirmed a low grade (mild) calf strain.

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Magic: More triple-doubles to come for Lonzo

Magic Johnson said Lonzo Ball's summer league performance showed the Lakers are "already better" than they were last season and predicted there would be plenty more triple-doubles to come for his young point guard.

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Magic calls Lonzo 'special' (1:08)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson explains why Lonzo Ball is "special" and how he does something that you can't teach -- deliver a "scoring pass."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson was asked if it was hard to move on after trading D'Angelo Russell. "I am not one of them dudes," the Lakers president of basketball operations replied. "When I say bye, that's it. I keep moving. I can't get caught in emotions and all that. That is not who I am. We moved and we kept moving. After that trade we went on to the next thing." Johnson added, "Like five teams called for D'Angelo [so] we knew that we could move D'Angelo for one of the pieces that we were looking for. So we decided on Brooklyn, they got a great player in D'Angelo and we got what we wanted."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson on what he wants to see with the Lakers: "Defend and get out on the break... I think we got the right mix of players... a versatile roster where guys can play different positions... the whole mentality has changed in this building."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson on the Lakers' progress in their new direction: "We are already better (with this roster). We are going to be an exciting team. I tell you what, I wouldn't want to miss a Lakers game (this season)."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson said his father would talk often about how he needed to watch Kentavious Caldwell-Pope more often. Magic says KCP was his father's favorite Piston. Magic not only loves his defense but that "he's mean. And we need someone mean... we got a steal. We never thought we would have an opportunity (to get him). We are happy. And my dad's happy."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson says Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's defense gives the Lakers versatility and ability to cross-match. Magic also makes it clear that he wants to see KCP, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr., "run, run, run!" with Lonzo Ball.

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Lonzo Ball on his transition into the NBA

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball joins Mason and Ireland to discuss being named Summer League MVP, winning the championship, the state of his physical condition, transitioning into the NBA and getting to know his teammates.

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Bad omen for Lonzo?

Past Las Vegas Summer League MVPs such as Blake Griffin, John Wall and Damian Lillard have gone on to decorated NBA careers. But history has been less kind to more recent winners.

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The Lonzo effect

The Lakers are still favored to miss the 2017-18 playoffs in the latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds, but bettors so far like their chances to reach the postseason.

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Derek Fisher on Ball: I like what I've seen

Former Laker Derek Fisher explains what he likes from Lonzo Ball, how his style of play will translate into the NBA and upcoming challenges he may face in the league.

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Is LeBron sending a message to the Cavs?

How much stock should we put into Kuzma and Lonzo's summer league play? Plus, ESPN's Amin Elhassan comments on LeBron James' passive-aggressive behavior and where Lonzo ranks among all the other NBA rookies.

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Lakers claim Summer title, while Pierce retires in Boston (0:49)
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Lonzo Vision: Reflecting on Ball's outstanding July

Lonzo Ball started summer league with an alley-oop -- then a rough shooting night. But he ended it with an MVP award. Here's what observers had to say about the prized Lakers rookie.

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Lakers: No Lonzo, no worries

Have Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka turned things around? Plus, Allen Sliwa breaks down the Lakers' Summer League championship win with the absence of Lonzo Ball and explains how Ball has changed the culture of the team.

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Lakers win summer league with Ball on the bench (2:03)
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Magic wants Lakers to 'strive for excellence' (1:55)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th
Points Allowed111.528th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172656.317
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549