NBA Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers (26-56)


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W 110-109
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W 108-96
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L 94-109
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Brook Lopez is eager to mentor young Lakers, shoot more 3's

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Brook Lopez is much more to the Los Angeles Lakers than a big man with a big salary.

The Lakers acquired the 7-foot Lopez from Brooklyn last week, giving up promising guard D'Angelo Russell in a trade primarily designed to rid Los Angeles of the three remaining years on Timofey Mozgov's onerous $64 million contract.

Lopez is getting more than $22.6 million next season in the final year of his deal, making him a necessary salary match for the trade. Yet the Lakers also coveted Lopez for his size, veteran leadership and newly revealed 3-point shooting ability as they rebuild the franchise on the ruins of four consecutive losing seasons.

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Leaders
Points: Jordan Clarkson14.7
Rebounds: Julius Randle8.6
Assists: D'Angelo Russell4.8
FG%: Julius Randle48.7%
Steals: D'Angelo Russell1.38
Blocks: Ivica Zubac0.87
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.5 (28)
Rebounds: 44.4 (23)
Assists: 25.7 (30)
FG%: 48.3% (30)
FT%: 76.2% (4)
3P%: 37.0% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.6 (17)
Rebounds: 43.5 (17)
Assists: 20.9 (26)
FG%: 45.0% (19)
FT%: 75.4% (21)
3P%: 34.6% (22)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Golden State 67 15 .817 --
x-LA Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0
Sacramento 32 50 .390 35.0
LA Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0
Phoenix 24 58 .293 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22/2017 Brook Lopez Traded Part of four-player deal
6/22/2017 Kyle Kuzma Traded Part of four-player deal
6/22/2017 Thomas Bryant Traded Part of three-player deal
6/22/2017 Josh Hart Traded Part of three-player deal
6/21/2017 Nick Young Declined to Pick Up Option Declined player option
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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