2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
35-47, 3rd in Pacific
Shelburne: LiAngelo 'never promised' Lakers summer league spot (1:08)
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3dRamona Shelburne

Sources: Lakers decline invite to LiAngelo Ball

The Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Ball went undrafted Thursday night.

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4dOhm Youngmisuk

GM: Lakers not expecting help from rivals

GM Rob Pelinka says he knows other teams will not be eager to help the Lakers as they target multiple superstars in the upcoming NBA free agency.

Pelinka: I've seen Lonzo emerge this offseason (1:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

In the middle of what Magic Johnson told him would be "the biggest summer" of his life, Lonzo Ball has been hitting the film room with Magic. Rob Pelinka says Ball designed his offseason plan how he wanted to improve this summer and requested film sessions with Magic.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

It's after 9pm here in El Segundo and Isaiah Thomas is getting shots up.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Some people with the Lakers were high on Knicks' second-round pick Mitchell Robinson, sources say. Some wanted to move up to take the center.

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4dOhm Youngmisuk

Lakers get Michigan stretch-4 Wagner at No. 25

The Lakers hope they found another late-round gem in No. 25 pick Moritz Wagner, a 6-foot-11 forward who helped lead Michigan to the national title game last season.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of Mo Wagner's best games at Michigan came against rival Michigan State. GM Rob Pelinka is a Michigan product and obviously team president Magic Johnson is Michigan State's greatest basketball player. So the two have seen plenty of Wagner, who plays with emotion and energy. With Julius Randle hitting restricted free agency and Brook Lopez approaching free agency, Lakers add a big who can stretch floor for Lonzo Ball on pick and pops, can rebound and will play hard.

Spurs 'shut the door' on Lakers about Kawhi (0:49)
Kobe illustrates how future stars can learn from greats of the past (3:34)
Cain: Can't blame Lakers for calling about Kawhi (1:18)
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4dRamona Shelburne

Sources: Lakers rebuffed by Spurs on Kawhi

The Los Angeles Lakers contacted the San Antonio Spurs regarding Kawhi Leonard but were immediately rebuffed, sources tell ESPN.

Young fans advocate for LeBron to join Lakers (2:29)
Jalen: Lakers must 'slow it down' with tampering, side shows (0:52)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Lakers acquiring the 39th pick from the 76ers for a 2019 second round pick via Bulls and cash according to Adrian Wojnarowski, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka can add one of the many second-round prospects they've worked out in the last couple months. The Lakers need shooting and are looking for versatility and the ability to perhaps play and/or guard multiple positions. They also have worked out a bunch of big men who have intriguing potential or can stretch the floor and rebound.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers brought Arizona's Allonzo Trier in for a second workout this week, according to league sources. The Lakers are looking to improve their shooting and Trier shot better in the second workout than his first according to sources. The 6-5 guard's stock could be rising.

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5dRamona Shelburne

Lakers warn staff about tampering, sources say

Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and team president Magic Johnson held a meeting warning employees about tampering ahead of the free-agency period.


Where Is LeBron James Headed?

Bomani Jones & Pablo Torre discuss the reality of LeBron James coming to the Lakers, Julio Jones working out with T.O and how great Mike Trout is playing.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaren Jackson Jr. joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. "It's great, it's really special because that's exactly what I would want if I was in high school," Jackson Jr. said of speaking to the teens. ".... We're still growing just like them, we're learning new things just like them. Instead of us being some executive or something like that, we can relate to them." Jackson Jr. has worked out for the Hawks and Suns and is expected to be selected within the top five picks on Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.111th
Rebounds Per Game46.42nd
Assists Per Game23.87th
Points Allowed109.625th

Team History